African Economic Platform

The AU African Economic Platform was conceptualised by the African Union Commission as a forum for frank engagements amongst African political, academic and business leadership on the future of the continent, the practical actions necessary to ensure the implementation of priority issues identified in Agenda 2063 and to provide cooperation and joint ownership of our continental agenda and programmes.

The platform is an outcome of the Bahir Dar Ministerial Follow-up Committee of the Executive Council, who presented their recommendations to the African Union Assembly for the creation of an African Economic Platform to deliver on economic transformation as envisioned in Agenda 2063.

Agenda2063 is a call to action for all segments of African society to work together to build a prosperous and united Africa, at peace with itself. It encapsulates continental aspirations for growth and prosperity including aspirations for a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development.

The Agenda 2063 aspiration on inclusive the growth of Africa envisions a prosperous continent with the means and resources to drive its own development. The African Economic Platform will propel economic growth of the continent increasing Africa’s share of world trade and improving the livelihoods of ordinary people.

The 2016 Platform is organised by the African Union Foundation in collaboration with the host member state.

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Press release: African Economic Platform launches during the AU Summit in Kigali

The African Economic Platform (AEP) has been formally launched at the 27th AU Summit in Kigali. The AEP, which will bring together African heads of state, captains of industry and academics to openly discuss the continent’s economic future and practical actions required in the implementation of priorities outlined in Agenda 2063, was adopted by African heads of state as a Summit Decision.