The Pan African CSO Conference on Financing for Development brought together about 70 CSOs across Africa to discuss and build consensus on key messages and proposals in preparation for the 3rd UN international Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3) due take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from the 13th to 16th July 2015.
The meeting also provided a platform for Pan African CSOs to develop a strategy to influence the outcome of the third FFD and beyond. The key outcomes from the preparatory meeting are; the need for Africa to exit from Aid, need to promote good governance and accountability, combat corruption, mobilize internal resources effectively and the need for CSOs to unite and increase their capacity as they deliberate and influence issues surrounding financing for development in Africa.
The conference also birthed the “Entebbe declaration” which is the African CSO statement to the world leaders that are to meet in Addis Ababa for the 3rd UN International Conference on financing for Development. The declaration not only states the proposals for African Governments but also CSO commitments towards follow up of the Addis Ababa outcome.