APRM Liberia Conducts NGR Workshop with APRM Continental Secretariat
In an effort to enhance Liberia’s comprehensive governance systems and develop a framework for tracking governance development and performance, a three-man high-level delegation from the Continental Secretariat of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is expected to hold a two-day consultative workshop in collaboration with APRM National Secretariat, a specialized unit based in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) with direct strategic supervision from the MFDP Minister, who is also APRM Liberia National Focal Point.
The two-day event will take place at the Mamba Point Hotel in Monrovia on September 15 and 16, 2023, and will bring together fifty (50) participants, drawn from the national APRM structures, selected units from MFPD, relevant institutions of government, civil society organizations and the media.
The APRM continental delegation, comprising of governance technocrats, will arrive in the country as guests of the MFDP/APRM National Secretariat to commence the two days’ interactive engagements with invited participants.
The principal aim of this collaborative workshop is to provide technical support in the development of Liberia’s National Governance Report (NGR) framework, a structure adopted by the African Union (AU) as a governance reporting instrument.
The two-day engagement will also empower participants with the requisite basics for generating qualitative and quantitative data employed under the NGR format.
While in the country, the delegation will engage key officials at MFDP and the National Secretariat in order to explore means of strengthening Liberia’s APRM Country Program and provide avenue of support to the APRM National Secretariat, at the same time assessing the levels of progress made by the Liberia National Secretariat,
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is a good governance framework and autonomous arm of the African Union (AU), which is also a mutually agreed upon instrument by which member states of the African Union (AU) voluntarily accede to as part of an African self-monitoring mechanism for measuring performance in governance.