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 L'​université Deakin à Melbourne, Australie (Pr. Osborne) : http://​www.deakin.edu.au/​profiles/​richard-osborne L'​université Deakin à Melbourne, Australie (Pr. Osborne) : http://​www.deakin.edu.au/​profiles/​richard-osborne
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 +2010-2011 Edition
 +It is commonly agreed that ideas make the world go round. In Africa, there is no lack of ideas. It is the conditions of their realization that are lacking, and namely:
 + The capacity of the Africans to draw their own future through imagination and self- confidence;
 + A systematic articulation between researchers and decision-makers;​
 + A political debate focused on the confrontation of ideas;
 + The will to explore these ideas in a significant and ambitious way;
 + States and entrepreneurs ready to take reasoned and moderate risks;
 +These ideas must naturally be practical and able to be implemented through public policies or economic or social entrepreneurship. They must have the potential to achieve a consensus that goes beyond the partisan chapels and have thus to be rooted in a global vision and strategy of improving the living conditions of the African populations.
 +Imagine Africa Institute wants to encourage this blooming of ideas by offering a permanent platform. The platform will bring annually to knowledge of Africans and the world the best ideas likely to influence positively Africa’s development.
 +Imagine Africa Institute organizes every year an international competition to identify the best 10 ideas for the long-term development of the continent. The prize-winners are selected by an independent
 +international jury composed of eminent personalities. The Award Ceremony gets wide media coverage to make publicly known those whose intuitions and intellectual work contain a strong development potential for Africa.
 +With this forward-looking initiative, Imagine Africa Institute intends to facilitate a positive emulation and to create a virtuous circle in which more and more Africans will be able to engage themselves, so as to appropriate or re-appropriate their future.
 +The international competition Ten Ideas for Tomorrow’s Africa aspires to identify and to promote ideas with great potential on the long-term development of the African continent. These ideas have more particularly to meet the following criteria:
 + Originality:​ the idea must be really new and\or innovative;
 + Impact: the idea must have a great potential impact on the long-term development of Africa;
 + Regional outreach: the idea must have an impact exceeding the framework of a single African State.
 +The pilot edition of the competition takes place in 2010- 2011 to mark at once the Fiftieth Anniversary of African Independences and the launch of Imagine Africa Institute.
 +The international competition Ten Ideas for Tomorrow’s Africa is an open competition,​ without restriction related to the country of origin or to the nationality of the candidates. A call for applications is launched every year by Imagine Africa Institute and its partners.
 +For the 2010-2011 edition, 485 proposals were received by the organizers. A selection committee reviewed in
 +December1st 2010
 +detail all the proposals and prepared a shortlist on the basis of the above criteria. The shortlist has now been submitted to the members of the international Jury who will take independently its final decision and choose the prize-winners.
 +An Award Ceremony is organized each year at the initiative of Imagine Africa Institute. A booklet, published on the occasion presents the award-winning Ten Ideas for Tomorrow’s Africa.
 +The Jury of the competition Ten Ideas for Tomorrow’s Africa consists of eminent personalities,​ known and respected for their attachment to democracy, good governance and the development of the African continent. The Jury functions according to a set of internal rules. The Jury of the 2010-2011 edition consists of the following personalities:​
 + Donald Kaberuka, President of the Group of the African Development Bank and President of the Jury
 + Pierre Sané, President of Imagine Africa Institute and Secretary of the Jury
 + Mrs Pilar Alvarez-Laso,​ Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Social and Human Sciences
 + Arnold Ekpe, Chief Executive Officer of the Ecobank Group
 + Mo Ibrahim, President of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
 + MrsWangariMaathai,​NobelPeacePrize
 + Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Executive Secretary of the
 +New partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
 + Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,​ Vice-president of the
 +World Bank
 + Jean Ping, President of the African Union
 + Wole Soyinka, Nobel Prize in Literature.
 +The prizes of the competition Ten Ideas for Tomorrow’s Africa are given on the occasion of a solemn ceremony in the presence of the jury members, of African and non-African personalities representing all professional
 +sectors (political decision-makers,​ businessmen,​
 +researchers,​ civil society actors) and of members of the African and international press.
 +The prize-winners receive a Diploma, an endowment in cash and are given the possibility to expose their idea in front of a panel of personalities and in the press.
 +The first Award Ceremony will take place during the first semester of 2011 at the African Development Bank Headquarters.
 +The main sponsors of the competition Ten Ideas for Tomorrow’s Africa come from the African and international private sector as well as from governmental and international organisations interested in the development and future of Africa.
 +These supports come as a supplement to the initial financing and to the permanent support provided by Imagine Africa Institute.
 +Imagine Africa Institute (IAI) is an independent international organization provisionally based in Paris (France). Impartial and tied to no political, partisan or national interests, IAI seeks to improve the quality of public policies in and on Africa, especially in areas related to South-South cooperation,​ regional integration and decentralization. IAI works to improve these public policies by creating, managing and strengthening spaces for dialogue enriched by the participation of all stakeholders (governments,​ business communities,​ scientific communities,​ civil society organisations,​ local authorities,​ media).
 +Jury Members for 2010-2011
 +DONALD KABERUKA, RWANDA, President of the Jury President of the African Development Bank
 +Donald Kaberuka is President of the African Development Bank since September 2005. Since his election he has brought considerable changes in particular in the greater attention given to the infrastructure and to regional integration,​ in the promotion of a more dynamic private sector, in the production and institutional distribution of knowledge on Africa. Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Rwanda (1997-2005),​ he is considered as the main architect of the success of the programs of economic reforms and reconstruction. Donald Kaberuka studied in Tanzania and in the United Kingdom, where he obtained a Master'​s degree and a PhD in Economy at the University of Glasgow (Scotland).
 +PIERRE SANE, SENEGAL, Secretary of the Jury
 +President of Imagine Africa Institute
 +Before creating Imagine Africa Institute, Pierre Sané was Assistant Director-General of UNESCO from 2001 to 2010, in charge of the Social and Human Sciences Sector. Previously he was Secretary General of Amnesty International (1992-2001). Before this, he worked during 15 years in the field of research and international development,​ in particular as Regional Director (West and Central Africa) of the International Development Research Center (IDRC, Canada). Pierre Sané is a graduate in Political Sciences from the London School of Economics (Msc); he is a certified public accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Bordeaux (France).
 +Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Social and Human Sciences
 +Before becoming, in July 2010, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Social and Human Sciences, Pilar Álvarez-Laso assumed responsibilities in the media. She was honorary main Adviser of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Presidency of the Republic of Mexico for the new communication technologies. She obtained a Bachelor'​s degree in communication (1994) at the Ibero-American University of Mexico City, a Master'​s degree in the field of foreign affairs (2007) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico City and a post-graduate diploma on contemporary international migrations at the Comillas Pontifical University of Madrid (2009).
 +Director General of Ecobank Group
 +Director General (Group Chief Executive Officer) of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) since 2005 (having already assumed managerial functions between 1996 and 2001), Arnold Ekpe led numerous financial transactions and concluded several decisive trade agreements - particularly in Western and Southern Africa. Between 2002 and 2004, he served as Executive Director then Chief Executive Officer of the United Bank for Africa (UBA). Arnold Ekpe holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (University of Manchester) and a Diploma from Manchester Business School.
 +President of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
 +Founder in 1998 of the African telecommunications company MSI Cellular Investments renamed afterwards Celtel International and resold in 2005 to MTC Kuwait, Mo Ibrahim created in October 2006 the Mo Ibrahim Foundation which aims at consolidating the quality of governance and the excellence of leadership in Africa. In 2007, he left the presidency of Celtel International to dedicate himself to this initiative. Mo Ibrahim is an electric engineer, a university graduate of Alexandria (Egypt). He is also a holder of a Master'​s degree in Electronics and Electric Engineering of Bradford University (England) and of a Doctorate in Mobile Communication of the University of Birmingham (England). He was appointed in July 2010 Ambassador for Peace of the African Union.
 +Nobel Peace Prize
 +Holder of a Diploma in Biological Sciences and in Veterinary Medicine from the Universities of Pittsburgh (United States), Munich (Germany) and Nairobi (Kenya), Wangari Maathai teaches Animal Anatomy and Veterinary Medicine at the University Institute of Nairobi. In 1977, she left her University career to create the biggest project of reforestation in Africa: The Green Belt Movement (GBM, Green Belt Movement). Her project which has for objective to prevent the deforestation and the erosion of grounds, factors of drought and poverty, allows women to work and thus acquire more autonomy. In December 2002, Wangari Maathai is elected environmentalist Deputy to the Kenyan Parliament. In 2003, she is appointed Minister-assistant to the Environment,​ Natural resources and Wild Fauna. In 2004, she receives the Nobel Peace Prize for "her contribution in favour of sustainable development,​ democracy and peace" and "her holistic approach to sustainable development”.
 +Executive Secretary of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
 +Minister of Cooperation and African Integration,​ then Minister of Foreign Affairs (1996- 1997) before being Prime Minister (1997-1999) of Niger, Ibrahim Assane Mayaki is the Executive Secretary of the Agency of Planning and Coordination of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). In 2000 he founds a think tank on health and educational policies before being appointed Director of the Platform in support to Rural Development in West and Central Africa (2004-2009). Ibrahim Assane Mayaki holds a Diploma from the National School of Public Administration (ENAP) of Quebec (Canada) and has a PhD in Administrative Sciences delivered by the University of Paris.
 +Vice-president of the World Bank
 +Graduated from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala enters the World Bank in 1983. She occupies numerous prestigious posts (Vice- president and Secretary General), works within the East Asia Region and serves twice within the Middle East Region. She was also Director in charge of the institutional change and of the Strategy (1995-1997). As such, she handled the implementation of the program of institutional reform of the Bank. In 2003, she left the World Bank to serve as Minister of Finance of Nigeria (2003-2006) then Minister of Foreign Affairs (June-August,​ 2006) - she is the first woman to perform these two functions. During her mandates of Minister of Finance, her work gave her an international recognition,​ in particular for the stabilization of the public finances of Nigeria and the fight against corruption. In 2007, she returns to the World Bank.
 +President of the African Union Commission
 +Diplomat and Gabonese politician, he is elected President of the African Union Commission on February 1st 2008. Member of the Gabonese Government (1990-2008),​ Jean Ping occupied numerous ministerial functions: Information,​ Post and Telecommunications;​ Tourism and Leisure; Reform of the semi-public sector; In charge of relations with the Parliament; Mining, Energy and Hydraulic Resources; Foreign Affairs and Cooperation;​ Vice-minister to Minister of Finance, of Economy, of Budget and of Privatization;​ Minister of Planning, Environment and Tourism. Jean Ping assumed the presidency of OPEC in 1993, and was elected 59th president of the United Nations General Assembly in 2004. He holds a Doctorate in Economics of the University Paris 1 Pantheon – Sorbonne.
 +Nobel Prize in Literature
 +After studying at the Universities of Ibadan (Nigeria) and Leeds (Great Britain), Wole Soyinka works at the Royal Court Theatre of London before establishing several theatre companies in Nigeria. He holds numerous university posts at Ibadan, Ife and Lagos. In 1952 he creates the association "The Pyrate"​ at the University of Ibadan to fight the colonial mentality. Imprisoned between 1967 and 1969 for having supported the movement of independence of Biafra, he teaches his own liberation in the Departments of Dramatic Art of Ife and Ibadan. He also travels worldwide to stage his plays, give conferences and edit literary magazines. In 1994, he is forced into exile having been sentenced to death by the Government of Sani Abacha. He can return in the country only after the latter’s death in 1998. He is one of the co-founders of the Parliament of Writers and the President of the African Community of Culture. Wole Soyinka received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986. The Swedish Academy then greeted a “writer who in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the drama of existence”.
 +Table of selected candidates
 +d’AIGLEPIERRE Rohen (group)
 +"​A digital platform of applied innovations for development"​
 +It is about a digital platform of exchanges on innovations for economic and social development of Africa. The approach is based on a networking of the various actors. It includes a system of sponsoring for the implementation of the innovations and the mobilization of the local actors.
 +ALLIMANT Marie- Nomena Madagascar
 +"​Multiply the projects of reforestation in Africa by a multi-scale approach"​
 +This proposal is to favour the reforestation thanks to the creation of added value. Income will be guaranteed by the exploitation of various products such as essential oils, timber, firewood and market gardening. The project is accompanied with an Internet platform to list all the projects of reforestation and allow a national coordination.
 +ALTEZ Vincent
 +"​Africa in a Single Window"​
 +The African Single Window suggests accommodating standardized information to meet the efforts of trade facilitation. It is intended first and foremost for small and medium- sized enterprises by supplying them the necessary information for a better access to the market.
 +ANGGRAENI Suriah DEWI N.S. Chyntia
 +"​Reduce food insecurity by producing Intermediate Moisture Food with hyacinth bean and cassava in dry season"​
 +The consumption of Intermediate Moisture Food produced from cassava flour and protein of hyacinth bean has the potential to reduce food insecurity because of the abundant availability of cassava and the ease of preparation and preservation of these products. This project is inspired by the Indonesian experience.
 +BALCOU-DEBUSSCHE Maryvette France
 +"​Slowing down the explosion of non-contagious chronic diseases by developing an inclusive educational approach: the learning nests"
 +This idea takes into account the insufficient medical density in Africa to face the explosion of non-contagious chronic diseases, which are not integrated into the public health priorities. It aims at introducing prevention and education of adults at risk by means of training of community networks and outreach work.
 +"​Harmonize the responses to epidemics and disasters in Africa by means of a coordinated training of specialists and an inter-country network"​
 +This proposal intends to establish a training centre within the University of Tamale in Ghana to train the national and African staff to respond to epidemics and disasters. An inter-country agreement will allow training experts and will emphasize the minimal equipment required to face such emergencies.
 +NAIDOO Yogan (& Business
 +Africa Group) South Africa
 +"​The African Trade web site"
 +It is here about gathering on a single site the maximum of products and services to facilitate the intra-African exchanges.
 +CISSE Chikouna
 +Ivory Coast
 +“For an African Charter on Migrations"​
 +What would be at stake here is the codification by the African Union of a Charter for a consensual management of the migrations in Africa. This would allow strengthening the African integration thanks to a bigger fluidity in the mobility of the populations while guaranteeing them the protection of human rights.
 +"​For a modern and profitable beekeeping in Africa"​
 +It is here about an integrated proposal to introduce and strengthen a modern beekeeping in Africa through an introduction of the discipline in the university curriculum, the implementation of technical training centers, the development of an appropriate legislation and a better nexus between marketing services and the producers.
 +HOFF Pieter
 +The Netherlands
 +"​The Tree Solution"​
 +"​Groasis"​ allows to plant trees in deserts or eroded sectors without the help of irrigation and with a 100% planting result. The "​Groasis"​ water box is an intelligent water reserve which retains the rainwater and produces water from the present humidity in the air.
 +“Creation of a full value chain around the recycling of plastic"​
 +The idea is to integrate the current decentralized capacities of Africa (informal productive sector, micro-companies,​ small and medium-sized enterprises,​ household, home economics, villages) to collect and recycle plastic by articulating them around a regional Institution of development.
 +MESSAGER Christophe
 +"​Create a continental African meteorological network based on the educational system"​
 +The purpose of this project is to give to the young African generations from primary grade to university level the means to observe the atmospheric environment and to understand its variability at short, medium and long terms. What is expected is to create a continental and daily network of measure of simple data, to communicate them to university regional centres which take care of the treatment and redistribution.
 +MILLER Darlene (group)
 +South Africa
 +"​Product Idols: beauty dedicated to African trade"
 +It is proposed to promote an intra-African trade by using a famous television program in Africa, MNet face of Africa, which appoints Miss Africa every year. The idea is to use the candidates who would not have won the trophy to assure the promotion of African products and technologies.
 +PRAH Kwesi Kwaa
 +“The harmonization of African spelling conventions based on structural affinities and mutual understanding"​
 +The purpose of this idea is to develop spelling conventions to harmonize the writing of close languages. It would allow a spectacular expansion of public of readers.
 +“Inter-universities virtual library and cloud computing"​
 +This proposal recommends the sharing, thanks to digital technology, of educational resources between the universities of the continent to constitute a virtual library by means of cloud computing. This would allow in particular the collective purchase of expensive software.
 +South Africa
 +“Genomics:​ an opportunity for Africa"​
 +The availability of computers, of Internet and of competitive salaries can represent an opportunity for Africa to position itself as champion of genetic annotation. This proposal speaks in favour of Africa becoming in genomics what India has become in the field of information technologies.
 +2010 is the 50th anniversary of African Independences. Even if some states were granted independence earlier or later, 1960 is the year when the end of colonial occupation would, in term, become unavoidable.
 +According to analysts, the past fifty years have altogether raised hopes of broken off and maintained “dependency”,​ hastened economic and social improvements whilst jeopardising them through crisis and conflicts, have seen improvements to democratic processes and human rights, albeit hindered by poor governance and corruption. In addition, those years have led to an overall spread of education, but, at the same time, to the loss of brain-power and significant population migrations.
 +Subsequently,​ the outcome of these fifty years has been toned down, or even harsh for the African countries, although few analysts have considered the future to come up with ideas, options and strategies for the continent for the next fifty years.
 +Reports and surveys alternatively forecast an increase of the GDP and foreign investment or, on the contrary, deepened poverty and amplified inequities; improved or deteriorating governance; more or less armed conflicts, ... it depends.
 +This work, however valuable it may be, can never replace a structured and deep reflection based on public policies aiming at promoting social and economic changes over the next fifty years, and which are crucial to the development of a cooperative,​ prosperous and fair Africa. Yet, there is definitely in Africa a lack of intellectual reflection professional platforms considering the future, as well as of partaking and long- term planning as it was recently highlighted during the two African Intellectual and Diaspora Conferences (Dakar 2004 and Salvador 2006).
 +2010 is therefore an emblematic milestone year, which should bring together the Africans and friends of Africa in order to imagine a continent which would meet the expectations of its populations. The aspiration should be that 2010 is the year when intellectuals return to politics in their capacity as intellectuals,​ and the year for them to get involved with the political, economic and
 +social actors to draw up determined plans and the associated public policies.
 +IImagine Africa wishes to be involved in a movement aiming towards “rethinking” Africa. After all, fifty years ago, it was Asia that attracted pessimism and patronising judgments subsequent to massive poverty and recurring dearth, wars, “closed” States. What is the situation nowadays? China, India, Japan, South Korea are among the ten major economic players in the world, together with Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam, which are speeding up their economic growth and social development.
 +There is undoubtedly hope for Africa, and the African and international communities are fully aware: “Africa is the next border!” It seems therefore perfectly appropriate to choose the year 2010 to launch Imagine Africa.
 +The Institute was set up in September 2010, after a long period of development based on the founders’ experience and intense consultations. It is temporarily based in Paris.
 +The overall goal of the Institute is to support research, reflection and debates to nourish the public policies in and on Africa. It does this through the flow of ideas and information,​ the identification of international and regional treaties to be promoted, and the preparation and proposal of methods for policy-research dialogues, as well as the intellectual and organisational support to the network of African “think tanks” in the fields identified by the Institute.
 +T he Institute will implement various activities aiming at linking and reinforcing partnerships between Africa and the various worldwide regions, promoting regional integration and reinforcing devolution. In this instance, the
 +Institute will favour the creation and management of inclusive debate centres in order to exchange and define actions – actions informed by the research outcomes and by the international and regional norms and treaties.
 +The Institute will regularly issue synthesis of all research outcomes, combined with their repercussions on public policies, in order to support debates and dialogues, will
 +Why Imagine Africa Institute?
 +set up international workshops on structural issues, publish essays and a regular Newsletter in addition to the organisation of conferences and events aiming at promoting positive developments in Africa in the fields of South-South cooperation,​ regional integration and decentralization.
 +The Institute will be networking with international institutions in order to develop partnerships and exchanges of good practices. One of the purposes of such partnerships will be to benefit from the experience of highly capable centres so that the associated bodies of Imagine Africa can take advantage of it, and more specifically with regards to governance, management, communication and plea operations.
 +In addition to the Management and Scientific staff, the Institute intends to appoint a Scientific Orientation Council consisting of academics and experts from the national and international public administrations,​ the business world and associations. This Council will supplement the work of the Institute through the diversity of its expertise, know-how and viewpoints.
 +Founders of the Institute
 +Pierre SANE
 +President of Imagine Africa Institute
 +Former Secretary General - Amnesty International Former Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Social and Human Sciences
 +Frédéric DORCE
 +Director General of Imagine Africa Institute
 +Journalist specialized in Africa Former Chief Editor of Jeune Afrique Economie
 +President of the Initiative Committee
 +Former Secretary General of the United Nations Former Secretary General of La Francophonie Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt
 +Activities being developed:
 +Action Plan 2010-2015
 +An annual Africa-Asia forum bringing together all the actors in this partnership (policy-makers,​ businessmen,​ researchers,​ civil society actors, media) in order to evaluate it regularly and direct it towards sustainable growth benefiting Africa. In partnership with the Kenya Government. (2011)
 +An annual forum aiming at reinforcing the partnership between Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean in the economic, political, social, educational,​ cultural and scientific domains. In partnership with the Ivory Coast Government. (2012)
 +A series of dialogues between Haitian, Caribbean, Latin- American policy-makers and intellectuals on the re- foundation of the State and the rooting of Haiti in Latin America and the Caribbean. In partnership with the Haitian and the Dominican Republic Governments. (2011)
 +A continuous dialogue on sustainable development,​ democracy and human rights aimed at bringing Africa and the Arab world closer. In partnership with the African Union, the League of Arab States and the Pan- African and Arab Parliaments. (2012)
 +A series of seminars conducted by an international working group to analyze the trends related to development and international migrations and to formulate recommendations to the main policy actors. (2011).
 +An economic, commercial and financial dialogue between the Horn of Africa and Persian Gulf Countries, and dialogues about peace and regional integration. Being discussed with the Djibouti Government. (2013)
 +An online Library of all the works published by Africans or on Africa and targeting mainly the Asian, Latin- American and Arab markets. (2014)
 +An Africa-specialised publishing body. (2014)
 +Short-term training for parliamentarians and diplomats in the fields of South-South cooperation,​ regional integration and decentralization. (2015)
 +Online Academy for the teaching of African languages, in partnership with the African universities. (2015).
 +Afrolab allows the identification and marketing on an annual basis of the 10 best ideas related to the economic and social development of Africa. In partnership with the African Development Bank (ADB). (2010)
 +Conception and implementation of an online digital tool to collect and disseminate the policy briefs prepared by the African “think tanks” in order to facilitate the use of the research outcomes by the decision-makers and to support the debate around public policies. (2012)
 +Elaboration and proposal of sectoral public policies for post-conflict period in Somalia through research and inclusive debate. (2012)
 +International campaign to encourage debate, ratification and appropriation by the African States, integration in national law of the Charter adopted by the African Union on January, 30th 2007. (2011)
 +International campaign to encourage debate, ratification and appropriation by the African States, integration in national law of the Charter adopted by the African Union on July, 2nd 2006. (2011).
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