Senthil Rajendran Posted over 1 year ago In what practical ways can African states tackle the issue of poverty and unemployment amongst its young people? One crude approach can be 1. Identify what Africa requires, 2. Identify what Africa can offer, 3. Try to match them such that, Africa can be self-sustaining - at different levels (village level to continent level), reduce dependency on other countries as minimal as possible for the essentials. This can be the core. Globalization and similar fancy stuff can be thought of much later. Also, this way, try to reduce dependency on governments (i know this is the toughest part, but this is where real innovation is required - especially when the governance does not help the people).