This document is an earlier draft of the Vision document This document was drafted during the validation conference in August 2016. The current vision document published on the 30th September 2016 after feedback from the conference, is available here.
CONFERENCE BACKGROUND AND PURPOSEThis conference seeks to consolidate visions and views towards building a continent wide social justice platform for civil society advancement, solidarity and protection. The immediate opportunity arises from the decision by Action Aid Denmark to hand over their TCDC facility to an African institution that could act as a new Africa wide
In 2009, one of Africa’s eminent writers Ngugi `wa Thiong’o published a book titled “Re-membering Africa”. In that book, `wa Thiong’o portrays the various historical struggles of resistance by African people against colonialism and its aftermath. He calls on all Africans to join the project of putting Africa together…a continent that has been brutally dis-membered