To help your country create its own national Community of Practice, the AfCoP Core Management Team has prepared guidelines available HERE. Here is more information:
What are National Chapters?
The AfCoP is seeking to increase its impact at the national level through the launching of National Chapters – independent and member-driven bodies that aim at building national MfDR capacities and at advancing the MfDR agenda nationally. National Chapters focus on government officials, through networking, training sessions and offer mechanisms to lobby governments and development organizations to make programs and structures more results oriented. These national communities are working closely with the AfCoP to enliven the national debate and increase awareness of leaders at all levels with regards to managing for results.
Why Creating National Chapters?
To increase the AfCoP’s impact at the national level eight AfCoP national chapters have been established CoPs. and nine more are planned for 2013. The national CoPs contribute to: (i) instilling results culture at country level; (ii) strengthening the capacity of the national development process stakeholders on both the supply and the demand sides of MfDR, hence equipping them to engage on policy dialogue; (iii) influencing key policy processes for achieving development results through advocacy and increased dialogue with governments and donors; and (iv) carrying out research and analysis aiming at promoting evidence-based decision making.
How Do National Chapters Work?
They are autonomous bodies developed in partnership with the local Ministry of Finance and Planning, implemented, managed and maintained by the country. They aim at building national MfDR capacities and at advancing the MfDR agenda nationally, with a focus on government officials, through networking, training sessions and mechanisms to lobby governments and development organizations to make programs and structures more results-oriented.
What Do National Chapters Do?
Each National Chapter could consider organizing the activities suggested below to ensure that they advance the MfDR agenda in an effective manner and build capacities at the national level. The AfCoP work plan is also a good basis to define activities that could be developed at the national level. Below is a list of suggested activities and outputs:
How to Start Your Own National Chapter?
National Chapters work best when there is a sense of momentum and community around managing for development results. To learn more what it takes, the AfCoP Core Management Team has prepared guidelines to create a national chapter, available HERE.
For more information, please contact the AfCoP Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find more information about each national chapter by clikcing on the countries you are interested in on the map below.