3rd Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 22, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- 3rd Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment

Journalists are invited to cover the opening ceremony of the STC at 9 a.m. on October 24th, 2019 and a press conference thereafter.

What: Opening of the Ministerial Session of the third ordinary session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment

Date: October 24, 2019

Venue: Medium Conference Hall, AU Headquarters

Who: The African Union’s Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture

Rational and Objectives:

Specialized Technical Committees are responsible for ensuring supervision, follow-up and evaluation of implementation of decisions taken by the organs of the African Union; coordination and harmonization of projects and programmes; as well as providing critical review of strategic documents for endorsement by AU Policy organs. Specialized Technical Committees are expected to meet at least every two years in order to discharge the responsibilities vested upon them by the African Union Assembly. Accordingly, following the inaugural meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment held from 5-9 October 2015, the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture has scheduled the third ordinary session of the Specialized Technical Committee on ARDWE from 21 to 25 October 2019 at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The STC aims to achieve the following:

  • To review progress in implementation of the decisions that were taken during the first and second ordinary sessions of the STC in 2015 and 2017, respectively;
  • To consider and adopt strategic documents related to Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment for onward submission to the Executive Council for consideration;
  • To dialogue and provide policy recommendations and guidance on topics that are high on Africa’s Development Agenda 2063 including agriculture and food security; rural economic development; resilience, sustainable management of environment and natural resources.

The STC meeting will consider and adopt strategic documents and reports related to Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment and to provide policy recommendations and guidance on topics that are high on Africa’s Development Agenda 2063.

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of the African Union Commission.

Media contact:

Ms. Carol Jilombo
Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture
Email: Jilomboc@africa-union.org

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