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Innovative governance and youth centred socio-economic transformation in Africa

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This paper invites to explore ways and means in which innovative governance is effective towards socio-economic transformation in Africa and how it effects youth. By analysing theories of governance it calls for innovative governance as beneficial to the emancipation of Africa’s youth. The African Union Agenda 2063 declares that ‘the driving force behind the continent’s political, social, cultural and economic transformation will be the creativity, energy and innovation of Africa’s youth’. The paper provides strategies for the implementation of innovative and participatory governance that paves the way for long-term youth-centred socioeconomic transformation.