AYC at Policy Forum on Development, Regional Meeting Africa, in Gaborone, October 2018

More than 100 representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs), including the private sector, Local Authorities (LAs), the African Union (AU) institutions and representatives of European Union (EU) institutions gathered in Gaborone (Botswana), from 8 to 10 October 2018, for the Regional Meeting Africa of the Policy Forum on Development (PFD).

Mr. Kawsu Sillah, AYC Executive Secretary represented the AYC at the Forum and he made a presentation at the Roundtable discussion on ”Issue-focused review of the AU-EU Summit – Key outcomes, implications and recommendations.” The objective of the session was to allow deeper reflection on the key outcomes of the AU-EU Summit on the basis of the previous session.

The PFD is a multistakeholder platform launched and supported by the European Commission where civil society organisations, associations of local authorities and the private sector together with EU Members States to debate on development matters. This year the Africa regional meeting addressed the last African Union – European Union Summit recommendations around: youth, peace and security; mobility and migration and governance.  It also addressed the progress made by the EU and its partners from the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific group of states in advancing towards the definition of the provisions governing their future relations. Lastly, the meeting will examine the African Union theme of the year on corruption.

The PFD Team have compiled the main results of the debates and exchanges in the attached “PFD in brief”. All the other outcomes such as the final communiqué, a visual booklet, the results of the working groups as well as the photos are available on our Capacity4Development website: https://europa.eu/capacity4dev/policy-forum-development/wiki/communication-materials-1

You can also find the Concept Note, Programme Guide and Outcome Report below.

  1. Concept Note PFD Africa
  2. Agenda Africa Region PFD draft_2708
  3. PFD-in-Brief-Africa-2018FINAL