AFRICAN UNION VIBE
By NEW SCIENCE
“A global strategy to optimize use of Africa’s resources for the benefits of all Africans” Aiming to encourage discussion among all stakeholders, â€œAgenda 2063â€ 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 short, medium and long term, so as to ensure positive socioeconomic transformation within the next 50 years.
Africa must do things very differently to take advantage of the current momentum towards 2063 In order to achieve the African Unionâ€™s vision of â€œAn Integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arenaâ€, significantly more action is still required on a number of fronts. Aiming to encourage discussion among all stakeholders, â€œAgenda 2063â€ 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 â€œAgenda 2063â€ 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 Africaâ€™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, letâ€™s build the future we want for Africa by 2063
Message of the African Union Commission Chairperson
As Africa commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the OAU/AU in 2013, it does so with pride in the core achievements of the past, pragmatic assessment of the challenges still faced, and renewed acknowledgement of the vital importance of Pan African solidarity towards the achievement of a brighter future for all the peoples of the continent. Today, at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century, there is an invigorating mood of confidence in the future of the region, similar to that which marked the 1960s when the majority of African countries became independent. Once again, Africans are proudly asserting their independent voice within the international community and setting the agenda, direction and pace of change in the region. Internationally, Africa is also once again cogently spoken of as a region of great untapped potential that is poised to play a more significant role in the global arena