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Ayodele Odusola, PhD       MDG Adviser,UNDP Regional Bureau for AfricaAfrican wide consultation on post 2015 development  ...
Focus of the presentation1. Where are we in Africa on National Consultations?2. What are the emerging issues?3. Any lesson...
BackgroundThirty four of about 70 countries for NC globally are from Africa.African participation is not only limited to...
Where are we in Africa on NationalConsultations?Kick-starting the broad-based national consultative processes was slow in...
Where are we in Africa on National Consultations?                                                    5
A good practice from Mauritius                                 6
What are the emerging issues?Cross cutting issues                                7
What are the emerging issues?Specific issues Strengthening economic governance, fighting corruption Preventing and manag...
Any lessons from the process sofar?Capacity: Varying level of national technical capacity to support the processLeadersh...
Any lessons from the process sofar?National stakeholders’ relationship: CSOs have advanced than others in many countries....
Next StepsFinal national reports expected by end March 2013Ensuring outcomes of national consultations feed into regiona...
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  • Presented by Aeneas CHUMA (RC and DSRSG, Liberia) and prepared by Ayodele Odusola, MDG Advisor, UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
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    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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