Presentation To Pan African Coalitions V171111


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Presentation To Pan African Coalitions V171111

  1. 1. Deliver the Dream:Time to close the gap between continentalpromises and the reality of most citizens
  2. 2. Continental results over 2010Nine national compliance reports completed for Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa, combined pop of 450 million State of the African Union 2010 Continental report High-level policy briefings to Executive Council, Pan African Parliament and Permanent RepresentativesAttributable policy impact on July 2010 Executive Council decision calling for “civil society to assist with the advocacy and sensitization of members states” and recognition that implementation critical to “upholding the integrity of Summit decisions” in January 2011 Assembly debate on shared values.“I have seen the report and it touches on the very core of our existence, the implementation of AU decisions. Not surprised you provoked the January Summit debate. Their attention is captured.”
  3. 3. 2011-2015 Campaign Aim & Results Coalition Purpose:The State of the Union coalition tracks and engages Results Areas Citizens, Governments and the African Union on the performance of Governments against key Inform and democratic governance, economic, social rights, empower Citizens to civil and political rights policy standards and act instruments Influence states to Campaign Aim: ratify, popularise and implementActive citizenship, the realization of the fundamental freedoms and human rights contained in various Build inclusive key AU policy standards and legal instruments continental and and effective national governance national platforms
  4. 4. 4 Standards, 10 Treaties, 43 indicators Right of citizens to participate in governance, freedom from discrimination and violence, economic rights realisation & social rights realisation1. Abuja Call for Accelerated Action Towards Universal Access to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Services by 2010, Abuja2. Maputo Plan of Action for Implementing the Continental Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Rights Policy Framework 2007-2010, Maputo3. African Health Strategy 2007-2015, Johannesburg4. NEPAD Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Plan (CAADP)1. African Charter on Human and People’s Rights2. African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, Addis Ababa3. African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Addis Ababa4. African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Algiers5. African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption, Maputo6. African Youth Charter, Banjul7. Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. Maputo8. Protocol to the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community relating to the Pan- African Parliament, Sirte9. Revised African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Maputo10. Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community. Abuja
  5. 5. Way of working• Currently ten agency pan African coalition• Coalition Governance Team• Coalition Secretariat, Oxfam FMA• Nine phase 1 countries: Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa• Six possible phase 2 countries: Uganda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, X, Y, Z• Finalised Strategy 2011-2015• SIDA & DFID Euro 8 million, shortfall of Euro 4 millionRecontre Africaine pour la Defense des Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO), Senegal, Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS), Egypt, Center for Advanced Social Science (CASS), Nigeria, Citizens Governance Initiatives (CGI), Cameroon, Centro de Aprendizagem e Capacitac to da Sociedade Civil (CESC), Mozambique, Collectif des Ligues etAssociations de Defense des Doits de l’Homme (CLADHO), Rwanda, Fahamu, Kenya, Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), Ghana, Oxfam, Southern Africa Trust, South Africa
  6. 6. PROPOSITION 1: Co-publication of Union reports• Combine forces to establish Pan African and country platforms• 2 year cycles, bi-annual country and continental reports, odd years we do progress policy updates against our recommendations• Persistent monitoring and advocacy mechanisms rather than reports & events• Values of trust, integrity & independence• Intentionality around informing platforms, citizens and states to act (useful info &call to act)• Cover a) inputs/commitments b) process/responsibility c) outcome/enjoyment• From 14 to 4 themes – rights of citizens to participate in governance, freedom from discrimination and violence, econ rights realisation and social rights realisation• Indicators not numeral statistics only• Case-studies critical• Find ways of powerfully including citizens voice• Partner with panaf coalitions but also UNDP, Mo Ibrahim, Huduma,& Afrobarometer
  7. 7. Possible draft time-lineJanuary • Identification of research leaders, virtual research design workshop • Panaf and country platform Inception workshops and launchesFebruary • Country research against 2010 baselines • Validation workshopsApril • English editing, translation, printingMay • Continental research against 2010 baselineJune • Launch in capitals 10 reports (Uganda, Zambia or Malawi?) • Editing (Fr/Eng) Themati c policy briefs for AU Ministerials translation, printing Electoral policy briefs (Cameroon, Senegal,July • Launch in Gabon, July 2011 Kenya, Ghana, Mozambique, South “A manifesto for the new Africa) Commission” 2013 May 25 50th OAU and AU Anniversary
  8. 8. PROPOSITION 2: Leadership project• Co-design and launch the leadership projectMoment: Commission renewal in January, poor policy debate, possible audit, new Stratplan.Opportunity: collaborative framing of the shared values/key issues before AU, assessment of candidates, create space for aspirant declarations , shift the culture for nominationsRisks Management: Too political? Do not endorse, Too elite? Facilitate public commentary,Possible actions: publish list, initial audit of personal and country record, invite for interview all candidates with major media houses, release in mid january final assessments, pre-Summit joint press conference focusing more on issues for successful candidates, Audit & Stratplan
  9. 9. 2010 RESEARCH DESIGN• Common country and continental research protocol• 10 treaties, 4 policies, 43 indicators• Single consultants managed by members• 3 months, desktop and 25 interviews• Peer validation workshops• Central editing, interpretation and printing• Public and Government release• Presentations• US$10,000 per country plus printing costs