The African continent stands at the threshold of a new era, symbolized by the National Launch of the Council of Leaders in Africa. This initiative, being broadcast live through the AfroMobile app, marks an epoch of unity, collaboration, and sustainable development among African nations.
African Leadership Award: A Recognition of Excellence
In tandem with this historic event, the African Leadership Magazine has rolled out a shortlist of nominees for the 12th African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year 2023. The public now has the opportunity to cast their votes for the nominees across various categories. The winners will be honored and invited to a formal presentation during the ALM Persons of the Year Awards Ceremony 2024.
World Bank's ASCENT: Lighting Up Africa's Future
Simultaneously, the World Bank's ASCENT program is making strides towards illuminating the future of Eastern and Southern Africa. By 2030, the initiative aims to extend clean and sustainable energy access to 100 million people. The lack of energy access, a significant hurdle to economic recovery and resilience, is squarely in the program's crosshairs. By focusing on enhancing productivity, job opportunities, and access to information and technologies, ASCENT anticipates a brighter future for the region.
Empowering Africa's Women and Youth through Digital Skills
Africa's women and youth, too, can look forward to a promising horizon. UNITAR has launched a Japan-funded training program designed to boost their employability and competitiveness in the global workforce. By equipping them with crucial digital skills, the initiative, which targets 24 Anglophone African countries, aims to enhance their employment and income-generating potential.
5G Tech Spaces: Africa's Leap into Clean Innovation
Africa's universities are also gearing up to take the lead in the Research Innovation and Outreach of technologies that mitigate CO2 emissions and contribute to achieving Net Zero Emissions. The 5G Tech Spaces concept, being implemented in top universities across the continent, promises to propel Africa into a future marked by clean innovation.