Why We do What We Do

Youth unemployment is one of today’s big global challenges. The World Bank estimates we need 600 million new jobs in the next 10 years just to keep global employment rates constant and according to the International Labour Organization, 73.3 million of the world’s unemployed are young people (about 36%). Add ‘under-employed’ youth to this and the number triples; over 169 million young people earn less than US$2 per day. The problem is even greater in rural communities where increasing migration to urban areas around the world means a higher concentration of rural poverty. Another study by the African Centre for Economic Transformation claims that almost half of the 10 million graduates churned out of the over 668 universities in Africa yearly do not get jobs. At Aim Higher Africa we believe in putting the power back in the hands of our youths. Through our unique approach of entrepreneurship development, mentorship and our global community of donors and like-minded partners; we are able to empower Millennials to look for opportunities within their communities that will lead to their economic transformation and create a new league of African and Ethnic Minority Youngpreneurs. Our Skills Acquisition Centre training centers also equip grassroots entrepreneurs with new skills to be able to earn a decent living and subsequently start their own businesses that impact the
wider economy

Meet Our Founder

Peace Hyde

Peace Hyde is the Head of Digital Media and Partnership as well as the West African Correspondent at Forbes Africa.

In her current role, she is responsible for working across the company’s digital platform on revenue andaudience growth initiatives as well as the editorial head for the West African region. Prior to Joining Forbes Africa, she was an education senior management executive in the United Kingdom where she also practiced as physics, Chemistry and Biology teacher for 7 years. She was responsible for ensuring the school reached the stringent Ofsted Standards of the United Kingdom. Her innovative strategies raised £2.5 million for her school in Westminster. Hyde is an award-winning journalist who has been featured in CNN, Forbes, Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, Ebony, Fox News among many others. She was named to the United Nations Most Influential People of African Decent list for 2017. She also sits on the judging panel for The Chivas Venture Fund as well as being the host of two leading flagship talk shows, Forbes Africa’s My Worst Day with Peace Hyde, the only show that speaks to Africa’s billionaires and Forbes Woman Africa’s Against The Odds on CNBC Africa reaching over 60 million households in Sub Saharan Africa. Hyde is also a 2018 Obama Foundation Africa Leader fellow and a judge on the prestigious CNBC All Africa Business Leaders Awards.

Most Influential People of African Decent (MIPAD) – 2018
Global Top 100 Hall Of Fame Under 40 – 2017 + 2018
Teen Choice Award- Media Personality of the Year – 2018
Obama Foundation Leaders Africa Fellow – 2018
Waislitz Global Citizen Award – 2016 Global Citizen Awards
United Nations Most Influential People of African decent – 2017 Mipad
Discovery Young Health Journalist of the year – 2017 Discovery Awards
Choice Media Personality of the year – Nigerian Teen choice awards
People’s Choice Awards- Female News Presenter of the Year – 2015
RTP Awards- Television female entertainment show of the year – 2015
Young Ceo global Awards – 2015
Top 50 most influential Ghanaians – 2015
Female African Broadcaster of the year – 2016 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards
International Business Woman of the Year – 2016 Women for Africa Awards

CNN Africa Feature