Why The Focus on Africa?Over a billion people on the Africa Continent. Half of this world 25 fastest growing nations are in Africa and almost 40% of the continent achieved GDP growth of more than 5% in 2016. By 2030, Africa would have the largest working population in the world. More than half of the world’s population growth will be in Africa by 2050. The population is set to grow by 50 per cent to 1.5bn by 2030, and by 2040, Africa’s working-age population will rise to 1.1bn from about 500m today – greater than the working-age populations of China and India combined. Again, Africa is projected to be 2.5 billion in 2050 and surpassed China and by 2100, at par with Asia. There is a high proportion of younger people within the Africa population as a whole, with reports that 41% of the African population is under the age of 15. The working age population (ages 15–64) is projected to triple to 1.25 billion.
In an era where globalization is a big agenda, Africa has a role to play.