The African Union adopted Agenda 2063, a vision for Africa for the next fifty years based on the theme ‘The Africa we want’. It is an approach based on “how the continent should effectively learn from the lessons of the past, build on the progress now underway and strategically exploit all possible opportunities available in the short, medium and long term, to ensure positive socioeconomic transformation within the next 50 years”.
Building on this, the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) saw this as an opportunity as part of their 50th Jubilee celebration to develop a Biblical vision espousing “The Africa God Wants” based on a biblical worldview and how the principles of that view can provide solutions that will influence and lead positive and inclusive transformation in every aspect of Africa including policy and societal engagement.
Patrick Kuwana, UE Africa Coordinator, was privileged to be part of this process in November; co-leading a 2½ day leadership development seminar at the Christian Organization Research & Advisory Trust Africa (CORAT) in Nairobi, and then delivering a plenary session on the topic of ‘the stewardship of Africa’s vast resources, accountability and sustainable economic development on the continent’ during the main consultative conference.
UE Africa Coordinator