By : Saidi Sanaa
The 2063 agenda is Africa’s design and master plan for transubstantiating Africa into the global hustler of the future. It’s the mainland’s strategic frame that aims to deliver on its thing for inclusive and sustainable development and is a concrete incarnation of the pan-African drive for concinnity, tone- determination, freedom, progress and collaborative substance pursued underPan-Africanism and African Renaissance.
The birth of Agenda 2063 was the consummation by African leaders that there was a need to direct and reprioritise Africa’s docket from the struggle against intolerance and the attainment of political independence for the mainland which had been the focus of The Organisation of African Unity( OAU), the precursor of the African Union; and rather to prioritize inclusive social and profitable development, international and indigenous integration, popular governance and peace and security amongst other issues aimed at displacing Africa to getting a dominant player in the global arena. As an protestation of their commitment to support Africa’s new path for attaining inclusive and sustainable profitable growth and development African heads of state and government inked the 50th Anniversary Solemn Declaration during the Golden Jubilee fests of the conformation of the OAU/ AU in May 2013. The protestation marked there-dedication of Africa towards the attainment of the Pan African Vision of An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens, representing a dynamic force in the transnational arena and docket 2063 is the concrete incarnation of how the mainland intends to achieve this vision within a 50 time period from 2013 to 2063. The Africa of the future was captured in a letter presented by the former speaker of the African Union Commission,Dr. Nkosazana Dlaminin Zuma.
The need to fantasize a long- term 50 time development line for Africa is important as Africa needs to revise and acclimatize its development docket due to ongoing structural metamorphoses; increased peace and reduction in the number of conflicts; renewed profitable growth and social progress; the need for people centered development, gender equivalency and youth commission; changing global surrounds similar as increased globalization and the ICT revolution; the increased concinnity of Africa which makes it a global power to be reckoned with and able of rallying support around its own common docket; and arising development and investment openings in areas similar as agri- business, structure development, health and education as well as the value addition in African goods docket 2063 encapsulates not only Africa’s bournes for the Future but also identifies crucial Flagship Programmes which can boost Africa’s profitable growth and development and lead to the rapid-fire metamorphosis of the mainland.
We had Nasser Nafea, President of Atlas for development , an organization that works on the 2063 Agenda, who had a special message to our youth :
Youth need to engage through concrete impact . Practical experiences are the solution to learn , and co-create a strategic approach to contribute from a small scale to a much larger one . I call Moroccan and Pan-African youth to improve their decision making skills and onboard the highway of advocacy in order to take Africa where it deserves to be .