Africa has some of the fastest growing economies in the world and it is the richest continent in terms of natural resources. Also becoming the fastest growing continent in the world with over 2 billiion people, Africa will have the world’s youngest population with the largest workforce by 2050. Thanks to sustainable agriculture, hunger has dropped by almost half in the past 20years. However, an estimated 75% of African youths are either unemployed or underemployed leaving more than 800 million people in the world live in extreme poverty most of whom are Africans.
Today, job growth is not keeping pace with the growing Labour force.
More than 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal diversity for their livelihoods but today we are seeing nearly a third of the world’s fish stocks over-exploited. We can promote policies that encourage entrepreneurship and job creation. Rather than dependence on the government for jobs, favourable government policies encourage job creation amongst youths.
Bridging the digital divide, promoting sustainable industries, and investing in scientific research and innovation are all important ways to facilitate sustainable development. Recycling of energy for bio-gas in homes and promoting sustainable agriculture for long term food supply. Also, it is essential to adequately use the internet for improved research and development.
Born on November 4th 1991, Mac Alunge is a Cameroonian Inspirational Speaker, Business Coach, Author and Award-Winning Inspirational Spoken Word Artist. He is the Creator of ‘Inspire Me Ltd’, an audiovisual content production and publishing enterprise, and the Founder & Leader of Strawacademy Africa, an Entrepreneurial hybrid (non-profit + profit) Organization and a UN Accredited Community of Mission Driven Entrepreneurs.
Being very passionate about Spoken Word, he has written and performed over 40 inspirational spoken word pieces.
As a Spoken Word Artist, Mac seeks to contribute in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals put forward by the UN to be achieved by 2030. In his slams, he seeks to educate and inspire people to become solution oriented. Society has many problems plaguing people which have to be tackled. Only the people in every society can better solve the problems affecting them. Mac believes through inspiration and education, people will be able to find the solutions to these problems. In the ‘pain gain’ slam, he acknowledges that before gain there is pain and throughout the slam, he educates on how to manage the pain that comes before any gain. The Sustainable Development Goal 4 encourages quality education at all levels.
Also, through his Spoken Word, people are provoked to be able to join the race of change by being creative. People no longer wait on government or some organization to offer them employment. They are able to create what they love and believe in.
He encourages entrepreneurship and job creation as a way of creating employment to the decreasing middle class. Strawacademy fosters Sustainable Development Goal number 8 on inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
Staying hopeful has been one secret characteristics of great people. It entails believing in the possibility of a promising future.
To create to start to join of race of change, to see the light of hope, to believe in their continent, to aspire, to evolve…
Entrepreneurial minds solve problems in their community
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