On 22 April 2011, leaders at all levels came together at the United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa to launch the Africa Unbound initiative, which aims to stir within individuals the desire to unleash their innovative and creative spirit through a process of self-examination, rediscovery and self-expression. As individuals engage in the process of self-awareness and become empowered in their own lives, they are naturally called into action in a way that will allow them to make meaningful contributions to the advancement of their communities.
Africa Unbound’s is an approach that envisions African and global progress hinging on individual transformation. Personal engagement in the development process is sought to bring about positive change in the community, and to engage in a personal act of liberation and self-actualization.
The inaugural symposium set the stage for a wide range of activities and programs aimed at helping individuals to be powerful agents of change. Over the years, Africa Unbound utilized a range of media tools to engage its audience on the subject of individual and collective transformation. These include an online magazine/discussion platform, a news magazine that circulated throughout the continent and beyond, and a syndicated radio program that broadcast in 8 countries and online. Community dialogues were held in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Sweden and the United States.
In 2019, Africa Unbound opened a Museum in the heart of Addis Ababa, in the historic district of Arada/Piassa. This unique pan-African Museum has been hosting visitors from around the world. The feedback has been heartwarming and uplifting!
Currently, our flagship initiatives are the Skills Marketplace and Talent Development programs. We are also in the process of developing collaborative learning experiences with universities around the world. Through these programs we aim to equip young people with skillsets that can help them excel in their personal as well as professional lives.
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