PAP Committee briefed on the future of the African Governance

During the first day of the Sitting of Permanent Committees at the Pan-African Parliament, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) presented an outlook of the African Governance Report (AGR) and other review mechanisms to Members of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The AGR, as one such mechanism, assesses the implementation of the African Union (AU) Member-States in areas of governance, transformational leadership and the rule of law, among others.

The AGR has been described by the APRM Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Eddie MALOKA as ‘Introspection of Africa by Africa,’ depicts a set of four scenarios for Africa’s governance future by 2063. These scenarios tell a story of how Africa’s governance future may unfold.

In a briefing, Governance Expert Migai AKECH called on Members of Parliament (MPs) to actively participate in the scenario building exercises, which rely on an organic, multidisciplinary and participatory process to develop plausible governance future for the continent.

The ultimate goal is to provide a guide to policy-makers and decision-makers on how best to prioritise governance actions to achieve Agenda 2063, applying four scenarios meant to guide the APRM on what the future holds, improving awareness of the relative importance of current trends and issues as well as interrogation of how various courses of action may unfold and interact in the short, medium and long term.

The APRM is working with the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) on the development of the AGR together with regional stakeholders and governance think-tanks across Africa.

The African Governance Report will be presented to the African Union Assembly in February 2021.

PAP Committee briefed on the future of the African Governance

During the first day of the Sitting of Permanent Committees at the Pan-African Parliament, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) presented an outlook of the African Governance Report (AGR) and other review mechanisms to Members of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The AGR, as one such mechanism, assesses the implementation of the African Union (AU) Member-States in areas of governance, transformational leadership and the rule of law, among others.

The AGR has been described by the APRM Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Eddie MALOKA as ‘Introspection of Africa by Africa,’ depicts a set of four scenarios for Africa’s governance future by 2063. These scenarios tell a story of how Africa’s governance future may unfold.

In a briefing, Governance Expert Migai AKECH called on Members of Parliament (MPs) to actively participate in the scenario building exercises, which rely on an organic, multidisciplinary and participatory process to develop plausible governance future for the continent.

The ultimate goal is to provide a guide to policy-makers and decision-makers on how best to prioritise governance actions to achieve Agenda 2063, applying four scenarios meant to guide the APRM on what the future holds, improving awareness of the relative importance of current trends and issues as well as interrogation of how various courses of action may unfold and interact in the short, medium and long term.

The APRM is working with the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) on the development of the AGR together with regional stakeholders and governance think-tanks across Africa.

The African Governance Report will be presented to the African Union Assembly in February 2021.