November 3-4, 2009
Concept note (pdf, 126.08 kB )
Agenda (pdf, 37.09 kB )
The second day enabled the Interim Director to present the AGI 2010-2012 Work Plan, and partners to state their expectations of the institute in reference to their own governance agenda. Final report (pdf, 97.75 kB )
The AGI held its inaugural workshop on 3 - 4 November 2009, at the Méridien Président Hotel in Dakar on the theme “Rethinking Governance in Africa”.
Around 300 people took part:
Government members and officials from the Republic of Senegal;
A representative from the Republic of Cape Verde;
Members from the diplomatic corps and representatives from African and international organisations in Dakar;
Representatives from United Nations organisations at Dakar;
National and international experts;
National and international academics;
Representatives from civil society organisations;
Representatives from the national and international press.
In addition, about twenty institutions involved in governance in Africa were formally represented:
the Union African Commission;
Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (ECOSOCC);
UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa;
L’Alliance pour la Refondation de la Gouvernance en Afrique (ARGA) (Alliance for restructuring governance in Africa);
Le Centre pour la Gouvernance Durable (CSG/Addis Ababa – Centre for Sustainable Governance);
European Union Commission (EUC);
The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MAEE);
L’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
The ‘Governance Democratic and Human Rights’ partnership of the joint Africa-EU strategy Vice-Presidency was represented and took part in the sessions too. On the occasion of the workshop, the book ‘The challenges of governance in Africa’ published by the UNDP, and introduced by his Excellence, Maître Abdoulaye Wade, president of the Republic of Senegal was presented at the conference.