ABOUT THE DEBATE

Mission

The Debate is a weekly program organised by the Sompon Socialservice, to promotes the Agenda 2063 of the African Union, “The Africa We Want”.

This instrument having as vision “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in international arena”, has seven aspirations around which the weekly topics are formed.

Vision
Sompon Socialservices BW e.V. is gathering Africans from various countries and the diaspora so together they popularize the Agenda and encourage each African to own it.

Values
Sompon Socialservices BW e.V. acknowledges the fact that domestication of the Agenda begins with each individual.
Engaged to bring its own little contribution to the Africa we want, under the banner of Sompon GlobalTV, which is an online TV from the Sompon Socialservice institution.

THE DEBATE-TEAM

Vera Sompon

Elvis Mbolifor

Ruth Wahl

Rachel Ikome

Our Team

Pursuant to this objective, Sompon Global TV and its team (the moderator Mr Elvis Mbolifor and the technical support Mrs Ruth Wahl, Mrs Vera Sompon and Ms Rachel Ikome) have presented more than 20 topics online with more than 40 stakeholders from various fields. The program will continue to be presented by Africans and for Africa

Some of our topics

We have touched topics such as:

– African youths have the potential to build the continent? Should Africa continue depending on foreign aid for development?

– Are African politicians an impediment to Africa’s development?

– Are African Central Governments collaborating with the Local governments towards the Africa we want

Agenda 2063 is a shared framework for inclusive growth and sustainable development for Africa. It is not derived from the SDGs but was conceived by Africans for Africa, taking into account the realities in the continent. The implementation runs through the next 50 years from the day it was drawn.

This agenda seeks to unite all Africans, wherever they may be, around this common vision, so together we build the “Africa We Want”.

When it was created

It was envisioned in 2013 during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). The Heads of State and Government there and then rededicated themselves to work towards Africa’s development and technological progress. Their vision – “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the International arena”.

The Agenda - Why 2063?

This is not just a date. It plunges us 50 years back to the establishment of the OAU. A kind of monitoring and evaluation. Our past successes and failures then it maps out another 50 years to get to greater heights while learning from the past and from the changing global and African context. These 50 years are broken into five ten-year plans.

Sompon Socialservice is gathering Africans from various countries and the diaspora so together they popularize the Agenda and encourage each African to own it.

The Seven Aspirations of Agenda 2063:

1. A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development: the aim is for Africa to finance and manage its own
growth. Counting on its resources.

2. An integrated continent, politically united based on the ideals of Pan-Africanism and the vision of Africa’s Renaissance: this targets the full integration of the continent, both economically and politically.

3. An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law: this aims to deepen the culture of good governance and gender equality throughout the continent.

4. A peaceful and secure Africa: this is to have by 2063 a conflict-free continent with the guns silenced.

5. An Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage,  values and ethics: Africa is the cradle of human civilization. This aspiration promotes the strengthening of our cultural identity and values by 2063.

6. An Africa whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youths, and caring for its children: no child, woman or man will be left behind. Africans all over the globe will be involved in making of this continent the Africa we want, from the grassroots right to the diaspora.

7. Africa as a strong, united, resilient and influential global player and partner: the outstretched hand of Africa for international aid will fall down because Africa would have a bigger role in world affairs. Not always as beneficiary but as a recognized provider

Invitation to all Africans to popularize the Agenda 2063
We invite all Africans in the continent and in the diaspora to join us in the popularization of this very important Instrument that defines the path each of us should tread on. The struggle will not be easy but we are convinced that together we can. We will encounter
challenges. We will be disappointed at some point. But as the AU puts it, “the challenges can be overcome if all the stakeholders work diligently together”.

Are you an NGO working for Africa? Are you a member of the civil society? Do you run a Women’s Organization? A Youth group? Domestication begins with YOU. Own this charter. Get involved in the transformation. The journey to 2063 into the Africa we want, has begun!!!

EMPOWERMENT FOR SUSTAINBLE DEVELOPMENT
Sompon Socialservices bw engages itself to acquaint the African Diaspora in Germany with the AU Agenda 2063 “The Africa We Want”. To empower them with the right tools that can help create programs and partnerships to achieve each aspiration of this Agenda.

Sompon Socialservices BW acknowledges the fact that, domestication of the Agenda begins with each individual.

Sompon Socialservices BW supports this adage: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”.

Our greatest challenge is our "Unwillingness" or again our "inability" to reinvent he face of tribulation