Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is vibrateing to the rythme of the 6th Edition of Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development.
Over 3000 delegates coming from all over Africa, are taking part in the summit.
Now is the time for action, “Africa’s Development vision is imperative, especially now that we have entered the crucial phase of the Decade Action”, those were the words of the President of Zimbabwe during the official opening ceremony at the esplanade of Elephant Hills Hotel, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Speaking at the 6th Edition Of The Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, the United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Amina Jane Mohammed, acknowledged the potentials and resources of the continent. He reminded Africans about how “the youth and our future is now”.
The United Nations Under-Secretary General and Exercutive Secretary of the Economic Commission For Africa, Dr. Vera Songwe, described the event as “one of the biggest events on the United Nations calendar, and reminded the audience that Africa has less than 10 years to meet the objectives of the 17 SDGs, even though some countries have made progress in health care, quality education, gender equality, much still has to be done in terms of reducing the level of poverty in Africa, develop and ensure prosperityi for all, create jobs for both women and youth. Then the youth took to the stage, and demanded that leadership be shared with them.
The 6th ARFSD, is jointly converned by UNECA, the Government of Zimbabwe in collaboration with the African Union Commission For Africa, the African Developing Bank And other United Nations entities.
The Forum whose theme is “2020-2030: A Decade to Deliver a Transformed and Prosperous Africa Through Agenda 2030 and 2063. It will run until February 27, 2020.
Caroline Okie-Anoma on Special Assignment in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.