18 – 20 October 2021, Avani Hotel Maseru, Kingdom of Lesotho

A joint African Union Commission for Political Affairs, Peace and Security (AUCPAP&S) and African Management Development Institute Network (AMDIN) Capacity Building Seminar on the use of the State Parties Assessment Tool (SPAT) for reporting on the implementation of the African Charter on Values and Principles of Public Service and Administration (the African Charter) was held in Maseru, in the Kingdom of Lesotho on 18 -20 October 2021. The Seminar is one of the series of Capacity Building initiatives the Conference of State Parties (COSPs) on the Africa Charter has mandated the African Union Commission to facilitate for State Parties to understand and achieve the required competencies in the reporting of the implementation of the Charter.

Under Article 24.1 (Chapter VI) of the Charter, State Parties are obligated to provide biennial reports to the AUC on the legislative or other relevant measures taken with a view to giving effect to the principles and commitments of the Charter. The Reporting Guidelines for the implementation of the Charter were adopted at the Third Ordinary Session of the Special Technical Committee No 8 (STC 8) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which led to the development of the State Party Assessment Tool (SPAT) that was adopted at the Second Conference of State Parties in April 2021. The Second Conference of State Parties decided that five countries, namely Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, Namibia and Cameroon should be invited to pilot the operationalization of the SPA