In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we sought the views of ordinary African men, women and, naturally, our young people, as we look forward to the next ten years.
We asked professional photographers, amateurs and students to pick up a camera or a phone and send us an image that encapsulated their perception of Africa over the coming decade.
As an African Foundation focused on leadership and governance, we wanted to address the challenges and prospects of their continent that will need to be assessed and addressed by sound leadership and effective governance.
The Foundation received thousands of photographs and we would like to thank all those who submitted entries.
There were three prizes available:
"The best photographs show a vibrant and dynamic future for Africa and tell a story of opportunity and hope. MyAfrica celebrates Africans – through their own images and words – speaking for themselves rather than being spoken for."
- Mo Ibrahim
We have, with difficulty, made a selection of the most resonant entries to share with you. We organised them into sections that reflect the four dimensions of our Governance Index. Interestingly, the majority of the entries fell into the Sustainable Economic Opportunity dimension. We received relatively few in Safety and Rule of law.
As with all categories, a number of images fell outside these four themes. These images remind us that not everything that is important can be measured, nor can it always be categorised.