The APRM joins international and regional development partners in BAPA+40 in Buenos Aires
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) will partake in the Second UN High Level Conference on South-South Cooperation from 20-22 March in Buenos Aires, Argentina to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA) for Technical Cooperation. In the course of the conference, APRM aims at promoting South-South cooperation in Africa and discussing further partnership opportunities with development donors and partners.
In this regards, the APRM is organizing a side event entitled ‘’ APRM as best Practice for South-South Cooperation on Governance in Africa’’ to highlight the APRM activities and mandate as an African Union Organ and share best practices and experiences on good governance, particularly in four areas: Economic, Political, Socio-economic and Corporate. The APRM side event will discuss, on one hand, the Africa Governance Report (AGR), which was recently presented to the 32nd Ordinary Summit of the Assembly of Heads of States of the African Union on Feb 9-11, in Addis Ababa. On the other, APRM will provide a platform for discussions on the APRM’s experience in promoting South-South Cooperation in Africa through its peer review process as well as the SSC contribution to the implementation of Agenda 2063 (Aspiration 3) and SDG16 in relevance to good governance and inclusive institutions. The APRM is delighted to cordially organize this event with other partners including UNOSSC, HLCSSC, NEPAD, and BRICS Policy Centre to highlight the lessons learnt from SSC programs and initiatives from institutional and operational perspectives.
The APRM delegation headed by Prof. Eddy Maloka, has participated today in the high-level meeting organized by the Ministry of foreign Affairs in Argentina with the participation of African countries to encourage bilateral cooperation between the Argentinian Government, private sector and representatives of African countries. The event displayed presentations from different speakers, including INVAP, INTI and INTA on their development projects in Africa. From his side, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina stressed on the commitment of the political leadership of Argentina to support Africa’s socioeconomic development within the Argentine Plan for cooperation with Africa. Among the sectors which Argentina seeks cooperation with Africa are: Agriculture, technology and innovation as well as education and healthcare. The APRM also participated in another event on ‘shaping the future of regional SSCs; sharing the ASEAN experience’.
The overall theme of BAPA+40 conference 2019 is “Role of South-South Cooperation and the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities”. Several side events and bilateral meetings are expected to take place over the upcoming two days to contribute on forming a holistic approach towards SSC initiatives and tackling the challenges regarding monitoring and evaluation and harmonising different actors involved in these sectors. Therefore, the conference’s subthemes include; i) Comparative Advantages and Opportunities of South-South Cooperation; ii) Challenges and the Strengthening of the Institutional Framework of South-South Cooperation and Triangular Cooperation; iii) Sharing of Experiences, Best Practices and Success Stories; iv) Scaling-up the Means of Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Support of South-South Cooperation and Triangular Cooperation.