Agenda 2063 is Africa’s blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future. It is the continent’s strategic framework that aims to deliver on its goal for inclusive and sustainable development and is a concrete manifestation of the pan-African drive for unity, self-determination, freedom, progress and collective prosperity pursued under Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance The genesis of Agenda 2063 was the realisation by African leaders that there was a need to refocus and reprioritise Africa’s agenda from the struggle against apartheid and the attainment of political independence for the continent which had been the focus of The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor of the African Union; and instead to prioritise inclusive social and economic development, continental and regional integration, democratic governance and peace and security amongst other issues aimed at repositioning Africa to becoming a dominant player in the global arena.
The First Ten Year Implementation Plan (FTYIP) of Agenda 2063 (2013 – 2023) is the first in a series of five ten year plans over the fifty year horizon of Agenda 2063’s 50 time frame.
The purpose for developing the ten year plans are to:
- Identify priority areas, set specific targets, define strategies, and policy measures required to implement the FTYP of Agenda 2063.
- Bring to fruition the Fast Track programs and initiatives outlined in the Malabo Decisions of the African Union (AU) to provide the big push and breakthroughs for Africa’s economic and social transformation.
- Provide information to all key stakeholders at the national, regional, and continental levels on the expected results/outcomes for the first ten years of the plan and assign responsibilities to all stakeholders in its implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
- Outline the strategies required to ensure the availability of resources and capacities together with citizen’s engagement in the implementation of the First Ten Year Plan.