Cooperating on the Improvement and Expansion of Tertiary Education and TVET Programs to Transform African Economies

Youth population statistics in Africa are both cause of concern and cause for hope. By 2050, Africa would be inhabited by one billion young people. Tertiary education and TVET are typically the stage of education people complete before entering the workforce, and thus they have tremendous power to transform economies. This brief suggests areas of partnership for the G20 countries, including: (i) funds for scholarships, (ii) support for teacher capacity building programs and more digital-centric education, (iii) enhanced research collaboration, (iv) increased private sector involvement, (v) closer coordination of G20 partner activities, and (vi) support for the Kigali initiative.

Task Force: Cooperation with Africa