The future we want for Africa, Agenda 2063

POSTED Aug 11, 2016 BY Inez Willeboordse

 At JobnetAfrica we try to read as much as we can about Africa and the future of the continent. One thing that keeps coming up is Agenda 2063. We thought it would be good to give a short intro on this vision.

What is Agenda 2063?

It is both a Vision and an Action Plan.

Agenda 2063 is a call for action to all segments of African society to work together to build a prosperous and united Africa based on shared values and a common destiny.

The Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) laid down a vision and eight ideals to serve as pillars for the continent in the foreseeable future, which Agenda 2063 will translate into concrete objectives, milestones, goals, targets and actions/measures.

Why a 50 Year Agenda?

Fifty years is an extremely long development planning horizon, however strategic we may call it. The choice of a 50 year time must be understood within the context of the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the OAU (Organization of African Unity) and the need for the continent to take stock of achievements, successes/ failures and map out a long-term vision as well as set goals and targets. In operational terms, the Agenda 2063 would be a rolling plan of 25 years, 10 years, 5 years and short term action plans.

You can read more about Agenda 2063 on this AU-website.

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