04 December 2019, Cairo, Egypt – The Arab Republic of Egypt has reached another milestone yet again – it is currently undergoing its first APRM country review. Headed by the APR Panel Chairperson, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and coordinated by Dr. Rachel Mukamunana, Head of APRM Country Review Coordination Division, the country review has entered its sixth day.
The APRM Country Review Team comprises of 15 technical experts from 10 African countries who were warmly welcomed in Egypt. The APRM Country Review Mission teams are currently reviewing Egypt on the following thematic areas: Democracy and Political Governance, Economic Governance and Management, Socio-Economic Development and Corporate Governance.
Since the commencement of the mission on 29 November 2019, the team has been conducting in-depth engagements with state and non-state actors that represent the Egyptian society. Thus far, the Mission Team has made visits to Technical Research Institutions (TRIs), National Governing Council (NGC), Federation of Egyptian Industries, National Council for Women, Ministry of Justice, Central Agency for Organization and Administration, Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics and Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce and General Federation of NGOs.
This makes Egypt the 23rd country to voluntary undergo the APRM process since the formation of the African Peer Review Mechanism in 2003.
The APRM is an organ of the African Union that enhances governance, peace and social and economic development. Its primary purpose is to foster the adoption of policies, standards and practices that lead to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable development and accelerated sub-regional and continental economic integration.
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