Open Africa

The Durban Agreement on #OpenAfrica was reached at a meeting of the Africa50 Global Shapers at the Transnet Port Authority in Durban on 5 May 2017. The Durban Agreement was launched after #ShapingAfrica conversations at the 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa.


The Agreement aims to make a case for an open and border-free Africa by fostering cultural understanding and economic integration. Over the coming year, the Durban Hub Global Shapers will power the Uhuru (“Freedom”) Bus, driving from Hub to Hub across the continent. While on this tour, they will engage with local youth and policy-makers in multistakeholder activities that allow youth to voice their vision of a united Africa.


Politics and Public Policy