Rockefeller, Dalberg Move Against Job Crisis In Africa
Rockefeller Foundation has decided to intervene in Africa’s unemployment challenge and therefore announced a meeting of stakeholders to brainstorm on how to alleviate the crisis.
The Foundation, a world-renowned charity, is facilitating the meeting with Dalberg Group, an organisation that provides strategic, policy, and investment advice to the leadership of key global institutions. They are to focus on advancing
The event preceded another high profile event dubbed the ‘Transform Africa Summit’, which brings together leading policy makers and industry actors from across the continent and will focus on ‘boosting Africa’s Digital Economy’. Greater access to data and advancements in data science hold the potential to allow to more deeply understand the systemic challenges that drive unemployment. However, translating these advancements into viable solutions and positive impact at scale requires collaboration at the intersection of technologists, policy makers, industry, and civil society,” said Robin Miller, Partner and Global Digital Lead at Dalberg Advisors. The Data Science for Labor Markets event brought together 27 policy-makers, data scientists, funders, researchers, and industry actors from more than a dozen countries in order to build and enhance existing data science initiatives that tackle the deep systematic labor market challenges in Africa. Creating, testing, and integrating impactful data-driven solutions requires collaboration across government, the private sector, and civil society. We believe that data and technology hold the key to solving the world’s most challenging issues, including those facing Africa’s labor market,” explained Zia Khan, Vice President of Innovation at The Rockefeller Foundation.