The 10 men delegation will arrive in Liberia to provide technical assistance and capacity building for key stakeholders of the APRM Liberia Country Programme ahead of the conduct of Liberia’s country self-assessment study.
According to the Executive Director of the APRM National Secretariat, Dax Patterson Sua said the APRM Continental Team will participate in the official launch of APRM National Sensitization Campaign, slated for October 19, 2016 at the Monrovia City Hall.
He added that the team will also conduct a 2 day capacity building workshop on APRM communications, methodologies and Research Questionnaires. The Peer Learning and Sensitization Workshop will be held in Monrovia.
The APRM Liberia Boss intoned that while in the country, APRM Continental team will meet with Hon. Boima S. Kamara, Minister of Finance and Development Planning and APRM National Focal Point, members of APRM Multi-sectorial National Governing Council, the APRM National Secretariat, Technical Research Institutes (TRIs) and Strategic Partners.
Additionally, Dax said in February 2016 the APRM country support mission team met with her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Technical Assistance to the APRM Liberia Country Programme.
The APRM Mission is visiting Liberia to provide technical assistance and build the capacity of various Technical Research Institutes (TRI’s) and Multi-sectorial National Governing Council for the conduct of the country self–assessment study.
Liberia acceded to the 14th Forum of Heads of States and Governments of the APRM in January 2011 and has made meaning contributions in terms of representation and participation. In May 2013, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was appointed chairperson. She served for 2 years before turning over to President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) which was established in 2003 is an African Union initiative for promoting good governance within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), The objectives of the APRM are primarily to foster the adoption of policies, standards and practices that lead to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable development and accelerated sub-regional and continental economic integration through experience sharing and reinforcement of successful and best practices, including identifying deficiencies and assessment of requirements for capacity building.
The foundation of the APRM is built around four thematic pillars: Democracy and Political Governance, Economic Governance and Management, Corporate Governance and Socio-economic Development. The APRM is a commonly approved framework voluntarily consented to by member states. Since its establishment in 2003, 37 countries more than half of Africa’s countries with three-quarter of its population have acceded to the APRM framework.