Economic Growth is the Best Means by which to Achieve Prosperity and Political Stability.
One of the main principles that underpins the work of the Brenthurst Foundation is that economic growth is the best means by which to achieve prosperity and political stability. Growth rates are not the only indicator of success, however, and economic growth that is diversified, sustainable, and creates jobs is essential for prosperity.
Empowerment & Jobs
Africa's large youth population has given rise to a debate about how the continent can Benefit from a Demographic Dividend in the coming years.
Africa's large youth population has given rise to a debate about how the continent can benefit from a demographic dividend in the coming years. However, to date the rapid population increase in Africa has not been matched with growth in jobs raising concerns that it could equally result in increased instability.
Africa is the youngest continent in the world today. While national populations in most parts of the world are aging, young people are now in the majority in many African countries. Whether they live in the cities and towns of a rapidly urbanizing Africa, or in rural villages and settlements; whether they come from middle-class backgrounds or from vulnerable families that are living in poverty, one thing is certain — these young people have high expectations, and African policy makers are increasingly concerned about how to meet them.
Cities & Communities
African Cities are Growing in a largely unplanned manner yet they have the potential to become drivers of job creation and diversified economic growth.
African cities are growing in a largely unplanned manner yet they have the potential to become drivers of job creation and diversified economic growth. The Brenthurst Foundation harnesses learnings from growing cities across emerging markets to understand why and how the city has been a central part of the development story and where it has been a brake on progress.
Peace & Security
Research is vital to the security challenges facing the African continent and the efforts of policy-makers to secure peace and stability.
Through its network of political leaders, military experts and academics that span the globe the Brenthurst Foundation undertakes research into the various security challenges facing the African continent and the efforts of policy-makers to secure peace and stability.