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”.

The structure of the Agenda 2063

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 Communities (RECs).

The 7 Aspirations of the Agenda 2063

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Aspiration 1

A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development

Aspiration 4

A peaceful and secure Africa

Aspiration 2

An integrated continent, politically united and based on the ideals of Pan-Africanism and the vision of Africa’s Renaissance

Aspiration 5

An Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage, shared values and ethics

Aspiration 7

Africa as a strong, united, resilient and influential global player and partner

Aspiration 3

An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law

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


check out the interview with M. Nicholas Ouma a senior Youth advisor at the African Union speaking about the Agenda 2063 and the role of youth.

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Learn more about our project the 2063 Academy as Atlas For Development advancing the Agenda 2063 among youth

The AU Flagship Projects/Initiatives are:

Integrated High Speed Train Network About. Connecting African capitals and commercial centers through a High-Speed Train Network; facilitating the movement of goods, factor services and people as well as reducing transport costs and relieving congestion of current and future systems through increased rail connectivity.
FORMULATION OF AN AFRICAN COMMODITIES STRATEGY The development of a continental commodities strategy is seen as key to enabling African countries to add value, extract higher rents from their commodities, integrate into the Global Value chains, and promote vertical and horizontal diversification anchored in value addition and local content development.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA (AfCFTA) Accelerate intra-African trade and boost Africa’s trading position in the global market place. The AfCFTA aims to significantly accelerate growth of Intra-Africa trade and use trade more effectively as an engine of growth and sustainable development by doubling intra-Africa trade, strengthening Africa’s common voice and policy space in global trade negotiations
THE AFRICAN PASSPORT AND FREE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE Remove restrictions on Africans ability to travel, work and live within their own continent. The initiative aims at transforming Africa’s laws, which remain generally restrictive on movement of people despite political commitments to bring down borders with the view to promoting the issuance of visas by Member States to enhance free movement of all African citizens in all African countries.
SILENCING THE GUNS BY 2020 To achieve the goals of Agenda 2063, Africa needs to work towards ending all wars, civil conflicts, gender-based violence, violent conflicts and preventing genocide. In addition progress in the areas are to be monitored through the establishment and operationalisation of an African Human Security Index (AHSI)
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GRAND INGA DAM PROJECT The development of the Inga Dam is expected to generate 43,200 MW of power, to support current regional power pools and their combined service to transform Africa from traditional to modern sources of energy and ensure access of all Africans to clean and affordable electricity.
ESTABLISHMENT OF A SINGLE AFRICAN AIR-TRANSPORT MARKET (SAATM) The SAATM aims to ensure intra-regional connectivity between the capital cities of Africa and create a single unified air transport market in Africa, as an impetus to the continent’s economic integration and growth agenda. SAATM provides for the full liberalisation of intra-African air transport services in terms of market access, traffic rights for scheduled and freight air services by eligible airlines thereby improving air services connectivity and air carrier efficiencies.
ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ANNUAL AFRICAN ECONOMIC FORUM The annual African Economic Forum, is a multi-stakeholder meeting that brings together the African political leadership, the private sector, academia and civil society to reflect on how to accelerate Africa’s economic transformation harnessing its vast resources to enhance the development of the African people. The forum discusses key opportunities as well as the constraints that hamper economic development and proposes measures to be taken to realise the Aspirations and goals of Agenda 2063.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AFRICAN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS The creation of African Continental Financial Institutions aims at accelerating integration and socio-economic development of the continent through the establishment of organisations which will play a pivotal role in the mobilization of resources and management of the African financial sector. The financial institutions envisaged to promote economic integration are the African Investment Bank and Pan African Stock Exchange; the African Monetary Fund and the African Central Bank.
THE PAN-AFRICAN E-NETWORK This aims to put in place policies and strategies that will lead to transformative e-applications and services in Africa; especially the intra-African broad band terrestrial infrastructure; and cyber security, making the information revolution the basis for service delivery in the bio and nanotechnology industries and ultimately transform Africa into an e-Society.
AFRICA OUTER SPACE STRATEGY The Africa outer space strategy aims to strengthen Africa’s use of outer space to bolster its development. Outer space is of critical importance to the development of Africa in all fields: agriculture, disaster management, remote sensing, climate forecast, banking and finance, as well as defence and security. Africa’s access to space technology products is no longer a matter of luxury and there is a need to speed up access to these technologies and products.
AN AFRICAN VIRTUAL AND E-UNIVERSITY This project aims to use ICT based programmes to increase access to tertiary and continuing education in Africa by reaching large numbers of students and professionals in multiple sites simultaneously. It aims to develop relevant and high quality Open, Distance and eLearning (ODeL) resources to offer students guaranteed access to the University from anywhere in the world and anytime (24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
CYBER SECURITY The decision to adopt Cyber Security as a flagship programme of Agenda 2063 is a clear indication that Africa needs to not only incorporate in its development plans the rapid changes brought about by emerging technologies, but also to ensure that these technologies are used for the benefit of African individuals, institutions or nation states by ensuring data protection and safety online. The Cyber Security project is guided by the African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection
GREAT AFRICAN MUSEUM he African Charter for African Cultural Renaissance recognises the important role that culture pays in mobilising and unifying people around common ideals and promoting African culture to build the ideals of Pan-Africanism. The Great African Museum project aims to create awareness about Africa’s vast, dynamic and diverse cultural artefacts and the influence Africa has had and continues to have on the various cultures of the world in areas such as art, music, language, science, and so on. The Great African Museum will be a focal centre for preserving and promoting the African cultural heritage.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA AFRICANA The Encyclopaedia Africana aims to provide an authoritative resource on the authentic history of Africa and African life. The Encyclopaedia provides Africans a body of truth to guide and unite them in their development with foundations in all aspect of the African life including history, legal, economic, religion, architecture and education as well as the systems and practices of African societies. The Encyclopaedia Africana provides an African worldview of the people, culture, literature and history of Africa and is a key tool to be used to educate, inform and set the records straight regarding the history, culture and contributions of African people throughout the world.

    Domesticating the Agenda 2063

    The African Agenda 2063 is designed to be implemented at the national, regional economic community (REC) and continental level. 

    To achieve this, public and private sectors as well as civil society need to be engaged in the implementation process. 

    AU member states are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the Agenda within the national context, reporting to RECs who are responsible for their integration in regional initiatives. 

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