Africa, the continent of the youth:
When we talk about youth in Africa, we talk about something IMPORTANT: Youth in Africa constituted 19% of the global youth population in 2015, numbering 226 million. The United Nations defines youth as people aged 15 to 24 years. By 2030, it is predicted that the number of youths in Africa will have increased by 42%. Africa’s population as a whole is very young, with 60% of the entire continent aged below 25, making it the youngest continent in the world, in relation to its population makeup. All of the world’s top 10 youngest countries by median age are in Africa.
DOT experience in Changemaker education and XXI century skill training:
DOT approach to changemaker skills in Africa:
Skill set 1. FEEL
- Individual Leadership emergence & empathy skills
- Learning by Doing capacity
- Vision development & changemaker mindset development
Skill set 2. ENVISION
- Vision development & changemaker mindset
- Global thinking training
- Innovation focused on people & User centered design
Skill set 3. MAKE
- Service Design & Prototyping skills
- Innovative business model design
- Social innovation and changemaker companies management
- Generation of social business scenarios for the future.
- Channels of communication, storytelling and brand activism
- Cultivating social impact communities and social cohesion environments
– “Youth – Definition – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization”. www.unesco.org. Archived from the original on 6 August 2017.
– Adegoke, Yinka. “The youngest continent will keep being run by its oldest leaders”. Archived from the original on 24 January 2018.