AU

African Union

LPI EGM Discusses Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, and Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

UNECA7 July 2014: The Land Policy Initiative (LPI) organized an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework and the implementation plan for piloting the Framework, an area that is highlighted in the African Union (AU) Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges.

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FAO, UNECA Sign MoU on Land Governance in Africa [viewed]

fao-uneca27 June 2014: The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on collaboration in land policies and governance of tenure. The MoU aims to enhance equitable access to and security of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in African countries.

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Kigali Action Plan to Improve WASH in 10 African Countries [viewed]

rwanda2 July 2014: The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Rwanda signed the ‘Kigali Action Plan' to improve access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) on the sidelines of the 23rd African Union (AU) Summit. The Plan will focus on community-level action to ensure rural household access to water supply and sanitation in ten African countries.

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AMCOMET to Link WMO, African Space Programmes [viewed]

amcomet30 May 2014: At its Second Bureau Meeting, the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) decided to link the African Space Programme with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Space Programme. AMCOMET also agreed on an updated Implementation and Resource Mobilization Plan and initiated the establishment of a Regional Climate Center in Central Africa.

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AUC Chair Launches Common African Position on the Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

UNECA AU4 June 2014: The African Union Commission (AUC) Chair Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma officially launched the Common African Position (CAP) on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The launch took place on 3 June, at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and sought to engage African stakeholders, enhance ownership of the CAP and strengthen partnerships with non-African stakeholders.

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African Ministers Call for a Water Security and Sanitation Goal in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

africawaterweek31 May 2014: The General Assembly of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) agreed on a Dakar Declaration at the fifth African Water Week (AWW). The Declaration recommends a goal on “Water Security and Sanitation” in the post-2015 development agenda, underscoring that the “integrated delivery of the two are a prerequisite for sustainable socio-economic development and the achievement of total health outcomes.”

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Event: Second Task Force Meeting and Bureau Meeting of AMCOMET [viewed]

The African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) will hold its Second Task Force Meeting on 26-28 May 2014, back to back with its Second Bureau Meeting on 29-30 May 2014, both in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Task Force and Bureau will discuss: the constitution and rules of procedures; the African Regional Space Programme; the draft Implementation Plan for the Integrated African Strategy on Meteorology; and the feasibility of establishing a regional climate centre in Central Africa. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with the support of the African Union (AU), hosts the AMCOMET Secretariat, which is helping facilitate the meetings.  

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Africa's Decade of SE4ALL Focuses on Maternal and Child Health [viewed]

SE4ALL20 May 2014: The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative have launched Africa's Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), which will focus on the theme of energy and maternal and child health for its first two years. The launch took place at the AfDB Annual Meeting, which convened in Kigali, Rwanda, from 19-21 May 2014.

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African Countries Adopt Common Position on Post-2015 DRR Framework [viewed]

afrp1416 May 2014: The 5th Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (AfRP14) and the 3rd Ministerial Meeting for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) convened under the theme ‘Prevent Risk: Build Resilience.' The meeting was one in a series of multi-stakeholder consultations leading up to the 3rd World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), which is scheduled to take place in Japan in March 2015. 

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African Conference on Inequalities Results in Accra Declaration [viewed]

pan-african-conference30 April 2014: The Pan-African Conference on Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation agreed on the Accra Declaration on Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation. The Declaration will contribute to the Common African Position on the post-2015 development agenda, and will be used to support Agenda 2063, which is the African Union's (AU) strategy for “the future we want for Africa.”

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