CSO outreach at the High Level Panel meeting
The High Level Panel Meeting on post 2015 international development agenda is generating lots of interest and lobbying especially among civil society organisations, national governments, media and other stakeholders. CSO outreach activities starting on 28 January in Monrovia are coordinated by the Africa CSO Secretariat.
The programme is geared towards ensuring that the voices of communities across Africa and beyond are recognised in fulfilling the promise of securing an environment where our future development is guaranteed. In its third meeting to be held in Monrovia, Liberia from 30 January - 2 February, the High Level Panel members will discuss national growth, economic transformation, and development.
Hosting the Monrovia meeting is the Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, one of the co-chairs of the HLP along with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia and the UK Prime Minister David Cameron. The High Level Panel will aim to develop a clear vision for eradicating poverty and achieving long-term sustainability and identify key pillars for sustained development.
The African CSO Secretariat will engage members of the Panel based on the African People's Narrative and key findings of its various consultative processes. In an interview held on 23 January 2013 in Nairobi, ACORD's Executive Director Mr. Ousainou Ngum explains that the meeting in Liberia is part of an ongoing process of developing information coming out of the consultations with the view to developing the final report on the content of a possible post-2015 framework.
"ACORD as the coordinating organisation will be working with other civil society organisations to contribute to consultations bringing the civil society voice", he says.
View the full interview.
Join the discussions on Facebook and Twitter!
Globally, millions of people are debating about the post-2015 agenda on various social networking websites, the Monrovia High Level Panel has increasingly caught the attention of the public and is the subject of discussions, tweets and blogs.
The Africa CSO secretariat's website, www.askafricanow.org, serves as a civil society mouth-piece and opinion convergence point, allowing people worldwide to interact by sharing the information with others, and linking to other online locations where information may be found. An online questionnaire has also been posted on the website giving you an opportunity to voice your ideas for Africa post 2015. Fill questionnaire now!
You can also find people who are discussing about the upcoming Monrovia High Level Panel through our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the Ask Africa Now Twitter network. ACORD will be posting live updates and tweets throughout the Monrovia meeting. Do not hesitate to share your views about Africa's future; each and every one of us has a role to play in the Post-2015 development agenda!