Towards a paradigm shift
Africa must do things very differently to take advantage of the current momentum towards 2063
In order to achieve the African Union’s vision of “An Integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena”, significantly more action is still required on a number of fronts.
Aiming to encourage discussion among all stakeholders, “Agenda 2063” is an approach to how the continent should effectively learn from the lessons of the past, build on the progress now underway and strategically exploit all possible opportunities available in the immediate and medium term, so as to ensure positive socioeconomic transformation within the next 50 years.
The main elements of “Agenda 2063” at the operational level are/will be outlined. At its heart, this new roadmap, emphasizes the importance to success of rekindling the passion for Pan-Africanism, a sense of unity, self-reliance, integration and solidarity that was a highlight of the triumphs of the 20th century.
Still at the operational level, the possible major risks/ threats and critical success factors should be discussed. These include regional political, institutional renewal and financing/resource mobilization issues, as well as the changing nature of Africa’s relationships with the rest of the world.
Following the various debates and consultations held with the Youth, Women and Diaspora representatives, during the OUA/ AU 50th Anniversary Celebration, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in May 2013,The African Union Commission has set priorities.
Through various actions including this Web site dedicated to the Agenda 2063, the AUC would like to have larger contribution and adhesion from all Africans and friends of Africa in order to enhance the Agenda 2063 to be presented to the AU Summit in January 2014.
Together, let’s build the future we want for Africa by 2063.