The African Community of Practice (AfCoP) in Development Results Based Management (MfDR), which has its secretariat within the African Development Bank, opened on Wednesday, February 26, 2019 in Abidjan, the work of its ninth general assembly on the theme: “Making the transition to a benchmark MfDR institution in Africa”.
“The AfCoP is at a turning point in its history. We can be proud of the work accomplished and the progress made by the countries of UEMOA (West African Economic and Monetary Union) and COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) in their planning, monitoring and implementation of national development priorities, “said Olivier Shingiro, head of quality assurance at the African Development Bank.
According to Shingiro, this general assembly is an important step for the AfCoP, “which is turning into an autonomous institution. The meeting should allow us to become aware of the strategic plan of the organization and to consider the proposals to meet the challenges it faces, “he suggested to participants, who included in their ranks future facilitators. AfCop, formed before the general assembly.
AfCoP President Mamadou Lamine Ndongo also welcomed the new institutional framework of his organization. “It allows the revitalization of organic structures and the adoption of the Community strategic plan. The road to success is well signposted, “he said.
For the next five years (2019-2023), the Community should mobilize all its components as well as national and regional communities, thematic groups and knowledge networks to develop synergies in favor of competent and profitable institutions. .
“We must commit to further development and promotion of a result culture to contribute to the structural transformation of the continent,” admitted Yeo Nawa, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Planning and Development. Ivory Coast. “However, AfCoP’s interventions should focus more on actions that directly affect the lives of people,” he added.
The African Community of Practice (AfCoP) was established in 2007 to respond to the call of African governments and practitioners to share lessons learned and best practices on the management of development results (MfDR) in Africa. It has more than 4,000 decision-makers and practitioners from 68 countries around the world. AfCoP provides a platform for the exchange of experiences and knowledge among development practitioners on the continent.
Since 2012, the African Development Bank and the Foundation for Capacity Building in Africa(ACBF) support daily exchange of knowledge AfCoP and partnerships with 17 countries and with COMESA and UEMOA.
Source: African Development Bank