Our raison d'etre

  • Education is critical for human capital development.

    By 2050

  • Engineers have better employment opportunities and resource economies need skilled engineers.

  • Only 2 physicians per 10,000 people. There is a shortage of 1.5 million skilled health workers in Africa.

  • 1/4 of the world's working age population will be African - larger than China.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest share of engineering graduates in the world.

  • Africa has the lowest physician-to-population ratio in the world.

UNESCO and 2013 Ibrahim Forum Facts & Figures
"If you educate a man, you simply educate an individual,
but, if you educate a woman you educate a nation." Dr. James Emmanuel Kwegyir Aggrey