Interoperability : Transforming Africa's Economy: Charting the Course for Seamless Communication and Financial Transactions Across Borders

Business and Political Leader in attendance at APD 2024

Africa Prosperity Network

The Africa Prosperity Network (APN) is a non-profit organisation founded with the objective of advancing the vision of ‘The Africa We Want’ as outlined in the African Union’s Agenda 2063, with particular focus on promoting Africa’s prosperity and economic integration.

APN is the vehicle that runs the Africa Prosperity Dialogues, an initiative committed to creating the platforms for partnerships among political and business leaders, civil society, academia and traditional authorities in Africa. This is aimed at driving the rapid development of the continent through dialogues and consensus building on issues of trade, commerce and strengthening of African economies.

APN’s LEVERAGE

APN has a three-fold leverage:

A strong partnership with credible institutions who believe in APN’s core business and continue to support our work. Such institutions include the African Union, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, the Presidency of the Republic of Ghana, the African Development Bank (AfDB), Afreximbank, African Union (AU), and regional economic blocs (ECOWAS, SADC, EAC, ECCAS, COMESA, AMU, CEN-SAD, and IGAD).

Seasoned leadership (Advisory board and APN Managing board) with diverse wealth of experience, drawn across Africa and Global Africa, who appreciate sectorial policy dialogue, the politics, and socioeconomic context of Africa’s economy.

A network of individuals, state institutions, and organizations with capacity to complement APN’s work

Africa Prosperity Dialogues

The Africa Prosperity Dialogues series offer a strategic platform where the movers and shakers of the African economy elevate the economic integration objectives from ambitions to real actions. Set in Accra, Ghana, the APD is a one-of-a-kind event where African leaders from diverse areas of national endeavour gather each year to expedite, among other things, the implementation of the agreed initiatives within the AfCFTA trade bloc, and shape the Africa Agenda for Action. APD brings into practical focus, the continent’s critical challenges and industrialisation priorities and advance aggressively the commercial and infrastructural interventions to achieve the vision of an Africa Beyond Aid.

The APD is an annual conference held every January. It is a summit of the highest political and business decision makers in Africa, supported by various leaders, who propose practical, actionable initiatives to enhance trade in Africa and create prosperity for Africans. The Summit accelerates investment and amplify public-private partnership.

What We Do

01 Annual Conference

APN convene the annual Africa Prosperity Dialogues as a common platform for collaborations between political and business leaders towards achieving alignment on how to deliver prosperity for Africans.

02 Advocacy

The Africa Prosperity Network (APN) is deeply committed to advocacy efforts aimed at promoting Africa’s prosperity. APN serves as a powerful and influential voice, actively working towards reshaping policies, fostering dialogue, and driving positive change across the continent.

03 Strategic Partnerships

APN actively engages in activities that facilitate, strengthen, and promotes meaningful partnerships between political and business leaders. Facilitating conversations on critical developmental issues by convening critical dialogues and meetings. APN aims to reshape the principles and policies that guide partnerships in Africa, ensuring they align with the vision of promoting prosperity and raising the standard of living for the people of the continent.

Transforming Africa's Economy: Charting the Course for Seamless Communication and Financial Transactions Across Borders

In the first quarter of 2024, the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa  Akufo-Addo called on his peers at the 37th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of  State and Government of the African Union to drive the acceleration on advancing mobile  interoperability to facilitate intra-African trade. This stems from the outcome of the Africa  Prosperity Dialogues (APD) 2024 Peduase Action Compact that saw both political leaders  and eminent business leaders present, committing to advance mobile interoperability across  the continent to deepen financial inclusion and intra-African trade. The drive for  interoperability is a call to action for policymakers, industry leaders, and stakeholders to join  forces. Together, through collaboration and shared vision, we aim to build an interconnected  African economy, ensuring that the continent’s full economic potential is realised and its  place on the global stage is firmly established.