2nd General Assembly, Eswatini, November 14 to 17, 2022

Gathered from November 14 to 17, 2022, in Mbabane, in the Kingdom of Eswatini, the 2nd General Assembly marked a significant milestone for the African Public Procurement Network (RACOP). Delegates, representing various member countries, focused their discussions on crucial initiatives aimed at modernizing public procurement systems in Africa.

This assembly provided an opportunity to deepen the exchange of experiences among participants, highlighting best practices and challenges faced in the field of public procurement. Discussions underscored the importance of regional cooperation in addressing common challenges and laid the foundation for enhanced collaboration among member countries.

The central theme of this assembly, “Innovation and Sustainability in African Public Procurement,” inspired lively debates on the need to integrate innovative and sustainable practices into public procurement processes. Delegates also addressed key issues such as transparency, digitization of procedures, and capacity building for involved stakeholders.

The General Assembly was also an occasion to recognize and applaud the significant contributions of key partners, whether international financial institutions, non-governmental organizations, or private enterprises, to advancing RACOP’s objectives.

At the conclusion of the event, a common action plan was developed, laying the groundwork for future initiatives and emphasizing members’ commitment to the ongoing modernization of public procurement in Africa. The transition of the presidency to [New President’s Name], as well as the designation of the location for the next General Assembly, marked the successful conclusion of this strategic gathering.