Africa Day 2022 focuses on food crises in Africa

Today, Africans and everyone of African descent all over the world are celebrating Africa Day in all shades of Africa; food, fashion, music, dance, art, culture, and diversity. The celebration is in commemoration of the inception of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU), which took place on May 25, 1963, in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

The celebration is usually marked with galas, balls, music festivals, concerts, etc. This year’s virtual concert hosted by popular actor, Idris Elba will see a host of artists perform from five countries: Nigeria’s Davido, Dbanj, CKay, Mayorkun, Yemi Alade, and Reekado Banks; South Africa’s Busiswa and Kamo Mpela; Congo’s Innoss’B; Tanzania’s Zuchu; and Sierra Leone’s Drizilik.

More importantly, the African Union summit is taking place in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, between Wednesday 25th and Saturday 28th, 2022, with Macky Sall, the AU’s current chairman, presiding over the occasion.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent.” The focus is to promote food security and strengthen the agro-system in Africa in pursuance of SDG 2.

Hunger, malnutrition, and food insecurity are long-standing challenges that have plagued the African continent. These challenges have been worsened by current global happenings like the Russia-Ukraine war, the COVID-19 pandemic and its numerous variants, climate change, etc.

It is believed that the summit and talks will bring to light Africa’s food crisis and profer long-term solutions.

At DO Take Action, we decided to commemorate Africa Day with a clarion call for Africans to quit the waiting and blaming game and start taking action for Africa.

DO is building a critical mass of individuals taking personal and collective action for a better future for Africa beyond the Africa Day celebration. As a result, our change strategy is implemented by Africans for Africa.

We see an Africa where every African, irrespective of country, tribe, age, or religion, is taking individual responsibility for Africa’s change and sustainable development whilst making a difference in their community, and solving key issues facing their community.

Our goal by 2050 is to build an active community of young and old people taking action to solve key issues facing Africa.

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