Governance

Assembly of the African Union

The Chairperson of the Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) reports to the African Union Assembly on NEPAD activities and makes recommendations for consideration and adoption.

 

Chairperson of the Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC)

The NEPAD Agency provides the Chairperson with technical support on drafting the Chair's summary report to the Assembly and prepares the draft decision(s) to be tabled in the Assembly for resolution.

 

NEPAD Heads of State and Government

The other NEPAD related reports are provided to the Heads of State and Government in order to widen understanding, engagement and ownership of NEPAD by all the Heads of State and Government in the Assembly.

 

NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC)

Established in February 2010 at the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in line with the integration of NEPAD into AU structures. The HSGOC provides leadership to the NEPAD process, sets policies, priorities and the programmes of action. It comprises the Heads of State and Government of 20 African countries, who are elected on the basis of the AU five regions.

 

20-member committee

Includes the five founding countries of NEPAD: South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt and Senegal. Membership of the other 15 member states rotates every two years,or following regional consultations within the AU.

 

Chairperson of the AU Commission

Chairperson of the AU Commission also participates in HSGOC Summits.

 

NEPAD Steering Committee

The NEPAD Steering Committee is primarily responsible for developing the terms of reference for identified programmes and projects, and for overseeing the work and programmatic activities of NEPAD.

 

Personal representatives of African Heads of States

The Committee consists of the personal representatives of African Heads of States and normally meets about four times a year. It provides policy guidance and strategic advice to NEPAD.

 

Steering Committee Representatives

It also includes the eight AU-recognised Regional Economic Communities (RECs), African Development Bank (AFDB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Office of Special Adviser on Africa (UNOSAA) and Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).