The fact that Africa loses its skilled labour to the more technologically advanced nations, calls for enabling environment for the private sector to thrive. The outflow of skilled labour is stemmed in a manner that conserves innovations and creativity towards sustainable development of Africa. The paper adopts a historical and comparative study approach, tracing how western values have replaced indigenous innovations and creativity and the role of African political leadership is sustaining African dependency. The work dwells on academic literature including international instruments, constitution of states, books, journals, non-academic literature such as reports, and internet sources.

Author: Olaniyi Felix Olayinka

Published in: World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2021)

  • Date of Conference: 7-9 December 2021
  • DOI: 10.20533/WCST.2021.0010
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-41-9
  • Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)