Establishing a Civil Society Support Mechanism with the Pan African Parliament (PAP), the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)

This research presents findings of a study on establishing a civil society interface mechanism with the African Union, in particular those institutions based in Midrand, South Africa: the African Peer Review Mechanism, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development and the Pan African Parliament. It concludes that the AU in general and its institutional programmes in particular, have created provisions for civil society participation and involvement. However, a lot more still needs to be done to democratise decision making, formalise effective relations and establish modalities that would facilitate access and information sharing between inter -governmental institutions and CSOs.