Assembly of the African Union, 1st Ordinary Session, Decisions and Declarations, Durban, South Africa 9-10 July 2002

Sectors : Regional cooperation and integration, Institutional development
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Governance - Institutional development

“We, Heads of State and Government of Member States of the African Union...


DECIDE to proclaim 2002-2011 the “DECADE FOR CAPACITY BUILDING IN AFRICA” and solemnly:

AFFIRM our determination to ensure that local Capacity Building features prominently in the development policies of our respective countries;

AGREE to demonstrate greater commitment to Capacity Building on the continent by pooling our resources and capacities, and allowing our people to take ownership of their development process;

FURTHER AGREE to promote the multilateral organisations, particularly those based in Africa, namely the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) whose task is to strengthen and develop capacities on the Continent;”