Trade Agreements and the African Economy

Trade Agreements and the African Economy

How effective has trade agreement been among African countries?  Advancing trade in Africa offers tremendous opportunities for the economic growth and prosperity of the continent! Without gainsaying, Africa is home to a vast number of countries rich in natural and human resources. So far, trade amongst countries and regions has provided […]

Are Entrepreneurs Underutilizing Technology?

Are Entrepreneurs Underutilizing Technology?

Let’s face it, everything is going “tech”. I remember writing a piece 11 years ago about my vision of the year 2055 and for some reason I thought flying cars and remote-controlled toothbrushes would be the next big things. Oh well, if you’re reading this, here’s your chance at stealing an […]

Reviving the African Economy Post COVID-19

Reviving the African Economy Post COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a great blow to the African economy worsening current weak economic conditions across the continent. The onset of lockdown restrictions from March 2020 led to adverse effects such as reduced gross domestic product in African economies, increased unemployment and food insecurity, decreased formal and informal economic […]

Early Childhood Development in Africa

Early Childhood Development in Africa

What is  Early Childhood Development? ‘Children are the leaders of tomorrow’- this is the phrase we all hear right from childhood to adulthood across various spheres of life. However, this ‘leadership in the future’ is dependent on what is being done in the early stages of childhood.  Early Childhood, as defined […]

Effect of Trade Agreements on Unemployment in Africa

Exploring Trade as a pathway to employment creation in Africa  Both international and intra-African trade has led to many benefits in African countries, as previously discussed in an article by Eyecity. Such benefits include duty-free exports, elimination/reduction of tariffs, the operation of foreign companies and their integration through regional, continental and […]

Addressing the Rising Youth Unemployment Rate in Nigeria

Addressing the Rising Youth Unemployment Rate in Nigeria

Why the Rise of Youth Unemployment in Nigeria? Nigeria has a population of 211.4 million people, out of which the working age population is 53.9%. As defined by the National Bureau Statistics, the working age population comprises the labour force (those willing and able to work) and those not in the […]

Upskilling the Informal Sector in Nigeria: A Closer Look

Upskilling the Informal Sector in Nigeria: A Closer Look

Overview of the Informal Sector in Nigeria The International Labour Organization describes the informal sector as ‘units engaged in the production of goods or services with the primary objective of generating employment and income to the persons concerned.’ In the Nigerian context, the Bank of Industry describes the informal sector as […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Unlocking the Gains for Nigeria

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Unlocking the Gains for Nigeria

Overview of the Fourth Industrial Revolution The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) builds on the previous advancements achieved in the first, second and third industrial revolutions. The use of water and steam power to mechanize production characterized the first industrial revolution, the second industrial revolution used electric power to achieve mass production […]

EdTech Interventions Across Nigeria

EdTech Interventions Across Nigeria

“It’s a mess.” “I’d rather not have my children go through this system.” “Students are not really learning, they’re only doing la cram la pour.” Ask an average Nigerian what they think of the Nigerian education system and you are likely to get comments such as those above. It is not […]

Top Future of Work Interventions Across Africa

Top Future of Work Interventions Across Africa

It is no news that the world of work as we know it is changing… and fast. With more than 60% of the African population under the age of 25, the continent has a fertile ground of youth who will at one point or the other engage in economic activities. Unfortunately, […]

The Case for Hybrid Learning in Africa [2]

The Case for Hybrid Learning in Africa [2]

In a previous post, we explored the current state of the education system in Africa as well as arguments for and against the two methods of learning (traditional learning and online learning). Now, we’ll have a look at hybrid learning which is a blend of the two methods, and how it can […]