What We Do
Africa 2.0 is more than a network – all of our 600+ members, from across Africa and the Diaspora, are visionary leaders in their own right and together they make up an unstoppable community dedicated to the transformation of Africa. Africa 2.0 provides a platform and unifying vision for these emerging and established African leaders to leapfrog the development of Africa with sustainable solutions.
We are often described as a D-ink Tank – a think tank that Does things – because, we focus on these main areas:
IMPACT INITIATIVES: We run a variety of programmes that drive progress under our 10 strategic pillars, with a particular focus on youth empowerment through entrepreneurship. Our flagship initiative is Start Up Africa, a year round initiative that is kicked off with a high profile pitching event for businesses that solve Africa’s biggest problems. It provides entrepreneurs with access to capital, the network and media exposure, business incubation, investor-ready toolkits and mentorship needed to make their businesses a success. We have also partnered strategically with the Entreprenarium for incubation and acceleration services across Africa.The YALI Regional Leadership Center in Accra Ghana of which Africa 2.0 is an implementing partner to the US Govt. is a long-term effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. It promotes three models designed to identify and empower young leaders namely: business and entrepreneurship, civil society management and public policy management
ADVOCACY & CAMPAIGNS: We lead the way in building a unified voice for Africans everywhere through our WeAre1ne movement and showcase the best of Africa through our #FABA For Africa By Africa campaign. We also mobilise communities around our strategic pillars, for example our ZeroEbola campaign (led by our Healthcare taskforce) that set out a communication and engagement framework for affected communities to mobilise around in a synchronised way.
This activity is underpinned by ongoing COMMUNITY BUILDING: Our Annual Leadership Symposium and other events, Chapter activities, partnerships and online engagement through social media and newsletters.