Dublin, Ireland – The Irish Section of AWEPA will soon hold its second Annual General Meeting (AGM). Since its latest funding agreement with Irish Aid was signed for the period 2013-1015, the Irish Section of AWEPA has undertaken to improve its professionalism, administrative and financial systems. As a result, a series of new statutory documents have been agreed, and the results of the section’s first external audit will be presented at the forthcoming AGM. Also to be discussed at the forthcoming AGM are the AWEPA Irish Section’s priorities for the rest of 2014. Following the implementation of a successful project to mark the developments in the Arab countries, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen, attention will return to Joint Monitoring Teams for Development Effectiveness, a concept that was pioneered by the Irish Section with AWEPA and Irish Aid. The section hopes to continue this concept’s progress in its first two African countries of engagement, Mozambique and Tanzania. Further policy areas of ongoing focus for the section are likely to include trade agreements, land rights, women’s rights, tax justice and decent work.
- AWEPA Recommendations for Parliamentary Action
(stemming from the Reconstituting Constitutions event held in Dublin, Ireland, on 3 February 2014)