Archive of Activities

Ministerial Conference on Leadership Capacity Development

May 28, 2008


MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON LEADERSHIP CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT FOR
DECENTRALIZED GOVERNANCE AND POVERTY
REDUCTION IN AFRICA
AND
ALL AFRICAMINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON DECENTRALIZATION AND LOCAL
DEVELOPMENT (AMCOD)

Venue: Palais des Congrès, Yaoundé, Cameroon
28-30 May 2008




Day 1- 28 May 2008
Time Programme
8:00-10:00 Registration continued at the Palais des Congrès
11:30-12:30 Panel 1: Designing, Deciding, and Implementing Decentralization Policies: Overcoming Contextual Challenges to Implementing decentralization policies in Africa

Chair: Kingdom of Lesotho

Presentation 1: Implementing decentralization in Cameroon: Issues, Challenges, and strategies - H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Edou, Delegate Minister, Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization of Cameroon - (15 minutes)

Presentation 2: Issues and challenges related to designing, deciding and agreeing on decentralization
- Dr. John-Mary Kauzya Chief GPAB/UNDESA (15 minutes).

Presentation 3 : Issues Related to Developing Requisite Capacities for Effectively Implementing Decentralization Policies (7 minutes x 2)
-M. George Matovu, Director MDP – East and Southern Africa (7 minutes)
-M. Biram Owens Ndiaye, Directeur MDP – Wes and Central Africa (7minutes)

Presentation 4: Issues Derived from Working with Local Authorities to Improve Infrastructure for Service Delivery at Community Level in Africa (emphasis on West African countries (15 minutes)
-Dr. Kadmiel Wekwete, Director, Decentralization and Local Development Practice Area UNCDF
12:30-13:00 Plenary Discussion
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-15:00 Panel 2: Gender issues in implementing decentralization
Chair: Minister for the Advancement of Women and the Family of Cameroon
H.E. Ms. Suzanne BOMBACK


Presentation: The role of elected women local government leaders in the implementation of decentralization policies: closing of the Pre-conference Seminar for Elected Women Local Governments Leaders (30 minutes)
-Ms. Aïssatou Yaou, Spokesperson of the pre-Conference participants
15:00-16:00 Plenary Discussion
16:00-16:30 Tea/Coffee Break
16:30-17:20 Panel 3: Challenges Related to Resource Mobilization and Capacity Development

Chair: Minister of Burkina Faso

Presentation 1: Resource Mobilization for implementing decentralization and wealth creation at local level (15 minutes)

-Mr. Patrick Mutabwire, Commissioner for Decentralization (Uganda)

Presentation 2: Issues related to limitations in human resources capacity in implementing decentralization policies (15 minutes)

-Mr. Luigi Tessiore, Regional Policy Adviser (UNDP/Regional Service Center - West Africa) (15 minutes)

Presentation 3: The role of partnerships in resource mobilization and capacity development for implementing decentralization: The impact of decentralized cooperation: Presentation of results from the Euro-Africa partnerships for decentralized governance study (20 minutes)

-Mr. George Matovu, Director MDP – East and Southern Africa
17:20 -18:00 Plenary Discussion
Day 2 - 29 May 2008
Time Programme
8:00 - 8:45 Panel 4 : Achievements since the Maseru Conference

Chair: Minister of Rwanda
Presentation 1 : Presentation and plenary discussion on the achievements resulting from commitments made during the conference (Lesotho, in August-September 2006)
-Mr. George Matovu and Dr. John-Mary Kauzya (15 minutes)

Presentation 2 : Presentation on grass root empowerment of local communities for rural development - the Korean experience
-Guest speaker: Mr. Myungsoo Cho, United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNGC, Seoul, Korea) (30 minutes)
8:45 - 9:15 Plenary Discussion
9:15 - 9:45 Panel 5 : Issues related to the Urban Management

Chair: Minister of Tanzania

Presentation 1: Mr. Alioune Badiane, UN-HABITAT (15 minutes)

Presentation 2 : Mr. Philippe Akoa, Director General of The Special Council Support Fund for Mutual Assistance - FEICOM (Cameroon) : Issues of funding municipal investments (15 minutes)
9:45- 10:15 Plenary Discussion
10:15 – 10:45 Tea/Coffee Break
10:45 -12:00 Panel 6 : Presentations from countries - Focusing on financing of decentralization and wealth creation at the local level, as well as the provision of decentralized services e.g. education and health (15 minutes each)
12:00 – 13:00 Plenary Discussion
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch Break
15:00 -16:30 Working Groups (the tasks will be determined according to the flow of issues raised so far)
16:30 -17:00 Tea/Coffee Break
17:00 -18:00 Working Groups
Day 3 - 30 May 2008
Time Programme
8:30-10:00 Working Groups
10:00- 10:30 Tea/Coffee Break
10:30- 12:30 Plenary Discussion on the presentations (Feedback)
12:30-13:00 Ministers Meeting with the Technical Committee on Recommendations and the Final Communiqué
13:00- 15:00 Lunch Break
15:00-16:00 Technical Committee working on Recommendation and final Communiqué / final Declaration
16:00-16:30 Adoption of recommendations (Communiqué)/ final Declaration
Day 2 - 29 May 2008
B - PROGRAMME FOR THE ALL AFRICAMINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON DECENTRALIZATION AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT (AMCOD)
Time Programme
8:30-9:00 Welcome of Ministers and participants
9:00 STARTING OF AMCOD WORK
9:00 - 9:30 Presentation of the review report of the current Chairperson of AMCOD
9:30-10:30 Debates
10:30-13:00 Examination of various provisions of the statute of AMCOD: positioning within African
Union Commission; headquarters and secretariat, etc.
13:00-15:00 Lunch Break
15: 00-15:30 Presentation of the guidelines adopted at the 21st session of the UN-HABITAT
15:30-18:00 Debates
Day 3 - 30 May 2008
ALL AFRICA MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON DECENTRALIZATION AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT (AMCOD)
Time Programme
8:30 - 10:00 Plenary session (AMCOD)
- Action plan
- Election of the Executive Board
10: 00- 10:30 Tea/Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 Feedback from the working groups of the Ministerial Conference on Leadership Capacity Development for Decentralized Governance and Poverty Reduction in Africa
12:30-13:00 Preparations for the Ministers’ Declaration on AMCOD and on leadership capacity development for decentralized governance and poverty reduction in Africa
13:00- 15:00 Lunch Break
15:00-16:00 Technical Committee working on drafting the Declaration of ministers of the All Africa Conference on Decentralization and Local Development (AMCOD) and of the Conference on Leadership Capacity Development for Decentralized Governance and Poverty Reduction in Africa (Recommendations and Final Communiqué)
16:00-16:30 Adoption of the proposed Declaration of ministers of AMCOD and of the Recommendations of the Conference on Leadership Capacity Development for Decentralized Governance and Poverty Reduction in Africa

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