Africa Day was founded in 1963. This date marks the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor of the African Union (AU). It celebrates both African unity as well as all the diverse cultures on this amazing continent. This is also a day to recognise the continent’s successes and its economic and cultural potential.
2022 theme: The Year of Nutrition
According to the African Union (AU) “This year’s theme is a great opportunity to advocate for appropriate funding, capacity, and coordination to improve the quality of collaboration possible for effective implementation. In addition, African member states need to increase funding to collect data on food consumption patterns, micronutrient status, and implementation processes to provide the evidence needed to accelerate progress. The role of nutritional data will continue to be prioritised in 2022. Initiatives that have already been implemented, such as the Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard (CNAS) and the AfricanAgriculture Transformation Scorecard (AATS), will be used.”