A technical workshop on Strengthening AU Member States Capacities in Reporting on Agenda 2063 First-Ten-Year Implementation Plan came to a close last week in Nairobi, Kenya.
The three day workshop which ended on 9th November was organized by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) in collaboration with African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations aims at providing support to the AU Member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in preparing country-level reports on the progress of implementation of the Agenda.
This is in line with the AU’s results-based approach to development where high importance is attached to reporting on the implementation of Agenda 2063 as a prerequisite for realizing Africa’s targets and goals. Through the progress reports, member states will be able to learn from each other thus fostering self-accountability around common sets of targets and results.
The January 2013 African Union (AU) Summit adopted Agenda 2063 christened “The Africa We Want”, as the blueprint for the socio-economic and political transformation of the continent. To operationalize Africa’s development blueprint, the First-Ten-Year Implementation Plan – spanning 2014 to 2023, was developed and subsequently adopted at the June 2015 Summit of the Union.
The AU Member States have been implementing Agenda 2063 since its advent, albeit with varying levels of results and experiences. However, peer learning, knowledge exchange, and support among the Member States have been limited and organized only on an ad-hoc basis.
AUDA-NEPAD is mandated, amongst others, to coordinate and implement continental and regional priority interventions, strengthen implementation capacities and provide knowledge-based advisory services to the AU Member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs).
The process of reporting the progress on Agenda 2063 will be done in two steps. First, two full days will be dedicated prior to the Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) where the meeting will be framed as an open forum for countries to present their reports and learn from one another. Lastly, a consolidated report will be presented to the HSGOC and to the AU Assembly.
Download the concept note of the meeting here