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Briefing on the African Union Heads of State Summit Addis Ababa, 21st – 31st January 2014 To receive live updates on the Summit: Follow us on Twitter: @assodesire, @Oxfam_AU, @mynassah and/or on Facebook: OI-AU Background th

2014 has been declared the “Year of Agriculture and Food Security”. In their 50 Anniversary’s Declaration in May 2013, African Heads of State and Governments made a commitment to “preserve our arable land for current and future generations, develop our rural economies, our agricultural production and ag ro-processing to eradicate hunger and malnutrition, as well as achieve food security and self-sufficiency”. In addition, “Agricultural production and the development of the agro-processing to ensure food security” is one of the 8 priorities of the new African Union Commission Strategic Plan approved in May 2013. The precise theme of the year is formulated as follows: “Transforming Africa’s Agriculture for Shared Prosperity, through harnessing opportunities for inclusive growth and sustainable development”. Sub-themes for the year 2014:  Increased agriculture production, productivity and value addition  Functioning agricultural markets (country and regional markets& trade)  Increased investment financing (public & private) along the agriculture value chains  Towards ending hunger in Africa by 2025:  Building resilience to address vulnerability to risks th

During the January 2014 Summit, AU Heads of State will officially launch the ‘Year of Agriculture and Food Security, marking the 10 Anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme – CAADP'' but no in-depth policy discussion/decision is expected on this topic. The AU has commissioned a number of studies related to the theme of the year. A special Ministerial Meeting (Agriculture, Rural Development, Fishing, Finance etc...) will be organized in the course of the year to review the reports of those studies. The Ministerial report will be tabled for the July 2014 Summit.

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So, what are the issues likely to dominate this January Summit? Given the on-going conflict situation in CAR, South Sudan and the new developments in DRC: Conflicts and Peace and Security in Africa: will surely dominate the summit, mainly CAR, South Sudan, DRC, Somalia. The Summit is also expected to deliberate inter alia on the items below:             

Assessment of the African Standby Force and the operationalization of the African capacity for immediate Response (ACRIC) Appointment of 10 new members of the Peace and Security Council for 2 years Appointment a New Chairperson of the African Union (Likely from North Africa) to take from Ethiopian Prime Minister Proposal to extend AUHIP’s mandate to the Horn of Africa HLP Report on fragile states Climate change negotiations (COP 19): President Jakaya Kikwete African Trade Committee Report: President Idriss Deby NEPAD: President Macky Sall African Common Position on Post 2015 Development Agenda: President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson Africa and the ICC Protocol on the African Court of Justice and Human Rights and Decision to grant criminal jurisdiction to the court to deal with international crimes. Assessment of recommendations on the establishment of an international constitutional court AU Agenda 2063 framework

The Key Dates of the Summit are: 21-23 January 2014: Permanent Representative Committee of Ambassadors (PRC); 24 – 26 Jan 2014: Ministerial Retreat, 27-28 January th nd 2014: 24 Ordinary Session of the Executive Council (MoFA); 30-31 January 2014: 22 Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government

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22nd Summit of the African Union Addis Ababa, 21st January – 1st February 2014 Last update: 22 January 2014 See AU Official Calendars on: http://summits.au.int/en/22ndsummit

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Event

Nature of event: open/closed

Contact for more information

Venue

20, 21 and 22 January 2014.

CSO Forum on Sudan and South Sudan -Third Session

Invitation only

Brenda Prempeh

Ambassador Hotel

Organizers: Darfur Relief Documentation Centre and other partners

Programme Director - Advocacy Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre Email: brenda@darfurcentre.ch Tel: +41 22 747 00 89 Cell +41 77 510 17 40

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23 January 2014

Public pre-AU Summit Seminar: Features of the 22 Summit

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AU

Open, Registration required

Organizers/Partners: ISS, CCP-AU, Oxfam

1/Solomon A. Dersso, PhD Institute for Security Studies/ Tel +251 11 372 11/54/5/6 Cell +251 910 426 974 Email: sayeledersso@issafrica.org 2/ Ambassador Phillip kapuuli@issafrica.org

21 – 23 January

AU Gender Pre-Summit

Invitation only

21-23 January

27 Permanent Representatives Committee Session (PRC) – Ambassador representing all member States will discuss key issues on the Summit agenda and prepare the work of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs

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Hilton, Addis Ababa: 9-13:00

Kapuuli

AUC Women Development and Gender Directorate (WGGD): Rahel Fantaye <RahelF@africa-union.org> AU Commission www.africa-union.org

AU Commission

By invitation only

Wendy Wiltshire CAADP MDTF Meeting Coordinator wiltshire.wendy@gmail.com Tel: +1 (302) 918 4742

AUC Centre

Registration Required

Yvette Kathurima Email: advocacy@femnet.or.ke

Radison Blu, Addis 17:00 – 20:45

Lobby, Networking and advocacy opportunity for CSOs for observers

AUC Medium Conference Hall

Organizers/Partners: AU Commission 22-23 2014

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January

22 January

Consultation on the Design of the 2 Multi-donor Fund (MDTF)

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Phase of the CAADP

What Women Want for Africa Beyond 2015 Organizers: African Women’s Communication Network (FEMNET)

Development

Conference

and Felogene Anumo Email: prog-associate@femnet.or.ke

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23 January 2014

23 January

23-24 January

From Non-Interference to Non-Indifference: Reflecting on the Implementation of the Article 4(h) Agenda on the African Union Organizers/Partners: The Pan African Lawyers Union, the Stanley Foundation, and the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP), “Pillar Two of the Responsibility to Protect: Civil Society Reflections on Building State Capacity for Atrocities Prevention” Organizers: International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP) rd 23 Gender Is My Agenda Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting On Gender Mainstreaming In The African Union

Registration Required

Registration required

Ms. Megan Schmidt at schmidt@responsibilitytoprotect.org

Hilton Hotel 4:30-6:30 pm

By invitation only

Victoria Luyima Advocacy Officer, Addis Ababa Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) C/o UNECA P.O. Box 3001 Addis Ababa Email : advocacyaddis@fasngo.org Website : www.fasngo.org

The United Nations Conference Centre (UNECA) in Addis Ababa.

Open, Registration required

Jeggan Grey-Johnson Advocacy & Communications Officer AfriMAP Email: JegganGJ@osisa.org tel: +27 (0) 11 587 5000 Cell: +27 (0) 83 620 0578 web: www.afrimap.org

Harmony Hotel: 8:30 – 17:00

Organizers: Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) /GIMAC ‘’The AU We Want’’: Civil Society Consultation and strategy meeting on key pending issues: AU-ABC, ECOSOCC, Pan Africa Parliament etc.

Hilton Hotel 11:00 – 16:00

Lonnie Buchanan" <lbuchanan@stanleyfoundation.org>

The GIMAC will review the implementation of the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa while reflecting on the theme of the AU Summit

25th January

Ms. Megan Schmidt at schmidt@responsibilitytoprotect.org

Organizers/ partner : AfriMap, Open Society, CCPAU, PALU, Oxfam, Sudan Consortium

CCP-AU: director@ccpau.org 24 26 January

Ministerial Retreat: Discussions will include : The State of the African Union Peace and Structural Transformation of Africa Agenda 2063

By invitation only

AUC

Bahr Dar, Ethiopia

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26 January 26th January

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27 January

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27 January

27-28 January

Addressing internal confronting Africa Etc.

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Organiers: AUC BRICS Seminar (Closed small session) half day in afternoon Inter-Agency CSOs Press Conference on the AU Summit: Various CSO will express their views and recommendations on the issues to be discussed by the Summit Organizers/Partners: Oxfam, Crisis Action, Sudan Consortium, FIDH Launch of Oxfam Report on Protection of Civilian in DRC to be followed by lunch Organizers/Partners: Oxfam, Heritiers de la Justice, Bukavu, RENADHOC, Programme d'Appui aux Initiatives Feminines (PAIF), Goma, Pole Institute, Goma CSOs Dialogues with H.E. Mary Robinson on DRC Organizers: Oxfam International Liaison Office with the African Union and The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region th Twenty fourth (24 ) Ordinary Session of the Executive Council (Ministers of Foreign Affairs): Ministers of Foreign Affairs of all AU Member States will meet and take most of the decisions of the Summit.

by invitation only

CSVR and CCP-AU: Ms. Carnita Ernest <director@ccpau.org> Idriss Ali Nassah Tel: + 251 11 661 1601 Idriss.nassah@oxfaminternational.org

TBC

Open, registration required

MULEYA MWANANYANDA Tel: +251 93 007 9061| Skype muleya224 E-mail: muleya.mwananyanda@oxfamintern ational.org - twitter: @muleyam

Capital Hotel: 11:00

Open, Registration Required

Brenda Mofya +251 930079062 Brenda.Mofya@oxfaminternational.org

Capital Hotel: 14:00

Lobby, Networking and advocacy opportunity for CSOs

AU Commission www.africa-union.org

Large Conference Hall (NCC)

Open

AU Commission Briefing Room #3, 11:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13:00

Organizers/Partners: AU Commission

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TBC - January, 2014

Launch of the AU Compendium 2nd edition (French and English version)

Open

Rinret Dabeng Policy and Capacity Development Coordinator Mobile: +251 92 209 9597 Rinret.Dabeng@oxfaminternational.org

Electronic Launch and distribution of hard copies

By Invitation Only

Nicholas Ngigi nngigi@sotu-africa.0rg

TBC

Organizers: Oxfam International

29 January

CSO consultation forum on diminishing CSO space at national and continental level. Organizers: SOTU Africa

29 January

PSC Meeting at Presidential level on Conflicts in Africa

Closed: Lobby, Networking and advocacy opportunity

27-31 January

Meetings of the organization of African first ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA)

By Invite only

AUC: 19:00

AU Commission www.africa-union.org 15.00 to 19.00 hrs

28 January

28/29 January

29 January

30 January

Meeting of High level committee on African trade

From Subsistence to Success: Year of Agriculture High Level Dialogue Organizer: ONE International th 29 Summit of the NEPAD Heads of state and government orientation committee (HSGOC) Lobby, Networking and advocacy WORKING LUNCHEON (Intergenerational Youth Forum organized with the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation)

By Invite only Lobby, Networking advocacy opportunity

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By invite only

By Invite only Lobby, Networking advocacy opportunity By invitation only

AU Commission www.africa-union.org

Nachilala Nkombo nachilala.nkombo@one.org,

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TBD 18.00 – 20.00 hrs

Email:

Radisson Blu Hotel

AU Commission www.africa-union.org

Medium Conférences Hall (NCC 10:00 – 12:00 hrs

AU Commission www.africa-union.org

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30 January

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2 Intergenerational Dialogue on “The Future Girls and Young Women Want”

By invitation only

Organizers: World YWCA, UN Women, Nike Foundation, Urgent Action Fund- Africa, Christian Aid and PMNCH

Kgothatso Mokoena African Young Women Coordinator Email : kmokoena2@gmail.com Tel: +251933693615

Radission Blu Forum

30 – 31 January

Twenty second Summit of Heads of State to discuss and approve all decisions of the Summit and elected the new President of the AU for 2014.

Lobby, Networking and advocacy opportunity for CSOs

AU Commission www.africa-union.org

Large Conference Centre (NCC)

31 January

Meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the Region

Lobby, Networking and advocacy opportunity for CSOs

AU Commission www.africa-union.org

AUC, Small conf. Hall 8:00

31 January

Working luncheon for the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) (Organized with The Ministry Of Art and culture of South Africa)

By invite only

AU Commission www.africa-union.org

Multi-Purpose (NCC)

31 January

Inter-Agency CSOs Press Release on the AU Summit outcome

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Idriss Ali Nassah Tel: + 251 11 661 1601 Idriss.nassah@oxfaminternational.org

By invite only

AU Commission www.africa-union.org

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1 February

Organizers/Partners Oxfam, FIDH, IRRI, Sudan Consortium, Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre, International Alert, SOWAR African Solidarity Conference for mobilization of support for countries emerging from conflict in Africa Joint Photo Exhibition on Somalia by Oxfam and the AU Commission Pledging Conference on Central Africa Republic

Hall

13.00 – 15.00 hrs At the closure of the Summit

AUC, Large Hall: 10:00

Conf.

Exhibition open for the public

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