NANGO held a multi-stakeholder Indaba on Understanding the Process and Implementation of the Africa Governance Architecture (AGA) and Africa Charter for Democracy, Election and Governance (ACDEG).
As the indaba addressed a myriad of issues, leaders of organisations championing disability inclusion expressed concern at the exclusion of disability sector in governance and election processes.
It was pointed out that as NANGO directs its focus towards the looming plebiscite, the umbrella body should ensure that all processes are accessible to people different disabilities.
Zimbabwe Election Support Network was applauded for its efforts to push Zimbabwe Election Commission to package its information differently. There are concerns that the information must be in braille, audios youth friendly and citizen friendly.
The indaba followed a meeting that was organised by SADC-CNGO and attended by NANGO members. CSOs were familiarised with the AGA and ACEDG frameworks and how they are relevant. NANGO places value in taking stock of progress in Zimbabwe building up an engagement strategy to influence domestication of the instruments by the government of Zimbabwe.
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that attended the indaba concurred that there is need to develop a foundation of good governance and to translate the policy documents to local languages and make them understandable to every citizens.
The NANGO National Youth Sector Chairperson and National Association of Youth Organizations Director, Misheck Gondo documented feedback as he had attended the conference from 14 – 16 March 2018 in Boksburg, South Africa.