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Regional meeting Africa

 

                                                     Gaborone, Botswana                                    

8 – 10 October 2018

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Monday, 8 October

Day 1: Setting the scene

AU-EU summit: outcomes, follow up and recommendations for moving forward

8:00-9:00

Arrival and registration

9:00-10:00

 

 

1. Policy Forum on Development

 

  • Claire Frost, Programme Manager, Commonwealth Local Government Forum and PFD Task Team Member

 

Objective: To introduce the PFD to participants, presenting its main goals, on-going work and relevance to encourage further policy dialogue amongst stakeholders. This interactive session will include PFD Task Team members and invite participation from the audience.

 

10:00-10:45

 

 

 

2. Welcome and opening speeches

 

  • Hon. Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Republic of Botswana
  • H.E. Jan Sadek, European Union Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana
  • Cllr Mpho Parks Tau, President, South Africa Local Government Association and Africa Vice-President, United Cities and Local Governments (tbc)
  • Achieng Akena, Executive Director, Centre for Citizens’ Participation in the African Union

 

Moderator: Katrin Hagemann, Head of Political, Press and Information Section, European Union Delegation to the Republic of Botswana and the South African Development Community

 

10:45-11:15

Coffee break and group photo

11:15-12:30

 

3. High-level multi stakeholder panel: What are the fundamental tenets for sustainable development in Africa in the 21st century: the case of Botswana

 

 

  • Hon. Moiseraele Goya, Assistant Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Republic of Botswana
  • Rev Mpho Moruakgomo, President, Botswana Association of Local Authorities
  • Lorato Morapedi, CEO, National Development Bank
  • Dichaba Molobe, Director, Business Development Services, Business Botswana

 

Objective: To showcase Botswana’s successful development. Key players will introduce what worked well, what challenges they have faced and how they have sought to overcome them.

 

Moderator: Dr. Gloria Somolekae, development expert and consultant

 

12:30-14:00

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14:00-15:00

4. Matching Africa's and Europe’s Development Agendas: how to enhance our partnership

 

  • William Carew, Regional Desk Officer – Peace Movement, Citizens and Diaspora Directorate, Office of Chairperson, African Union Commission
    • Agenda 2063: will it bring "Africa’s transformation"? What is the meaning of Africa’s transformation? How exactly does the present anti-corruption thematic year fit the development agenda?
  • Karen del Biondo, Policy Officer, Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
    • Implementation of the European Union’s Consensus on Development
  • Cristian Roger Okemba, Mayor of Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
    • Africa’s National Development and Urbanisation Plans: Coherence and Co-ordination with the African and global developmental agendas
  • Rachel Kagoiya, Senior Manager, African Women's Development and Communication Network
    • Are all the policy frameworks producing real results? Is there poverty alleviation? If not, why not?

 

Objective: To debate whether Africa is on track as regards its developmental goals. This session will review key development policies for Africa including Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and coherence and co-ordination with National Development and Urbanisation Plans.

 

Moderator: Gilles Yabi, Director and Founder, West African Citizen Think Tank

 

15:00-15:30

Coffee breakReturn to Quick Access Menu

15:30-18:00

5. Matching Africa's and Europe’s Development Agendas: how to enhance our partnership: Working groups
 

 

  1. Trade and Coherence for Development, Gertrude Rosa Gamwera, Secretary General, Uganda Local Governments Association and John Taylor, Trade Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Botswana and South African Development Community

    Moderator: Caroline Khamati Mugalla, Executive Secretary, East African Trade Union Confederation

 

  1. Enabling Environment, Anne-Cecile Coly, Gender Officer, National Union of Autonomous Trade Unions of Senegal

    Moderator: Paul Chepkwony, Governor, Kericho County, Kenya
     

  2. External investment plan, Antti Karhunen, Head of Unit, Private Sector Development, Trade, Regional Integration, Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development
     

Moderator: Victor Adenigbagbe, Odua Cooperative Conglomorate Limited

 

  1. Enhancing economic development and investment opportunities, including from the point of view of diaspora, Nyasha Simbanegavi, Regional Programme Manager Southern Africa, Commonwealth Local Government Forum

 

Moderator: Khady Sakho Niang, President, Africa Europe Diaspora Development Platform

 

To discuss:

  1. How the key challenges faced by African partners are reflected in Africa’s Development Agenda
  2. How EU policies could better support African efforts to tackle the concrete challenges
  3. What should ideally be reflected in the new EU-ACP Partnership Agreement

 

Objective: To debate in-depth themes that are highly relevant for both Africa's and the EU´s Development agendas and should be reflected in the new EU-ACP partnership agreement.

 

 

19:00

Networking dinner

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 9 October Return to Quick Access Menu

Day 2: Are Africa’s development agendas on track?

8:30-9:00

Recap of day 1 and intro to day 2

 

  • Rapporteur

 

Objective: to remind participants of key points from the discussions of day 1 and to introduce expectations for day 2

 

9:00-10:30

6. From the AU-EU Summit of November 2017 to today: the evolving AU-EU partnership

 

  • H.E. Ranieri Sabatucci, European Union Ambassador to the African Union
  • Domenico Rosa, Head of Unit, European Union-Africa, African Peace Facility, Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
  • Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General, United Cities and Local Governments Africa
  • Abozer Elligai, Chairperson Political Affairs Cluster, African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council
  • Nondumiso N Hlophe, Fellow, AU-EU Youth Plugin Initiative

 

Objective: To review the November 2017 AU-EU Summit. The panel will discuss:

    • Who was there?
    • What happened?
    • What were the key outcomes and their implications?
    • What has happened since?

 

Objective: This panel will set the context for the subsequent parallel sessions; speakers will

also cover the progress made since the Summit on various issues the specific issues, including youth, peace and security, migration and mobility, and governance, and briefly look

at the ensuring Africa-Europe Alliance for sustainable investment and jobs.

 

Moderator: Emmanuel O. Akwetey, Executive Director, Institute for Democratic Governance

 

10:30-11:00

Coffee break and explanation of working groups Return to Quick Access Menu

11:00-13:00

 

7. Roundtables: Issue-focused review of the AU-EU Summit – key outcomes, implications and recommendations

 

  • Youth: Kawsu Sillah, Executive Secretary, Africa Youth Commission
  • Peace and Security: Emile Gros Raymond Nakombo, Mayor of Bangui, Central Africa Republic
  • Mobility and Migration: Tim Howe, Regional Thematic Specialist, International Organization for Migration
  • Governance: Peter Frisch, Senior political economist, Development Cooperation Coordination Division, European External Action Service

 

Objective: To allow deeper reflection on the key outcomes of the AU-EU Summit on the basis of the previous plenary session. These roundtables will be guided by a brief presentation from the speakers and aim to propose specific recommendations.  

 

 

13:00-14:30

Lunch

14:30-15:00

 

8. Feedback from session 5 as introduction to post 2020 EU-ACP and EU-Africa relations

 

 

  • Working group rapporteurs

 

Objective: To focus on what should be reflected in the new EU-ACP Partnership Agreement as an introduction to panel 9.

 

15:00-17:00

 

9. Panel on the post 2020 EU-ACP and EU-Africa relations

 

  • Domenico Rosa, Head of Unit, European Union-Africa, African Peace Facility, Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
  • Hon. Phenyo Segokgo, Council Chairman for South East District Council, Botswana
  • Tamzin Hudson, Advocacy Senior Specialist, Habitat for Humanity International

 

Objective: To reflect on the Cotonou Agreement: past, present and future goals. The Panel will debate key aspects of the proposal for a new partnership agreement in the context of other existing intra-continental arrangements. It will look at the respective European and ACP's negotiation mandates, at the African region’s preparation, and the involvement of various African constituents in the negotiation process for a renewed partnership.

 

Moderator: Federico Berna, Head of Cooperation, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Botswana and the South African Development Community

 

17:00-17:30

Coffee break and networking with walk through visual representations of session discussions

 

Wednesday, 10 October

Day 3 : Fostering citizen participation in achieving development Return to Quick Access Menu

9:00-9:30

 

 

 

 

 

Recap day 2 and intro day 3

 

  • Rapporteur

 

Objective: To remind participants of key points from discussions of day 2 and to introduce expectations of day 3

9:30-11:15

10. Plenary discussion panel on AU Theme of the Year: Winning the Fight against Corruption: A sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation

  • Hon. Cllr Sylvia Tabitha Muzila, Mayor of Francistown, Republic of Botswana
  • Peter Frisch, Senior political economist, Development Cooperation Coordination Division, European External Action Service
  • Donald Deya, Chief Executive Officer, Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU)

 

Objective: To discuss corruption (the African Union theme of the year) as a serious stumbling block on the path to development through a moderated panel. The panel will also stress how Africa has/can leverage(d) its partnerships in the fight against corruption and illicit financial flows and how that can create additional financing for development.

 

Moderator: David C. Jamali, Board Member, Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa

 

11:15-11:30

Coffee break

11:30-13:00

Review and adoption of outcome document with key conclusions and recommendations from civil society organisations and local authorities

 

Objective: To collectively review and adopt an outcome document prepared by a team of participants who will continuously capture key elements and recommendations during the meeting.

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Documents

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Capacity4dev Team uploaded a new Document 17 October 2018
Capacity4dev Team uploaded a new Document 17 October 2018
Capacity4dev Team uploaded a new Document 17 October 2018
Capacity4dev Team uploaded a new Document 17 October 2018
Capacity4dev Team uploaded a new Document 17 October 2018
Capacity4dev Team uploaded a new Document 17 October 2018
Capacity4dev Team uploaded a new Document 17 October 2018

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