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Edzai Zvobwo chosen for comic book as an Agenda 2063 champ

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2018 Fellow Edzai Zvobwo has been featured in the AUDA-NEPAD Comic Series as one of the Agenda 2063 Champions. Edzai is the Founder of the MathsGenius Leadership Institute and has been a keen proponent of empowering Africans through mathematics and problem-solving techniques.

He is a maths evangelist to young people and it was this focus that led him to be selected for the comic series. The comic is based on the five youth champions who were recognised by AUDA-NEPAD for their entrepreneurial actions, resilience and activities.

In 2013, the African Union (AU) embarked on a 50-year blueprint for transforming the continent called Agenda 2063.  With the average age of the continent being just 19, the AU is aware that for the transformation program to succeed, the youth must participate in its implementation. As part of its mission and outreach, AUDA-NEPAD created an innovative comic book that will be turned into a series delving deeper into the crux of Agenda 2063. This has been done with a view to improving youth engagement and sparking dialogue on how Africa can lift itself out of poverty and meaningfully contribute to the global economy as an equal partner.

Edzai is featured in the comic as one of the five youth champions. He believes that Africa has the capacity to solve its issues given the rich philosophical and cultural diversity on the continent. He is convinced that Africa’s people need to be trained to become prolific problem solvers and that subjects like mathematics and coding can be used as vehicles to achieve social and economic upliftment of Africans.

The 12-page comicbook can be downloaded as a PDF.

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