African Institutions (Transformation of Africa)

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Course: Pan-African Institutions are Leading the Socioeconomic Transformation of Africa (e-learning, 5 ECTS, English)

African Economic Transformation

Five subjects compose the course “African Institutions are Leading the Transformation of Africa”:

  1. The African Union (AU) (1 ECTS)
    1. The African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  2. The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) (0.7 ECTS)
    1. The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)
  3. The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) (1 ECTS)
  4. The African Development Bank (1.3 ECTS)
  5. The Agenda 2063 “The Africa We Want” (AU) (0.5 ECTS)

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Languages of study English (or French Afrique Transformation Portuguese Africa Transformaçao Spanish Africa Transformación). The student has free access to the materials in these languages.

The main objective of the course “African institutions are leading the transformation of Africa” is to understand the role of...

  1. The African Union (AU): The “Political Vision: a United Africa”
  2. The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD): The “executing agency” of the African Union
  3. The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA): organises all the information necessary to achieve the African Integration
  4. The African Development Bank: Financing the AU vision

Finally, we will study the “Agenda 2063: The future we want for Africa” a key document to understanding the vision of the African leaders.

Download the syllabus of the course: “African Institutions are Leading the Transformation of Africa” (PDF)

Course intended for all those wishing to understand the socioeconomic transformation of Africa.

We Trust in Africa

  1. Credits of the course “Institutions are leading the transformation of Africa”: 5 ECTS Credits
  2. Total Tuition Fees: 195 Euros
  3. 20% discount for the African Students and 10% for the students of the African Diaspora
  4. Duration: 1 month

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This course “African Institutions are Leading the Transformation of Africa” is studied...
  1. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Africa
  2. Doctorate in Business in Africa

The students who have taken this course can validate and register for a Master or Doctorate at EENI (School of International Business).

The course “Institutions are leading the transformation of Africa” contains exercises that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the diploma “African institutions are leading the transformation of Africa” issued by EENI (School of International Business).

Pedro Nonell, African Students

Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

Area of Knowledge: Africa

Sample of the course - African Institutions are Leading the Transformation of Africa
Africa Agenda 2063

Description of the Course: The African Institutions are Leading the Transformation of Africa.

Africa: a continent in a deep transformation.

Since the creation of the Organisation of the African Unity (OAU), now called the African Union, the African political leaders are moving irreversibly towards full economic integration, with the aim of creating the African Continental Free-Trade Area (1 billion people, GDP combined: 1.2 trillion) consisting of fifty-four African Countries.

While this goal is very complex (e.g., the intra-African trade represents only 10% of the total African trade) and will require substantial investments (especially in infrastructure); they are taking decisive steps to achieve it.

Some people are talking about “Africa as emerging continent.” Although we believe it is premature to consider the African continent as emerging market (although many countries are already emerging economies, in fact, South Africa is a member of the BRICS Countries), rather we can affirm that Africa is the next “frontier market.”

To achieve this vision of a “United Africa”, four African institutions are playing a fundamental role.

  1. The “African Union” establishes the political vision.
  2. The NEPAD is the executing agency of the African Union
  3. The Economic Commission for Africa (United Nations) is the responsible among other things to organise all the information necessary to achieve African Integration
  4. The African Development Bank is primarily responsible for financing and supporting development projects in Africa

The African Union has agreed the “Agenda 2063: The future we want for Africa” an essential document to understand the vision of the African leaders.

Knowing these institutions (*), its operation, its programs and the information they provide is vital to comprehend the profound transformation taking place in Africa.

(*) The Regional Economic Communities also play a fundamental role (analysed in another course).

Subject - Agenda 2063: “The Future we want for Africa.” Syllabus:

  1. The Vision and Priorities of the Agenda 2063
  2. The African aspirations for 2063
  3. Wealthy Africa (inclusive growth and sustainable development)
  4. Integrated Continent
  5. Good Governance, Democracy, Human Rights, Justice and the Rule of Law
  6. A Peaceful and Secure Africa: “By 2020 all guns will be silent
  7. Strong cultural identity, common heritage, shared values and ethics
  8. Development is people-driven, unleashing the potential of women and youth
  9. Africa as a strong, united and influential global player and partner
  10. Roadmap of the Agenda 2063
  11. Factors for Africa’s transformation

Samples of the course - African Institutions

Department of Trade (the African Union)

African Free-Trade Area

H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)

NEPAD Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

African Development Bank Strategy 2013–2022

African Gender Development Index

African Development Bank



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