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Key Decisions of the Technical Meeting of AGA in Abuja

Key Decisions of the Technical Meeting of AGA in Abuja

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1st Technical Meeting of the African Governance Architecture (AGA) with key decisions on the Platform.
1st Technical Meeting of the African Governance Architecture (AGA) with key decisions on the Platform.

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 AFRICAN UNION UNION AFRICAINEUNIÃO AFRICANA
KEY RESOLUTIONS OF THE TECHNICAL MEETING OF THE AFRICANGOVERNANCE ARCHITECTURE (AGA) PLATFORMABUJA, NIGERIA 11-12 JUNE 2013
1. The Platform objectives shall be guided by the provisions of the African Charter onDemocracy, Elections and Governance particularly Article 45 which are:
Facilitating dialogue and share of best practices among Platform Membersand Member States;
Fostering effective implementation of norms and standards on democracy,governance and human rights among Member States;
Providing technical support to Member States; and
Enhancing citizens’ engagement and inclusiveness particularly women andyouth.2. The AGA Platform clusters shall be as follows:
Governance: Public Service; Local government; Transparency, Accountabilityand Integrity
Democracy: Elections; and Democracy Assessments
Human Rights;
Constitutionalism and Rule of Law; and
Humanitarian Affairs.3. The AGA Platform should establish closer linkages and collaboration with the AfricanPeace and Security Architecture(APSA) as well as enhancing cooperation andinteraction with the Regional Economic Communities (RECs).4. Establish a Committee to review the key documents of the Platform:
 
Composition:
The Committee shall be made up of six people/members: 2 fromthe African Union Commission, 2 from CSOs, 1 from the RECS, 1 fromNEPAD/APRM
 
 
 
Mandate/ToR of the Committee:
o
Examine the implications and requisite processes of formalizing the AGAand Platform;
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Review and revise the Platform Rules of Procedure;
o
Review the state reporting guidelines in line with the charter;
o
Explore innovative and sustainable resource mobilization strategyincluding the possibility of establishing a Governance and DemocracyFund;
o
Review the Conceptual Framework Document in line with the AfricanCharter on Democracy, Elections and Governance;
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Review the Implementation Strategy and Plan of Action of the Platform.
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Review the background document on indicators and benchmarkingframework
 
Timeline:
The Committee shall submit a report by the end of August 2013.
 
5. The second Technical Meeting of the Platform shall be convened in September 2013followed by the Political Meeting in October 2013.6. The agenda for the Political Meeting shall include consideration and adoption of thefollowing:
Revised rules of procedure and framework document;
Resolution on formalizing the AGA platform;
State reporting guidelines;
An indicators and benchmarking framework
A resource mobilization strategy;
Implementation Strategy and Action Plan of the Platform; and
The election of Members of the Bureau.7. The
High Level Dialogue on Governance and Democracy in Africa: Trends,Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects
that is scheduled to be held in Dakar,Senegal in November 2013 shall form part of the Platform Dialogue Initiatives.8. The
State of Governance and Democracy in Africa Report 
shall be the flagshipknowledge and data generation product outcome of the Platform.9. The Platform should ensure that indicators are developed for benchmarking asenvisaged by Article 44 of the Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance for the review of state reports and production of Annual State of Democracy andGovernance Report.

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