Lusaka is hosting a Workshop on the First Ten-Year Plan of Action on Agenda 2063
After its adoption by the AU Summit in January 2015, African Union Commission is coordinating preparation of the First Ten Year Implementation Plan for Agenda 2063. Agenda 2063 is gaining momentum, it is time for action!
Lusaka, 02 March, 2015 - More than 100 participants gathered from 02 to 06 March, 2015 in Lusaka, Zambia for the Workshop to develop the 10-year Plan of the Agenda 2063.
This workshop is implementation of AU Policy Organ’s Decisions on Agenda 2063. As recommended by the AU Head of State and Government, the AUC with the support of its partners, has elaborated three documents from which two have been adopted during the January 2015 Summit (i) the Agenda 2063 vision and transformation Framework and (ii) the Popular version of Agenda 2063. The third one is the first of a series of 5 Ten-Year plan of Agenda 2063 (2013-2063), which will serve as the medium for the realization of Agenda 2063.
Furthermore, the AU Summit requested the AUC to work closely with the Members States to finalize this plan for submission to the upcoming June 2015 AU Summit.
In this regards, under the Supervision of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the AUC, and Headed by H.E. Dr. Anthony Mothae Maruping, Commissioner for Economic Affairs AUC, the Technical Team on Agenda 2063 has planned a series of Workshops. Lusaka’s gathering represents the first of this series. Hence, during four days, inputs from Planners and other national Experts, Representatives from RECs, AUC Departments and other Stakeholders, will be solicited to enable the finalization of this document.
Specific objectives are expected from the participants, such as: (i) the review of the targets, indicatives strategies as well as indicators and baselines data for the Ten-Year plan; (ii) the review of the implementation arrangement and the Monitoring and Evaluation mechanism; and proposal on the financing options of Agenda 2063.
It is also an attempt to facilitate domestication and popularization of Agenda 2063.
“Agenda 2063 is now not a new issue to many of you” said H.E. Commissioner Maruping today, in his remarks during the Opening ceremony. He further outlined the flagship projects of the Agenda 2063 and emphasized that its success lies with the Member States and RECs and that as such, it is important for them to domesticate Agenda 2063 in their national and regional plans.
His sentiments were affirmed by Mr. Alexandar Chikwanda, Minister of Finance of the host Country who expressed the joy to have all these participants in his country and stressed the necessity for each Member State to domesticate the 10 year Plan of Agenda 2063. Moreover he said: ‘This meeting comes at the right time for our national Plan’.
The outcomes of the ongoing meeting will be enriched by the outcomes of further consultations with RECs Chief Executives, Ministers of Finance and Planning as well as Ministerial Committee on Agenda 2063, before submission to the 25th Ordinary Session of the AUC Policy Organs in June 2015.
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