CSEA in partnership with the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative, launched the “Employment Creation Potential of Industries without Smokestacks (IWOSS): A Nigeria Study” Report.
The meeting featured discussions between a high-level panel of experts who deliberated on the potential of IWOSS sectors such as financial and business services, information and communications technology (ICT), and formal trade to create large-scale job creation opportunities in Nigeria, particularly for the young and female demographic groups.
The Nigeria case study comes after thirteen (13) IWOSS case studies on African countries, and as such, similar reports have been successfully launched in other African countries such as Senegal, South Africa, and Ghana.
The report also notes that in Nigeria, industries without smokestacks are already surpassing manufacturing and other traditional sectors in creating jobs and generating economic growth.
The IWOSS launch was held on June 15, 2023, at CSEA’S conference Hall in Abuja, Nigeria.
Watch the live Zoom recording of the event. Click here. (Use Passcode: =+7eRTw. )
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To see presentations from Dr Andrew Nevin, and Mma Amara Ekeruche, Click here