Monday, 7 December 2015
Experts to review the indicators for the implementation of the Agenda 2063 First Ten-Year Plan
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 07 December 2015: Experts from across the Continent have convened today, 07 December 2015 at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to review the Agenda 2063 First Ten Year Implementation Plan measurement Framework. The three-day meeting will provide an opportunity to statisticians, planners, academicians, development partners as well as representatives of the civil society to identify and recommend core indicators that will facilitate the domestication and implementation of the new Africa’s development framework.
Addressing the meeting during the opening ceremony on behalf of the African Union Chairperson, H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Dr. Réné Kouassi N’Guettia, Director for Economic Affairs, recalled that the African leadership adopted the Agenda 2063 and its First Ten Tear Implementation Plan to achieve the Pan-African vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa. He further argued that in order to translate into action the different aspirations of Agenda 2063, Africa should be able to define clear indicators to monitor and evaluate the progress in implementing the Agenda. Moreover, he added that participants will identify challenges, propose new indicators and make amendments, if necessary. “Experts will also agree on a consensus on source of data, as well as, the Core Indicators that Member States will have to report to the Regional Economic Communities.” said the Director.
This meeting was preceded by another meeting that took place in Nairobi from 16 to 18th November for the Development of a Roadmap for the Convergence of AUC/AFDB/UNECA and RECS Monitoring and Evaluation Systems for The First Ten Year Implementation Plan of Agenda 2063. The outcomes will be presented next in South Africa during the meeting to cost the indicators.
About Africa’s Agenda 2063
Agenda 2063 was adopted by the 24th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly on the 31 January 2015 as is anchored on the AU Constitutive Act, the Pan African vision of “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international arena”, the 50th Anniversary Solemn Declaration 2013 as well as the national, regional and continental priorities. The First Ten-Year Implementation Plan for Agenda 2063 builds upon the Agenda 2063 Framework Document adopted in January 2015, and seeks to accelerate Africa’s political, social, economic and technological transformation while continuing the Pan African drive for self-determination, freedom, progress and collective prosperity.
For more information on Agenda 2063, please visit: http://agenda2063.au.int/