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African Union Monthly Bulletin

African Union Monthly Bulletin

Africa Taking Charge Of Its Development Agenda

The African Union is playing a leading role in improving Africa’s partnerships and refocusing them more strategically to respond to African priorities for growth and transformation as accentuated in the continent’s development blueprint, Agenda 2063. In recent months the various development partners working with the African Union, met with the AUC Chairperson and other leaders in the AU Commission (AUC), to discuss how to  strengthen cooperation between them, and streamline agreed projects and activities to ensure they are  delivering on “the Africa We Want”. 
 
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AU rolls out framework for monitoring and evaluating the status of African regional integration

For several decades, integration has been recognised as a critical component for the development of the African continent. Article 3 of the Constitutive Act of the African Union (AU) sets out the key objectives, including, accelerating the political and socio-economic integration of the continent and promoting sustainable development at the economic, social and cultural levels as well as the integration of African economies.

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Africa’s Fight against Illicit Financial Flows and renewed calls to Return Stolen Assets

The fight against corruption has contributed significantly to the on-going transformation of economies across the continent and reinforces the determination towards achieving inclusive and sustainable development as envisaged in Africa’s Agenda 2063.
These strides in the fight against corruption have been supported by legal and policy frameworks such as the African Union’s Convention on Preventing and Combatting Corruption (AUCPCC). 
 
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Placing women and girls at the centre of Africa’s development agenda

 
Agenda 2063 calls for a more inclusive society where all the citizens are actively involved in decision making in all aspects and where no child, woman or man is left behind or excluded, on the basis of gender, political affiliation, religion, ethnic affiliation, locality, age or other factors.  Aspiration 6 of Agenda 2063 calls for “an Africa, whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth, and caring for children.”
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AU recognises female innovators using technology to transform the education sector in Africa

The AU Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA) recognises information, communication and technology (ICT) as a major tool for empowering graduates and ensuring they contribute to social economic development by ensuring they not only have universal access but also ensuring they enhance the quality of provision and delivery, of services. ICT opens up possibilities for innovation, entrepreneurship and employability; flexibility in pedagogies; beating the limitation of time and space for varied learner needs; and enhancing confidence and dignity of graduates at all levels.
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Newly Recruited African Health Volunteers will enable AfricaCDC to Cover a Wider Area in its Ebola Response Efforts

Since the declaration of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a public health emergency of international concern in July 2019, the African Union has stepped up its support for preparedness and response to the disease in the DRC and neighbouring countries.
 
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