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1 AFRICAN UNION UNION AFRICAINE UNION AFRICAINE UNIÃO AFRICANA UNIÃO AFRICANA Regional Dialogue on Enhanced Coordination Towards NEPAD Implementation  AFRICAN UNION COORDINATION TOWARDS NEPAD IMPLEMENTATION June 2012, Durban, South Africa NEPAD Coordination Unit / Bureau of the Chairperson

2 Introduction

3 Contents Introduction I. Coordination Before the integration of NEPAD into AU structure and processes –Sectoral coordination (CAADP; PIDA/IADA) –Coordination with RECs (The Minimum Integration Programme - MIP) II. Integration of NEPAD into AU structure and processes –History of the integration of NEPAD –Keys changes after the Decision integrating the NEPAD into AU structures and processes –NPCA mandate –Mission of the N.C.U / Office of the AUC Chairperson –AUC/NPCA Harmonisation Process Conclusion

4 I- Coordination Before the integration of NEPAD into AU structure and processes

5 Sectoral Coordination African Union Commission has the mission to assume the continental leadership and advocacy in the different sectors for the implementation of NEPAD.  CAADP  PIDA

6 Coordination with RECs  The Minimum Integration Programme (MIP)  The MIP was adopted at the 4th Conference of African Ministers of Integration (COMAI IV), in May 2009 in Yaoundé, Cameroon  The MIP constitutes a continental framework for coordination, convergence and collaboration among the RECs to achieve the ultimate objective of the African Economic Community (AEC)  The MIP is divided into three four year phases align with the AU Strategic Plan and implemented by the RECs, Member States and the AUC in collaboration with Africa’s development partners

7  The MIP is accompanied by plans of action including 21 priority objectives including among others infrastructure (PIDA) and Agriculture (CAADP)  A Coordination Committee and Committee of Secretariat Officials (CSO) of the AU, RECs, the UNECA and the AfDB has been setup to coordinate, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the MIP  The Committees met twice a year to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the MIP  At least one of the meetings of the Committee on Coordination take place four months before the next AU Summit  At least one of the meetings of the CSO take place two months before the second meeting of the Committee on Coordination

8 II.Integration of NEPAD into AU structure and processes II.Integration of NEPAD into AU structure and processes

9 History of the integration of NEPAD into AU structure and processes  July 2003: 2 nd African Union Summit in Maputo agreed on the need to promote better management of NEPED in order to engender more cohesive and effective delivery  February 2008: The 10 th AU Summit adopted Decision (Assembly/AU/Dec.191(X)) to proceed immediately with NEPAD integration  February 2010: The 14 th AU summit held in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia adopted the Decision « Assembly/AU/Dec.283 (XIV) » which integrated formaly NEPAD into the structures and processes of the AU

10 Keys Changes after the Decision  HSGIC become HSGOC as a sub-Committee of the AU Summit  The PRC setup a Sub-Committee on NEPAD  NEPAD Secretariat become NPCA as a technical body of the AU with a new mandate  The Chairperson of the African Union Commission have a supervisory role over the NPCA  The NEPAD Coordination Unit has been established within the Office of the AUC Chairperson to be an interface between AUC and NPCA

11 NPCA new mandate  Facilitate and coordinate the implementation of Africa’s priority programs and projects  Mobilize resources and partners in support of the implementation of Africa’s priority programs and projects  Conduct and coordinate research and knowledge management  Monitor and evaluate the implementation of programs and projects  Advocate on the AU and NEPAD vision, mission and core principles/values

12 Mission of the NEPAD Coordination Unit / Office of the AUC Chairperson  Serve as an interlocutor between the AUC and the NPCA  Coordinate the process of NEPAD integration into AU  Follow-up on NPCA activities  Provide advice to the AUC Chairperson on NEPAD related issues and activities  Support the Chairperson of the AUC in undertaking his supervisory role over the NPCA  Serve as a Secretariat of the PRC sub-Committee on NEPAD

13 AUC/NPCA Harmonisation Process  Two aspects in the harmonisation process  Legal (host agreement), Aministrative (procurement, staff rules and procedures) and Financial (Planning and Budget process) aspects  Technical aspects (AUC/NPCA Work Programme Harmonisation Session)

14 Legal, Aministrative and Financial aspects  The signing of an interim Host Agreement between the AUC and the Republic of South Africa, which accords the NPCA the status of an AUC Office outside the Headquarters  use of the AU emblem alongside the NEPAD emblem for all meetings and documentation  use of the AU flag and portrait of the AUC Chairperson in the NPCA office in the Republic of South Africa  Use of AUC Diplomatic pasport and lessez-passez by the NPCA staff  Use of AUC planning and Budgeting process

15 Technical Aspects  AUC/NPCA Work Programme Harmonisation Session  Three Harmonisation sessions held in 2009, July 2011 and March 2012  The Sessions shall meet at least twice a year to coordinate, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the joint activity programme  Principles of the harmonisation session:  Alignment of individual institutional strategic plans with the AU goals and objectives  Agreement on common goals and programmes that form the basis of the joint plans  The principle of similar but differentiated roles  Coherence and complementarity in the implementation of continental programmes  Division of labour must be based on the respective mandates of institutions

16 Six Clusters for the harmonisation process  Strategic Planning and Management Cluster  Strategic Planning  Resource Mobilisation  Budgeting  Monitoring and Evaluation  Knowledge Management  Partnership  Communication  Policy Alignment  Research and Development

17  Agriculture, Nutrition and Environment Cluster  Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Security  Environment and Climate Change  Natural Resource Management  Rural Development  Economic Development Cluster  Economic Development  Investment  Private Sector  Trade  Infrastructure Cluster  Energy  Information Society  Transport  Water and Sanitation

18  Human Development Cluster  Education  Health  Science and Technology  Employment and Labour  Cross cutting issues Cluster  Capacity development  Gender  Youth

19 Objectives of the clusters  Ensure alignment of strategic plans of the Union in order to ensure coherence in leadership, the effective coordination of implementation and achievement of results;  Ensure the efficiency of the institutions of the Union by eliminating duplication and wastage of resources;  Build the capacity and capabilities of the continental institutions to effectively fulfil their roles;  Ensure better mobilization of partnerships and resources in support of the continental priorities;

20  Ensure effective representation of the continental in bilateral, regional and global institutions in support of the AU vision;  Improve the coordination, harmonization and efficiency of the AUC and NPCA; and  Ensure that the AUC and NPCA have harmonized their planning, budgeting and M&E system in order to be able to produce reports that are consistent with their mandate

21 Conclusion

22 I THANK YOU


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