Here’s how we can build on what some of Africa’s top business and international political leaders said in 2015
The future is now
Considering Africa’s past progress, current challenges and future prospects, some of the continents top business and international political leaders have in one way or another helped to craft a bolder agenda for the year 2016 and beyond. Discussing Africa and the use of its resources for the benefits of all Africans could range from infrastructure and attracting capital to challenges such as regional integration, social entrepreneurship and inequality.
Below are a some quotes from 2015 which could help in shaping the continent’s top priorities for achieving the vision of a greater Africa.
Our relationship with the world must change. We must deal with each other as equals.
Jacob G. Zuma. President of the Republic of South Africa
Six African countries are among the top 10 most unequal in the world. Winne Byanyima. Executive Director, Oxfam International
Within five years, half the working population on the African continent will be under 25.
David Meads. President, Cisco Africa
Africa must close it’s gender gap in order to succeed.
We are the first generation with the possibility to eradicate poverty.
Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka.
United Nations Under-Secretary General. Executive Director of UN Women
We don’t want to just copy the chinese model–Africa needs its own model.
Fatima Haram Acyl. Commissioner for Trade and Industry. African Union
It is possible for Africa to quadruple agricultural output in the next 30 years.
Donald Kaberuka. President African Development Bank (AfDB), Abidjan
An estimated $300 billion for all of sub-Saharan Africa to have access to electricity.
Klaus Findt. Head of Infrastructure in Africa, KPMG
The biggest risk to African growth is climate change
Paul Polman. Chief Executive Officer, Unilever
The ability of technology to transform Africa and our lives is powerful .
Achakeng Leke. Mckinsey and Company