Women’s Political Empowerment in Cote d’Ivoire: Mariam Dao Gabala on Advocacy and the US-Africa Summit

During the US-Africa Leaders Summit early last month, hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, the National Democratic Institute invited Mariam Dao Gabala, distinguished advocate of women’s political participation and financial inclusion, from Cote d’Ivoire to lead a discussion focused on Women, Peace, and Democracy in Cote d’Ivoire. Gabala is the president of Coalition des Femmes Leaders de…

The Gorée Institute

In 1987 there was a historic meeting in Dakar, Senegal between the exiled leaders of the African National Congress (ANC) and a group of influential South Africans. This meeting is credited with paving the way for the end of apartheid in South Africa. Based on the ideas of the chairman of the meeting, President Abdou Diouf…

African Women’s Decade: 2013 Annual Review

The African Women’s Decade (2010-2020) was launched in Nairobi, Kenya by the African Union (AU) to re-invigorate commitments for accelerated implementation of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Make Every Woman Count (MEWC), an organization dedicated to promoting the rights and empowerment of African women and girls, publishes an annual report throughout the 10-year duration of…

Engendering Local Governance

Tools for Engendering Local Governance (TELG) were produced as part of the continuing efforts of the Caucus for Women’s Leadership (formerly the Kenya Women’s Political Caucus) to build local capacities in matters pertaining to good governance and gender mainstreaming. The tools are intended for use by the leaders of gender groups in conducting a series…

African State Legislatures Workshop in Nigeria

Scholars from Africa and the United States will gather for the African State Legislatures: Subnational Politics and National Power workshop at Landmark University in Kwara State of Nigeria on January 7-8, 2014. The workshop will be open to the broader university community and the general public. This project will make important contributions to our understanding…

Draft African Charter on the Principles and Values of Decentralization, Local Governance and Local Development

 (Draft 1) (Downloaded from http://www.amcod.info/en/download/draft_african_charter_and_principles.doc) PREAMBLE We, Member States of the African Union (AU): Inspired by the vision of the African Union of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena; Guided by the objectives and principles enshrined in the Constitutive Act of the…