FNF Promotes Good Governance in Africa
The Africa Liberal Network’s (ALN) Executive Committee met in Dakar, Senegal on 18 to 20 October for its annual ALN Executive Committee meeting. This was the first Executive Meeting since the Africa Liberal Network elections that took place in March in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting aimed on assessing where the organisation is and what it should focus on for the year ahead. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) was present at the Executive Committee meeting, as a strategic partner of ALN, through our office in Senegal.
FNF took the opportunity to revisit the organisations strategy in sub-Saharan Africa focusing on issues such as human rights, freedom of speech, immigration, the social market economy, sustainable development, the inclusion of under-represented groups such as women and youth, good governance and the battle against corruption.
The inclusion of under-represented groups such as women and youth, good governance and the battle against corruption, being some of the issues the foundation focuses on, were the main focus on the last day of the ALN Executive Committee meeting on the 20th of October. The Liberal Women’s Forum, which comprises of women from different ALN member parties from Senegal and Mali, presented a model on the equitable contribution of gas and oil resources in Senegal. This focused on the important role good governance could play in ensuring the redistribution of natural resources in Senegal even for the economically marginalised. The Liberal Women’s Forum is currently attending a Transformational Leadership Training Cycle organised by FNF West Africa and are being trained by the former Family Affairs and Early Childhood Minister in Senegal, Awa Gueye Kebe.