Education at the heart of African growth

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Technology is set to revolutionise education. (Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)
Technology is set to revolutionise education. (Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)

Johannesburg - Quality education is required to realise Africa’s growth potential as envisioned in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

While the continent’s expanding youthful population and abundant resources have seen the global gaze turning to Africa for economic growth, Swiss ambassador Helene Budliger Artieda noted at the opening of the 6th World Sustainability Forum in Cape Town that World Bank projections suggest the world’s poor would be increasingly concentrated in Africa, even if the average 1995 to 2014 growth rates were maintained.

Artieda said that official statistics estimate 70% of the 836 million people living in extreme poverty on less than $1.25 a day are living in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia.

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