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AU: Agenda 2063

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Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 5/23/2014 12:45:01 PM


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.

Kindly send your input!!!


Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 5/23/2014 12:50:02 PM


Over forty civil society organizations yesterday met in Accra to consider a draft Africa Union (A U) agenda that would involve the people in Africa's development for the next fifty years. The forum was participated by youth groups, political parties, traditional and religious leaders. It forms part of ongoing stake holder consultations by the people of Africa.

It was organized by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) with the support of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and regional integration (MFARI). The consultative program (held in all parts of Africa) is meant to involve the people of Africa in development agenda known as Agenda 2063.

Mr. Kwesi Quartey Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration who chaired the function commended the founding fathers of the AU, formerly Organization of African Unity and said that in-spite of some achievements chalked by the AU the continental body needs to do more.

He praised Dr Kwame Nkrumah and other African leaders for their pioneering roles in setting up the OAU in 1963. He said Ghana under Nkrumah went further to assist some nations like Guinea financially when they were rendered poor by their colonial masters France. He said Ghana also inspired other nations of Africa to fight for independence.

Alhaji Haruna Attah High Commissioner designate who spoke o behalf of N C CE said Africa union must be a union of the people not a club of heads of states. He urged the ordinary people to take part in the decision making process.

Alhaji Haruna Attah expressed dissatisfaction over the existence of unfriendly borders where travelers within Africa are subjected to unfriendly behavior by border guards.

He called for the involvement of the civil society including women groups to work for the development of the continent adding that the people must engage parliament to enrich debate in development agenda in Africa.

He called on the media to play their part in promoting peace through good and truthful reportage and advised the media to desist from causing conflicts through bad reportage as happened in Ruanda where war and destruction occurred through a hate statement made in a radio program.

Professor Lehlohonolo Associate Director of Center for Regional Integration in Africa- CRIA who facilitated the program took the participants through the agenda 2063. At the end of the program the participants pledged to take part in the year long 50th year anniversary of AU by debating a range of issues from regional integration to peace and security , the African identity, economic transformation, Africa's search for prosperity and self-reliance; to questions of governance , social inclusion, gender equality and Africa's place in the world.

Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 5/23/2014 12:50:47 PM

PanAfricans alike are encouraged to give their input:

Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 5/23/2014 12:52:48 PM

Where it all started:

Messenger: JAH Child Sent: 5/23/2014 12:58:26 PM

Give thanks for the info and images King. Haile Ifrica.
Blessed love I&I.

Messenger: VoodooRuutz Sent: 5/23/2014 1:05:01 PM

A blessed thing, d West must stay out of it and d East too. Friends of Africa hmm who are Africa's friends, those are usually vampires so how do we dem way?

Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 5/23/2014 1:22:53 PM

Things I brought up for the next 10-25 years:

1. Inclusion of the diaspora and its leaders or representatives at such meetings in the future. Even if only initially as an observer-status.
2. Visa free travel between African states and again inclusion for the Diaspora
3. Increased flights between the Diaspora and African countries
(currently one needs a VISA and flight to LONDON to travel to most places in Africa from the Diaspora)
4. Discussions into the emergence of a single African currency (like the EU) by which states are encouraged by not forced to join. AGAIN, we include the Diaspora.
5. Development of an extensive trainline between African states. One can travel from Scotland to the most southern part of Europe without stepping foot outside........ Nothing like this is possible in Africa

I left it there, with a few more details.

Casablanca bloc
Haile Selassie I

Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 5/23/2014 1:28:58 PM

Exactly VDR! The original OAU was set up to COUNTER the colonialism and imperialism of the West. This is about FREEing Africa from the influence and control of others.

Still, that recent deal between China and Russia which I'm sure you heard about - I don't know how that will stand for Africa. China already has a BIG hand in Africa and the Diaspora and many claim they are helping we free from the West (but at what cost?) BRICSa taking over, the West don't like it

Praise JAH

Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 6/18/2020 9:20:31 AM

Add a next thing.

Police must stop killing black people

Messenger: IPXninja Sent: 6/18/2020 12:24:59 PM

Was that a real thing anyway? Why is the website gone?

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