Youth unemployment in Nigeria is at 58.1%
The education-to-employment and education-to-entrepreneurship gap exists because many colleges and universities in Africa fail to help students graduate with the skills necessary to compete in today's evolving market and with no direct connection to jobs. Our nation cannot flourish when talent remains on the sidelines.
Inspire Africa is committed to bridging that gap by equipping young adults with the skills necessary to create or lead sustainable enterprise solutions and adapt to the global workforce -- and the very nature of work in the 21st century.
Who We Are
Inspire Africa for Global Impacts Initiative (Inspire Africa) is transforming the career and life trajectories of a new generation of leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa.
Launched in 2016, Inspire Africa is a nonprofit organization founded in Nigeria that is equipping underserved youths in Africa with the digital literacy and soft skills necessary to realize their full potential, create jobs, and become change-makers making a difference in the world and progressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
To help African startups shift to digitization during and post COVID-19, while rapidly gaining the skills needed to foster entrepreneurship and create new technologies, businesses, and jobs. Inspire Africa launches its digital version of the Ignite Innovation Lab in July 2020.
In 2021, we are launching a new workforce training program for undergraduates in Nigeria that will help them navigate the workforce shift to succeed in today's evolving global market.
Explore Our Programs
Ignite Innovation Lab
IGL Digital Transformation, is an online hackathon and incubator that provides lessons on human centered design-thinking and is committed to equipping youths in Africa (age 19 - 28) with the skills necessary to create digital enterprise solutions that are progressing the Sustainable Development Goals and adapt to the global workforce—and the very nature of work in the 21st Century.
Emerging Leaders for Africa
ELA is a career prep and professional development program focused on workforce training that will equip undergraduate students in Nigeria with virtual technical and soft-skills training, provide 1-on-1 career coaching, and direct exposure to companies through career conferences, internships and full-time jobs.