The Africa Partnership Forum (APF) was established following the Evian G8 Summit in 2003 as a way of broadening the existing dialogue between the G8 and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to include other African institutions and Africa’s major bilateral and multilateral development partners.
The objective of the Forum is to catalyze and support action on both sides of the partnership in support of Africa’s development. Its role is:
The APF is comprised of:
Africa’s principal development partners have been defined as those with official development assistance programmes to Africa exceeding US$100 million a year. This list has been recently reviewed by co-chairs in light of the latest available statistics, and invitations to join the APF have been extended to a number of additional countries. A further group of countries are also being invited to attend the next APF meeting.
Nature and format of meetings
The APF meets twice a year, with the first meeting focusing primarily on the main political issues to be discussed in key regional and global processes, and the second focusing primarily on the monitoring and evaluation of commitments. The conclusions of each meeting are recorded in Joint Statements.
There are four co-chairs: two from Africa, and two from development partners. The current development partner co-chairs are United States (as G8 presidency), and Belgium (as chair of the non-G8 constituency).
Recent APF Meetings
|12th APF||Rome, Italy, May 2009||Impact of the economic crisis, drug trafficking, climate change|
|Special Session||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia September 2009||Climate change (Special Session held in run-up to UNFCCC Conference in Copenhagen)|
|13th APF||Addis Ababa, January 2010||Climate change, food security, the crisis and development finance, impact of the crisis on health|
|14th APF||Toronto, Canada, April 2010||Health, food security, regional partnerships|
|15th APF||Lilongwe, Malawi, October 2010||Outcome of recent international meetings, climate change, delivery of commitments|
|16th APF||Paris, France April 2011||Economic growth, investment and job creation|
|17th APF||Addis Ababa, November 2011||Private investment, infrastructure and prospects for COP 17|
|18th APF||Paris, France, April 2012||Energy for All|
|Algeria||Madagascar||African Union Presidency||AFDB|
|Democratic Republic of Congo||Namibia||COMESA|
Development partner members
|Japan||Netherlands||UN - OSAA||Poland|
|Mailing Address:||2, rue André Pascal
75775 Paris Cedex 16, France
|Visiting Address:||DELTA Building - 4 Quai du Point du Jour, 92100 Boulogne Billancourt, France|
|Telephone:||+33 (0) 1 45 24 15 00|
|Fax:||+33 (0) 1 44 30 61 33|