About Us

The AU Foundation was established by the African Union as part of promoting domestic resource mobilization for African development. A key priority is to advocate for partnerships with the private sector that will see inclusive economic development and growth, the growth of African business, intra-African trade and shared prosperity.

MISSION:

To connect people, ideas, and resources to develop Africa.

VISION:

To mobilise resources for African development in support of the AU’s vision of an integrated, people-centred and prosperous Africa that is at peace with itself and taking its rightful place in the world.

THE GOALS OF THE AU FOUNDATION ARE TO:
  • Mobilise resources from the private sector,
  • philanthropists, individuals, donors within Africa, the diaspora and globally.
  • Build partnerships with the private sector towards Africa’s common prosperity and development.
  • Connect people, ideas, initiatives, and resources for Africa’s development and Agenda 2063
  • Advocate for the African Union and support its programmes.
PRIORITY PROGRAMMES

The AU Foundation will fund programmes and initiatives in pursuit of Agenda 2063, with specific emphasis on the following areas:

  1. Skills and human resource development.
  2. Youth development and entrepreneurship.
  3. Women’s empowerment and gender equality.
  4. Promoting integration and the management of diversity.
  5. Advocacy and support for the African Union.