Africa: AU Reforming to Meet Objectives of Agenda 2063 – AUC Chairperson

Addis Ababa, — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat said institutional reform is underway within the African Union to make it more efficient and more able to meet the challenges of a changing world.

The chair made the remark while speaking at the opening ceremony of the 44th Session of the Executive Council of the African Union here in Addis Ababa.

Foreign Affairs Ministers of AU member countries, heads of international organizations and other invited guests are attending the two day meeting.

Opening the meeting, the Chairperson of AUC talked about ongoing institutional reform activities within the African Union to make the continental organization more efficient.

He acknowledged the challenges faced in implementing the reform agenda, citing limitations in resources, political resistance, and bureaucratic inertia as notable obstacles.

Concerns were raised about the AU’s heavy reliance on external funding, which exposes it to potential vulnerabilities arising from fluctuations in donor support.

The Chairperson underscored the importance of institutional reform within the AU to enhance its efficiency and effectiveness in addressing the evolving challenges of a changing world.

“This reform initiative has been in motion since the second session of the Executive Council held in Nairobi, Kenya, back in June 2023, and it continues to be a vital partnership in the face of geopolitical, geoeconomic, and geostrategic transformations on the global stage.”