Two in One on e-GP this April 28, 2021

The first session of the new series of sessions launched by the African Public Procurement Network Technical Secretariat started on March 11, 2021. This new series will cover e-GP in Africa as experienced by the member countries in the African Public Procurement Network (APPN). And the theme will help analyze the current status of the e-GP, the opportunities it offers and the challenges encountered in its implementation.

After East Africa which started this new series with their session on March 11, 2021, the Technical Secretariat is organizing the second session for both West and North Africa this very April 28, 2021 at 11 a.m. GMT. The same theme will be covered on e-GP but with the specific experiences of the countries from those sub-regional networks of West and North Africa. Let’s have a look at those countries sharing their experiences that day. Here you are: Algeria, Benin, Burkina-Faso, Djibouti, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Comoros, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Togo and Tunisia.

The objective targeted with the sessions is to help the member countries to be together and share their experiences on the theme through a clear agenda that has three main parts: opening addresses, presentations and debates and closing addresses.
The opening addresses are from the APPN Chairperson, Mr. Madoda Mngomezulu, Mr. Aftar Touré MOROU, the APPN Technical Secretary, Mr. Ely MAHJOUB, the Coordinator of the North African Sub-regional Public Procurement Network and the APPN Executive Committee Chairperson, and Mr. Alassane BA, the Coordinator of the West Africa Sub-regional Public Procurement Network.

To start with the presentations, the Keynote Speaker this time is Ms. Kenza KHACHANI, economist and analyst of the OECD policies. Right after her, there will be respectively three presentations as follows from Mr. Penegnaba Yacouba COULIBALY, the President of the National Public Procurement Regulatory Agency of Côte d’Ivoire; Mr. Mohammed Zouhir BOUAKIL, the General Rapporteur of the National Public Procurement Committee of Morocco and Mr. KHALED ELARBI, the mission Head before the Head of the government in charge of the High Authority of Public Procurement in Tunisia.

For two good hours, there will be a debate after the presentations for a better understanding of the presentations made.

Starting with some opening addresses, the session will end up with closing remarks from Mr. Madoda Mngomezulu, Mr. Ely MAHJOUB and Mr. Alassane BA