Strengthening Regional Parliamentary Capacity in the SADC Region



Projektträger: AWEPA - Association of European Parliamentarians with AfricaLand: South of Sahara, regional/multi-country Fördersumme: € 600.000,00Beginn: 01.10.2016Ende: 30.09.2019

Kurzbeschreibung:

Projektziel


The specific outcome is to empower the two selected SADC-Paliamentary Forum Committees to influence the political agenda and decision making of the SADC and contribute to the regional legitimacy of the SADC-PF.

The intervention is a contribution to the stated objective of the SADC-PF Strategic Plan (2014-2019) to transform the operational procedures of the SADC-PF to those of a parliamentary institution and also aligning its Committees to the SADC in order to become the SADC Regional Parliament.


Erwartete Ergebnisse


Output 1: The two targeted SADC-PF Committees, the Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Women's Advancement and Youth Development and the Standing Committee on Food, Agriculture, Natural Resurces and Infrastructure, regularly meet around well-prepared and sufficiently timed agendas

Output 2: The Members of Parliament and the staff of targeted Committees have acquired the knowledge and skills to better carry out their work

Output 3: SADC-PF is represented in regional and international forums and showcases the importance of the SADC-PF and of regional parliaments

 


Zielgruppe


The target group of the intervention is the SADC-PF and specifically two of its standing committees, Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Women's Advancement and Youth Development and the Standing Committee on Food, Agriculture, Natural Resurces and Infrastructure. The SADC-PF is a Regional Inter-Parliamentary body comprising of National Parliaments of SADC Member States. It currently comprises 14 member Parliaments, representing over 3,500 Parliamentarians.

The Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA) works in partnership with African parliaments to strengthen democracy in Africa, keep Africa high on the political agenda in Europe, and facilitate African-European parliamentary dialogue. Strong parliaments lie at the heart of Africa’s long-term development; they serve as the arbiters of peace, stability and prosperity. AWEPA strives to strengthen African parliaments and promote human dignity.


Maßnahmen


The following types of activities will be undertaken

• Facilitation of SADC-PF Committee meetings outside of plenary

• Support in the preparation of Committee reports

• Specific trainings for Members of Parliament and Committee staff

• Facilitation of interaction with civil society

• Coaching from peers for Committee Staff

• Expert advice to the committees on their legislative and oversight functions as Members of Parliament

• Facilitation of informed participation of SADC Members of Parliament in regional and international platforms

By supporting the implementation of the SADC-PF Strategic Plan, the intervention makes a contribution to SDG #16(6-7) to develop “effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels” while supporting “responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision making at all levels.” In addition, by scaling up the output of two SADC-PF Standing Committees, a contribution is made towards the realisation of SDG#5 on gender equality, SDG#2 on hunger, SDG#6 on water and sanitation and SDG#13 on climate change.


Hintergrundinformation


Governance is a thematic priority for Austria's engagement in the SADC Region and stregthening of the role of parliaments is an important component in the Three Years Programme of Austria's Development Policy. Through assistance to / cooperation with parliaments ADC contributes to democratization, good governance and ultimately also to poverty reduction.

Projektnummer2422-00/2016
MittelherkunftOEZA
Sektor Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
Tied0
ModalitätProject-type interventions
Marker Gender: 1, Democracy: 2
  • Marker: kennzeichnet und bewertet die entwicklungspolitische Zielsetzung eines Projektes auf Gendergleichstellung, Reproduktive Gesundheit, Umweltschutz, Demokratieförderung, Armutsorientierung, Entwicklung des Handels sowie auf die Erfüllung der Klima- Biodiversitäts- und Wüstenkonventionen.
    • 1= das entwicklungspolitische Ziel ist in das Projekt integriert
    • 2= das entwicklungspolitsche Ziel ist der spezifische Inhalt des Projekts
  • Mittelherkunft: Die ADA setzt in Projekten und Programmen Mittel der Österreichischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (OEZA) sowie anderer Finanzierungsquellen um.
    • AKF - Auslandskatastrophenfonds der Österreichischen Bundesregierung
    • BMLFUW - Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
    • EU - Mittel der Europäischen Kommission
    • Andere Geber - Diverse Finanzquellen, die dem jährlichen Geschäftsbericht der ADA im Detail zu entnehmen sind.
  • Modalität: definiert die Art der Hilfe (z.B: Sektorbudgethilfe, Kernbeiträge an multilaterale Institutionen, Projekthilfe, Technische Assistenz (personelle Hilfe), Bildungsarbeit im Inland, etc.)
  • Sektor: bezeichnet den wirtschaftlichen oder sozialen Sektor des Partnerlandes, welcher mit dem Projekt/Programm unterstützt wird.
  • Tied/Untied: Ungebundene (untied) Hilfe ermöglicht dem Projektpartner im Entwicklungsland - unter Befolgung der lokalen Beschaffungsregeln - freie Entscheidung über die Herkunftsländer im Zuge der Beschaffung von Dienstleistungen und Waren. Gebundene (tied) Hilfe verknüpft die Hilfsleistung auf die Beschaffung aus dem Geberland oder aus einem eingeschränkten Kreis von Ländern.