2ND ANNUAL HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE ON GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA: TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

THEME:

ENHANCING CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER AND RULE OF LAW IN AFRICA 25 – 27 NOVEMBER 2013 DAKAR, SENEGAL

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PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

DAY 1 – 25 November 2013
Time Activity Chair

DAY 1 8:00 - 10:00 Registration Secretariat

Opening Ceremony 10.00 – 10.15 Welcome Remarks: Dr.Aisha L Abdullahi – Commissioner for Political Affairs, AUC Dr. Joan Sawe – Secretary General of International IDEA Dr.AbdoulieJanneh – Chair of the Governing Board Africa Governance Institute; Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Chair: H.E. Mr.MackySall, President of the Republic of Senegal

10.15 - 10.25 10:25-10.40 10.40 – 11.15

Keynote Statement: H.E Dr.NkosazanaDlamini-Zuma – Chairperson, Africa Union Commission Presentation of the 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) Presidential Addresses and Official Opening H.E. John DramaniMahama – President of the Republic of Ghana H.E MackySall – President of the Republic of Senegal

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11.15 – 11.30

Photo Session & Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

High Level Panel Discussion:Assessing the state of constitutionalism and rule of law in Africa

Moderator:Mrs Madeleine Mukamabano

Panelist: H.E Pedro Pires – Former President of Cape Verde H.E John Kuffor – Former President of Ghana H.E Festus Mogae – Former President of Botswana H.E. Pierre Buyoya – Former President of Burundi H.E. Mrs.AminataTouré, Prime Minister of Senegal Barrister AkereMuna, Chair of the APRM Panel Dr. Vera Songwe, Representative of the Vice President of the World Bank

13.00 – 14.30

Lunch Break

14.30 – 16.00

Plenary Presentations

Chair: H.E EdemKodjo Former Secretary General of the OAU

The Political Economy of Constitutionalism and Rule of Law in Africa – Prof. Gilbert Khadiagala

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New Governance Architecture, Constitutions and Transformation in Africa – Prof.MamadouDiouf

16.00 – 17.00

Emerging Trends in Constitutional Reforms in Africa; Experiences from African Countries

Moderator: Barrister Robert Dossou, Former President of the Constitutional Court of Benin

Experiences from Kenya :Experiences from Zimbabwe:- Dr. Alex Magaisa Experiences from Nigeria: Idayat Hassan, CDD-Nigeria Experiences from Tunisia: Prof.KamelFilali, Vice Chair, AUCIL Experiences from Senegal:IsmaïlaMadior Fall, Ministreconseiller du PR Experiences from Gabon: Maitre Paulette Oyane-Ondo, CDDG, Gabon Experiences from the Youth: Samson Itodo 17.00 END OF DAY 1

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DAY 2 – 26 November 2013
Time Activity Chair

DAY 2

9:00– 10.15

The Imperatives of Rule of Law for Improved Service Delivery in Africa

Moderator: Dr.MunaAbdalla Head of IDEA's African Union Liaison Office in Addis Ababa

Panel: Representative of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) H.E. KhalifaSall – Mayor of Dakar H.E Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko – Governor, Sokoto State, Nigeria Mr.NuhuRibadu– Former Chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission Prof. Guy Rassatanga-Rignault– Special Advisor of the Head of State, Republic of Gabon Mr. Jean Pierre ElongMbassi, Executive Secretary of UCGLA Mr. Olawale Fapohunda – Attroney General and Commissioner of Justice, Ekiti State, Nigeria

10.15 – 11.30

SPECIAL SESSION – CSO PANEL Strengthening Constitutional Order and Upholding the Rule of Law in Africa

Moderator: Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi, IDEP, Senegal

Panel:

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North Africa: Prof. El HadiMakboul (Algeria – TBC) West Africa : Mariam Diallo (Mali) Central Africa : Prof. Charles Fombad (Cameroon) Southern Africa : Gilbert Khadiagala(South Africa) Horn of Africa : East Africa : Dr. George Mukundi (AUC)

11.30 – 12.00

Tea Break

12.00 – 13.30

AU Doctrine on Unconstitutional Changes in Government ; Legal and Political Implications of Emerging Trends

Moderator: Michelle Ndiaye-Ntab Director, Africa Programme Institute for Peace and Security Studies

Panel; Hon. Justice Robert Dossou (Conference of Constitutional Court) Prof.FumniOlonisakin (Kings College/Nigeria) Dr.CheickTidjaneGadio (Institute of Security Studies) Dr.Martin Rupiya (APPRI) Prof.Ibrahima Fall (United Nations)

13.30 – 14.30

LUNCH

14.30 – 16.00

Break Out Sessions Enhancing Constitutionalism and Rule of Law; a priority towards achieving Africa 2063 Agenda–Prof.AliouneSall– African Future Institute Prof. Ousmane Gbla, APRM Sierra Leone

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The Challenge of Elite Capture and People Centred Constitutional Reform in Africa – Ayodele Aderinwale, Executive Director, Africa Leadership Forum, Nigeria

Prof. Patricia McFadden Extraordinary Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of the Western Cape

The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance; Imperative for enhancing rule of Law in Africa- Dr. George Mukundi, Edward Mason Fellow, Harvard University, USA

Prof.KhabeleMatlosa UNDP, RSC, Addis Ababa

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.30

Report from Break Out Session

Prof.IsmailaMadior Fall, Advisor to the Head of State, Republic of Senegal

END OF DAY 2

DAY 3 – 27 November 2013
Time Activity Chair

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DAY 3

11.00 – 12.00

CLOSING SESSION Presentation of Meeting Key Highlights and Key Recommendations CLOSING REMARKS; Dr. Aisha L Abdullahi – Commissioner for Political Affairs, AUC Dr.AbdoulieJanneh – Chair, Governing Board Africa Governance Institute H.E. Mr.AbdouLatifCoulibaly, Minister of Good Governance, in charge of the Relations with Institutions, Spoke-person of the Senegalese Government Secretariat

END OF HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE

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