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Fresh challenges need new approaches for higher education training and is the key to all youth career development.

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Ensuring quality education is the best and Sustainable Development Goal and future.

Plenty has been done to build and implement effective high education strategies in both developed and developing countries but the process is far from complete. With the new challenges posing uncertainty for the future of young people, governments, universities, the private sector and partners are to be aware of the issues and design new approaches to regain momentum.

High education training is a highly critical issue for the overall situation, for example, in Africa, primarily noting that the low level of human capital in all sectors is a major impediment to growth, poverty reduction and food security throughout the continent. Yet the same issue  underlines that African leaders now regard high education as capable of driving overall economic development (with 32% of GDP and 65% of employment attributable to science sector), and are thus pressing for a radically new approach to higher education, as the current system is disconnected from the labour market.

To this end, the university environment in Africa has to be improved markedly in the next 10 years, Intellectual investment in universities has again to become attractive for African states.

The problem is that, the ongoing dearth of links between universities and the private sector, are discouraging, but the current initiatives like agricultural incubation programmes are heading in the right direction, in Africa.

Who is your idea designed for and how does it reimagine higher education to support the needs of tomorrow?

This idea is designed for all youth, and it re-imagine higher education to support the needs of tomorrow besides programmes like financial support, loan schemes,scholarships and others. This idea is about the future of higher education in relation to job market after completion of higher education.

This idea emerged from:

  • A group brainstorm

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

The skills, input or guidance from OpenIDEO include,editing, partnership, strategy, brainstorming, evaluation and feedback.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

human centred design, involving the youth or learners and exchanging ideas for more of their insights.

Tell us about your work experience:

I have over 19 years experience working with Youth and Women in Empowerment and Rural Development.


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Hello,Matt Morava,Michael O'Sullivan, Max Noble, Naman Mandhan, Sarah Saxton-, Roman Joost, Michael Lahens, Andres Felipe Vera , Taylor DeJesus, Jennifer Cardon,Dilara Cumhur, Dr. Sukumar Kar, William Morris, Paul, Jeanette ,Bruna Silva,Fayrooz Johnson, Teo John, Kate Hayward, Terry Hosler, Christophe Parot, Sam Woodard,

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Thanks for your time.

Godfrey Obua

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