Focus Themes

Future of Work in Africa seeks to find the type of jobs that would be available in Africa in the next decades, how and where people will work and most importantly what Africa needs to do to prepare its future work force for high performance.

Data Insight from 7 African Countries





Ivory Coast



Core Areas

Technology’s influence: Workplace & Impact on Africa’s Education System
  • How will work evolve in the next 20 years, and how should the continent’s education system and employers adjust?
  • What global trends will affect the future of work in Africa? 
  • How will they manifest themselves on the continent?
  • How are the education system and employers preparing for these changes?
Talent Attraction & Retention
  • What is the future of talent attraction and retention?
  • What type of trainings and skills (hard and soft) will be relevant to employees to stay competitive and relevant in the workplace? How will they acquire them?
  • Do the global values of flexibility, purpose, and progression rank as the most important in the African context?
  • What other values are important to the African workforce?
  • How are companies responding to match the values of the next generation of workers?
  • What are the most talented employees looking for in an employer? 
Diversity,Gender Equality & Inclusion
  • How will workplaces of the future promote diversity and gender equity?
  • Is diversity a priority for employers? Why or why not? Do companies have specific targets or track the diversity of their workforces?
  • What percentage of the workforce at different seniority levels are female, disabled, or without a secondary or tertiary degree?
  • How do employers promote diversity and gender equity in the workforce? Does this differ between urban and rural areas?
Workspace Design & Culture
  • How will employers modify workplace design and culture to accommodate the future of work?
  • Will employers focus more on creative collaboration than role execution, as we have seen in other markets (e.g., spaces for play, open floorplans)?
  • What metrics will be important to track to monitor productivity of employees working remotely? 
  • How much flexibility are employers willing to give in employees to work remotely? How important is working remotely to employees? (Work from office vs telecommuting)

Report Coverage

7 Target Markets

Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, Rwanda and Zambia represent the varied economic architcture and langauges of the African Continent.

5 sectors

There will be a layered random selection of atleast 5 industrial sectors in each country; FMCG, Finance/Banking, Health, Education, Public Sector, Energy/Power, Telecoms, Agriculture, Information Technology and Media where the survey will be carried out.

 Company Building

Key Stakeholders

Employers,Company leaders/ Decision makers (Multinationals, Corporates, SMEs. Startups), Employees ( Junior, Middle and Senior executives), Educational Institutions, Policymakers and Leaders of Government Institution.

Represent Organization Size


Large Corporates/Multinationals (5,000+ employees, Turnover: $5m+), Medium sized Corporates (Between 2,000 and 5,000 employees, Turnover: $1.5 - $5m) and SMEs (Up to 2000 employees.Turnover less than $1.5).

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