Bridging the labour gap: Can the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) empower Africa’s youth, women and informal sector workers?



Date Issued:

January 2024


Dr Hod Anyigba

It is crucial to examine the AfCFTA protocols to safeguard the interests of workers and ensure a labour protocol that promotes inclusivity and equity in the job market. This will help mitigate potential job displacement resulting from trade liberalisation. A comprehensive AfCFTA labour protocol can meet the diverse needs of youth, women, and informal sector workers.