African Delegates Side Meeting Report

The meeting was convened as a strategic opportunity to highlight the onging challenges and opportunities within the African region. The convenors recounted the progression of ESCR-Net, since the inaugural meeting in 2003. They also highlighted the need for the localization of efforts to be specific to the African context, a task that can only be pushed for by the African Delegates.Four specific topics were discussed including: Linkages and communications within Africa, Regional coordination, The coordination mechanisms to be adopted, and an Exchange program.