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The role of civil society in the African Union and NEPAD:
strategies for civil society's involvement in national debates and processes


June 19 - 20, 2003

Holiday Inn Garden Court, Eastern Boulevard

Walmer Estate, Cape Town

WORKSHOP REPORT

Posted with permission of Idasa.
For Inquiries contact Zanethemba Mkalipi at zanethemba@idasact.org.za or call 021 467 5600
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Table of contents

  1. Summary of the report
  2. Welcome and overview of the workshop
    Judith February (Idasa)
  3. "The character of African civil society and its role in the political and economic renewal of Africa."
    Speaker: Prof Jimi Adesina (Rhodes University, Grahamstown)
    Chair: Zanethemba Mkalipi (Idasa)
  4. Comments and Questions
    "The character of African civil society and its role in the political and economic renewal of Africa."
  5. "Practical co-operation between civil society and parliamentary structures working on the African Union and Nepad."
    Speaker: Ben Turok (ANC MP)
    Chair: Richard Calland (Idasa)
  6. Comments and Questions
    "Practical co-operation between civil society and parliamentary structures working on the African Union and Nepad."
  7. Comments and Questions
    "Civil society's advocacy function through structures of the African Union."
  8. "Mobilising and empowering rural communities and women's organisations for participation in the African Union and Nepad."
    Speaker 1: Neville Gabriel (SA Catholics Bishops Conference).
    Speaker 2: Nombulelo Siqwana-Ndulo (CGE, Eastern Cape).
    Chair: Cherrel Africa (Development Research Africa).
  9. Comments and Questions.
    "Mobilising and empowering rural communities and women's organisations for participation in the African Union and Nepad."
  10. "The African Peer Review Mechanism: An overview of the process and potential civil society interventions."
    Speaker: Ayesha Khajee (South African Institute of International Affairs, Johannesburg).
  11. Comments and Questions.
    "The African Peer Review Mechanism: An overview of the process and potential civil society interventions."
  12. "Exploring the constraints confronting civil society as it seeks to strike a partnership with government and other key players in the African Union and Nepad."
    Speaker: Tebego Molefi (Rhodes University, Grahamstown).
    Chair: Derek Davids (Idasa).
  13. Comments and Questions.
    "Exploring the constraints confronting civil society as it seeks to strike a partnership with government and other key players on the African Union and Nepad."
  14. Report back: Group 1.
  15. Report back: Group 2.
  16. The way forward.


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