In this brilliant, thought-provoking and insightful book, Paschal Anosike is at the top of his subject, showing his mastery as a seasoned critic; tackling inequality in the Africa region through human capital and entrepreneurship development, thereby paving the way for inclusive economic growth and sustainable development anchored on African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals targets.
This book provides a timely update of the topic of sustainable development in an African context. The African continent remains characterised by inequality, poverty, unemployment and significant societal challenges. Despite several African nations experiencing significant economic growth, the significant challenges of climate change and the Covid-19 crisis offer significant immediate challenges that require transformational change.
An impassioned assessment of the development travails and opportunities of the African continent. Paschal Anosike writes lucidly, with the persuasiveness of a scholar who has spent considerable time reflecting on these issues. This book is a must-have for every African or Africanist development scholar, policymaker, entrepreneur, and other stakeholders and investors in the African project.
If you are going to read one book to understand contemporary Africa in terms of its socio-economic trajectory, I strongly recommend you this lucid and frank detour exploring pressing issues facing the African continent. The author writes with palpable connection to the African experience, covering the positives and negatives of development from the stagnating institutional forces to the entrepreneurial energy and optimism of African youth.
This book cannot come at a better time than this. In his book, Paschal Anosike meticulously dissects the complexities of the African continent and offers sustainable solutions for everyone concerned with building the ‘Africa We Want’. His views on building strong foundations for entrepreneurship and sustainable development through reform and investment in quality education and entrepreneurship training for young people are unparalleled. A must-read for everyone who takes an interest in building a prosperous future for Africa.
The central role of developing entrepreneurship and employability skills for the sustainable development of Africa cannot be overemphasized, especially during the post Covid-19 era. This book is designed for academics, scholars, development partners and policy makers, and provides an incisive study on these contemporary issues facing the continent, with an ever increasing population.