Key ACGN Activities in 2016
Third Roundtable Workshop
The third Africa Cabinet Government Network (ACGN) Roundtable Workshop was held in Lilongwe from 18-22 April 2016. The Roundtable was jointly hosted by the ACGN and the Government of Malawi, represented by the Office of the President and Cabinet. Thirty delegates from 12 Cabinet Secretariats attended the Roundtable, and the Cabinet Secretariat of the Kingdom of Lesotho attended for the first time since joining the ACGN in 2015. See detailed report...
Election of President and Vice Presidents of the Council of African Cabinet Secretaries
Election of President and Vice Presidents of the Council of African Cabinet Secretaries was conducted consistent with the Charter. All Executive Committee positions were subject to election for the following two years. The Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service of Sierra Leone, Dr Ernest Surrur, was re-elected as President of the Council of African Cabinet Secretaries and therefore head of the Executive Committee. Mr Roger Angsomwine (Ghana), Mr John Mitala (Uganda) and Mr George Mikondiwa (Malawi) were elected as Vice Presidents for West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa respectively.
The Stakeholder Engagement project was an Australian funded initiative of the Africa Cabinet Government Network. The project aimed at increasing the input and participation of relevant communities and other stakeholder groups when line Ministries are preparing proposals for Cabinet consideration, in order to improve on the impact of government decision, and to ensure policies and projects are implemented effectively to address national priorities and especially to address the needs of the vulnerable groups such as women and children.
For further information, see: Stakeholder Engagement.
Policy Analysts Training Workshop, Zanzibar
Policy Analysts Training Workshops are organised by Africa Cabinet Government Network, with greater emphasis on accessing and assessing evidence to support Cabinet proposals, as well as introduction to statistical methods. These training workshops concentrate on applying practical skills, with extensive use of African case studies and exercises. The fourth training workshop wasl held in Zanzibar from 31 October-4 November 2016.