The Future of Democracy and Peace in Africa: Towards the African Union Agenda 2063

Sandton, Johannesburg – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the leadership of the African Union Commission is organizing a Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on the theme ‘The Future of Democracy and Peace in Africa: Towards the African Union Agenda 2063’, at the Protea Hotel Balalaika on Maude Street in Sandton, Johannesburg on 18-19 November 2013.  The Opening Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 09h00.  Confirmation of attendance will be appreciated,

Confirmed speakers include –

Mr. Olabisi Dare, Acting Director for Political Affairs, African Union Commission (AUC)

Dr. Said Adejumobi, Director, UNECA Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa

H.E Mr. Agostinho Zacarias, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative

Mr. Lebogang Motlana, Director of the UNDP Regional Service Center – Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The main goal of the Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Forum (MDF) is to provide a platform and opportunity for civil society, think-tanks, youth organizations, women’s organizations, and governance experts drawn from various regions of Africa and the diaspora to make inputs to the submission to be made to the AUC as a contribution to the OAU/AU Golden Jubilee and the African Union Agenda 2063.

The MDF will aim to achieve the following specific objectives:

  • Contribute to the key issues raised in the Background Paper and the five regional horizon-scanning studies covering all the five regions of the African continent;
  • Prepare and refine the outcome statement that will be submitted to the AUC as a contribution to the OAU/AU Golden Jubilee and the AU Agenda 2063; and
  • Deliberate and agree on the mechanisms for the submission of the outcome statement to the relevant AUC structures.

Mr. Khabele Matlosa
Programme Advisor
UNDP/ECA Joint Governance Initiatives
Tel: +251 (11) 544 3712
Email: Khabele.Matlosa@undp.org.

RSVP and local contact:
Ms. Nicole Anthoo
083 415 8011

E-mail: nicole.anthoo@gmail.com