27 min

Africa Day 2024 Beyond Borders: Unleashing Africa's Global Potential Impact!

    • Spirituality

Welcome to the latest episode of Impact!, in which we take a deep dive into the profound significance, challenges and opportunities facing Africa as we mark Africa Day, celebrated this year on May 25. Join us as we explore the transformative role Africa is playing in global geopolitics, its unique opportunities, such as being resource-rich and home to a young, tech-savvy and opportunistic population, and its progress and vital role in sustaining and rebooting the global economy.
We examine the successes of pan-Africanism, and especially the African Union's role in fostering unity and collaborative efforts to navigate shared hurdles like poverty, conflict, and governance issues. 
Suggested intention focus
In keeping with the core objectives celebrated on Africa Day, the African Union believes that “we can contribute to [a] vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa that plays an influential role in the global arena.”
Let us join them in holding that, in taking as our key focus for intention this week:
We will that the governments of all African nations will continue to recognise the value of deep cooperation and commitment to their participation in the work and objectives of the African Union.
Chapter markers:
00:00:08 Introduction to Impact00:01:00 Understanding Africa Day00:01:43 Significance of Africa Day00:04:13 Africa’s Strategic Repositioning00:04:21 U.S. and Africa Relations00:04:49 China’s Influence in Africa00:05:26 Africa’s Proactive Global Role00:08:19 Strengthening the African Union00:08:24 Expansion of BRICS Nations00:09:10 Challenges Faced by Africa00:11:26 Impact of Climate Change on Africa00:12:07 Addressing Economic Challenges00:13:19 Overcoming Historical Legacies00:13:55 Africa’s Global Contributions00:14:50 Africa’s Role in the Global Economy00:17:20 Focusing Prayers and Intentions
Sources referenced in this episode:https://globaldimension.org.uk/calendar/africa-day/2024-05-25 -Africa Day websitehttps://dragonflyintelligence.com/news/africa-instability-risks-across-the-continent/ https://ecdpm.org/work/carving-out-africas-role-emerging-global-order https://reliefweb.int/report/kenya/challenges-facing-africa-climate-change-conflict-and-after-effects-covid-19 https://unctad.org/publication/economic-development-africa-report-2023 https://www.academyofdiplomacy.org/nebraska-ambassadors-forum-/2021--%E2%80%93--africa%27s-role-in-the-contemporary-world https://www.afro.who.int/news/consultation-meeting-provides-objectives-priorities-and-strategic-orientation-who-action https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2022/10/18/what-role-does-africa-have-in-a-global-economy https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/africasource/the-african-union-is-at-a-crossroads-its-time-to-seize-its-moment/ https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/in-depth-research-reports/issue-brief/reimagining-africas-role-in-revitalizing-the-global-economy/ https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/china-africa https://www.chathamhouse.org/2023/01/china-africa-relations https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/african-union-peace-support-operations-play-an-important-role-in-delivering-peace-and-security-uk-statement-at-the-un-security-council https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/african-union-overview-its-role-structure-objectives-chris-atkins/ https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-political-affairs/bureau-of-african-affairs/ https://www.tralac.org/discussions/article/11690-why-is-25th-may-important-for-african-nations.html https://www.un.org/ohrlls/news/young-people%E2%80%99s-potential-key-africa%E2%80%99s-sustainable-development https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/press-release/africas-green-business-opportunities-are-abundant-unep-study-shows https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/speech/africa-has-risen-leadership-role-now-it-can-lead-action
Join us in person for intenton holding:  
https://www.legacylabyrinthproject.org/events-1 Labyrinth Activist Network Zoom calls  
https://insighttimer.com/

Welcome to the latest episode of Impact!, in which we take a deep dive into the profound significance, challenges and opportunities facing Africa as we mark Africa Day, celebrated this year on May 25. Join us as we explore the transformative role Africa is playing in global geopolitics, its unique opportunities, such as being resource-rich and home to a young, tech-savvy and opportunistic population, and its progress and vital role in sustaining and rebooting the global economy.
We examine the successes of pan-Africanism, and especially the African Union's role in fostering unity and collaborative efforts to navigate shared hurdles like poverty, conflict, and governance issues. 
Suggested intention focus
In keeping with the core objectives celebrated on Africa Day, the African Union believes that “we can contribute to [a] vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa that plays an influential role in the global arena.”
Let us join them in holding that, in taking as our key focus for intention this week:
We will that the governments of all African nations will continue to recognise the value of deep cooperation and commitment to their participation in the work and objectives of the African Union.
Chapter markers:
00:00:08 Introduction to Impact00:01:00 Understanding Africa Day00:01:43 Significance of Africa Day00:04:13 Africa’s Strategic Repositioning00:04:21 U.S. and Africa Relations00:04:49 China’s Influence in Africa00:05:26 Africa’s Proactive Global Role00:08:19 Strengthening the African Union00:08:24 Expansion of BRICS Nations00:09:10 Challenges Faced by Africa00:11:26 Impact of Climate Change on Africa00:12:07 Addressing Economic Challenges00:13:19 Overcoming Historical Legacies00:13:55 Africa’s Global Contributions00:14:50 Africa’s Role in the Global Economy00:17:20 Focusing Prayers and Intentions
Sources referenced in this episode:https://globaldimension.org.uk/calendar/africa-day/2024-05-25 -Africa Day websitehttps://dragonflyintelligence.com/news/africa-instability-risks-across-the-continent/ https://ecdpm.org/work/carving-out-africas-role-emerging-global-order https://reliefweb.int/report/kenya/challenges-facing-africa-climate-change-conflict-and-after-effects-covid-19 https://unctad.org/publication/economic-development-africa-report-2023 https://www.academyofdiplomacy.org/nebraska-ambassadors-forum-/2021--%E2%80%93--africa%27s-role-in-the-contemporary-world https://www.afro.who.int/news/consultation-meeting-provides-objectives-priorities-and-strategic-orientation-who-action https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2022/10/18/what-role-does-africa-have-in-a-global-economy https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/africasource/the-african-union-is-at-a-crossroads-its-time-to-seize-its-moment/ https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/in-depth-research-reports/issue-brief/reimagining-africas-role-in-revitalizing-the-global-economy/ https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/china-africa https://www.chathamhouse.org/2023/01/china-africa-relations https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/african-union-peace-support-operations-play-an-important-role-in-delivering-peace-and-security-uk-statement-at-the-un-security-council https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/african-union-overview-its-role-structure-objectives-chris-atkins/ https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-political-affairs/bureau-of-african-affairs/ https://www.tralac.org/discussions/article/11690-why-is-25th-may-important-for-african-nations.html https://www.un.org/ohrlls/news/young-people%E2%80%99s-potential-key-africa%E2%80%99s-sustainable-development https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/press-release/africas-green-business-opportunities-are-abundant-unep-study-shows https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/speech/africa-has-risen-leadership-role-now-it-can-lead-action
Join us in person for intenton holding:  
https://www.legacylabyrinthproject.org/events-1 Labyrinth Activist Network Zoom calls  
https://insighttimer.com/

27 min