Botswana civil society’s submission to the APRM

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The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) was introduced in 2003, as a mutually agreed instrument to monitor and promote governance to which African countries voluntarily accede.

It is a country’s self-monitoring tool to encourage conformity with political, economic and corporate governance values in the African continent. Find out more here.

In February 2019, Botswana became the 38th country to accede to the APRM; in agreement to uphold the shared values of democracy, rule of law, good governance and respect for human rights. There are now 41 member states.

The Botswana Council for Non-Governmental Organisations (BOCONGO) in partnership with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) coordinated a series of engagements with civil society organisations to put together a submission of 12 key governance issues in Botswana from the perspective of civil society.

The Botswana APRM Popular Sensitisation (BAPS) Project created awareness on the APRM, and sensitised civil society on the role it plays to support the government of Botswana in the implementation.

The Botswana civil society’s submission to the APRM was assembled from the submissions made by different NGOs with input from civil society institutions across Botswana.

The launch of the report will take place on Zoom from 10:00-11:30 AM SAST on Tuesday 20 April 2021. Kindly register here as soon as possible to attend the event virtually. Registration is required prior the day of the event.

This video unpacks the 12 governance issues in the submission from the perspective of civil society:

15 Apr 2021