The African Renaissance – Equality, Equity and Social Justice
07Dec2022

Equality, Equity & Empowerment

Advancing Gender Equality EQUALITY Learn More Affirming Health Equity EQUITY Learn More Promoting Active Citizenry EMPOWERMENT Learn More

African Renaissance envisions a continent where populations live healthy, empowered and dignified lives.

Gender Equality

We recognize that gender equality, women's empowerment, economic growth and development are mutually reinforcing and significantly correlated. We are concerned that exclusion widens disparities and inequality and therefore support both programmatic and policy interventions in this area.

Sanitation Rights

We believe in paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations with a particular focus on ending open defecation, improving health for all, improving school attendance and learning for girls and raising awareness on menstrual hygiene practices.

Health Equity

We note that Universal Access to Health is essential in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. We Foster multi-sectoral transformative and context-responsive interventions to affirm and advance Primary Health Care as this is key towards the achievement of Universal Health. We take particular interest in advocating for Health Financing because we recognize this as a foundational component that impacts the entire health system's performance, including the delivery and accessibility to primary health care.

Social & Economic Justice

We advocate for social protection to reduce poverty and arrest vulnerability. We are keen in diminishing people's exposure to risks, and enhancing their capacity to manage economic and social shocks that include  unemployment, exclusion, marginalization, disability and old age. We recognize that Covid-19 has exacerbated these vulnerabilities and we design solutions with communities to strengthen and sustain resilience.

We are committed to

Challenging ideological, structural and political drivers of inequality

We are contributing to Africa’s re-birth and renewal through the advancement of a just, equitable, coherent, collaborative, and visible political order that supports gender equality, health equity, sanitation rights and social & economic justice.

Foundations of African Renaissance

Towards a just and equitable order

The African Renaissance is a philosophical and political movement that seeks an end to the violence, elitism, corruption, and poverty believed to plague the African continent, The African Renaissance concept was articulated by Cheikh Anta Diop, a great Senegalese scholar in a series of essays between 1946 and 1960. In his writings, he believed that the African people would someday overcome the challenges confronting the continent and achieve cultural, scientific, and economic renewal. 

The African Renaissance Trust’s desire is to accelerate social and economic development in Africa through the advancement of just and equitable order.

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Join the Renaissance Movement

Health Equity

We note that Universal Access to Health is essential in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. We Foster multi-sectoral transformative and context-responsive interventions to affirm and advance Primary Health Care as this is key towards the achievement of Universal Health. We take particular interest in advocating for Health Financing because we recognize this as a foundational component that impacts the entire health system's performance, including the delivery and accessibility to primary health care.

Gender Equality

We recognize that gender equality, women's empowerment, economic growth and development are mutually reinforcing and significantly correlated. We are concerned that exclusion widens disparities and inequality and therefore support both programmatic and policy interventions in this area.

Water & sanitation

We believe in paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations with a particular focus on ending open defecation, improving health for all, improving school attendance and learning for girls and raising awareness on menstrual hygiene practices.

Social protection

We advocate for social protection to reduce poverty and arrest vulnerability. We are keen in diminishing people's exposure to risks, and enhancing their capacity to manage economic and social shocks that include  unemployment, exclusion, marginalization, disability and old age. We recognize that Covid-19 has exacerbated these vulnerabilities and we design solutions with communities to strengthen and sustain resilience.