Supporting Effective African Civil Society Participation in the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)

"The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is a mutually agreed instrument voluntarily acceded to by the member states of the African Union (AU) as a self-monitoring mechanism. The mandate of the APRM is to encourage conformity in regard to political, economic and corporate governance values, codes and standards, among African countries and the objectives in socio-economic development within the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)." (Wikipedia) This grant will allow Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) to deliver an 18-month program of support aimed at enabling African civil society to understand and participate in the APRM process. This will be achieved by organizing training workshops; encouraging networking at the national, subregional and regional level; and designing a tool for monitoring and evaluating the outcome of these efforts. The idea is to prepare civil society organizations in APRM countries to participate effectively in the APRM process, and to help civil society organizations in non-APRM countries to lobby for their country's participation in it.

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Start Date

Monday, March 17, 2008

End Date

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


18 months

IDRC Officer

Mougeot, Luc

Total funding

CA$ 250,000


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Canada


Foundations for Innovation

Project Leader

Bernard Taylor


Partnership Africa Canada

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