The 5th Africa Think Tank Summit: Tackling Africa's Youth Unemployment Challenge: Innovative Solutions from Think Tanks

The 5th Africa Think Tank Summit opened in Accra, Ghana, on 5 April with a call on African leaders to provide “a visionary and transformative leadership” if African countries want to successfully tackle the youth unemployment issues on the continent. The theme for this year’s Summit is “Tackling Africa’s youth unemployment challenge: innovative solutions from think thanks”. The aim is to inform decision makers and solution-seekers on how think tanks can and will support the fight against youth unemployment by paying special attention to dimensions around transformative leadership development, and providing a conducive environment for a thriving private sector, and the development of critical skills required by the labor market.