Implementing the African Peer Review Mechanism - Challenges and opportunities
The African Governance Forum (AGF) is a UNDP flagship governance programme conceived as a joint initiative with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) within the framework of the United Nations System-wide Special Initiative on Africa (UNSIA).
It is a policy forum that brings together African leaders, cooperating partners, representatives of civil society and the private sector to discuss a thematic subject that is considered to be important and timely in the advancement of good governance on the African continent.
Six AGF sessions have so far been held. The first one was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1997 and focused on a multiplicity of issues that included constitutional reforms, the media, capacity building, and decentralization. The second AGF, held in Accra, Ghana, focused specifically on ‘Accountability and Transparency while the third was held in Bamako, Mali, and addressed Good Governance and Conflict Management.
The fourth AGF was held in Kampala, Uganda, and looked at the Contribution of the Parliamentary Process in Strengthening Good Governance in Africa. The fifth one was held in Maputo, Mozambique, on the theme: Local Governance and Poverty Reduction in Africa. This Report records the deliberations and outcome of the Sixth Africa governance Forum (AGF-VI) held in Kigali, Rwanda from 9-11 May 2006 under the theme “Implementing the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM): Challenges and Opportunities”.