About

The joint UN-African Union workshop is specifically designed to support countries in assessment of gaps in the institutional application of each of the 11 principles of effective governance with a view to strengthening institutions for implementation of the SDGs at all levels. Government-led assessments initiated at the workshop may serve as a precursor to more specific in-depth reviews, as appropriate, and/or lead directly to formulation of Government-led reform policies in priority institution-building areas. The workshop is also expected to foster policy coherence by encouraging alignment of institution-building efforts related to the 2030 Agenda with the Agenda 2063 objectives of the African Union.

The objective of this joint UNDESA-AU/APRM workshop is to enhance capacity of public servants in Africa to develop reform policies that strengthen institutions for implementation of the SDGs at all levels. In particular, the workshop is expected to lead to:

  • A common understanding among senior public officials of African countries of principles of effective governance for sustainable development and methods of analyzing gaps in their institutional application;
  • Enhanced collaboration between the United Nations and African Union in building strong institutions for achievement of the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063;
  • Sharing of knowledge among senior public officials in Africa on approaches to building strong institutions for achievement of the SDGs at all levels in different development contexts.

 Programme and Documents

Concept note: [English]  [French]

Programme outline: [English]  [French]

Annotated programme: [English]  [French] – updated 28 October 2019

Principles of effective governance for sustainable development: [Arabic]  [Chinese]  [English]  [French]  [Russian]  [Spanish]

Session by session details and documentation: Click here for updates.

Biographical notes of moderators and speakers

 

 Media

Principles of effective governance for sustainable development: [Booklet] [Postcard]

  
Photos: Click on the photo above for more.

 

 Logistics

Visa requirements: Applying for a visa to enter South Africa is the responsibility of the participants. Participants requiring an entry visa to South Africa must obtain it from the South African consulate/ or embassy responsible for the necessary arrangements in the participant’s country of residence. For further info, please visit the South African visa website.

Meeting venue: The Conference will take place at the Capital Hotel Menlyn Maine- Address: 194 Bancor Ave, Menlyn, Pretoria, 0010, Tel: +27 12 942 5000. Coffee, tea, water and lunch-(buffet) will be provided for all participants on all three days of the conference.

Transportation: Round-trip transportation from the OR Tambo International airport tothe hotels has been arranged. Please send the names of your hotel and flight details to Ms. Julia Kiguru, via email Julia.Kiguru@aprm-au.org and Ms. Julia Mogale, via email Julia.Mogale@aprm-au.org, Tel: +27 11 256 3424.

Logistics note: More detailed logistical information including accommodation arrangements, insurance and emergency details can be found here.

 

 Contact

 United Nations

Mr. Juwang Zhu
Director
Division for Public Administration and Development Management, UNDESA

Mr. Patrick Spearing
Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer
Division for Public Administration and Development Management, UNDESA

Ms. Adriana Ribeiro
Senior Programme Management Assistant
Division for Public Administration and Development Management, UNDESA
Telephone: + 1 212-963-2764
Email: dpidg@un.org

 African Union. African Peer Review Mechanism

Ms. Sara Hamouda
SDGs and 2063 Expert
Email: sara.hamouda@aprm-au.org

Ms. Julia Mogale
Logistics
Email: julia.mogale@aprm-au.org
Telephone: +27 11 256 3400 (Pretoria)