Cultivating Opportunity and Talent in Africa

As the world’s oldest populated continent, Africa has a rich history dating back to the dawn of mankind. Despite its age, Africa has the world’s youngest population due to the ravages of war, disease, famine, and other factors. It is the world’s poorest continent, and the second most populous. In fact, the population is expected to double over the next 30 years. Within this growing, young population is a growing talent pool, and NumberTrend is committed to cultivating both opportunity and talent across the continent.

According to the International Finance Corporation, Africa’s technology scene is booming. Tech hubs have proliferated in urban areas such as Nairobi, Lagos, Cape Town, and Johannesburg, gaining international recognition. FinTech and AgriTech are both growing.

The African talent pool is currently filled with highly educated and tech-savvy individuals living throughout Africa and its large diaspora. In simple terms, the African talent pool is generally comprised of:

- Home-grown African talent

- Overseas African talent

- Expatriates living in Africa

Companies, including NumberTrend, are training local youth how to code and equipping them with vital, in-demand technical skills. We’ve witnessed huge workforce transformations in the past in countries like Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong. These countries invested heavily in higher education, polytechnic training, and vocational training, resulting in up-skilled economies with highly skilled, productive, and innovative work forces.

With a booming population and technology scene in Africa, it makes sense to cultivate homegrown talent. These young people know Africa’s challenges intimately, and with the right skills and opportunities could become the architects of change. Here at NumberTrend, we are doing everything we can to facilitate this by offering technical training, job fairs, and an innovative job search engine that matches Africa’s talented technical professionals with rewarding jobs in Africa. The future looks bright.

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