ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 2, 2021 / APO Group / –
As part of its mandate to implement the vision of the African Union for maximum respect for the rule of law in the continent, the Constitutionalism and Rule of Law Unit of the Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) of the Commission of the The African Union convened two consecutive consultation and validation workshops on the inclusion and integration of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG) in the school curricula of the African Union member states from November 29 to 30, 2021; and the development of a pedagogical toolkit for rule of law stakeholders in Africa from December 1-2, 2021 in Abuja, Nigeria.
The ACDEG Project Consultation and Validation Workshop was organized within the framework of the ACDEG School Curriculum Project. The general objective of the Project is to strengthen the culture of democracy, good governance, as well as respect for the rule of law and human rights in the future generation in accordance with the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance and to promote the implementation of Agenda 2063. The associated objectives include the popularization of ACDEG and the promotion for its ratification and implementation. This Workshop marks the beginning of the third phase in the continuum for the development of a long-term strategy in the promotion of the instruments of shared values of the UA through educational institutions and, in particular, the main instrument on values and democratic principles, namely the ACDEG. More specifically, the workshop was convened to ensure quality control of the Draft Roadmap for the Implementation of the ACDEG Strategy and to lay the foundations for the effective implementation of the Pilot Project in selected countries. The workshop will also review and amend the draft parent / teacher training manual.
In an attempt to broaden the scope and scope of regular regional rule of law training activities, the Consultative Workshop on Developing a Pedagogical Toolkit for Rule of Law Stakeholders in Africa will be held December 1-2, 2021. The main objective of This consultative workshop aims to review and amend the draft pedagogical toolkit to ensure comprehensive alignment of content with relevant international benchmarks. The expected result will be a harmonized training framework for capacity building organized by the Constitutionalism Unit of the PAPS, and a superior capacity to meet the growing demands of rule of law professionals, a training manual on the state has been designed. of law in Africa. The training manual will be used to deliver cascading trainings for rule of law officials at the national level. Training participants come from the judiciary, parliament, law enforcement officials, the legal profession, civil society, academia, and National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs).
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