This hearing will examine the complex economic, security, and development challenges that African nations face due to an unprecedented percentage of young people in the continent’s population. Members will be able to ask witnesses about potential economic opportunities created by the youth bulge and discuss how the U.S. can best partner with African countries to mitigate any destabilizing factors that could drive state fragility.


Krystal Strong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Ms. Macani Toungara
African Affairs Consultant

Mr. Thierry Dongala
Accountable Africa