The Durban Agreement on #OpenAfrica was reached at a meeting of the Africa50 Global Shapers at the Transnet Port Authority in Durban on 5 May 2017. The Durban Agreement was launched after #ShapingAfrica conversations at the 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa.

The Agreement aims to make a case for an open and border-free Africa by fostering cultural understanding and economic integration. Over the coming year, the Durban Hub Global Shapers will power the Uhuru (“Freedom”) Bus, driving from Hub to Hub across the continent. While on this tour, they will engage with local youth and policy-makers in multistakeholder activities that allow youth to voice their vision of a united Africa.

The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. Learn more about them here, and follow the Shapers in Africa on Twitter @AfricaWeShape.

The 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa took place on 3-5 May in Durban, South Africa, under the theme Achieving Inclusive Growth through Responsive and Responsible Leadership. The meeting convened regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society to explore solutions to create economic opportunities for all.