About us

The African Union’s vision is of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.

The African Union approved the establishment of the African Union Foundation in May 2013.

The African Union Foundation was launched in January 2015 and is tasked with accommodating contributions from the private sector and individuals, and any other donations, towards the financing of African development priorities.

The African Union Foundation’s goals are to secure funding for underfunded pan-African priority programmes and to promote financing for areas where few continental initiatives exist. The African Union Foundation’s focus is to:

  • Raise funds within Africa, the diaspora and globally
  • Connect people, ideas and resources for Africa’s development
  • Facilitate the implementation of priority development programmes
  • Advocate for the African Union and support its programmes