REPORT: 2- DAY WEST AFRICA REGIONAL – DEBT ADVOCACY MEETING AND DEBT TRAINING SESSION
The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), a Civil Society Organisation working on issues of debt and structural adjustments with head office in Benin City and Advocacy office in Abuja collaborated with the African Forum on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) based in Harare, Zimbabwe to organise a 2-day West Africa Regional debt advocacy hybrid meeting and debt training in Abuja, Nigeria. The purpose of the meeting and training was to engage stakeholders at national and regional levels, and to discuss and forge a common African position and understanding on issues of sustainable development financing in Africa.
The meeting intended to permit exchanges and the sharing of experiences that produce an evidence base to support debt advocacy in the West Africa region through a pan-African approach. Capacity building of stakeholder is also a motivating factor for these events which were required to support AFRODAD’s debt advocacy work and to influence the institution and implementation of sustainable debt management policies by African governments and their bilateral and multilateral development agencies. This is expected to contribute to ensuring sustainable development financing for Africa’s notable the sustainable development goals and Africa’s Agenda 2063.