- Build and strengthen a strong movement for peace and justice by supporting local initiatives for transformation.
- Learn and empower grassroots activists through the sharing of personal and collective stories of transformation.
- Share ideas and knowledge with the purpose of learning from each another and strengthening a collective African trans-formative agenda.
- Contribute to a shared Pan-African culture of people-to-people solidarity.
The African Solidarity Caravan seeks to deepen the connections between leaders at all levels and conflict transformation, peace-building and solidarity activists throughout Africa, through a series of solidarity events hosted by local networks. The African Solidarity Caravan aims to involve everybody, including Africans across the continent and in the Diaspora and all people around the world committed to the vision of a world of justice and peace in which all the basic needs of people are met and peoples’ rights and dignity are respected. The Caravan also seeks to deepen a culture of Pan-African people-to-people solidarity.
A series of interconnected events will be held across Africa building up to the main event, a Peace and Human Security Festival in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa that will seek to hand over a declaration of solidarity to the African Union through the Chair Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. Many regional blocs will also be engaged during the build up activities and efforts will be made towards mobilizing support for the Africa Union Agenda 2063 and many other similar efforts.
The interconnected events will also take advantage of key related ACTION Support Center (ASC), regional and international events, including a gathering of the African Insider Mediators Platform, the Africa Week Festival and ASC’s involvement in national, continental and global gatherings of conflict transformation practitioners and peace and solidarity activists.
Activities will take the form of reflective and analytical sessions, information and experience sharing discussions, solidarity vigils, pickets, marches, blitzing, street theater encounters, cultural evenings and celebrations that will include live performances from local artists, poetry, drama, traditional dances, music, great African food, speeches, key note addresses and many other forms of revelry.
The African Solidarity Caravan offers activists across Africa an opportunity to Reflect, Connect, Strategies, Organise, Mobilize, Transform, Consolidate, and Celebrate in a way that contributes to a deepened culture of Pan-African people-to-people solidarity.
The Caravan is also strongly linked to the Proudly African Campaign. The Campaign seeks to ignite exchange and implementation of creative and innovative knowledge, ideas, skills and experience that contribute to the Renaissance of Africa.
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