APJ to publish special edition on African Agenda 2063

The Africa Policy Journal (APJ) has announced the call for papers for the 2023 edition of the journal due to published in the Spring of 2023. The publication will be a special edition focusing on African Agenda 2063. 

In 2013 the African Union adopted the African 2063 Agenda built around a vision delineated into 12 flagships initiatives. The aim of the special edition is to reflect on the 2063 Agenda by reviewing its progress and contribute to strengthening policy making towards key initiatives that would strengthen the Africa 2063 Agenda.  

The Editorial Board of APJ particularly welcome submissions from but not limited to the academia, development, multilateral and bilateral institutions; research centers, finance, economic, national development, and planning ministries; central banks, philanthropic, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations.   Submissions are due by 1st February 2023. 

Commenting on the announcement, the Editor-in-Chief of APJ, Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u, stated: “The special edition of APJ on Agenda 2063 provides ample opportunity for key stakeholders in the African continent to contribute to strengthening policies that would advance economic development in Africa. The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, challenges of food security and the high rate of inflation in the continent require stronger policies.  This is the right time to have scholarly review of the African Agenda 2063, assess the challenges of implementation and suggest robust policies that will enhance the implementation of the agenda.”

The special edition will cover topics around but not limited to the structuring elements of the African 2063 Agenda: 

  • Peace and security 
  • Inclusive economic growth and prosperity  
  • Climate, sustainability and resilience 
  • Culture, values and ethics 
  • Governance, democracy, rule of law and human rights 
  • Africa in Global diplomacy, geopolitics and international affairs 
  • Partnership, food security, energy and agriculture 
  • Poverty alleviation and economic empowerment 
  • Regional integration and partnerships 
  • Industrialization and decent work 

All articles will undergo a rigorous peer review process. Contributions should be submitted by email toafrica_journal@hks.harvard.edu  and cc harvardapj@gmail.com   by 1st February 2023. Prospective authors can find full details on the submission guidelines on APJ’s submission page.