They are the ones with the vision, the aspirations.
Its not about how much external resources we commit
Its not about the strength of the institutions we build.
Ultimately what society is asking of us is that we consider them the primary drivers of their own development.
That means an engagement that goes beyond elections
It means support that goes beyond AID
It means seeking their views at every step of the decision-making process.
Africa Platform creates a Platform where these aspirations are not lost in the quest for institutional building and setting up of structures of governance that have no foundation in society