THE CSO GOVERNANCE FORUM ON “A YEAR AFTER THE ACCRA FORUM: A STOCK-TAKING OF AFRICA’S RESPONSE TO THE RESURGENCE OF UCGS” 26- 27 OCTOBER 2023 ACCRA, GHANA
The Institute for Security Studies (ISS), in collaboration with the Open Society Foundation (OSF), International IDEA, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), organised a two-day reflection forum for Civil Society actors, themed “A Year after the Accra Forum: A stock-taking of Africa’s response to the resurgence of UCG.” The event took place from 26-27 October in Accra, Ghana.
One year has passed since the 2022 Accra Forum and the issuance of the Malabo Declarations against Unconstitutional Changes of Government (UCGs). Nevertheless, the African continent continues to grapple with the scourge of coup d’états. Alongside the coups that took place in Sudan, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea, which led to significant responses, Niger and Gabon have also experienced coup attempts, raising questions about the effectiveness of existing measures in addressing UCGs. In the pursuit of policy options aimed at achieving effective management of this phenomenon, this Civil Society Organization (CSO) forum is being organised to critically examine the situation with the aim of providing policy recommendations for the consideration of regional and continental stakeholders.
The forum brings together CSOs and think tanks across the continent and representatives from the AU Commission and the RECs to share their comparative, continental, regional and national knowledge and practice related to good governance, democracy peace and security.