Mechanisms for Interaction

AGA Clusters

The Platform serves as the coordinating arm or catalyst for the achievement of the goals of AGA. In this role, it does not assume or duplicate the functions established by other policy organs, rather it provides a framework for interaction, active engagement, synthesis and convergence amongst them. The Platform is organised along five clusters and these are:

a. Democracy:
i. Elections
ii. Parliaments
iii. Political Parties

b. Governance:
i. Public service and administration
ii. Local governance and decentralisation
iii. Anti-corruption and accountability

c. Human Rights and Transitional Justice
i. Norms and Standards
ii. Redress Mechanisms

d. Constitutionalism and Rule of Law
i. Rejecting Unconstitutional Changes of Government
ii. Executive, Legislative and Judicial Systems

e. Humanitarian Assistance
i. Free Movement of Peoples
ii. Refugees
iii. Protection of Civilians




AGA Secretariat

The AGA Secretariat is housed in the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC) and serves as the coordinating hub of the Platform.

The Secretariat has over the last three years undertaken several critical and innovative initiatives aimed at facilitating the achievements of the objectives of the AGP. Specifically in 2014, the Secretariat opened up new frontiers for citizen engagement, including development of engagement standards and mobilisation of women, youth and civil society to meaningfully participate in democratic governance processes and agenda on the continent. The Secretariat has further deepened synergy, coordination and cooperation among AGP members; contributed to the generation of knowledge on good governance and democracy in Africa; set standards for the evaluation and reporting on implementation and compliance with AU norms on governance and democracy as envisaged in the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG); as well as enhanced joint engagement in strategic interventions, including coordination of interdepartmental efforts towards preventive diplomacy, conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction and development in Africa.

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