The 2-day conference with the theme THE ROLE OF PARLIAMENT, LOCAL & REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS IN STRENGTHENING PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA, is designed to address the multiple facets of the problems and emerging opportunities of democratic governance in Africa. It would also be bringing together leaders in business, politics, diplomacy, development experts, and members of the academia as well as other major stakeholders to attempt to deconstruct the issues with a view to proffering solutions to the myriads of governance issues facing the continent today.
This event which is also supported by the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors is in congruence with the African Union’s commitment towards building an Africa driven by good governance, democracy and the rule of law. It is also in line with African Union’s Aspiration 3, as contained in AU’s Agenda 2063, which prays for “An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law.” Conference participants may submit their revised papers after the conference for possible publication on our various platforms, including our partner publication, African Leadership Magazine UK.
Speakers for this conference would be drawn from stakeholder with unrivaled experience in the thematic focus, including: Cabinet Ministers; Governors; Parliamentarians; members of the executive; local government administrators; youth influencers; members of the academia; C-suit business executives, amongst others.
|10:00 – 10:30||Arrival, Registration & Networking|
|10:30 – 10:40||Conference Chair Welcome/Opening Address– Democracy & Good Governance – where we are Vs. Where we want to be|
|10:40 – 10:50||Opening Keynote: The Role Of Parliament, Local & Regional Governments In Strengthening Participatory Democracy In Africa|
|10:50 – 11:00||Session 1: Agenda 2063: Overview: Building the Africa of our Dreams|
|11:00 – 11:30||Coffee Break &Networking|
|11:30 – 11:40||Session 2: Representation and Participation as Democratic Ideals and Practices – The Realities today|
|11:40 – 12:00||Session 3: Strengthening the Democratic Process in Africa – Case studies|
|12:00 – 12:30||Lunch Break & Networking|
|12:30 – 12:50||Session 4: The State Vs. Civil Society Convergence for Nation Building|
|12:50 – 01:30||Breakout Session: Presentation of Conference Summary & the Way Forward|
|Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony|
|Day Two (Each Session entails lead presentation; Roundtable and Q – A)|
|08:00 – 09:00||Registration Coffee and Networking|
|09:00 – 10:00||Session 5: Democracy, Good Governance & the Role of the Parliament|
|10:00 – 10:15||Coffee Break & Speed Networking|
|10:15–11:15||Session 6: Credibility and Independence of the Electoral Process and Institutions|
|11:15 – 12:15||Session 7: Enabling Greater women and Youth Engagement for Sustainable Development in Africa|
|12:15 – 01:15||Session 8: African Peer Review Mechanisms – The journey so far|
|01:15 – 02:00||Lunch Break & Networking|
|02:00 – 03:00||Session 9: International and Inter-regional Cooperation and Partnerships for sustainable growth and development in Africa|
|03:00 – 04:00||Breakout Session 10: Presentation of Conference Summary & the Way Forward|
|04:00 – 04:15||Speed Networking Coffee|
|04:15 – 05:30||Session 11: Unveiling and the formal launch of the Conference of All African Mayors Network.|
|05:30 – 05:45||Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks / Award Presentations|
|Day Three: Site Tours and Private pre-arranged meetings|
This conference is open only to registered delegates. Interested delegates are advised to please use the link below to request an invitation / Register.
AU, Deed Dynamic Nigeria Ltd; the Nigerian Senate; African Leadership Magazine UK; AIT
African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Okeke, K. N. +2347036827724 email@example.com