Pan African CSO Conference on Aid and Development Effectiveness
Pride Inn International Conference Centre
24th – 25th October 2016
The Pan African CSO Conference on Aid and Development Effectiveness will enable Africa CSO stakeholders, African governments and intergovernmental agencies to make preparations at regional level on the positioning of Africa, and building alliances towards the HLM2. The conference hosted by Reality of Aid Africa Network and the CPDE Feminist Group will provide a major opportunity for over 70 African CSOs including Women’s Rights Organizations to build their position towards Nairobi and build stronger Alliances with NEPAD/AU led position towards the same.
The regional conference that will have the representation of NEPAD/AU, Florence Nazare-Head of Capacity Building, Patricia Akakpo- CPDE Co-chair, Leo Atakpu- Board Chair, Reality of Aid Africa Network among other key personalities in the development effectiveness arena, will serve as a mechanism for galvanizing African CSOs and Women’s Rights Organizations to strategize and plan their engagement towards the HLM2 both at regional and at national levels. It should specifically seek to;
(i) Debrief and analyse the implication of the HLM2 on development effectiveness towards Africa’s development agenda, and Africa CSO enabling environment issues
(ii) To update and equip African CSOs with the relevant information and develop the Africa CSO position towards Nairobi
(iii) To adopt an advocacy and communication strategy that would be effectively used to galvanize African CSOs, into collective action in order to influence the Nairobi outcome document
(iv) Strengthen participation of Women’s Rights Organizations and feminist organisations in the HLM-2 by sharing information to deepen their knowledge and understanding of key gender and development effectiveness issues central to the relevant development cooperation debates;
(v) Create women’s rights and feminist spaces to strategize towards the HLM-2 and increase women and feminist representation, and adopt a common position as WOMEN’S RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONSs and feminist organisations in Africa including influencing the framing of the Africa CSOs position paper;
The Conference seeks to culminate in the development of Africa’s CSOs position and strategies towards fast tracking SDG Implementation through Development Cooperation, and strengthened alliances with the APDEV of the NEPAD/AU.