Mercy Okoth

Mercy Okoth

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Won the World Bankโ€™s 2016 #Blog4Dev contest. Financial Economics student at Strathmore University. Passionate about Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship.

African Industries Hold The Key To Development And Employment Creation On The Continent

The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that engages and harnesses the power of the private sector in order to create sustainable growth and alleviate poverty in Africa. This yearโ€™s IGD Frontier 100 Forum was held in Nairobi, Kenya, and the main topic of

Could Technology Be The Solution To Kenya's Youth Unemployment Problem?

Youth in Kenya are experiencing much higher unemployment rates than the rest of the Kenyan population. In 2014, Munga and Onsomu, reported that youths aged 15-19 and 20-24 years had unemployment rates of 25 percent and 24 percent respectively. This is approximately double the overall unemployment of 12.7 percent