Hon. Bahame Tom Mukirya Nyanduga, Chairperson of AU Watch
We imagine an Africa where everyone understands his or her rights and is able to claim it.
Who We Are
AU Watch, is a non-profit non-governmental organization of African citizens, people of African descent and people of good will towards Africa. We monitor the activities and performances of the AU and AU Member States by the standard of its Constitutive Act, and all the other standards and ideals they have set for themselves. We challenge the AU and States Parties to the Constitutive Act to live up to those standards. When they fail, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Where they succeed, we reinforce such success by taking concrete steps to maintain it. We are also committed to advancing a wider understanding of what the AU is, what it does, and the effects it has on its various constituents. So, through our comprehensive media, outreach and education programs and activities, we seek to raise awareness, expand and disseminate information and understanding of AU affairs.
Currently chaired by Honorable Bahame Tom Murkiya Nyanduga, our unique African strategic community includes serving foreign ministers, former prime ministers, members of national parliaments and, thinkers, journalists and business leaders. AU Watch gathers twice a year as a full body for its Annual Council Meeting, usually at the margins of the AU Summit of Heads of State and Government.
AU Watch is the strongest and most visible expression of Africa’s Pan-African identity. Through their individual networks and collective engagement with AU policy and advocacy initiatives, Governors and staff members help us to Africanize the regional conversations in AU Member States on the AU’s policy priorities and challenges.
Working alongside external partners across Africa, the expertise and outreach of our media, governance, human rights and development programs ensure that AU Watch has a truly pan-African perspective.
Where We Do What We Do
Even though AU Watch is based in The Gambia, with chapters in Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, UK, US and Canada,wecomment and analyze human rights from across the continent.
What We Do At a Glance
Our Theory of Change
AU Watch’s overall theory of change states that: If all of us are empowered and became more aware of our rights and responsibilities, we would be civically confident to effectively engage in political and other development process of Africa. As campaigners and advocates we try to influence change and make a difference on the issues, and for the people, that we care about.
Why We Do What We Do
Who Is Who at AU Watch
Dr Feyi Ogunade, AU Watch CEO
How We Do What We Do
Using a systems approach, AU Watch accomplishes its very wide-ranging objectives and programmes through its media and communication work, research, training, partnerships, critical thinking and writing and through its practical programmes. We also provide advice and consultancy services to companies, governments and international organizations on how their policies and operations can better support the African people.We are proactive and adaptable. Inbuilt in how AU Watch addresses issues is our ability and mind set to adapt and respond to changes. It is a key component of AU Watch’s strategic approach.
To achieve the greatest possible impact, we are engaged in evidence-based work — measuring the progress of each initiative against specific goals and outcomes to ensure the strategy is delivering results.
We are a movement of millions of people in Africa, all working towards one goal – an end to social injustices and human rights violations. We can take on the big issues that keep Africans locked in underdevelopment – like poor governance, corruption, poverty and climate change. We call on you to assist all of us, no matter how small it is.
Why We Are a Compelling Investment
• Through our media work, events and other activities we bring the AU to the people.
• We promote constructive engagement with the leadership of the AU.
• We raise awareness, expand and disseminate information and understanding of AU affairs.
• We bolster the capacity of the AU.
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