High Level Policy Dialogue: The future of Governance in Africa: Is a new concept of governance the key to accelerating the prosperity agenda?

29 - 30 September 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra
Ministries, Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue, PMB 66
Photo credit: Francisco Anzola@flickr

Photo credit: Francisco Anzola@flickr 

The Experts Roundtable event on the New Concept of Governance in Africa due to be held in Accra, Ghana from 29 - 30 September 2017 will bring together leading policy-makers, academics and representatives from bilateral, multilateral, regional and sub-regional organizations and civil society organizations. Among many, it will seek to address the following overarching questions:

  • To what extent are current governance models suitable for peace and development aspirations in Africa?
  • How can governance be conceptualised to have legitimacy and meaning for African political elites and local populations alike?
  • How can we best identify and tackle the key differences to provide the development "boost" required to achieve Agenda 2030 and 2063?
  • To what extent is 'sustaining peace' relevant to the transformational governance agenda and what does 'sustaining peace' as governance look like in practice?  
  • How do we move from electoral democracy to inclusive political processes?
Partner Organizations/collaborators: 
United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

-  Mr. Njoya Tikum, Regional Advisor, Anti-corruption and Economic Governance, UNDP Africa. E-mail: 

-  Mr. Gram Matenga, Senior Programme Officer, Africa Programme, International IDEA. E-mail: