Why The Focus On Africa?Africa is currently home to 1.2 billion people. It is also one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In 2016, half of the world's 25 fastest growing countries were in Africa and almost 40% of the continent achieved GDP growth of more than 5%. The continent has a high population of young people as well, with reports that 41% of the African population is under the age of 15. By 2030, Africa will have the largest work force in the world. More than half of the world's population growth will be in Africa by 2050. The continent's population is set to grow by 50 percent to 1.5 billion by 2030, and by 2040, Africa's working-age population will rise to 1.1 billion from about 500 million today - greater than the working-age populations of China and India combined. Again, Africa is projected to be 2.5 billion in 2050, surpassing China and at par with Asia by 2100. The working age population (ages 15-64) is projected to triple to 1.25 billion. In an era where human capital is a tremendous resource, Africa has a role to play.