Bangladesh, Oct. 10 -- - There is need for heavy investment in key sectors to address youth unemployment in Africa, an UN official said here on Wednesday.

Countries across the continent are not investing enough in youth development and their skills, said Ahunna Eziakonwa, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), at the opening of YouthConnekt Africa Summit.

"More effort needs to be done to invest in our young people," said Eziakonwa.

African countries can accelerate investment in young people towards the transformation of the continent with more partnerships, she said.

The annual gathering connecting youth from across Africa and beyond this year focuses on con...