African Regional Dialogue - The New Development Agenda: Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Governance
The consultation process on governance and the post-2015 framework, co-led by UNDP and OHCHR, commenced on 11-12 October in Johannesburg, South Africa. The African Regional Dialogue - the first in a series of dialogues around the world in advance of the Global Thematic Consultation on Governance - was hosted by the Pan-African Parliament.
The event sought to stimulate dialogue and collect views, experiences and perspectives of civil society, policy makers and governance practitioners from the African region to contribute to the emerging development framework. The consultation built on UNDP's experience on the MDGs, affirming that sustained progress towards development goals must be underpinned by strong democratic governance mechanisms and people’s participation in decision-making processes. This was an extraordinary opportunity to contribute viewpoints, experiences and perspectives that reflect the realities of people’s lives and related development priorities in Africa.
This Dialogue included presentations by the Hon. Bethel Amadi, President of the Pan-African Parliament, and Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Governance Practice Director, United Nations Development Programme. Other speakers included representatives from Trust Africa, Open Society Initiative and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Archived footage from the sessions of the Dialogue are available for viewing below.