The Africa Economic Summit Group has launched the Future of Africa Project website to enable Africans from around the world to jointly design the Africa they want to see. This project initiated by the Africa Economic Summit Group, a United Kingdom based international organisation committed to the growth and competitiveness of the African continent is a two-year long journey to harvest the finest of thoughts by Africans on the future they want for their continent.
According to Dr Brian Reuben, the CEO of Africa Economic Summit Group, ‘the problems in Africa can only be solved by Africans. There is no single African who does not want Africa to succeed. And when we think about it, Africa is blessed not just by abundant natural resources but also by human resources. All around the world Africans are doing mighty things in medicine, technology, sports and just about anything you can think of. This project is our chance to come together and design the future of our Africa as one people.’
The Future of Africa Project is designed to get Africans together to generate the ideas and frameworks required to build the new Africa with opportunity for all. The idea to develop all aspects of the African economy and deliver a high standard of living for the people.
This report which will be presented to the African Union on the 25th of May 2024 will serve as a guide to individuals and organisations interested in doing business in Africa. It will present Africa to the world from a position of strength. The report will also provide policy direction to African Governments on the pathway towards a strong, resilient and competitive Africa. These proposals will also retain the details of the people who participated in the two yearlong project, including how to contact them. This therefore will offer all the people who participate on the project a chance to work directly with the Africa Economic Summit Group, Governments of African nations, investors interested in Africa, other international and multilateral organisations etc.
‘Our people clearly understand what needs to be done to move the continent forward. But while the problem has never been the lack of ideas but most times political will to implement ideas, the Future of Africa Project will even enable Africans to bring forth ideas on how to deal with political will’, Dr Reuben said.
All Africans anywhere in the world are eligible to participate in the Future of Africa Project by logging into the project website on https://foap.africaeconomicsummit.co.uk
The final report that will come out of this journey will include proposals with measures on how to achieve a better future for Africa. New businesses, business models, economic models, national and regional strategies and policies are some of the expected results of the Project.