What is Rite4Africa?

A transformative leadership program that:

  • Takes leaders through a personal transformation journey
  • Equips leaders for participatory societal development and transformation.
  • Meets the goals of the African Union Agenda 2063.

Rite4Africa Mission:

The goal of Rite4Africa is; Nurturing civil society participation and inclusive public-private partnerships that help realize the Pan African Vision.

Pan African vision:

An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens, representing a dynamic force in the international arena”.

Target audience

  • Government officials
  • Civil society and NGOs’ representatives
  • Private sector organizations’ leaders

Greater focus on Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

Favouring women and youth participation

Rite4Africa – What We Offer

Transformation from the inside out

  • Transformation starts with the individual.
  • The power and commitment of the African people will transform the continent.
  • Synergy through effective partnerships produces exponential results.
  • Participatory development and collaboration, along with improved implementation capacity on key projects can help realize the Pan African Vision.

Appreciating the vastness and diversity of Africa

  • Africa has 54 countries, over 1.2 billion people and over 1500 unique cultures and languages.
  • Africa’s diversity is a real strength for achieving its true potential.
  • Rite4Africa encourages the unveiling and appreciation of Africa’s diversity, and harnessing it for creating transformative initiatives.

Shared leadership and engagement

  • Experiential and engaging learning process.
  • Participants co-design the program and find solutions that work best for them.
  • Shared leadership approach empowers participants to replicate the program in their communities.
  • Rite4Africa serves as a working consortium for key stakeholders involved with community and economic development projects.                 

Spaced learning for greater effectiveness

  • Semi-structured program with flexible and adaptable content.
  • Customized to the specific needs and contexts.
  • Ten face-to-face delivery days over a period of six months.
  • Intervals to consolidate learning, networking and collaboration on key projects. 

Transformative dialogues

  • Focus on personal transformation
  • Explain transformative leadership and the Pan African Vision
  • Co-design the following modules

Project prototyping

  • Acquire skills and tools to create transformative initiatives 
  • Develop initiatives and implement strategies
  • Collaborate on key projects

Performance optimization

  • Assess personal growth and project implementation
  • Celebrate wins and address challenges
  • Acquire new skills for higher efficiency and sustainability

A Private–Public Partnership

Sources of Funding

UNITAR is a project-based organization, supported by voluntary contributions from

  • Governments
  • Intergovernmental organizations
  • Non-governmental sources such as foundations and the private sector

Implementation Timeframe

  • Initial 6-year period; 2018 to 2023 which is the end of the first Ten-Year Implementation Plan of Agenda 2063. 
  • 2023: Undergo a major review and updated for relevance to the second Ten-Year Implementation Plan (2024 – 2033) of Agenda 2063

Expected Outcomes

  • Changed mindsets and improved transformative leadership capacity.
  • Stronger alignment with a common vision for societal transformation across sectors.
  • Improved policy making for sustainable development.
  • Stronger advocacy for women and youth empowerment.
  • Strengthened democratic institutions and participatory leadership.

We look forward to partnering with you

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