The Department for Political Affairs (DPA) of the African Union Commission (AUC) in partnership with International IDEA and the African Governance Institute will convene a workshop to engage Civil Society Organisations, Media and State Parties in the advocacy for the ratification, domestication, implementation and reporting processes of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance in Dakar, Senegal.
The objective of the workshop is to engage civil society organization and Media in the advocacy and sensitization process for Member State’s ratification of the Charter, the accession of Member States to the Charter as well as for its effective and efficient implementation in order to positively influence the lives of African people on participatory, accountable and inclusive democracy issues.
Furthermore, the consultation will help to introduce Member States to the draft state reporting guidelines, adopted at the 2nd Technical Meeting of the African Governance Architecture and Platform meeting held in Nazareth, Ethiopia in 2013. The meeting will bring together State Parties to the Charter, experts from AUC, AU Organs and Institutions, think tanks, civil society organizations, and media organizations. Proceedings will be conducted in English and French.