Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is rising faster than the rest of the world, and projected to double by 2050 to 2.4 billion.
Current levels of unemployment in the continent are untenable, particularly youth unemployment. Data from the World Bank puts Africa youth unemployment rate as high as 42.24%. Nowhere is this starker than among graduates coming out from the higher education sector.
Seedgap has developed an enterprise growth programme CAMPUS SPARK, to fast-track entrepreneurship across university campuses in Africa.
The need to keep pace with a complex and very competitive global context and the nature of challenges facing Africa (new forms of disease, poverty, urbanisation, global warming, energy, food security, etc) now demands that Africa seeks development models that work for it.
Seedgap facilitates innovation partnerships between industry, academia, and the global research community. We believe that when companies and universities work in tandem to push the frontiers of knowledge, they become a powerful engine for innovation and economic growth.