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African Organization of Public Accounts Committees - AFROPAC is a Pan-African organization comprising of Public Accounts Committees of African Parliaments. It creates the necessary tools for common practice by Regional Public Accounts Committees (PACS) organizations to strengthen accountability and transparency in the use of public funds by involving elected representatives.

The organization was officially unveiled on 2nd September, 2013 at the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC) in Arusha, Tanzania in a ceremony attended by 400 delegates from across Africa, and graced by Tanzania Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Mizengo Peter Pinda and the Speaker of the Tanzania Parliament, Hon. Anne Makinda.

The formation of AFROPAC followed a series of interactions between representatives of PAC regional bodies (SADCOPAC, WAAPAC and EAAPAC) who took note of the need for African Parliaments to pursue common goals, objectives and to create a unified structure where PACs from the entire African continent would share knowledge and experiences and benchmark on best practices to promote accountability, transparency and good financial practices through parliamentary oversight.

AFROPAC seeks to align itself with the Africa Union’s Agenda 2063 which is a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years. One of the aspirations of the AU Agenda 2063 is An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law. It also aligns itself with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 16’ which seeks to “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

AFROPAC has held various successful meetings; from August 29th to September 2nd, 2016 Nairobi, Kenya played host to representatives of 16 African countries during the 2nd General Meeting and Conference. The event’s thematic focus was on the issue of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs). The resulting “Nairobi Declaration” put forward a list of 13 specific measures, including approval and adoption of AFROPAC’s Constitution and establishment of its Permanent Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya.

Against this historical background, AFROPAC prepared and conducted a planning workshop, held from January 15th to 19th, 2017 in Lomé, Togo, which produced the medium-term work plan dubbed the “Lome Action Plan” which has formed a basis and direction for the on-going activities and programmes.

Objectives

  1. To enhance Parliamentary oversight over financial accountability in Africa;
  2. To share experiences amongst its Members;
  3. To promote professional and technical development and co-operation among members of AFROPAC and other bodies such as the African Parliament and AFROSAI;
  4. promoting transparency, accountability and good governance of public resources;
  5. To support the independence of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in terms of Lima and Mexico declarations.

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AFROPAC

The Accountability Centre,

Harambee Co-op Plaza, 10th floor, Parliament Buildings

Off Uhuru Highway/ Haile Selassie Avenue,

P.O Box 41842-00100 Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel: +254 707 754 498

E-mail: secretariat@afropac.net

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