Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

Illicit Financial Flow: Report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

The 4th Joint African Union Commission/United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (AUC/ECA) Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development was held in 2011. This Conference mandated ECA to establish the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa. Underlying this decision was the determination to ensure Africa’s accelerated and sustained development, relying as much as possible on its own resources.

Delegation of PAP MPs in Paris

The delegation of PAP Parliamentarians in front of the French National Parliament.

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Below, the PAP Parliamentarians applause the PAP President’s speech to the French National Assembly.

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President Nkodo Dang calls for increased energy access at the French National Assembly

Pan-African Parliament President Roger Nkodo Dang addressed the French National Assembly on Tuesday 3rd November 2015, with an urgent call to action in support of Africa’s electrification, ahead of the UN’s COP 21 meeting to be held in Paris at the end of the month.

The PAP President is supporting “Energies for Africa” an association founded by former French Minister Jean Louis Borloo, at the request of African leaders to work towards an African electric revolution. Mr Nkodo Dang is accompanied by a strong delegation of 30 pan African members of parliament from all regions of the continent, to voice their support for this vital project.

During his historic speech, the president emphasized the strong links and cooperation between France and Africa, and France’s pivotal role at the upcoming COP 21 conference. Mr Nkodo Dang spoke of the 75% of Africans, that is, more than 650 million people that do not have access to electricity. “Our desperate children are leaving these lands” he said, “these lands without light, energy, activity, lead these children to seek new avenues in Africa’s capitals and beyond African borders” he added.

In his support for the Energies for Africa project, Mr Nkodo Dang emphasized Africa’s need for a plan that would favour a double digit economic growth, reduce outbound migration and allow for the effective adaptation and mitigation of effects of climate change. Mr Nkodo Dang subsequently added that Africa needs France’s support, and the support of Europe to achieve a 100 % electrified Africa. He cited the success of the Americas, Europe, China, Japan and India who have achieved great progress in its national electrification plan.

The PAP president also spoke of the paradox that despite its low level of electricity access, Africa has the largest potential in alternative energy sources. He further stated that for the Energies for Africa project to be effective in reaching its goals, a mobilization of 5 billion dollars yearly for 10 years should be achieved. A relatively small sum, given the bigger picture and urgency of Africa’s electrification and the economic and social opportunities that would open up.

The lack of access to electricity in Africa hampers development, deprives homes of light, and causes degradation of the environment, amplified by the use of polluting alternative energy such as kerosene lights for example. The Energies for Africa initiative intends to mobilize a broad coalition of stakeholders in Africa, Europe and beyond to give a decisive impetus to universal access of Africans to electricity within 10 years.

The initiative aims to focus on two areas, firstly to encourage a technological leap to accelerate access to electricity, foster both micro-networks and regional integration of infrastructure. Secondly, it aims to facilitate securing the necessary public and private investments.

Officers of the Pan African Parliament

Officers of the Pan African Parliament The Pan African Parliament ushered in a new Bureau for the Fourth Parliament during May Ordinary Session.  The Bureau comprises of 5 Officers (MPs), the President and four Vice-Presidents representing the five regions of Africa. papofficers

PAP President addresses the Conseil Economique, Social et Environmental

PAP President addresses the Conceil Economique

PAP President address the Conseil Economique, Social et Environmental, before his key speech at France’s National Assembly later in the day.

Below, the Members of the Conseil Economique, Social et Environmental congratulates the PAP President after his speech.

Members of the Conceil Economique congratulates PAP President

Jean-Paul Delevoye, President of France’s ‘Conseil Economique, Social et Environmental’ welcomes the PAP President and his delegation.

PAP President Roger Nkodo & President Jean Paul Delevoye,

Jean-Paul Delevoye, President of France’s ‘Conseil Economique, Social et Environmental’ welcomes the PAP President and his delegation in Paris, France.

Jean Louis Borloo invites PAP President Roger Nkodo Dang to address the Conseil Economique, Social et Environmental

Jean Louis Borloo invites PAP President

Jean Louis Borloo, former French minister and president of ‘Energies pour L’Afrique’, invites PAP President Roger Nkodo Dang to address the Conseil Economique, Social et Environmental in Paris, France.

Consultative meeting for the promotion of ACDEG

 

PAP 4th VP Hon Lahai @ ACDEG

The consultative meeting for the promotion of the ratification and implementation of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance was held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 13th to 15th July, 2015. The Pan African Parliament was represented by Hon. Dr. Bernadette Lahai, the Fourth Vice President of the PAP at the meeting which was hosted by the AUC Department of Political Affairs in partnership with the Government of Cote d’Ivoire and International IDEA. The meeting was part of a series of initiatives aimed at implementing the recommendations emanating from a meeting that was held in Senegal, Dakar in April, 2014 which called for the enhancement of the synergy between the various actors to establish a structural dialogue for the promotion and monitoring the implementation of the Charter. Fulltext: CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON PROMOTION OF ACDEG.

Consultancy for Upgrading the Financial and Management Capability of the Pan African Parliament

The Pan-African Parliament invites bidders for the Provision of consultancy services to undertake a project For Upgrading The Financial And Management Capability Of The Pan African Parliament. The PAP seeks to enhance its capacities for resource mobilization and forging strong partnership to assist in achieving more consistent, diverse, and predictable income stream supports for PAP’s activities.
For more details, please refer to the Terms of reference attached in Section 6 of the bid document.RFP FINANCIAL

Intergenerational Dialogue with the Pan African Parliament and African Youth

Intergenerational Dialogue with the Pan African Parliament and African Youth: Promoting a culture of good governance for citizen’s action for the empowerment of young women, as well as youth innovation and entrepreneurship took place in Midrand from 22 – 23 May 2015. ADDRESS BY THE PAP PRESIDENT

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