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1st Regional Meeting African region, October 2016

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Caroline Garcia29 September 2016

On October 3rd-4th 2016, the Africa Regional Meeting of the Policy Forum on Development (PFD) took place in Dakar, Senegal. The meeting mobilized 74 representatives from civil society organisations (CSOs), associations of LAs (LAs), the private sector, representatives from the European Commission and the Delegation of the European Union to Senegal. 

In the agenda below you will find links to single documents (PDF) corresponding to background information shared prior the Forum or to presentations held during the Forum.

See here the meeting list of participants
 

AGENDA

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Monday Tuesday

Policy Forum on Development
Africa Regional Meeting

Dakar, Senegal

Monday 03 October 2016

08.30 - 09.00

Registration

09.00 - 10.00

1. Welcome

  • Representative of the Local Authorities, Co-Chair PFD
  • Khalifa Ababacar Sall, Mayor of Dakar, President of UCLG Africa
  • Jorge Balbis, Executive Secretary, ALOP, PFD CSO Co-Chair
  • Joaquin Gonzalez Ducay, Ambassador, EU Delegation to Senegal
10.00 - 11.00

2. PFD Overview (including renewal of the TT and PFD position paper)
What is the PFD and how does it support African participation of CSOs, LAs, the private sector and other stakeholders?

About the PFD PDF (630.45 KB)

Objective: To share information about the PFD and present the PFD joint positon paper on the relevance of inclusive multi-stakeholder approaches to implement the SDGs. The African representatives of the Task Team will also explain the process of renewal of the PFD.

Informative – working session.
Speakers/presentations: PFD Task Team African Members

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee Break

11.30 - 13.00

3. The Global Scene: How to collectively influence the new global agenda – the African perspective

Session 3: The Global Scene PDF (114.12 KB)

Objective: To inform and encourage the debate among African stakeholders about the upcoming global conferences: Second High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development (HLM2), Habitat III and the COP22 Low Emissions Solutions Conference.

Moderator: Ibrahima Cheikh Diong, CEO Africa Consulting and Trading
Speakers:

  • Emmanuel Akwete Institute for Democratic Governance
  • Malick Gaye, Enda – RUP
  • Thera Korotimi, COFEPE

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

14.00 - 15.30

4. An enabling environment for the implementation of Agenda 2030 in Africa

Session 4: An enabling environment for the implementation of Agenda 2030 in Africa PDF (123.38 KB)

Objective: To share all stakeholders’ perspectives on Africa's role and experience in the implementation of Agenda 2030, with a particular focus on enabling environment.

Moderator: Patrice Lenormand, Deputy Head of Unit, DG International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

Proposed panellists

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee Break

16.00 - 17.30

Working groups – What are the challenges for the implementation of Agenda 2030 in Africa?
Division on four geographical groups (approx. 20 people each).

17.30 - 18.00

Plenary to present the findings and discussion with the audience
Moderator: Patrice Lenormand, Deputy Head of Unit, DG International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

19.00

Dinner

Policy Forum on Development
Africa Regional Meeting

Dakar, Senegal

Tuesday 04 October 2016

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09.00 - 10.30

5. The EU and Africa: towards a renewed partnership

Session 5: The EU and Africa: towards a renewed partnership PDF (108.35 KB)

Objective: To discuss the main elements that will determine the future of the relationship between the EU and Africa, including the future partnership with the Africa Caribbean and Pacific group beyond 2020. Particular attention will be devoted to the role of CSOs and LAs and how can they contribute to improve public policies.

Moderator: Achieng Akena, Executive Director, Centre for Citizens' Participation on the African Union

  • Anne Cecile Coly - ITUC
  • Ousseine Diallo, Executive secretary, FOPAO
  • Rigo Belpaire, Team Leader, Assistant to the Head of the Task Force Post Cotonou, DG International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
  • Donald Deya, Pan African Lawyers Union
  • Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General UCLG Africa

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee

11.00 - 12.15

Working groups: In reaction to the previous discussions, allow participants time to work together to suggest concrete aspects to improve the quality of the cooperation with the EU.

(Approx. 20 people per group)

12.15 - 13.00

Plenary to present the findings and discussion with the participants.

Moderator: Achieng Akena, Executive Director, Centre for Citizens' Participation on the African Union

13.00 - 14.30

Lunch

14.30 - 16.00

6. A new paradigm in Development Cooperation: Fragility and migration

Session 6: A new paradigm in development cooperation: Fragility and Migration PDF (101.55 KB)

Objective: To learn about the increasing engagement of ODA in fragile settings and the resulting challenges for cooperation actors, including how to reduce the spiral towards increased fragilisation and migration.

Moderator: Ibrahima Aïdara, Economic Governance Programme Manager at Open Society for West Africa (OSIWA)

  • Patrice Lenormand, Deputy Head of Unit, DG International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
  • Richard Danziger, Regional Director, International Organisation for Migration
  • Abdoul Aziz Diallo, Country Representative, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Frederick Muia, International Organisation of Employers | Fragility and migration by IOE PDF (1.43 MB)

16.00 - 16.30

Coffee

16.30 - 17.30

7. Taking stock of the Africa Regional PFD: conclusions and recommendations

Conclusions and Recommendations PDF (122.07 KB) (EN) | PDF (197.52 KB) (FR) | PDF (125 KB) (ES)

Objective: To present the main conclusions and recommendations of the Regional PFD Africa 2016. A Plenary Debate follows the presentation and all participants will have the opportunity to contribute to the final document of conclusions and recommendations.

Moderator: Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General UCLG Africa

17.30 - 18.00

Closing session

Words from Co-Chairs and EC

 

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