WHAT IS AGENDA 2063?
Adopted in the 24th African Union summit in January 2015 in Addis Ababa, the Agenda 2063 Framework Document is a shared continental strategic framework for inclusive growth and sustainable development for Africa to be realised in the next fifty years.
Agenda 2063 details a roadmap of five ten-year implementation plans for member states to follow in order to realise the “Future we (Africans) want for Africa”. That is, an “integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens, and representing a dynamic force in the global arena”.
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HOW IS AGENDA 2063 STRUCTURED?
Implementation of Agenda 2063 is guided by five ten-year plans, first adopted by the African Union in 2015.
The First Ten-Year Implementation Plan
(FTYIP) covers 20 Goals, 39 Priority Areas (each
with a set of targets) across the seven Aspirations.
All AU member states agreed to report on a set of 63
Core Indicators to their respective Regional Economic
Goals, Priority Areas and Targets
The Five Ten-Year Implementation Plans cover 20 Goals and 39 Priority Areas across the 7 Aspirations of Agenda 2063.
Each Priority Area is composed of a set of Targets (225 in total), which member states have committed to reaching.
All 55 AU members committed to tracking 63 Core Indicators, and submitting reports to their respective Regional Economic Communitiies (RECs).
ASPIRATIONS & FLAGSHIP PROGRAMS
Agenda 2063 comprises 7 aspirations, namely:
A prosperous Africa
based on inclusive growth and sustainable development
An integrated continent, politically united and based on the ideals of Pan-Africanism and the vision of Africa's Renaissance
An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law
An Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage, shared values and ethics
An Africa whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth, and caring for children
Africa as a strong, united, resilient and influential global
player and partner
A peaceful and secure Africa
The Key Agenda 2063 Flagship Projects were developed to boost Africa's economic growth and development, and lead to the rapid transformation of the continent. They also serve as quick-wins in tracking Africa's continued integration.
The current AU Flagship Projects/Initiatives are:
• Integrated High Speed Train Network
• Africa Virtual and E-University
• African Commodity Strategy
• Annual African Forum
• Continental Free Trade Area
• African Passport and free movement of people
• Grand Inga Dam Project
• Pan African E-Network
• Silencing the Guns
• African Outer Space Strategy
• Single Air-Transport Network
• Continental Financial Institutions