Inclusive and Sustainable
Initiatives for Africa's Future
The founding principle and intent behind the establishment of the Centre for Policy Research Africa (CPRA), is that it operates as a think-tank and cutting-edge research institute that will address key continental social and economic development policy issues, that pertain in particular to key segments of the African population; youth. Its goal is to bring hope to the African child by conducting germane research with regard to policies and programmes that are ultimately intended to facilitate and provide opportunities for youth to actively participate in the economic space.
Our geographic focus is Southern Africa, in our current and future endeavours we will share and learn from best practices in Africa and elsewhere to improve our research quality and impact. This is ‘an idea of its time’, a crucial avenue to building the future of Africa by developing the human capital through skills development and training in different sectors of the economy.
Our vision is to be a world-leading Centre for context sensitive, research-based solutions to contemporary development challenges with a particular focus on youth unemployment, poverty and inequality.
The mission of the Centre for Policy Research AFRICA (CPRA) is summarized in five words:
Innovation. Equity. Enterprise. Opportunity. Research
Why We Exist
Our Value Proposition
Research Innovation for Policy Impact
The CPRA seeks to create partnerships that will leverage multidisciplinary expertise to create business and employment opportunities that can lead to employment prospects for young people. It is envisaged that the collaboration eventually will lead to the establishment of Research Innovation for Policy Impact, where youth in different African countries develop and execute their applied curiosity and commercial awareness to navigate regional, continental and global systems as producers of goods and providers of services.
We Want to
Transform African economies in the next decade and create a substantial number of jobs every year.
This Will Lead to
The advancement of Southern African economies into a hub of export channels to the world.