A new global report on African Youth reveals that 79% of the youth on the continent, are rallying for Wi-Fi access to be considered a fundamental human right.
The African Youth Survey 2020, singles out technology as a driver that will change Africa’s affluence. It also shows that social media is now the second (54%) most trusted source of news after television (72%). Other areas that featured in the survey included; Entrepreneurship, Media, Climate Change, Democracy only to mention a few.
The survey conducted by the Ichikowitz Family Foundation was carried across 14 African Countries, including; Kenya, Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe with a total of 4,200 in-depth, face-to-face interviews.
“Research findings underscored entrepreneurship as the greatest aspiration of African youth, who are embracing digital technologies to shape their futures” according to Mr.Ivor Ichikowitz, Chairman Ichikowitz Family Foundation.
Ms. Robyn de Villiers, Founder and Chairperson of BCW Africa, describes the study as inspirational. “The Africa Youth Survey reveals the hopes, aspirations and concerns of African youth, but most importantly, it also brings to light the sheer optimism of the largest and fastest growing demographic on the continent”.
Ms. de Villiers added that “these insights are extremely valuable for those in the private and public sectors and anyone doing business of any kind on the continent.”