‘The Times They Are A-Changin’
Views from African consultations on the post-2015 development agenda
As 2015 approaches, the results of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are being analysed. But many are already looking further, beyond the magic date of 2015.
Just over a week ago, the Pan-African Parliament hosted an African thematic consultation on Governance and the post-2015 Development Agenda in South Africa. It was a lively African driven debate, highlighting key African concerns and expectations for a new and more inclusive and sustainable global development framework.
Clearly, the African continent does not any longer want to undergo agendas that are designed elsewhere. Many Africans seem to be committed more than ever to reduce aid dependency and to build alliances for change with all types of new partners on their own terms.