Within the context of the Italian-funded Pro Electoral Integrity Project, financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, through the Italian – African Peace Facility (IAPF) instrument, we have supported the African Union Commission (AUC) in organising three days of expert meetings held in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo from the 28 to 30 of December 2022 on:
- the teacher’s guide as part of the inclusion and mainstreaming of the African charter on democracy, elections, and governance in school curricula of African union member states.
- The African Union pedagogic toolkit for the rule of law stakeholders in Africa.
- The development of a roadmap for the au guidelines on constitutional amendments in Africa.
35 high-level experts participated in the meetings; the African Union selected them as a pool of experts who were active in the previous meetings organised by the AU, including the Abidjan one in August 2022, also supported by ECES.
The opening ceremony included speeches by Mrs Michelle Ndiaye, Representative of the African Union in the DRC, Mrs Joelle Milquet, President of the ECES Strategic and Advisory Committee and Prof André Mangu, Vice President of the National Assembly of DR Congo.
We are proud to support the activity through the Pro-Electoral Integrity project, which aimed to strengthen the continental environment towards peace, security and stability.