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Afrik-Akili Declaration Launch Event

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On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2022 and South African Women’s Day, the Club of Rome will be launching the Afrik-Akili Declaration at a special online event.  

The Declaration, initiated by The Club of Rome Africa Chapter, is a contribution of an African sense (Swahili: akili), a celebration of the African continent, its people, its ecological richness, and its place in the world. It serves as a bridge of understanding and an appeal for universal acknowledgment from the people of Africa.  At this pivotal time in the history of our planet, it symbolizes a moment of celebration of all that Africa is and all it has to offer.

The Declaration serves to unite people in the awareness of Africa’s value, to inspire and to raise consciousness in the face of several crises.  Speakers at the event include Mamphela Ramphele, co-president of the Club of Rome, and Club of Rome members Morne Mostert, Director of the Institute for Futures Research at Stellenbosch University and Christopher Mbanefo, Founder and CEO of the aviation design firm YASAVA Solutions SA. The event will also feature a number of African artistic contributions.