Building the African Governance Architecture (AGA): African stakeholders further define the way forward
Summary of the discussion
In line with its Strategic Plan 2009-2012, the African Union Commission (AUC) began a process of consensus building on the need to shape and consolidate an African Governance Architecture (AGA). In 2009, two consultative meetings were organised with key African institutional governance actors in Yaoundé (March) and Nairobi (December) on the topic. The Technical Meeting in Banjul (March 2010) sought to further operationalise the AGA - conceived as the overall political and institutional framework for the promotion of governance on the continent - and related African Platform on Governance - meant to operate as the motor of the AGA. Representatives from AU Organs, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), civil society actors and development partners participated in the meeting. ECDPM’s Jean Bossuyt participated in the meeting as a technical support person.