The Africa Agenda 2063
Agenda 2063 is Africa’s blueprint and master vision that embodies the hopes of Africans for the next 50 years.
Agenda 2063 aspires to an integrated and prosperous Africa of good governance, democracy, social inclusion, respect for human rights, justice, and the rule of law. This is all necessary to ensure a peaceful, secure, conflict-free, and prosperous continent, based on inclusive growth and sustainable development.
Aspiration 1: A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development
Well-educated and skilled citizenries empowered by science, technology and innovation constitute the basis for achieving a knowledge-based society; and no child shall miss school due to poverty or any form of discrimination.
Africa's human capital shall be fully developed as its most valuable resource, including sustainable investments based on comprehensive development in the early childhood and primary education stages, as well as sustainable investments in higher education, science, technology, research, and innovation. Gender disparities at all levels of education shall be eliminated.
Wider access to postgraduate studies shall be strengthened by ensuring a high-level infrastructure in the areas of education and research to support the scientific reforms, reinforcing change in the continent.
Africa shall establish equitable and sustainable use and management of water resources for social and economic development, regional cooperation, and the environment.
Aspiration 2: An integrated continent, politically united and based on the ideals of Pan-Africanism and the vision of Africa’s Renaissance
Since 1963, the quest for African Unity has been inspired by the spirit of Pan Africanism, focusing on liberation, and political and economic independence.
It is motivated by development based on self-reliance and self-determination of African people, with democratic and people-centred governance.
Agenda 2063 also cements African unity, common history and destiny, respect for religious pluralism and people’s awareness.
Aspiration 3: An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law.
Africa shall have efficient institutions and transformative leaderships at all levels.
Africa shall have efficient, democratic and accountable development institutions characterized by transformational leadership at the local, regional and continental levels.
The role of these institutions shall consist in serving the people in all areas, provided that citizens actively engage in the social, economic, political and administrative development. Efficient and professional public institutions based on laws and merit shall serve the continent, providing effective and efficient public service.
Aspiration 4: A peaceful and secure Africa
Mechanisms for security, peace, prosperity, and resolutions of all forms of conflicts shall be functional at the local, regional, and continental levels.
Aspiration 5: An Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage, shared values, and ethics Pan-Africanism and the common history, destiny, identity, heritage, respect for religious diversity and consciousness of African people’s and her diaspora shall be entrenched.
Pan-Africanism shall be deeply rooted to allow the diversity of culture, heritage, languages and religions to become Africa’s source of strength. The ideals of Pan-Africanism shall be part of the education curricula.
Africa shall be a continent whose women and youth play a primordial role as drivers of change. Intergenerational dialogue shall ensure that Africa becomes a continent adapted to social and cultural change.
Aspiration 6: An Africa, whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth, and caring for children
Africa’s development shall be people-driven by unleashing the potential of women and youth and providing full gender equality in all spheres of life. This is to ensure the active involvement of all citizens in decision-making in all aspects: social, economic, and political development.
Women shall occupy 50% of elected public office at all levels, thus shattering the economic and political glass ceiling facing women.
An Africa with empowered and participatory youth, with the full implementation of the African Youth Charter.
Africa shall be a continent where all forms of discrimination and exploitation against youth are eliminated.
Youth issues in all development agendas shall be mainstreamed.
African youth shall be the builders of the African knowledge-based society and significant contributors to the economy of the continent.
Creativity, energy and innovation shall be the driving force for African youth.
Aspiration 7: Africa as a strong, united, resilient and influential global player and partner
Africa shall be a global and influential player/partner and a major political, security and economic force in the world with a worthy share of the world’s assets.
Africa shall be an active and equal participant in international affairs and multilateral institutions, as well as a driving force for peaceful coexistence, tolerance, and a sustainable and just world.
Africa is moving forward and striving to establish beneficial relationships and partnerships with all parties in other regions and continents. Therefore, the Nasser fellowship and Movement for International Leadership is one of the mechanisms for forging these partnerships.