AAI CSO African Common Position on ICPD – E-Consultations

February 2013

You are invited to participate in the development of the African Common Position (ACP), a document that will provide Africa's position and recommendations to the African Union Commission (AUC) on progress being made towards the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).


What's going on?

In 2012, AIDS Accountability International (AAI), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Population Commission (APC) identified the need for greater African civil society organisation representation in the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) review process, and so created the African Common Position (ACP) on ICPD project with the funding partner Ford Foundation.

The project’s objective is to develop an African Common Position Paper on ICPD which reflects and includes the perspectives, recommendations and expertise of African stakeholders.


What happens then?

The African Common Position (ACP) Paper will be presented to the African Ministers of Health (MOH) by the AUC Department of Social Affairs in April 2013 at the annual MOH meeting in Addis Ababa.

Upon approval by this meeting of the Ministers, the ACP Paper will be taken to the General Assembly in 2014 at the ICPD Review as the principal document that reflects the African position on ICPD as we go forward.


What do we want?

The draft document attached is the result of two community consultation meetings held in late 2012 in Johannesburg and Dakar, where forty African experts gave us input with which we have created the skeleton of this document.

We now need more experts on selected fields to fill in the rest of the “meat” of the document. So we are asking you to read the attached Draft Africa Common Position Paper and send us your input.

We need you to input recommendations on your field of expertise, and to comment on existing content. This is so that we have a document which honestly and completely reflects the opinions of all African stakeholders.


When and how to get involved?

The E-Consultations are now open! Join us on LinkedIn and add your voice to the discussion.





Click here to download the word doc to send us feedback

Just open the doc, have a read and then please use track changes to insert your comments and recommendations, then send the doc back to bob@aidsaccountability.org

Kindly submit your responses by midnight on 24th February 2013 to ensure we have time to include it before our deadline to the AUC.


Do you speak my language?

Responses will be accepted in all the AUC languages (English, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili).


Do I qualify to participate?

Only individuals, government representatives, civil society organisations (CSOs) and community based organisations (CBOs) based in Africa may respond to this document. Respondents must also be of African origin. We cannot accept submissions from individuals from other regions who currently work and live in Africa.

Your name, the name of your organization, telephone and location should be included in your email so that we are able to acknowledge your organisation and determine whether you and your organisation fit the inclusion criteria.


Still have questions?

Email Bob Mwiinga Munyati at bob [at] aidsaccountability.org