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PwC-UNICEF collaboration

Youth dialogue broadcast

A conversation with young people

In celebration of Women’s Month and International Youth Day, we’re broadcasting a dialogue with young people, to hear their stories, learn about the challenges they face, and get their ideas on how to create a better future for the next generation and the role of business in this effort.

Facilitated by Maryam Elgoni, participants are PwC Africa CEO: Dion Shango, Deputy Representative UNICEF South Africa: Muriel Mafico, Raquel Msimango and Karabo Mamome from TechnoGirl and Sherwin September from Naspers Labs.

To join the broadcast, simply click on the video below to start watching!

 

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By 2030, Africa will be home to more than a quarter of the world’s population under the age of 25. By then, young people will make up 60% of the continent’s total population1. The change in demographics suggests that Africa will need to expand its pool of highly-skilled employees through the development of cognitive STEM-based skills (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and non-cognitive soft skills like sense-making and social intelligence competencies.

In March, PwC and UNICEF launched a three-year global collaboration, in support of Generation Unlimited, to help upskill millions of young people around the world.

A key focus of the collaboration is South Africa, where we will collaborate with UNICEF and Generation Unlimited South Africa to:

  • Improve young people and employers’ access to information and services about learning opportunities through a new integrated data management platform.
  • Expand opportunities for young girls to access science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) related skills and work opportunities. This will be done by scaling up the programme and delivering the experience virtually.
  • Enhance existing entrepreneurship programmes and related training curricula.

 

Contact us

Sonja  Nel

Sonja Nel

Associate Director, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 4207

Ian Gouws

Ian Gouws

Senior Manager, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 4152

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