On 30th March 2016, the Chief Executive Officer of the APRM Secretariat, Prof. Eddie Maloka met the African Union Partners Group (AUPG) at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
In the meeting Prof. Maloka shared his Turnaround Strategy as well as activities and programmes since he was appointed by the APR Forum in January 2016.
“The Turnaround Strategy is expected to help improve the quality of the APRM Reviews. It focuses on deepening popular participation in the APRM, it has a strong and robust communication and outreach component and consolidated implementation of the National Programmes of Action,” he said.
The APRM also aims to play a significant role in the Monitoring and Evaluation of AU Agenda 2063 Aspiration 3 and SDGs no 16.
The APRM CEO informed the Partners Group that the strategy would be endorsed by the APR Forum during the July 2016 Summit in Kigali. He therefore requested their support in the implementation of the Strategy.
The AUPG expressed appreciation of the CEO’s efforts and committed to follow closely the APRM’s activities especially the outcomes of the APR Forum Summit due in Kigali, July 2016.
The meeting with the African Union Partners Group was held parallel with Day 2 of the APRM Experts Group Meeting which was discussing the APRM’s Revitalization Strategy.