G8 Kananaskis Africa Action Plan

Sectors : Economic governance and public finance management, Debt relief, Political governance, Gender and social development, Agricultural investment and production, Gender and economic opportunity, Higher education
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
2002
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Commitments in: Governance - Economic governance and public finance management

“II. Strengthening Institutions and Governance

...we commit to...
...2.2 Strengthening capacity-building programmes related to economic and corporate governance in Africa focusing on the NEPAD priority areas of implementing sound macro-economic strategies, strengthening public financial management and accountability, protecting the integrity of monetary and financial systems, strengthening accounting and auditing systems, and developing an effective corporate governance framework – including by:

• Supporting international and African organizations such as the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the African Regional Technical Assistance Centres (AFRITACs) initiative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in expanding regionally-oriented technical assistance and capacity-building programmes in Africa; and,

• Financing African-led research on economic governance issues (through the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), sub-regional and regional organizations, and other African institutions and organizations with relevant expertise).”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Governance - Political governance

“II. Strengthening Institutions and Governance

...we commit to...
...2.1 Supporting the NEPAD’s priority political governance objectives – including by:
• Expanding capacity-building programmes related to political governance in Africa focusing on the NEPAD priority areas of: improving administrative and civil services, strengthening parliamentary oversight, promoting participatory decision-making, and judicial reform;

• Supporting African efforts to ensure that electoral processes are credible and transparent, and that elections are conducted in a manner that is free and fair and in accordance with the NEPAD’s commitment to uphold and respect “global standards of democracy;

• Supporting African efforts to involve parliamentarians and civil society in all aspects of the NEPAD process; and,

• Supporting the reform of the security sector through assisting the development of an independent judiciary and democratically controlled police structures."

Scope: 
Africa

“II. Strengthening Institutions and Governance

...we commit to...
...2.4 Giving increased attention to and support for African efforts to promote and protect human rights – including by:
• Supporting human rights activities and national, regional and sub-regional human rights institutions in Africa;

• Supporting African efforts to implement human rights obligations undertaken by African governments; and,

• Supporting African efforts to promote reconciliation and to ensure accountability for violations of human rights and humanitarian law, including genocide, crimes against humanity and other war crimes.”

Scope: 
Africa

“II. Strengthening Institutions and Governance

...we commit to...
...2.5 Supporting African efforts to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women – including by:

• Supporting African efforts to achieve equal participation of African women in all aspects of the NEPAD process and in fulfilling the NEPAD objectives; and,

• Supporting the application of gender main-streaming in all policies and programmes.”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Agriculture - Agricultural investment and production

“VII. Increasing Agricultural Productivity

...In support of the NEPAD’s growth and sustainable development initiatives on agriculture, we commit to...

...7.2...
...• Working with African countries to promote property and resource rights;

• Supporting the main-streaming of gender issues into all agricultural and related policy together with targeted measures to ensure the rights of women for equal access to technology, technical support, land rights and credits;”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Education - Higher education

“V. Expanding Knowledge: Improving and Promoting Education and Expanding Digital Opportunities

...we commit to...
...5.3 Working with African partners to increase assistance to Africa’s research and higher education capacity in enhanced-partnership countries – including by:

• Supporting the development of research centres and the establishment of chairs of excellence in areas integral to the NEPAD in Africa; and,

• Favouring the exchange of visiting academics and encouraging research partnerships between G8/donor and African research institutions.”

Scope: 
Africa