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June 27th 2013:Farming Our Way Out of Youth Unemployment!

Approximately 65% of Africans are below the age of 35, making Africa the continent with the most youthful population in the world. A youthful population that is gainfully employed is a strong key to economic development, peace and security. On the contrary, an unemployed body of young people is a recipe for disaster because youthful energy will then be channeled towards crime and conflicts. In fact, a recent survey showed that about 40% of those who join rebel movements say they are motivated by a lack of jobs. Unfortunately, majority of young people in Africa are either unemployed or under em

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Njideka Harry

Njideka Harry Njideka is the Executive Director of Youth for Technology, which partners with low-income communities in developing nations to create rich learning environments for youth to identify problems and apply appropriate technology as they solve critical problems in their home communities. She obtained a BBA from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is an Ashoka Fellow and in 2013 was awarded ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the Schwab Foundation and the World Economic Forum.
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Michael A. Griffin

Michael A. Griffin Michael is the CEO of Ashanti Produce, which grows and exports pineapples and other agricultural products from Ghana to the USA. Ashanti was among the winners of the African Diaspora Marketplace competition sponsored by the U.S. State Department and Western Union in June 2012. Michael, a native of Pennsylvania and graduate of the University of Oklahoma is the Honorary Consulate General of Ghana, Philadelphia.
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