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Youth unemployment is a global concern but in less developed countries, it makes the difference between economic stability and retardation.

For East Africa, youth unemployment endangers the future of the region, especially as the world moves more and more to a technology-based digital economy. The need to educate and create employment opportunities for youth is of more urgency now than ever before.

For example in Tanzania, the national unemployment rate for 2020 was 2.6 per cent, a 0.2 increase from the previous year. However, when you look at youth unemployment the figure is much higher. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) youth unemployment stands at r 13 per cent.

“This is why we have set up the Daraja La Ajira Expo,” explains  Peter John (PBDT) CEO of the expo slotted for 26 through to the 29 of August in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

‘Daraja La Ajira’, which literally translates …