Africa Industrialization Day

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2022 Date20 November 2022
2023 Date20 November 2023
Africa Industrialization Day

Africa Industrialization Day History

Africa Industrialization Day seeks to promote and raise awareness about industrialization in Africa. This day aims to bring attention to the challenges affecting industrialization in Africa. These include a lack of infrastructure, corruption, military conflict, and poverty.

Africa Industrialization Day was established in 1989 by the United Nations General Assembly. It is observed annually on November 20th.

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Africa Industrialization Day Facts & Quotes

  • The theme for Africa Industrialization Day in 2021 was Promoting Eastern African Region as a Preferred Gateway for Trade, Investment and Industrialization.
  • In 2018, 44 States of the African Union signed the Agreement Establishing an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This was the largest trade agreement since the World Trade Organization. It created a single African market for goods and services.
  • According to the U.N, Africa has 70% of the worlds strategic materials yet only 2% of the world's trade and 1% of global manufacturing.
  • For Capitalism to work for Africa, just as it has for China and much of East Asia, public policymakers must shake off the shackles of orthodoxy - Nigerian political activist Kingsley Moghalu

Africa Industrialization Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Learn about the history of Africa's nations and how industrialization has been threatened and slowed.
  • Donate to charities like Action Against Hunger or volunteer to help end poverty.
  • Watch a film to better understand conditions that have led to a lower level of industrialization in Africa. Here are our suggestions:
    Beasts of No Nation (2015)
    The Last King of Scotland (2006)
    Blood Diamond (2006)

Africa Industrialization Day - References and Related Sites

UN: Africa Day UN Economic Commission for Africa

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