Editor's Note [Volume 22 No. 4 (2022)]


Agenda 2063

Agenda 2063 was adopted on January 15, 2013, at the 24th Heads of State and Government Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the headquarters of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). This was to reaffirm Africa's commitment to embracing Africa's diverse cultures and socio-political ethos, through political and economic collaboration. By so doing, support economic growth and sustainable development, and an integrated continent politically united and based on the ideals of Pan-Africanism and the vision of the African Renaissance. An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice, and the rule of law was envisioned. So, it is 7 years since the adoption of Agenda 2063, and this gave us 50 years to get to the realization of the goals. There was wide consultation over this Agenda, for 18 months. The highest youth bulge globally is on the African continent. The fastest-growing continent as far as population is Africa. Yet Africa remains the poorest continent, realizing the slowest growth economically. It is about time we wrote and talked less and acted more. The richest continent on earth in terms of natural resources cannot feed itself. Why? Clearly, better and more visionary leadership is needed. We need to nurture and mentor our young people to appreciate nutrition and good health. This can only come from us eating healthy. I wish all our readers excellent reading of these excellently reviewed articles, 14 of them.

Ruth Khasaya Oniang'o
Editor-in-Chief, AJFAND


 

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