Concept note

All-African Movement Assembly


Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity is a Pan-African movement of people and organisations, working for peace, justice and dignity. We are determined to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the Peoples of Africa to build the Future we want – a right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity for all Africans everywhere.

The mandate of Africans Rising stems from the validation conference held in Arusha, Tanzania on 23rd-24th August, 2016. The conference was attended by 272 people from 40 countries on the African continent, and representatives from two countries in the Diaspora. One of the outcomes of the conference was the agreement to launch the Africans Rising movement on 25th May, 2017, to reclaim the true meaning of African Liberation Day and, consequently, to use that day annually to let governments across the globe hear the voices of Africans as they advocate for  equitable dividends of good governance. The activities of the Africans Rising movement over the overs have been geared towards fulfilling its mandate by supporting movements across Africa in their work and amplifying the voices of conscience challenging the status quo. The All-African Movements Assembly is a convening to take us back to where it all started. It is a people’s platform to assess the original Africans Rising mandate and its implementation over the years, and to renew our commitment to the mandate for the years to come.  The Assembly affords African movements,  both at home and in the Diaspora, the opportunity to reconnect, ask deep questions about the African situation, take stock and re-strategise on ways forward.


The main objectives of the All-African Movement Assembly are as follows:

  • To render accountability for the mandate bestowed upon Africans Rising for the past six (6) years 
  • To discuss and strategise on the movement’s commitment to the mandate for the next five to ten years 


Participants will be drawn from across Africa and the Diaspora. The Assembly is projected to host up to 750 representatives of movements from the African continent and the African Diaspora. It is proposed to have at least one (1) delegate from each country in Africa, 51% of whom should be youth and 50% women.
Date and Venue

The Assembly will be a 3-day conference from 29th to 31st August, 2022, to be  held at MS TCDC Conference Centre in Arusha, Tanzania, where the Africans Rising movement  began 5 years ago.


  • Pre-Assembly Activities 
  1. Regional Convenings in five (5) regions of Africa
  2. Publicity and media soiree
  3. Development of fundraising and donor mobilisation pla
  • Main Assembly Activities 
  1. Presentations on Africans Rising delivery on the mandate
  2. Focus group discussions on strategy for next 5-10 years
  3. Artist performances 
  4. Virtual participation 
  5. Livestream
  • Post-Assembly Activities
  1. Finalisation of report on Assembly
  2. Finalisation on strategy document


The main partner for the All-African Movement Assembly is MS TCDC whose facility in Arusha Tanzania will host the Assembly. Other potential partners will be contacted to sponsor delegates from different movements to attend the AAMA.