The UK and Sub-Saharan Africa: prosperity, peace and development co-operation Contents

Appendix 3: Call for evidence

In August 2018 the then Prime Minister said the UK was “seeking to work more closely with the more than 50 nations of Africa to deliver our shared security and prosperity, and through this strengthening a global system that is capable of delivering lasting benefits for all”. She emphasised the importance of inclusive growth, and said the Government would “put our development budget and expertise at the centre of our partnership”.

The African Union In 2015 the African Union (AU) outlined, in Agenda 2063, its strategy to achieve the Pan African Vision of “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens, representing a dynamic force in the international arena”. In February 2019, the UK and the AU signed a Joint Communiqué on the African Union-United Kingdom Partnership. This set out “a broad range of shared priorities in support of the African Union’s objectives for the Continent and a shared vision for a prosperous, secure and innovative future for Africa, tackling common challenges such as climate change, and making the most of opportunities such as increasing trade links and the dynamism of Africa’s youthful population”.

The shared priorities set out in the Communiqué are:

The call for evidence

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