Second Africa regional meeting on aid effectiveness, south-south cooperation and capacity development
On 4 and 5 November 2010, representatives from across Africa met together in Tunis to discuss an African agenda on development effectiveness to take to the 4th High-Level Forum in Busan in 2011. Organised by the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency and the African Development Bank, the second Africa regional meeting on aid effectiveness, south-south cooperation and capacity development involved around 160 representatives of African governments, parliaments and civil society. In two days of engaged and lively discussion, the participants debated how well the Paris declaration on aid effectiveness had served Africa’s needs, and what new issues Africa countries would like to see on the international policy agenda for development cooperation.
The Tunis Event was consultative in nature, designed to capture the diversity of opinion across the continent on development cooperation. Participants were invited to take the points raised at Tunis back to their respective countries to continue the discussion. Over the coming period, the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, with the support of the African Development Bank, will take forward the process of identifying common African positions to take into the international policy arena at Busan.