Question Sixteen

16. Decolonisation 

  • Q: Institutions on the continent such as the African Union, AfDB, need to lead the charge for decolonization. For instance, how can an AU committee of experts have most members from the global north, either as individuals or representing institutions, in an area which has lots of African and Africa-based experts? Justice Nonvignon

A: Yes, the situation you describe seems, intuitively, to run counter to the aspirations captured in Agenda 2063. Reasons for it might speak to the extroversion that Divine highlighted – but may also reflect other rationales or factors.  This could be an instructive empirical question to investigate: a mapping of the actual nature, composition of key AU or AfDB and other expert committees across sectors and an exploration of the rationales and factors shaping these.