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  • Presented by Aeneas CHUMA (RC and DSRSG, Liberia) and prepared by Ayodele Odusola, MDG Advisor, UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
  • Ayodele post 2015 national consultations in africa(4)final

    1. 1. Ayodele Odusola, PhD MDG Adviser,UNDP Regional Bureau for AfricaAfrican wide consultation on post 2015 development agenda, 11-12 March, 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia 1
    2. 2. Focus of the presentation1. Where are we in Africa on National Consultations?2. What are the emerging issues?3. Any lessons from the process so far?4. What are the next steps? 2
    3. 3. BackgroundThirty four of about 70 countries for NC globally are from Africa.African participation is not only limited to NCs: many other channels for the continent voices to be heard: Regional consultations: e.g. AU, AfDB, ECA &UNDP initiative, UN initiative, CSOs 11 Global thematic consultations Global consultations - up till 2015 (HLP, OWG) CSOs consultations, among others. 3
    4. 4. Where are we in Africa on NationalConsultations?Kick-starting the broad-based national consultative processes was slow initially – similar to situation in other regions – but has picked up in recent timesOpportunities: LDV, unfinished MDG business/MAF and synergy with Rio + 20 Progress is in three categories: Fast, moderate and slow 4
    5. 5. Where are we in Africa on National Consultations? 5
    6. 6. A good practice from Mauritius 6
    7. 7. What are the emerging issues?Cross cutting issues 7
    8. 8. What are the emerging issues?Specific issues Strengthening economic governance, fighting corruption Preventing and managing conflicts and fragility Promoting access to quality and affordable education and health services including infant and maternal issues, and water and sanitation Accelerating rapid reduction in poverty and inequality Addressing the issues of youth development, decent job and employment Deepening women empowerment, gender equality and human rights Investing in infrastructure, agricultural transformation and economic diversification Promoting sustainable livelihood and social protection for the vulnerable Ensuring sustainable development and adequate response to climate change 8
    9. 9. Any lessons from the process sofar?Capacity: Varying level of national technical capacity to support the processLeadership: Limited clarity on the leadership processApproval process: At the initial stage the process is slow; but far better nowTiming: Last quarter of 2012 was very busy for several countries (elections, security issues, etc.); things are picking up now 9
    10. 10. Any lessons from the process sofar?National stakeholders’ relationship: CSOs have advanced than others in many countries. Need to move beyond traditional allies to cross sectoral – government, private sector, CSOs and academia - for consensus building.Broad-based, bottom up and multiple approaches (including social media) facilitate ownership: Ethiopia, Ghana, Mauritius, Nigeria & SenegalStrong public awareness and knowledge sharing contribute to success. 10
    11. 11. Next StepsFinal national reports expected by end March 2013Ensuring outcomes of national consultations feed into regional and global reports (April – May)UNDG synthesis reports: 1st Report by mid March; 2nd end June – based on draft and final reports from NCsContinuous support to countries to effectively participate in the build up to the final outcomes by 2015 11
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