AU Watch

Working With Civil & Political Actors

CSOs are quickly emerging as a third or fourth actor in the formulation and implementation of macro-political and macro- economic decisions. In many African countries, real decision-making power used to be monopolized by politicians, technocrats, and the business elite. As organisations like AU Watch are increasingly becoming more vocal, that is increasingly less and less possible in the face of the mass mobilization by labour groups, environmental groups, and human and social rights groups, often working in coalitions.

Coordination, even of a rough sort, among a variety of CSOs, is becomingthe norm. we are constantly monitoring and checking out old elites outside the usual governmental institutions and processes to hold the system accountable.A thriving democracy has parties and institutions that understand the needs of their people. So, through our media and outreach work, we encourage everyone to be involved in decision-making processes.