How well do we know this complex continent? Really little, I think.
I personally am so optimistic for Africa and something is telling me that Africans are finally ready to take control of their destiny, the African Human Capital. Yes they have got it.
From the West, East, Centre, North and South of Africa people from all work of life are hungry to make a difference in them and in the lives of others. People wants to do good, they are seeking excellence at all level, they are fed up to be left out. Businessmen and women are investing in their countries in all industries. They want to make a positive change, and get involve. They want to be one of the vehicles of Change. They want to be the Change they want to see in Africa in the next decades to come.
Progress is being made on industries like New Technologies, Agriculture, Real State, Heath, Wealth and hospitality. The Diaspora’s interest in Africa has risen in recent years; they know that only them can make the changes that we are talking about. They are using social media platforms to make their voices heard. Global events, gatherings, networking, and meetings are taking place from London to Paris, New York to Ghana, Every body is talking about Africa. It is just exciting.
One thing is sure though despite all theses excellent initiatives and passions about the continent, if we want to combat poverty in Africa we should invest more in Agriculture. We should do more to impact development in Africa. We the human Capital of Africa will be the Architect of the reconstruction and re-branding of Africa.
The Bill and Melinda Gates in the last three years have investing in some Agricultural programs in Africa and will be investing more in the years to come. Africa Rural Connect has just been launch to help and bring ideas for Rural African communities.
Food and water are primary basic needs for the rural people in Africa, without Food and water there are hungry and dehydrated, they cannot think straight and be productive. I think we need to look into our sustainable development strategy for Africa and the premier emphasis needs to be on Agriculture. We need to transfer our skills to Africa, give the right tools to people. Education and Training are the right tools that will help Africa and its sustainable development plans.