Nicolas Martin set to talk youth unemployment and private sector solutions at the Annual CEO Forum in Lagos


Nigeria, like most developing nations of the world, is confronted to what may well be its most difficult challenge yet providing jobs to its youth, which makes up 43% of its population

In light of this, Nicolas Martin, former CEO of Jumia Nigeria and newly appointed CEO of Jumia Africa is speaking this morning, at the Annual CEO Forum, alongside key players in both public and private sectors about the best practices and initiatives that are necessary to take in the private sector to rise to the challenge.  Nicolas Martin will surely evoke Jumia’s own efforts to tackle the issue, highlighting both our dedication to giving the youth a job as well as key skill sets. 3 main initiatives will be brought to light: our 30,000 agents strong JForce Program, our Seller Center (platform for independent sellers to sell their goods on with daily guidance from Jumia) and the Jumia Academy, a full-fledged training program set to train our 2,000 employees in their respective departments.

Annual CEO Forum

The forum is aimed at creating a platform for informed dialogue on identifying sustainable solutions, in line the Sustainable Development Goals #SDGs, to tackle youth unemployment in Nigeria.

This conference, slated to hold today, October 7, 2015, will cover four main areas of discussions, namelyDual Vocational Training, Entrepreneurship & Creatives Industry as we explore together sustainable solutions for the youth unemployment crisis. #DecentWork4All