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2 Africa is still facing significant development challenges Institutional capacity to adequately improve livelihoods of Africas citizens Systematic pan-African cross-institutional collaboration Effective strategies to empower Africas citizens Easy access to assessment data and well-functioning monitoring systems Continental and joint perspective on key development issues

3 NEPAD Framework, 2001 Para 48 At a principle level, Africas leaders have agreed to address these challenges through collective action …….. NEPAD will establish a forum of African countries so as to develop a common African position on ODA reform, and to engage with the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and other donors in developing a charter underpinning the development partnership. This charter will identify the Economic Governance Initiative as a prerequisite for enhancing the capacity of African Countries ………… Among specific Actions – constitute an ODA forum for developing a common African position on ODA reform, as a counterpart to the OECD/DAC structure……..

4 High level mandate of 14 th and 15 th African Union Summits (Feb & July 2010, Addis Ababa & Kampala) At an Action level - Africas leaders have agreed to address these challenges through collective action on CD and DE……… 1. Endorsement of the AU-NEPAD Capacity Development Strategic Framework (CDSF) … as Africas common reference and policy guiding framework on capacity development …… 2. Setup of the Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness by the NEPAD Agency in conjunction with AUC……as a multi-stakeholder forum on development effectiveness focusing on SSC and AE with Capacity Development as a core driver ………

5 A physical and virtual platform for Africas development stakeholders Development Effectiveness Aid Effectiveness South-South Cooperation Capacity Development A space for knowledge sharing and collaboration on: 123

6 APDev works on Capacity Development, as a Core to DE (SSC, AE) towards Empowered institutions that more effectively deliver results A more systematic improvement of individual and institutional capacity, supported by effective policy frameworks Concretely, this means: APDev is publishing a report, assessing Africas capacity as a baseline to more effectively address capacity needs in all African countries APDev actively supports the development of capacities in African institutions, i.e. RECs, through targeted and practical monthly training and knowledge exchange sessions Further raise the importance and need to integrate capacity development into national and regional development plans and processes for DE.

7 APDev works on Aid Effectiveness, towards A common voice on development in Africa More effective use of development resources APDev is organizing Africas collective input into the High Level Forum IV in Busan through a Consensus Statement APDev works with African institutions on cross-border issues such as Trade Facilitation, Infrastructure development etc Concretely, this means: Use of Aid to assist build, nurture, harness & utilize African capacities (CD)

8 APDev works on South-South Cooperation, towards Mutual learning of what works and what does not work in development More effective knowledge sharing across institutions, countries and continents APDev is capturing and publishing case studies on Africas experience in collaboration and cooperation across countries APDev fosters knowledge sharing across institutions through regular hands-on knowledge exchange dialogues on how to effectively address development and capacity challenges Concretely, this means: Mapping SS exchanges across Africa and reinforcing RECs role as a primary SS mechanism within AU architecture for intra Africa cooperation

9 So, what is APDev? …… With CD as core …… it is …. A multi- stakeholder forum An African-country-led mechanism with an active role for RECs An integrated community of practice A knowledge base & mutual learning hub A network for knowledge, policy & practice links

10 APDev consists of two basic inter- related building blocks: EXPERTISE Knowledge Repository (online database) Community of Practitioners working for Africas Development Capacities for: Knowledge sharing and collaboration, in both virtual & physical spaces. Capacities for: Reporting, Statistics, Case studies, guides, check lists, etc.

11 How is APDev governed? Oversight Committee Chairs: AUC / NEPAD Agency Members: African Countries, RECs, Key Stakeholder Organizations, Partner Institutions Core Management Team Partner Institutions and RECs APDev Technical Support Team (Secretariat) APDev Discussion & Knowledge Sharing Forum

12 Why is APDev needed? ….. Knowledge related capacities Because all Africans and Africas partners are ready to work much closer together towards the Continents renewal in developing capacity for results delivery Because there is need for a common knowledge base on what works and what does not in Africas context Because new inclusive and innovative ways are needed to collectively take on Africas development challenges and all development stakeholders need to contribute

13 Join The Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev) at Inspiring change for development results Thank you!


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