Bright Young Minds: Felix Kariba

Felix Kariba is an urban and regional development expert with broad experience supporting urban governance and formulation of development policies and strategies, as a practitioner and researcher for international organisations, local and national governments, the private sector, and non-profit organisations.

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  • Intro to his background, past work at the Cities Alliance, and more.
  • The biggest challenge facing Africa's youth and how it can be addressed. [60% of Africans today are under 25 and approx 11million young Africans are unemployed while the job market can only produce 3.7million jobs annually].
  • Ensuring we leave no one behind.
  • How African youth should be groomed to enable them to have the right skills set to contribute to the development of the continent.
  • His approach to continues learning and how he stays on top of trends and new developments.
  • How, as a young Kenyan, he is making sense of what is going on in Kenya and the world.
  • His vision for future cities, potential barriers and solutions.
  • Advice to young people to remain hopeful of the future.

About Felix Kariba
Felix Kariba is an urban and regional development expert with more than 7 years of experience. He holds a Master of Science in Urban Management and Development from IHS, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands. He has broad experience supporting urban governance and formulation of development policies and strategies, as a practitioner and researcher for international organisations, local and national governments, the private sector, and non-profit organisations.

About the Bright Young Minds Show on Future Cities Africa
Africa has the youngest population in the world. By 2030, young Africans are expected to make up 42 percent of the world's youth and account for 75 percent of the those under age 35 in Africa.

Young peoples' experiences, ideas, choices and preferences help shape the future of cities.

The Bright Young Minds show gives a voice to some of the brightest young minds to share their thought leadership, how they solve problems, their vision for future cities, how we can achieve this vision, and give hope to a younger generation.

Youth is the future of African cities.

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