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Round table on governance issues in the multi stakeholder responses to the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa

By African Union Commission (AUC)
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MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Round table on governance issues in the multi stakeholder responses to the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa

The opening ceremony will be addressed by the Commissioner/Director of the African Union's Department of Social Affairs; Director of APSP/IPSS; Director APN/SSRC; Head of Oxfam Delegation to the AU and Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa

WHEN: Monday 4th April 2016

WHERE: The roundtable will take place at the AU Commission HQ in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 4 April 2016, starting at 09:00

It will be conducted in both in English and French.

WHO: The meeting will be attended by representatives of the African Union Commission, Member States especially officials from the affected countries, UN agencies, Scientists, CSOs, INGO, partner organizations involved in the response against the EVD, researchers, and policy makers.

WHY: The meeting is expected to achieve the following:

Create a platform for leading academics, civil society actors and policy-makers at the levels of national government, RECs and the AU to engage in deeper reflections and holistic stocktaking around governance-related lessons learned vis-à-vis the multi-stakeholder's responses to EVD; Provide a first-time opportunity for those who took the lead, at great cost, to mobilize national, regional, continental and global responses to share their first-hand experiences with key policy makers; Give national governments, RECs and the AU an opportunity to re-evaluate available emergency response options, and the basis for future harmonization of such response options; Produce critical insights and innovative outcomes capable of feeding into debate and deliberations on future health emergencies.