The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Continental Secretariat is set to hold the Consolidated Launch of the Africa Governance Report 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The African Governance Report Experts Dialogue which is slated to be held from 10 to 12 December, 2019 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, will also feature a High-Level Town Hall meeting.
The Africa Governance Report (AGR) assesses the state of governance in Africa and seeks to provide a basis for tracking governance developments and analyzing trends on the continent.
The AGR focuses on five key thematic areas, namely:
(1) transformative leadership;
(2) constitutionalism and the rule of law;
(3) peace, security and governance;
(4) the nexus of development and governance;
(5) the role of the regional economic blocs (RECs) in African governance.
At its 32nd Ordinary Session held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 10 to 11 February 2019, the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government welcomed and adopted the AGR, and urged Member States to consider the report’s recommendations, with a view to enhancing good governance and sharing best practices at both country and continental levels.
Further, the AU Assembly urged Member States to develop national governance reports as a self-assessment tool for promoting good governance in line with the recommendations of the report. The objective of the AGR Consolidated Launch is to promote public awareness and buy-in of the Report and increase knowledge of pertinent governance issues in Africa.
Specifically, the Consolidated Launch seeks to solicit multi-perspective feedback from stakeholders to promote a shared understanding and ownership of the Report across the continent. Of primary importance will be the generation of practical proposals towards the implementation of the AGR recommendations, while interrogating methodologies and approaches for the next edition of the AGR.