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Title: Report to Fifth Session of Committee on Trade and Regional Integration


1
AFRICAN UNION UNION AFRICAINE
UNIÃO AFRICANA
Regional Dialogue on Enhanced
Coordination Towards NEPAD Implementation ???
AFRICAN UNION COORDINATION TOWARDS NEPAD
IMPLEMENTATION 6 - 7 June 2012, Durban, South
Africa NEPAD Coordination Unit / Bureau of
the Chairperson
2
Introduction
3
Contents
  • Introduction
  • I. Coordination Before the integration of NEPAD
    into AU structure and processes
  • Sectoral coordination (CAADP PIDA/IADA)
  • Coordination with RECs (The Minimum Integration
    Programme - MIP)
  • II. Integration of NEPAD into AU structure and
    processes
  • History of the integration of NEPAD
  • Keys changes after the Decision integrating the
    NEPAD into AU structures and processes
  • NPCA mandate
  • Mission of the N.C.U / Office of the AUC
    Chairperson
  • AUC/NPCA Harmonisation Process
  • Conclusion

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I- Coordination Before the integration of
NEPAD into AU structure and processes
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Sectoral Coordination
  • African Union Commission has the mission to
    assume the continental leadership and advocacy in
    the different sectors for the implementation of
    NEPAD.
  • CAADP
  • PIDA

6
Coordination with RECs
  • The Minimum Integration Programme (MIP)
  • The MIP was adopted at the 4th Conference of
    African Ministers of Integration (COMAI IV), in
    May 2009 in Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • The MIP constitutes a continental framework for
    coordination, convergence and collaboration among
    the RECs to achieve the ultimate objective of the
    African Economic Community (AEC)
  • The MIP is divided into three four year phases
    align with the AU Strategic Plan and implemented
    by the RECs, Member States and the AUC in
    collaboration with Africas development partners

7
  • The MIP is accompanied by plans of action
    including 21 priority objectives including among
    others infrastructure (PIDA) and Agriculture
    (CAADP)
  • A Coordination Committee and Committee of
    Secretariat Officials (CSO) of the AU, RECs, the
    UNECA and the AfDB has been setup to coordinate,
    monitor and evaluate the implementation of the
    MIP
  • The Committees met twice a year to monitor and
    evaluate the implementation of the MIP
  • At least one of the meetings of the Committee on
    Coordination take place four months before the
    next AU Summit
  • At least one of the meetings of the CSO take
    place two months before the second meeting of the
    Committee on Coordination

8
  • II. Integration of NEPAD into AU structure
    and processes

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History of the integration of NEPAD into AU
structure and processes
  • July 2003 2nd African Union Summit in Maputo
    agreed on the need to promote better management
    of NEPED in order to engender more cohesive and
    effective delivery
  • February 2008 The 10th AU Summit adopted
    Decision (Assembly/AU/Dec.191(X)) to proceed
    immediately with NEPAD integration
  • February 2010 The 14th AU summit held in Addis
    Abeba, Ethiopia adopted the Decision
     Assembly/AU/Dec.283 (XIV) which integrated
    formaly NEPAD into the structures and processes
    of the AU

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Keys Changes after the Decision
  • HSGIC become HSGOC as a sub-Committee of the AU
    Summit
  • The PRC setup a Sub-Committee on NEPAD
  • NEPAD Secretariat become NPCA as a technical body
    of the AU with a new mandate
  • The Chairperson of the African Union Commission
    have a supervisory role over the NPCA
  • The NEPAD Coordination Unit has been established
    within the Office of the AUC Chairperson to be an
    interface between AUC and NPCA

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NPCA new mandate
  • Facilitate and coordinate the implementation of
    Africas priority programs and projects
  • Mobilize resources and partners in support of the
    implementation of Africas priority programs and
    projects
  • Conduct and coordinate research and knowledge
    management
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of
    programs and projects
  • Advocate on the AU and NEPAD vision, mission and
    core principles/values

12
Mission of the NEPAD Coordination Unit / Office
of the AUC Chairperson
  • Serve as an interlocutor between the AUC and the
    NPCA
  • Coordinate the process of NEPAD integration into
    AU
  • Follow-up on NPCA activities
  • Provide advice to the AUC Chairperson on NEPAD
    related issues and activities
  • Support the Chairperson of the AUC in undertaking
    his supervisory role over the NPCA
  • Serve as a Secretariat of the PRC sub-Committee
    on NEPAD

13
AUC/NPCA Harmonisation Process
  • Two aspects in the harmonisation process
  • Legal (host agreement), Aministrative
    (procurement, staff rules and procedures) and
    Financial (Planning and Budget process) aspects
  • Technical aspects (AUC/NPCA Work Programme
    Harmonisation Session)

14
Legal, Aministrative and Financial aspects
  • The signing of an interim Host Agreement between
    the AUC and the Republic of South Africa, which
    accords the NPCA the status of an AUC Office
    outside the Headquarters
  • use of the AU emblem alongside the NEPAD emblem
    for all meetings and documentation
  • use of the AU flag and portrait of the AUC
    Chairperson in the NPCA office in the Republic of
    South Africa
  • Use of AUC Diplomatic pasport and lessez-passez
    by the NPCA staff
  • Use of AUC planning and Budgeting process

15
Technical Aspects
  • AUC/NPCA Work Programme Harmonisation Session
  • Three Harmonisation sessions held in 2009, July
    2011 and March 2012
  • The Sessions shall meet at least twice a year to
    coordinate, monitor and evaluate the
    implementation of the joint activity programme
  • Principles of the harmonisation session
  • Alignment of individual institutional strategic
    plans with the AU goals and objectives
  • Agreement on common goals and programmes that
    form the basis of the joint plans
  • The principle of similar but differentiated roles
  • Coherence and complementarity in the
    implementation of continental programmes
  • Division of labour must be based on the
    respective mandates of institutions

16
Six Clusters for the harmonisation process
  • Strategic Planning and Management Cluster
  • Strategic Planning
  • Resource Mobilisation
  • Budgeting
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Knowledge Management
  • Partnership
  • Communication
  • Policy Alignment
  • Research and Development

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  • Agriculture, Nutrition and Environment Cluster
  • Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Security
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Rural Development
  • Economic Development Cluster
  • Economic Development
  • Investment
  • Private Sector
  • Trade
  • Infrastructure Cluster
  • Energy
  • Information Society
  • Transport
  • Water and Sanitation

18
  • Human Development Cluster
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science and Technology
  • Employment and Labour
  • Cross cutting issues Cluster
  • Capacity development
  • Gender
  • Youth

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Objectives of the clusters
  • Ensure alignment of strategic plans of the Union
    in order to ensure coherence in leadership, the
    effective coordination of implementation and
    achievement of results
  • Ensure the efficiency of the institutions of the
    Union by eliminating duplication and wastage of
    resources
  • Build the capacity and capabilities of the
    continental institutions to effectively fulfil
    their roles
  • Ensure better mobilization of partnerships and
    resources in support of the continental
    priorities

20
  • Ensure effective representation of the
    continental in bilateral, regional and global
    institutions in support of the AU vision
  • Improve the coordination, harmonization and
    efficiency of the AUC and NPCA and
  • Ensure that the AUC and NPCA have harmonized
    their planning, budgeting and ME system in order
    to be able to produce reports that are consistent
    with their mandate

21
Conclusion
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