APRM identifies youth unemployment in Namibia as a serious problem

APRM identifies youth unemployment in Namibia as a serious problem

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) identified youth unemployment as a serious problem that needs special consideration.
APRM Council visited different parts of the country consulting different stakeholders to find the root cause of youth unemployment.
The team, which is led by former ambassador Wilfred Emvula, is expected to compile a draft report on its findings to be handed to a group of Eminent Persons before the final, to be presented to President Hage Geingob.
President Geingob is expected to present this report to Heads of State Forum, to seek input on the best practices from other African countries before handing it to the APRM Council of Namibia, to be incorporated in local policies for implementation.
One of the council members from the AU Peer Review Secretarial Ambassador, Ombeni Yohana Sefue attributed youth unemployment in Namibia to a number of factors, including education system which does not meet the job market and too much focus on academic education rather than technical skills.
The peer review mechanism is an African Union initiative aimed at encouraging countries on the continent to learn from others on challenges facing them.