Theme: Public policies for productive transformation
The 3rd Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration will focus on the theme of “Public Policies for Productive transformation” with discussions on sub-themes such as Strategies for productive transformation in Africa; the role of regional integration and the private sector; and Transformative leadership and Africa’s productive transformation . The STC will be an opportunity to appraise the Ministers of the implementation status of recommendations of the previous STC meeting and make new recommendations especially around the current theme. The meetings will provide a platform for dialogue among the ministers and key stakeholders around how to achieve productive transformation using effective public policies; examine the role of transformative leadership in Africa’s productive transformation; and determine the policy implications and capacity requirements for achieving productive transformation moving forward.
The meeting will be divided into two sections:
(1) Experts’ Meeting and (2) Ministers’ Meeting.
The 2019 STC Meeting will be organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) with technical assistance from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and hosted by the Government of Cameroon.
The STC’s aim is to provide concrete policy actions and measures required for productive transformation for consideration and approval by the African Union Summit in June/July 2019.
THE SECOND ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN UNION SPECIALIZED TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORT, TRANSCONTINENTAL AND INTERREGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE, ENERGY AND TOURISM (STC-TTIET), DATE: 14 – 18 APRIL 2019 VENUE: CAIRO, EGYPT
The Specialized Technical Committee (STC) is the Ministerial Decision-Making Organ of the African Union for the Transport, Energy, Tourism Sectors as well as overall Infrastructure Development matters.
The African Union, in collaboration with the African Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), is organizing the second meeting of the African Union (AU) Specialized Technical Committee (STC-TTIIET) on Transport, Transcontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism which is scheduled to hold in Cairo, Egypt from 14-18 April 2019.
The main objectives of the second session will be, first and foremost, to evaluate implementation of the updated STC Plans of Action adopted in Lomé, Togo, in March 2017 as well as address the challenges and, finally, agree on the way forward.
Expected participants will include Ministers and experts from the AU Member States who are responsible for the following sectors: Transport, Energy, Tourism and Infrastructure as well as Representatives of Regional Economic Communities, African Union (AU) Specialised Institutions, International Organizations, development partners, private sector and civil society dealing with Energy, Transport and Tourism.
Detailed information on conference logistics will soon follow.
For more information, please contact Mr Arjan Mohamed,
The African Union Commission is hosting the 2nd Pan Africa Youth Forum under the theme “African Youth Unite for Action – Bridging the Gap & Reaching out to Young Africans”
The forum is convened as part of the launch of the “African Youth Unite for Action – Bridging the Gap & Reaching out to Young Africans” Project, an exciting new initiative of the African Union Chairperson which aims to accelerate action on African youth priorities by directly reaching millions of young Africans in the four key areas of Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Engagement. The event will create spaces for youth to co-create solutions in these key areas which will contribute to the implementation of the initiative in the next couple of years.
This is therefore to call upon dedicated, visionary and proactive young Africans with experience and/or expertise in the areas outlined above to join the co-creation sessions and represent the youth cohort of the continent in high-level decision making processes.
WHEN AND WHERE?
The Pan African Youth Forum will be held from the 24th to 27th of April, 2019, at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU AT THE FORUM?
Participants are expected to engage in an intensive four-day meeting to propose workable solutions which will directly uplift millions of youth on the continent. In addition, participants will undergo a 15-hour virtual capacity building in the run-up to the Pan African Youth Forum. The programme is broadly outlined thus:
• Capacity Building sessions (15 virtual hours) – One week to the forum
• Pan African Youth Congress – Day 1
• Thematic Co-Creation Summit – Day 2 & 3
• Commitment Summit by youth development stakeholders – Day 4
• Marketplace on best practices in Africa in the key priority youth areas – Days 1 – 4
WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU?
You will be part of a life-changing engagement of networking, learning, and creating long-term solutions to youth issues with other young leaders like yourself, and in partnership with the African Union Commission and its development partners. You will meaningfully contribute to the development trajectory of young people on the continent for years to come.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Participants will include youth experts from member states, civil societies and/or youth networks. Women, refugees/displaced persons, and persons living with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.
• Do you have experience or expertise in one or more of the thematic areas?
• Are you a citizen of an AU Member State with a valid passport?
• Are you between the ages of 15-35?
• Can you communicate in one or more of the AU official languages (English, French, Portuguese, and Arabic)?
• Are you passionate about Africa’s development and have taken steps to contribute to achieve the Africa We Want?
• Are you committed to long-term engagement to drive the initiative in your own spaces?
If you match all the criteria listed above, then this is for you! Apply below: APPLY NOW
The aim of the side event is to highlight how Women and Youth inclusiveness, Economic and Equality Empowerment are the keys to Eradicate Poverty, Curb Human Trafficking, and Achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
The side event discussion addressed the following critical areas: Economic empowerment of the marginalized poor people, challenges to social inclusion, the effect of women and youth economic empowerment, and gender inequality on poverty in Africa. Poverty is the common root of Africa human trafficking, abuse of women, victimization of the vulnerable and the marginalized people in need. In addition, the side event explored ways we can strengthen empowerment through economic, education, political, fiscal, social inclusion, social protection policies because strengthening women and youth economic empowerment to be agents of change is the prerequisite for poverty eradication and the achievement of all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).