Strengthening the collaboration between
AU and RECS
The African Union has embarked on a transformation journey for the successful implementation of Agenda 2063. We mapped out our flagship projects and initiatives across the continent and at the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), with an aim to highlight the priority areas in the Agenda 2063 Framework and its first Ten Year Implementation Plan, for strategic execution. This calls for the need for the African Union to review its overall structure and equip its leaders with the relevant set of skills to achieve the ambitious goals captured in the Pan-African agenda.
One of the aspects critical for achieving our vision is to strengthen collaboration between the African Union and Regional Economic Communities. A review of our operational linkages is essential for a mutually beneficial relationship between the African Union and the eight sub-regional bodies, which are the building blocks of the African Economic Community.
Regional Economic Communities, partly as the implementing arms of the African Union, are central to the various transformation and integration programmes of the continent. Therefore, through this exercise, we offer a new framework for collaboration with the purpose of strengthening the cooperation between different entities to achieve tangible results for our continent.