Ashoka Globalizer Fellows - youth employment africa

Country: Ghana
Field of Work: Economic Development

Regina Agyare is bringing women and girls in Ghana into the ICT space by providing them with the role models and tools to change them from consumers to creators of technology.

Country: Nigeria
Field of Work: Economic Development

Detoun is building a critical mass of human resource base and providing an enabling environment for university graduates to become fully engaged and contribute to the development of their organizations and the nation at large

Country: Mozambique
Field of Work: Economic Development

Dorien Beurskens has developed an affordable way to provide vocational education and training to young people in Southern Africa. She has established training centers that are both learning spaces for students and business hubs for entrepreneurs in the community. Dorien has developed a creative model in which the...

Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Economic Development, Field of Work: Health

Paige Elenson is equipping unemployed young people in Africa to develop as professionals and leaders to create economic opportunities by tapping into the multibillion dollar global wellness industry. By engaging young people in the development of the yoga market, Paige has created a model that incorporates self-...

Country: Nigeria
Field of Work: Economic Development

In the midst of a youth unemployment crisis, Esther is positioning young Nigerians to improve their employability through career guidance and volunteer experiences while still in school, in order to assist youth in realizing their ambitions and to secure employment after graduation.

Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Health

Moka is helping to reduce high mortality rates from preventable illnesses such as malaria, measles and pneumonia by addressing key breakdowns in the drug supply chain that, if resolved, could supply and distribute life-saving medication to those in need.

Country: Zimbabwe
Field of Work: Environment

With a focus on youth in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, Verengai Mabika is developing an array of innovative educational, advocacy, and experience enhancing initiatives to expand awareness and understanding of the challenges posed by global climate change and to facilitate the development of effective...

Country: South Africa
Field of Work: Learning/Education

Joy Olivier is creating a new link among youth, between successful graduates and their peers from disadvantaged backgrounds in need of support in their final year of high school; to significantly improve graduation rates, access tertiary education opportunities, and their chance to secure meaningful and dignified...

Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Economic Development

Disabled youth face significant barriers to formal employment; and in addition, lack entrepreneurial and leadership opportunities in Kenyan society. Fredrick Ouko is working to challenge societal and employer discrimination toward those with disabilities, and his work encourages the development of self-confidence among...

Country: South Africa
Field of Work: Learning/Education

Marlon is using information technology to reach out to vulnerable youth and help them design practical technology-based solutions that address social challenges in their communities. In the process, they improve their employability, create opportunities for self-employment and  for improving their regain a sense of...