Africa is on the rise and there is a business revolution brewing across the continent which can now boost of the fastest growing economies in the world. There is a burgeoning consumer demand from a growing middle class, a population of nearly 2 billion people, of which around 800 million youths are seeking for meaningful and sustainable employment. By 2050 Africa’s population will be the same as what China and India has now.
However in recent times Africa’s youthful population has been navigating deadly waters and dangerous borders to seek for greener pastures in Europe and America. A vast majority of the population especially in Sub Saharan Africa live in poverty. Over 645 Million Africans are without access to electricity, over 60% of the population are involved in Agriculture but Agriculture contributes to only 16% of Africa’s GDP, inter regional trade between African countries accounts for only 15% of total trade in Africa compared to 70% in Europe for example. If African governments are to achieve their Sustainable Development Goals as well as the African Union’s Agenda 2063, we must start to make sustainable use of the vastly underexplored and unexploited resources Africa possesses.
This is where AFRICA OPPORTUNITY PLATFORM (AOP) steps in. AOP has identified the key to unlocking Africa’s underexplored resources by bridging the investment gap in Africa through sustainable partnerships. Through Public Private Partnerships, Joint Venture Agreements and various forms of investment partnerships, AOP is collaborating with local governments, project developers and global investors to bring the technical expertise, managerial know-how and investment funds necessary to achieve Africa’s sustainable development goals. Through renewable energy technologies, agricultural innovations, affordable housing schemes and infrastructural development AOP, aims to concretely contribute to Africa’s emergence.