Category: Assessing Opportunities

9.1 – Building Innovation Ecosystems

Though six of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world are in Africa[1], the youth unemployment hovers around 60% of the total unemployed Africans. To absorb new entrants into the labor market, the continent must create at least 95 million…
9.0 – Strategies for Innovation-Economy

The asymmetry between high youth unemployment in Africa and buoyant economic statistics posits a big challenge to the long-term sustainability of the continent. Some parts of the continent are environmentally stressed, unstable with political risks thereby questioning the utility and…
8.2 – Sustaining an Innovation-Economy

Africa is not utilizing the talents and capacities of its youth. World Bank reports that the youth accounts for 60% of all unemployed Africans and that the region needs excess of 95 million new jobs by 2020, and another 160-million…
8.1 – The Opportunities

On its quest to become an innovation-oriented economy, Africa has the following opportunities which if appropriately used will make the transition easier. An innovation-oriented economy is one where ideas are created to meet the needs of people, even at competitive…
8.0 – Assessing Africa’s Opportunities

In this era of globalization, Africa has enormous opportunity to position itself as a serious competitor in the community of nations. An innovation-oriented economy is the roadmap that will ensure that the continent can expand outside its shores by anchoring…