8TH of April 2019 Cairo, Egypt. The APRM Continental Secretariat in collaboration with the Institute of National Planning held one day Public Forum in the presence of APRM CEO, Professor Eddy Maloka which was attended by Private Sector, Civil Society, Women Representatives, Youth and members of the APRM Secretariat. In the Opening Session, Dr Ahmed Kamaly, Deputy Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administration, welcomed the delegation and noted the theme of the meeting ‘Towards the Advancement of African Union Shared Values’.
The fundamental objective of the Public Forum on the role of Academics, Private sector and Think tanks in the Governance process will enable the participants to develop their thinking capacity and bring more interested parties on board to contribute to the work of the continental mechanism within the framework of its expanded mandate. In addition it will also increase multi-stakeholder participation and the role of Africa academia in the strengthening of African governance.
The forum presentations and topics discussed were framed towards exploring various ways stakeholders could enrich the work of the APRM through the inclusion of topics such as the role of academics in promoting the APRM’s work in member states, the possible introduction of Think Tanks network and the role of the media in promoting good governance.
Dr. Sheriefa Sherief, the President of National Management Institute in Egypt presented the self- assessment process the Arab Republic of Egypt undertook as part of the base country review and the progress made thus far.
All of other participants and speakers stressed the importance of the collaboration and synergy between African Institutions mandated to promote and advance African Union Shared Values.
In closing, Ambassador Ashraf Rashed, Chairperson of the National Governing Council of the Arab Republic Egypt, noted that the mandate of the APRM to monitor the African Union Agenda 2063 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030; as well the adoption of the Africa Governance Report by the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in February 2019, is proof of the APRM’s critical role in African Governance. He commended the APRM Community for their work.
It is to be noted that the Public Forum on “The Role of Academics, Private Sector and Think Tanks in the Governance Process” will be held in all other four (4) northern countries.
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Liziwe Selana ( Head of Communications APRM)