Letter from the Chairperson

It is with great excitement that I announce that ALA Model African Union is moving online in 2021! Following our postponement of ALAMAU 2020, the ALAMAU team has made the decision to reimagine MAU as a virtual conference in 2021. Undeniably, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on the world at large. As a community, we have had to accept that, at this time, we cannot predict the state that South Africa, alongside the wider global community, will find itself in in March next year. The health and safety of our delegates remain our biggest concerns, and we do not want to put anyone at risk of contracting the virus. Despite these obstacles, we maintain our strong commitment to providing a space where African youth can come together to discuss the continent’s greatest challenges…

2021 CONFERENCE THEME

An Africa United: Fostering Resilience Post-COVID-19

In 2020 the coronavirus pandemic threatens up to twenty million jobs in Africa, 1 and that does not even account for the direct health impact on people’s lives. Even in this dire state, the African Leadership Academy Model African Union (ALAMAU) remains optimistic that we shall overcome COVID-19 and the daily challenges it poses to our people. Projecting to a post-COVID future, our theme encourages technological advancements in health, business, and education; the bolstering of our economic systems and energy sources; and the robustness of our governance and security structures, while advancing our continental unity. Rather than sink in response to this crisis, the strength of our African continent will be determined by how high we rise above it.

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