[SN-ANNOUNCE] #AfricanAgenda2010 - Have your say about Africa's
africanagenda2010 at ngopulse.org
Mon May 24 10:37:21 SAST 2010
TO ALL SANGONeT USERS
#AfricanAgenda2010 - Have your say about Africa's development priorities
Tomorrow, 25 May 2010, is Africa Day, an important historical date on
the African calendar.
As we reflect on the significance of Africa Day, it is important to
recognize that 2010 is a critical year for Africa as we head towards the
United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to be
held from 20-22 September 2010 in New York. With only five years before
the MDGs are to be achieved, it is important that all African
stakeholders, including citizens, review the progress made in recent
years and develop a set of priorities for engagement and advocacy in
Africa, and towards building a redefined relationship between Africa and
the international community.
Against this background, African Monitor (http://www.africanmonitor.org)
and various partners, including ONE and the Southern Africa Trust, are
facilitating face-to-face consultations around the continent to develop
a citizen-driven agenda for Africa in the second decade of the 21st century.
The face-to-face consultations are complemented by an e-consultation
process, referred to as #AfricanAgenda2010, to leverage mass input and
collaboration. The target is to generate feedback and responses from 10
000 people. The e-consultation is a useful tool to solicit people’s
perspectives on what they think are the key emerging priorities for
Africa. This exercise will identify trends and common issues in a timely
manner along with the face-to-face consultations which explore emerging
issues in greater depth.
Coordinated by SANGONeT, the #AfricanAgenda2010 e-consultation is open
to all African citizens, including in the Diaspora.
As a key stakeholder in the African development process, your
participation is crucial to the success of the e-consultation.
* Complete the #AfricanAgenda2010 Survey
-http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W835YB5 (English) or
* Comment on the issues, challenges and priorities raised during both
the face-to-face and e-consultations - africanagenda2010 at ngopulse.org;
* Assist us in raising awareness about the #AfricanAgenda2010 process
(e.g. e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, your newsletters and website, etc.) and
encourage people in your personal and professional networks to also
complete the survey.
The final outcome of this consultative process will be a document
highlighting key emerging priority issues for Africa for 2010 and
beyond. It will be presented to the African Union and shared at other
strategic platforms at country, regional and continental levels, with
special attention to those that can implement its recommendations by
2015 and contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable development
across the continent.
For more information about #AfricanAgenda2010, refer to
Thank you for your participation and support.
The SANGONeT Team
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