At the Gamers Change Lives Podcast we believe that esports can be a means to create meaningful job opportunities in almost every part of the world. These positions can be created relatively quickly and do not require tremendous training or education.
But can it be enough? You decide.
The variety of esports jobs is larger than most people might suspect at first. When many people think of gaming and esports they think of the players. But just as actors are a small part of the entertainment industry, gamers are supported by a surprising number of people doing their jobs. More on this later.
Here are 4 amazing statistics about the future of our global population:
- According to the World Bank, more than half of the global youth population by 2035 will be in Sub Saharan Africa.
- A new report by World Bank has revealed that 74% of the expected global growth for the population aged 18–23 from 2015 to 2035 will be concentrated in 10 countries, nine of which are in Sub Saharan Africa.
- 6% of the population in developing economies in Africa are under 15, compared with 16.3% in those countries labeled as developed economies.
- By some estimates, 10 million new jobs need to be created every year to meet the increasing demand for jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa.
These stats focus on Africa and at the Gamers Change Lives Podcast we highlight esports entrepreneurs from around the world. But these numbers highlight the importance of creating jobs in all parts of the world. And a lot of them. Sooner rather than later.