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									Summary Report
of the Africa Division
Regional Planning Meeting

Saly, Senegal, October 3-7, 2005

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                        Updated on October 8th, 2005
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Introduction and Background
The following is a summary of the proceedings during the African Regional Planning Meeting that took place
from 3-7 October 2005, in Saly, Senegal. The meeting was attended by UNFPA Assistant Representatives,
Deputy Representatives, Representatives, CST Advisers and Directors, the African Division Director and her
team, the Deputy Executive Director (Management), Directors of DHR, DMS and SPO, as well as TSD Branch
chiefs and other staff from headquarters units—a total of 161 individuals in all. A summary of issues and
recommendations as well as a list of reference documents and participants are attached as annexes.
Additionally, a French summary of discussions will be available on the <> website.

Expectations of Regional Planning Meetings – From Kunio Waki to GD Directors, July 11, 2005

        ‖Following the EC discussion of this year’s planning process and the forthcoming Regional Planning
        Meetings, I would like to outline my expectations for these meetings…
         A bottom-up process to identify CO needs that will then guide regional, CST, GD and TSD support and
           priority setting.
         Aggregated priority actions within the region to help us support achievement of ICPD and the MDGs –
           in the context of regional political environments, the Paris Declaration the new aid environment, and
           UN reform.
         Clear roles and responsibilities in responding to the above, as well as benchmarks and specific outputs.
         Appropriate regional level follow-up to the Global Meeting (click here
           <> and the Global Programme Meeting.
         Incorporation of UNFPA’s new strategy for responding to humanitarian crisis, recovery and prevention.
         Initial discussions on the implications of EC decision to agree in principle to regionalization.
         Refinement of the regional strategy and review of IP inter-regional and regional projects in order to
           ensure their relevance to country office needs and the context of our work in each region and globally.

        Lastly, underpinning all of our work, I want to see further progress in applying results-based management
        and accountability. We are under increasing pressure to demonstrate results in programme areas and in our
        Global Programmes and to ensure we meet auditing and management standards. The Regional Planning
        Meetings provide a critical opportunity to convey this message and to identify the practical ways to
        implement effective results-based management.”

Expected results of the Africa Division Regional Planning Meeting
Against this background, the following 4 specific expected results were outlined:

(i)        A common understanding of the complex global, regional and country-specific environments in which
           the Fund (as well as the UN system) must operate in 2006 and beyond.

(ii)       A set of key priorities issues to be addressed by the Fund at the country, regional and global levels in
           2006, including proposed concrete actions for doing so.

(iii)      Key elements of the Africa Region OMP for 2006, arrived at from a bottom-up process

(iv)       Priority joint actions to be undertaken by the 3 CSTs in 2006, in the context of one virtual CST for
           Africa and in response to mutually agreed-upon Country Office and regional priorities.

Summary of Proceedings:
During the introductory session, a video-taped presentation was provided by Thoraya Obaid, which highlighted
the recognition by UN member states at the 2005 World Summit on the Millennium Declaration that RH
interventions are an integral part of attaining the MDGs. Additionally she emphasized the spirit of the Paris
Declaration where national ownership was once again recognized as the key to sustainable development. In
summary, she noted that our operations must increasingly be field focused, effective and results-based.

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Session 1: UNFPA in the new global environment
Chairperson: Suzanne Konaté-Maiga
Facilitator:    Faustin Yao
Rapporteurs: Benoit Kalasa and Elke Mayrhofer
Presenters:     (1) Imelda Henkin: Emerging trends and challenges having impact on the Fund’s work; (2)
Brendan O’Brien: How can UNFPA shape the environment by 2008?; (3) Fama Hane Ba: The emerging context
for the attainment of the ICPD goals and MDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Objectives of the session
To build a common understanding of the complex global, regional and country-specific environments in which
the Fund (as well as the UN system) must operate in 2006 and beyond.

Key elements of the discussion
 In response to the changing environment (UN Reform; Aid transfer modalities/Paris Declaration; Aid
   Effectiveness consultations, new development structure, etc.). UNFPA needs to engage in political and
   environmental scanning, and analysis. Based, on this analysis, strategic adaptations must be made at all
   levels to ensure more effective programme delivery. The next 3 years will be crucial.

     Strategies for adaptation need to focus on:
        o Scaling up: including replication of successful initiatives (e.g. Global Fistula Campaign, RHCS);
        o Capacity building: designed to strengthen country office capacity which in turn must be designed to
            enhance national ownership and facilitation of sustainable development initiatives;
        o Partnerships: Establish/support strategic partnerships which ensure favourable policy dialogue and
            strategic positioning of the ICPD Agenda in national, regional and global development frameworks;
        o Mobilization of financial and human resources: including stepping up of efforts to mobilize
            national and regional resources on the African continent;
        o Communication and advocacy: create more credibility and visibility through documentation,
            packaging and sharing of successes and lessons learned; and
        o Expanding the scope: of addressing population issues by including areas such as water, energy,
            livelihoods, migration of people that influence the demographic/population outcomes (i.e. emerging
            issues with potentially great impact on population and sustainable development).

     The 2005 World Summit Outcome Document recognizes the critical role of universal access to RH for the
      achievement of the MDGs. Thus; momentum should be used to position UNFPA strategically.
     As UNFPA increasingly works closely with other UNDG ExCom agencies, it has to ensure that it does not
      lose out on its comparative advantage and unique role in the ICPD Agenda.
     Given its relatively modest financial base, UNFPA should focus on strengthening the capacity of national
      policy makers, managerial and technical staff cadres, to enable them to advocate/negotiate with major donors
      and integrate ICPD goals in national policies and development frameworks, as well as to promote a wide
      partnership at country level with non traditional partners to reach to the community.

Session 2: Current Key Organizational Issues
Chairperson: Suzanne Konate-Maiga and Deji Popoola
Facilitator:    Brendon O’Brien
Rapporteurs: Siti Batoul Oussein and Amde Wolle
Presenters:     (1) Daniel Sala-Diakanda: UNFPA Regionalization and Harmonization of UNDG ExCom
Regional Presence; (2) Christina Bierring: Managing for Results in Africa: A Snapshot, (3) Sean Hand and
Laurie Newell: Enhancing Capacities of CO Staff, 4) Guy DeAraujo: Joint Office Model: Cape Verde Pilot

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Objectives of the session
 To have a common understanding of what regionalization means within UNFPA and how it will undertake
   the process in the context of UN reform
 Outline the various approaches to regionalization being adopted by sister UN agencies
 Have a common understanding of specific organizational issues, the experiences so far, the next steps and
   the views/expectations of country offices

Key elements of the discussion

Regionalization: The discussion on regionalization focused on the following main questions:
 Clarity of HQ and regional level functions and need for sub-regional offices: What should be the relationship
   between UNFPA regional offices and other regional offices
 Integration of managerial and technical functions at the regional level: How does regionalization fit in all
   aspects of UN reform, strengthening the RCS, joint office model and the TAP/CST etc?
 Preferred locations for regional offices: should set criteria based on results of evaluations and consultation;
   Regionalization should take into consideration the specificities of the region.
 Any chosen modality should take into consideration, among others, cost-effectiveness and improved

Enhancing Capacities of CO staff
 Training and capacity enhancement should focus on building state of the art competencies amongst CO staff
   in areas such as Results Based Management, UN reform, and the changing development environment.
 Maximize opportunities and support to staff through embedding e-learning in UNFPA culture as a core work
   activity, improving LCMB communication with all staff about available services and opportunities.
 Role of managers as advocates and supporters of learning is essential.
 Need for continued collaboration between GDs, CSTs and LCMB

Joint Office Model
 Joint Office models are an innovative approach and a thus learning process for all of UN. Joint office models
    are not only part of the UN reform momentum, the process is irreversible; UNFPA should position itself to
    take advantage of this opportunity to play a greater role in leadership of this reform, rather than wait to be
    told what to do and where to go. This will require better preparatory work, harmonization of programming
    tools/methodologies/processes, involvement of host governments, and agency commitment. Concerns were
    raised on the impact of joint offices on staffing and technical assistance delivery by CST and TSD.

Managing for Results
 Management audits should be undertaken as a constructive and formative exercise to help COs to improve
  performance. The initiative of auditors spending a few days to orient and train CO office staff should be
 There is a need for auditors to focus more on constructive suggestions to improve CO performance.
 Strategies for improving management capacity might include:
       o Ensuring the collection, analysis and utilization of baseline and other data to monitor performance
           and assess CP results;
       o Clarification on M&E for joint programming;
       o More effective CO engagement in M&E for PRS, SWAPs, and UNDAF;
       o Creating a PME post and/or training existing staff on M&E at CST and CO (e.g. the recent addition
           in COs of operation managers is a positive move); and
       o Integration of baseline data for CPs in Atlas.

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Session 3:                 Programme and policy implications of emerging modalities for
                           aid delivery
Chairperson :          Deji Popoola
Facilitator:           Essan Niangoran
Rapporteurs:           Reuben Mboge and Laurent Assogba
Presenters:            (1) Benson Morah: Budget support; (2) Nicola Jones: Joint Assistance Strategies
Genevieve Ah-Sue, Petra Lantz, Country experiences with resource transfer modalities by development partners,
(3) Alphonse Munyaki: Adapting to Change in the Demand for and Provision of Technical Assistance, (4)
Jagdish Upadhyay: Initiative on Reproductive Health and Commodities Services.

Objectives of the session
Common understanding of the complex global, regional and country specific environments in which the Fund
(as well as the UN) has to operate in 2006 and beyond.

Key elements of the discussions
 UNFPA adaptation to the changing aid environment to realize its new strategic direction and drive the ICPD
 Key issues of concern in direct budget support include weak national management and accountability
   systems. A big challenge is the need for costing of services which can be useful for advocacy and planning
 To respond to the changing aid environment, governments to be encouraged to adopt administrative reforms
   by establishing a coordination mechanisms based on national ownership, making national priorities central to
   any partner involvement.
 As contraceptive requirements of Africa for this year have been met based on estimates through Country
   Commodity Manager, the challenge will be to operationalise the Roll-out strategy so that the commodities
   reach end-users when and where needed.
 RH commodities should go beyond contraceptives to include other RH commodities and HIV test kits, as
   these are the items that are found to be short in health facilities and which affect the services offered for
   which UNFPA has a comparative advantage.

Session 4/1:               Review of progress in implementation of recommendations of the
                           2004 Global Meeting
Chairperson:             George Nsiah
Facilitator:             Uche Azie
Rapporteurs:             Jason Onsembe and Rose-Alice Njeck
Presenters:              (1) Julita Onabanjo: Change management: Implications of the spirit of Princeton (2)
Kemal Mustafa, Guy DeAraujo and Petra Lantz: Review of progress or achievements of country and regional
level implementation of the Princeton recommendations as collated from submission from countries and CST (3)
Benson Morah: Implementation of programmatic components of the Strategic Direction in Africa, including
challenges, opportunities and recommendations within the context of the Princeton recommendations.

Objectives of the session
Review of progress made in the implementation of the recommendations from the Global Meeting and progress
of implementation.

Key Elements of the discussion
Positive steps had been taken to address the recommendations from the Global Meeting at Princeton.
 The spirit of Princeton would best be achieved if all UNFPA units speak with one voice on all major issues
    of corporate importance.
 Future reviews on the Princeton recommendations to include contributions from all field units including
 Although UNCT undertakes joint programming at the CCA/UNDAF level, the CP and CPAP are developed
    by individual agencies with minimum involvement of others.

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 The capacity of Country Offices to adequately scan the political environment is weak.
 There is a lack of appropriate capacity, strategies and tools, at all levels, for effective policy dialogue
 The requirement to participate in areas of the new global aid environment such as budget support exists, but
   UNFPA financial rules have not yet been adapted to this new situation.

Session 4/2:               Priority Issues for UNFPA in the Africa region, based on the 3
                           pillars of the Africa Regional Strategy
Chairperson:               George Nsiah
Facilitator:               Akinyele Dairo
Rapporteurs:               Jude Edochie and Lyne Godmaire
Presenter:                 Faustin Yao: ARS Action Plan

Objectives of the session
To identify priority actions for finalization of the draft ARS Action Plan

This session consisted of a presentation by Faustin Yao as background and introduction to group work.
Discussion was designed to take place during group work.

Session 4/3:               Improving living conditions through access to basic social
Chairperson:          Yacine Diallo
Facilitator:          Esther Muia
Rapporteurs:          Fabian Byomuhangi and Koffi Enoukou
Presenters:           (1) Mamadou Diallo, Yves Bergevin: Maternal Health: National Roadmap towards
achievements of MDG 5; (2) Agathe Lawson, Yves Bergevin: HIV/AIDS/STI: From prevention to care
(3) Makane Kane, Akinyele Dairo; Meeting the needs of young people; (4) Sidiki Coulibaly, Mariam Jato:
Combating gender-based violence (5) Henia Dakkak: UNFPA’s work in humanitarian contexts in the region

Objectives of the session
To review specific priority issues in Africa within the implementation of ARS, and highlight current status of
implementation, challenges, opportunities, and recommendations

Key elements of the discussion
 UNFPA strives to achieve the ICPD goal of reducing maternal mortality by 2015, in an environment in
   which there is: a) Strong political commitment, b) clear strategic frameworks through national and regional
   roadmaps wherever possible, c) better understanding of technical issues related to maternal health, and d) a
   realization of the importance of a continuum of care.
 Challenges: a) Finding appropriate ways of involving communities and beneficiaries, b) providing an
   integrated single visionary MCH/FP, EmOC, MM roadmap for the region, c) integrating socio-cultural
   issues into MM interventions and, d) factor maternal health interventions into SWAPs and Joint Programs.
 More than 70% of the 45 million people with HIV infection are from Sub-Saharan Africa.
 Prevalence is influenced by poverty, unemployment, culture, human rights, gender, and social instability.
 Challenges include: a) Limited prevention coverage- less than 1% of the population is tested, b) Condom use
   is less than 20%, c) no sufficient political commitment.
 Response to the pandemic has been in the form of: a) Financial resources both at national and international
   levels, b) integrated national strategies, c) ensuring that Governments have the capacity to provide basic
 UNFPA is the voice of women, young people, and those in need of humanitarian support, and investing in
   them is critical for achieving MDGs. Problems affecting young people include: a) Early marriage and child
   bearing, b) STI including HIV/AIDS, c) low access to quality RH information and services, d) unwanted
   pregnancies, e) unsafe abortion, f) incomplete education, g) unemployment, and h) substance abuse.

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     Previously we had single component programmes, but now, multi-component programmes that are culturally
      sensitive are encouraged. AYA is one such programme.
     Lessons learnt from the AYA programme are: a) Programmes to succeed must be culturally sensitive; b)
      Youth needs cannot be met by Government alone; c) An effective ARH programme must have adequate
      qualified and dedicated personnel; d) No one programme strategy can work for all young people.
     Elimination of gender-based violence is critical especially in the context of gender equality. DRC is an
      example where UNFPA has worked with other Development Partners to support programs addressing GBV.
      A project for scaling up GBV intervention and involving 16 countries has been prepared. Noted that over
      70% of UNFPA funded CPs address GBV, hence the importance the Fund attaches to this problem.
     UNFPA responds to emergencies by providing emergency RH assistance to affected communities.
     There is an agreement on the need to strengthen CO capacity in countries most affected by conflict.

Session 4/4-5:                Feedback from Group work I
Chairperson:                  Basile Tambashe
Facilitator:                  Prosper Poukouta
Rapporteurs:                  Cheik Tidiane Cisse and Aisha Camara
Presenters:                   Group presenters 1 to 7

Objectives of the session
To reach a common understanding on Key priority issues to be addressed by the Fund at the Country, Regional
and Global level in 2006 including proposals for concrete actions for doing so

Key elements for discussion
 Regionalization: main functions & distribution, structure and location,
 Human Resource Management and Audit: staffing within the emerging environment and revision of
   financial/audit guidelines in response to new aid modalities
 Africa Regional Strategy : review the structure of the M&E action plan
 Key Priorities for 2006 and 2007: actionable interventions at the country, regional and global levels and
   technical assistance required

Session 4/6: Priority Issues for UNFPA in the Africa region, based on the 3 pillars
of the Africa Regional Strategy
Chairperson:                  Basile Tambashe
Facilitator:                  Nuzhat Eshan
Rapporteurs:                  Kris Valadon and Gift Malunga
Presenters:                   Philippe Delanne, Genevieve Ah-Sue, Etta Tadese, and Charlotte Gardiner

Objectives of the session
To reposition UNFPA to effectively improve the lives of poor people, girls and young women, reduce
vulnerability to HIV and AIDS and gender based violence.

Key Elements of the discussion
 Interventions aimed at improving the livelihood of poor people and vulnerable populations should take into
   account the logic of poverty and address the needs of the communities (Use of poverty mapping).
 Strategies for adaptation need to focus on:
    Adopting a rights-based approach to programming
    Use of evidence based information to inform programming
    Educating the girl child
    Community mobilisation, involvement, participation and empowerment.
    Community reference systems for advocacy
 Empowerment of adolescents and young adults in development and leadership
 Strengthening of partnerships to go beyond AU to include other regional bodies such as SADC.

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Session 4/7:               Sustainable Capacity Development
Chairperson:            Monique Rakotomalala
Facilitator:            Jean-Marc Hie
Rapporteurs :           Elsabeth Mengsteab and Yaovi Fanidji
Presenters:             (1) Kemal Mustafa: Strengthening national and regional capacity to manage population
and development programmes; (2) Fidelis Zama-Chi: Promote equity-efficiency of programmes to reach the
poorest populations and those with special needs; (3) Richard N. Dackam: Data for Development

Objectives of the session
To reach a common understanding on a set of priorities issues to be addressed by UNFPA at the country,
regional and global levels for 2006, including concrete actions for doing so.

Key Elements of the discussion
 Lack of UNFPA preparedness to respond to the emerging political agenda, especially at the country level
 Low institutional capacity of government departments due high staff turnover
 Need for constant review of CO needs in line with the changing environment occasioned by UN Reform.
 Partnership indispensable for data collection, analysis and to reach the poorest persons and most vulnerable
 Importance of UNFPA to position itself as a humanitarian partner
 Importance of UNFPA positioning itself as a leader in data for development.

Session 4/8:               Feedback from group work
Chairperson:               Monique Rakotomalala
Facilitator:               Philippe Delanne
Rapporteurs :              Benoit Libali and Salma Burton

Key elements of group work discussion
 Promotion of rights-based approach. to programming
 Economic empowerment of young people and women
 Consideration of cultural context and environment
 Themes are changing and therefore need to reflect more on partnership, alliances and networks (e.g. of
   parliamentarians and faith based organizations)
 Follow-up of cluster, regional planning and global meeting recommendations
 Gender analysis and reflection on policies
 National and regional capacity building and mobilization of resources
 Working with academia
 Availability and utilization of dis-aggregated data for policy, planning, monitoring and evaluation
 Extra ordinary efforts have been made on DHS and Censuses; we have studies on poverty mapping beyond
   monetary poverty

Session 5:                 Towards a more effective field-focused UNFPA
Chairperson:           Oyebade Ajayi
Facilitator:           Esperance Fundira
Rapporteurs:           Reginald Chima and Boureima Diadie
Presenters:            (1) Subash Gupta and Rafi Malikzay: Dialogue with DMS, (2) Patricia Guzman:
Maximizing the effectiveness of TAP and Inter-country programme

Objectives of the session
 Priority Joint Actions to be undertaken by the three CSTs in 2006 in the context of one virtual CST for
   Africa and in Response to mutually agreed upon Country Offices and regional priorities.
 A common understanding on how DMS and COs can support each other to deliver the mandate of UNFPA
   more effectively.

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Key Elements of the Discussion

     Financial Situation Update: Distribution plan for Resources in 2005, US$386 Million of which US$ 203
      Million was earmarked for the Country Offices. Ceiling and allotment for 2006 will be sent before the year-
      end 2005.
     Summary of Biennium Support Budget: Under BSB resources are deployed based on expected results and
      SMART indicators. Budget is subject to review due to ―Regionalization‖. Africa is a priority: AD received
      33 of a total 48 posts allowed by the ED. 34% of budgetary resources are budgeted for Africa.
     Financial Monitoring System: FMS is guided by the forecasts and it is important for COs to do the forecast
      properly and avoid unspent funds at the end of the year. Donors raise concerns over huge funds which are
      unspent. At the same time value for money is critical.
     Revised Policy on Indirect Cost: A single rate of 7% of indirect variable costs in the new regime of cost
      recovery. 5 % rate applies to third party procurement. 5% is an average rate applicable high volume
      procurement and low volume procurement.
     Financing of Donor Agreements and Resource Transfer Modalities RTM: RTM resource transfer modality
      has been revised. For all donor agreements do not agree to implement without getting funds in advance for
     Biennium closure 2004-2005: The organization is interested in clean unqualified audit report. A qualified
      audit report has implications for the UNFPA image and fund raising with donors
     Dashboard Cleaning and OFA Balances: AD OFA certificates have not been received as of yet for first and
      second quarter. AD asks Country Offices to ensure that these OFA balances are provided regularly and
     Administration and Operational Matters: Operational arrangements with UNDP (universal price list is
      available); local payroll paid by UNDP, but we have to look at the payroll to make sure we are paying
      salaries to the right person.
     Asset Management: All assets and equipment procured must be entered into ATLAS timely; UNFPA is not
      a procurement agency. UNFPA should not be engaged in procurement in situations of pool funding except in
      situations of urgency.
     Vendors and Terrorist list: No UN Agency should have business with the names on the list from the
      Security Council. A link to these suppliers is available on the website.
     ICT and ERP: All new ICT initiative such as development of new systems, databases and deployment of
      newer technologies must go through the ICT working group in DMS. Systems development activities must
      follow Prince 2 methodology and must have a project manager, user (customer) and supplier.
     Connectivity: VSAT may be the only way to get connected to the Internet, but it is not the most highly
      recommended. Land lines should be sought wherever possible, because of reliability, latency and cost.
      Partnership with other entities WFP, UNICEF is also recommended.
     ATLAS: Should be used to improve the effectiveness of the office. Change management as a result of Atlas
      implementation is a must. Programme, budget, result based management and performance modules are
      expected to be developed. Involvement of country offices and CSTs in the process is critical.
     IP-TAP cohesiveness through interactive planning: Greater convergence and synergy between programme
      and technical support functions.
     Intercountry Programme and TAP help implement the Strategic Direction: They reflect the Funds vision
      and priorities and are mutually supportive.
      TAP Evaluation findings: Provides guidance on a coherent system for TA to countries. CSTs, however,
      need to focus more on supporting COs at policy level

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Session 6:                 Promoting UNFPA visibility through media, and Caring for Us
Chairperson:          Bintou Sanogoh
Facilitator:          Monique Clesca
Rapporteurs:          Gobpamang Letamo and Hugues Kone
Presenters:           (1) George Ngwa: Promoting UNFPA visibility through media; (2) Priscilla Mujuru and
Hugues Lago: Caring for Us Programme

Objectives of the session
 To enhance UNFPA visibility through effective media work
 To share with the audience progress on the implementation UN Personnel Policy on HIV/AIDS in Africa

Key elements of the discussion
 In order to effectively enhance UNFPA visibility, it is critically important to use media work to showcase
   our efforts.
 Active participation of all parties concerned is required to make CfU work more effectively.

Sessions 7&8:              UNFPA’s work in the region, and design of 2006 OMPs
Chairpersons:           Oyebade Ajayi, Sidiki Coulibaly
Facilitators:           Esperance Fundira, Benson Morah
Rapporteurs:            Florence Ebanyat, Samson Lamlemn, Max Tello
Presenters:             (1) Fama Hane Ba: Guidance for results-oriented planning (priorities for ADs 2006
OMP and key issues for COs and joint CST activities; (1) Mercy Osei-Konadu: Western Cluster, (2) Petra
Lantz: Southern cluster; (3) Hady Diallo: East and Central cluster

Objectives of the session
 To receive feedback from the clusters on their OMPs for 2006
 Define next steps in the process of developing the AD Office Management Plan

 It was noted that the cluster presentations did not follow a common approach and were incomplete, although
    it was felt that the building blocks were in place for further refining and priorities have been clearly
 It was observed that certain issues were common to other regional meetings. These are HIV/AIDS, GBV and
    maternal mortality. There was therefore need to develop realistic strategies to address them. Countries
    should prioritize the activities that can be achieved within the year.
 It was noted that some of the OMPs did not include programming and management issues such as capacity
    building in ATLAS and other training at CO, regional and sub-regional level.
 The OMPs should include quarterly reviews of work plans with measurable indicators to monitor progress.
 It was recommended that the OMP should include TA requirements from CSTs, COs and other units of the
    organization and identify the role of other agencies.
 There is a need to focus on strategic interventions in each of the 6 identified thematic areas as well as
    programming needs such as CCA, UNDAF, CP and CPAP.
 Technical assistance should wherever possible utilize the south-south approach, and primarily draw upon
    national expertise within countries. This TA can be supported when necessary by CSTs and international
 Efforts must be made to promote exchange between country offices or between UN and other organizational
    partners to provide technical backstopping.
 The Africa Division and cluster OMPs still need to incorporate missing elements in their OMPs, which will
    be put together in the workplan for the Africa Division.

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Session 9:                 Closing Session
Chairperson:            Ivan Hermans
Rapporteurs:            Seynath Aidara and Mariama Diarra
Presenters:             (1) Bruce Campbell, Deji Popoola, Margaret Thuo, Faustin Yao, and Lyne Godmaire
Presentation and adoption of key conclusions & recommendations of the meeting; (2) Soukeynatou Fall Kaba,
Elke Mayrhofer and Monique Clesca: Presentation of workshop evaluation results; (3) Ratidzai Ndlovu: Vote of
thanks; and (4) Ms Fama Ba Closing remarks and formal closing of the meeting

Objective of the Session
Discussion and adoption of the final conclusions and recommendations of the Regional Planning meeting
including review of evaluation report, vote of thanks, closing remarks and formal closing of the meeting

Key elements of the discussion
The summary of actions to be taken was presented and following discussions, resulted in 6 main headings, 20
key issues and 42 specific actions to be taken and followed up by all concerned.

The following amendments and additions were made during the discussion and are reflected in Annex I:
 a. Strengthening the support of Country Offices to be able to meet the challenges of Regionalization.
 b. Scaling up of different efforts in programmes must be highlighted in the actions.
 c. The need to review UNFPA’s budget rules in line with direct budget support for countries with SWAps.
 d. That UNFPA must continue to lead, in data collection processes bearing in mind that the data must always
      be analyzed from a gender perspective.
 e. National and Regional Level staff training to be strengthened for management and accountability of their
 f. The use of video conferencing should be encouraged at both the CO and the Regional Offices where
 g. Capacity building of UNFPA national staff as well as partners and promoting national ownership must
      also be included in the actions.
 h. The timeline for the submission of all Country Office Management Plans (COMPs) was given as 15
      December 2005. This would be followed by a review by AD in 6 months. Monitoring the progress will
      occur much later and the exact date to be determined.

  During the discussion a proposal was made for a more ―results-oriented‖ action plan for future Regional
  Planning and other workshop recommendations. The format can be seen as follows:

# Concise issue Specific action to be taken Deliverable indicator By When By Who (Owner) Partners

  Meeting evaluation, vote of thanks and closing remarks
  Before the Vote of Thanks and closing remarks; we were informed by those who analysed the evaluation
  forms that about 90% of participants rated the meeting between relevant and very relevant.

  An eloquent vote of thanks was concluded with two quotes from the meeting:
        “Failure of the UN Reform is not an option for us….if we do not do it, it will be done for us”
        (Imelda Henkin)
        “How will the ICPD survive the UN reform….Focus on what is distinctive within UNFPA’s agenda”
        (Brendan O’Brian).

  The closing remarks were full of appreciation for all participants, while encouraging every participant to take
  on increasing responsibility and leadership, while demonstrating accountability and results.

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Annex I:            Summary of issues and action to be taken

      Issue                         Action to be taken                                                    By     By
                                                                                                          Who    When
      UNFPA in the changing global environment
A Changing                      1) While technical support is critical, we must analyze the               HQ,    On an
  environment                   evolving political landscape in order to retain the leadership            CSTs,  annual
  - Are we reacting,            position in the field of population and development, as well as           and CO basis
  adapting or leading?          support the UN reform process.
                                Every unit of UNFPA must scan the political environment in
                                order to adopt strategies and interventions to the changing
                                country, regional and global, contexts.
B     Resource mobilization 2) Every level of UNFPA (CO, regional, HQ) should develop                     HQ,    June
      – Despite global          a resource mobilization strategy designed to address human,               CSTs,  2006
      improvements in           material and financial gaps identified at each level                      and CO
      resource mobilization,
      our country and           3) COs should share UNFPA internal and external funding                   CO     ASAP
      regional efforts remain proposals with respective AD clusters in timely manner to
      inconsistent; are we      enable quality feedback
      tapping local
C     Partnership -             4) Country Offices must look for joint programming                        CO     2006
      -Will UNFPA ever          opportunities with UN partners, as well as establishment of                      and
      have adequate             broader partnership forums with government, bilaterals,                          beyond
      resources to meet all     private sector, NGOs and civil society to address needs that
      needs?                    can not be met with UN resources alone (e.g. RHCS, MNH,
      How do we get our         HIV Prevention, DHS, etc.)
      partners to own and
      carry out our mission?
D     Communication             5) Representatives to include an output on communication,                 Reps   Dec 05
      – Despite our             advocacy and UNFPA visibility in PADs
      achievements, why are
      we not known the way      6) Document and share best practices and lessons learned                  CO,    Ongoing
      we feel we should be?     through all appropriate media channels and networks.                      CSTs
      - How do we create
      better visibility for our 7) Ensure flow of information between all units of the                    CO,
      actions at every level of organization as well as with partners such as AU, NEPAD,                  CST,
      the fund?                 sub-regional commissions.                                                 AD
E     Regionalization           8) The process of identifying tasks and functions (and thus               CO,    10-12
      -How do we take           staffing requirements) of regional offices must be done in a              CST,   /05
      advantage of the          participatory, bottom-up, and transparent process, ultimately             AD,
      Regionalization           leading to strengthened capacity at the country office level.             OED
      process to further (and
      measurably) strengthen NB. As a result of the Dakar consultation, tasks and functions to
      overall performance of consider for the Regional Offices include managerial,
      UNFPA?                    programmatic, resource mobilization, and technical. Additionally,
                                    the suggestion was made that the location of the regional office
                                    could be in Addis Ababa given the presence of AU, ECA, ILO. This
                                    could be supported by 3 sub regional offices in Dakar,
                                    Johannesburg, and Central Africa (to be determined).

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   Issue                         Action to be taken                                                    By      By
                                                                                                       Who     When
F Joint Office Model             9) Ensure that country offices and CSTs are kept abreast of           OED,    10-
  -Will a joint office           the JOM evolution by regular documentation and sharing of             AD      11/05
  really improve                 lessons learnt from pilot experiences as well as structured
  efficiency and                 communication between HQ units and country level working
  effectiveness of the UN        groups to guide the process                                                   Ongoing
   Management and accountability
G Managing for results           10) All country offices to strive for clean, unqualified audit        CO      6/06
  in Africa                      reports from all implementing partners, and
  -Are we truly
  accountable for our            11) Review management audit reports to identify common                AD,     12/06
  programme results?             weaknesses and underlying causes and establish a ―CO audit            DOS,
                                 preparedness workplan‖, a country office performance                  DMS
   How do we                     system, and/or other framework to strengthen overall CO
   demonstrate greater           management capacity. Additionally, auditors must be
   accountability in the         encouraged to adopt a capacity building rather than fault-
   context of result-based       finding approach.
                                 12) Establish of baseline data for all Annual Workplans and           DOS,    12/05
                                 Office Management Plans, and reflect more evidence-based              LCMB,
                                 strategies.                                                           DMS,
                                 AD will appoint a common team of 1-3 persons to work with             AD
                                 DOS/DMS/AD to address the implementation of Planning,
                                 Monitoring and Evaluation in conjunction with Atlas Wave II           AD,
                                 13) Provide appropriate policy and financial regulations to           SPO,    6/06
                                 guide UNFPA participation in this new aid environment and             DOS,
                                 ensure that they are understood by DOS.                               DED

                                 14) Offices should include change management as part of               CO,     12/05
                                 their OMP, taking advantage of Atlas processes.                       DMS,

                                 15) Utilize video conference wherever possible to minimize            CO,     ongoing
                                 the stress and cost associated with international travel.             CST,
H Africa Regional                16) Finalize the Action Plan and Monitoring and Evaluation            AD      12/05
  Strategy                       Framework and establish a regional advisory committee
  -How can COs move              according to the terms of reference outlined in the African           CO,
  ahead to operationalize        Regional Strategy.                                                    CST,
  the strategy?                                                                                        AD,
                                 17) IP projects should respond to CO needs and be assessed            IERD,   10/06
                                 during Regional Planning meetings.                                    HRU,

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      Issue                         Action to be taken                                                    By      By
                                                                                                          Who     When

      Strengthening internal Human Resource Capacity
I     Internal                      18) Review Country office typology to reflect emerging needs          DHR,    6/06
      Capacity building and         (e.g. HIV, RHCS) , including establishment of additional              AD,
      human resource                programme posts                                                       DHR
      -Do we have capacity          19) Ensure sufficient succession planning for all international       DHR     12/05
      to deliver our mandate        staff.                                                                AD
      in a changing
      environment?                  20) Develop and implement a CO and CST staff training plan            LCMB, 12/06
                                    for the 2006/7 biennium based on emerging competency                  AD,
      -With existing capacity,      requirements.                                                         CSTs,
      can UNFPA be an                                                                                     CO
      effective and credible        21) Develop a strategy and tools for enhancing specific
      partner?                      human resource competencies (e.g. policy dialogue, scanning           COs,    12/05
                                    the environment, gender budgeting and analysis,                       CSTs,
                                    communication, strategic analysis, health economics, rights           LCMB,
                                    based programming, integration of population issues in                AD,
                                    PRSPs, humanitarian response, methodologies for scaling up            TSD
                                    ASRH and HIV prevention programmes for youth, and results
                                    based management).
                                    22) CST to support Country Offices to position RH ICPD in             CST,    6/06
                                    PRS/MDGs, etc. by expanding the network of south-south                AD,
                                    cooperation, national and international experts, consultants          TSD
                                    and institutions to provide TA to countries.
                                    23) Improve skills and capacity of COs, CST and HQ in                 CST,    6/06
                                    sharing knowledge through use of Knowledge Assets, docu-              SPO,
                                    share and UNFPA internet supermarket.                                 TSD

                                    24) Strengthen and support Caring for Us activities including         CfU     12/06
                                    the 2006 CfU evaluation.                                              CST
      Priority areas for intervention in the African Region
J Reproductive Health               Ensure that every country office initiates dialogue and/or            CO,     Report
  -Can we achieve our               review with national partners the positioning of RH goal              CST,    on
  goal of Universal                 within PRSP and MDG strategies and regional development               AD,     progress
  Access to Reproductive            agenda (NEPAD), during 2006                                           TSD     by 6/06
  Health by 2015?
K Family Planning:                  25) Every effort must be made to reposition Family Planning           COs     Ongoing
  - What ever happened              in regional and national plans and programmes as a core
  to family planning?               element of Reproductive Health, RHCS and efforts to reduce
  And why is it that CPR            Maternal and Neonatal Mortality and increase gender equity.
  is stagnant or declining
  in many countries?
L RHCS                              26) Supporting government to put in place mechanisms for              CO,     12/06
  - Does every CO have              achieving sustainable RHCS systems which include Logistics            CST,
  a concrete overview of            Information and transport systems, forecasting mechanisms,            TSD,
  RH commodity                      costing capacity, incorporating an RHCS line in government            DMS
  requirements?                     budgets, and as necessary, developing external partnerships to
                                    support multiple year financial commitments which will
                                    ensure commodity security.

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   Issue                         Action to be taken                                                    By     By
                                                                                                       Who    When
M Maternal Health:               27) Advocate and support the development, costing and                 COs    Ongoing
  - How many COs are             implementation of a national roadmap for the reduction of             TSD
  involved in the                Maternal and Neonatal Mortality (together with government,            AD
  implementation of a            UNICEF, WHO and others), and national road maps, based on
  roadmap to address             comprehensive and costed situational analysis should be fully
  maternal and neonatal          functional as soon as feasible.
  morbidity and
  mortality?                     28) UNFPA should play a leading role in the global                    TSD    12/05
                                 partnership on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health through            AD
                                 the provision of human and financial resources.

                                 29) Tap HIV resources (e.g. global fund, MAP, PEPFAR) to              CO     Ongoing
                                 enhance synergy with maternal health activities.
N HIV/STI Prevention:            30) Provide the human resources required in high prevalence           AD     11/05
  - Are we ready, willing        country offices, to ensure technically competent support is           HAB
  and able to support            available for national efforts to scale up HIV prevention             CO
  national efforts to scale      activities with a special focus on women, young people and
  up HIV prevention?             girls, as well as CSWs.

                                 31) Explore new approaches to address HIV prevention (e.g.            CO,    Ongoing
                                 male circumcision, Behavioural change amongst discordant              HAB/
                                 couples, etc.).                                                       RHB

                                 32) Integrate HIV prevention and wider SRH issues including           CO,
                                 scaling up male and female condom programming in FP,                  CST
                                 ANC, VCT, PMTCT, ARV treatment, GBV and all youth
                                 programmes within the ―three-ones‖ approach to the National
                                 AIDS Programme.
O Youth, Health and              33) Review/revise UNFPA youth policy to focus on overall              TSD,   6/06
  Development                    youth development as a contribution to poverty reduction.             AD
  - Are we really meeting
  the needs of young             34) Develop, and scale up, a more comprehensive youth                 CO,    6/06
  people?                        development approach which includes issues related to youth           CST,
  Are we ready for               leadership, advocacy skills, civic education, access to               TSD,
  scaling up                     health/ASRH information, skills and services, youth in                AD
  comprehensive youth            conflict situations, commercial sex work, livelihood
  programmes?                    development, and employment for young people.
P Combating GBV                  35) Every country office should support partners to undertake         CO,    1/06
  - What evidence do we          a GBV assessment, and review CPs to see where possibilities           CST
  have that our efforts in       exist to scale up national GBV efforts designed to measurably
  gender-based violence          reduce the incidence of violence within the context of
  are making a                   programming for gender equity and equality.
Q Crisis and Post-               36) Strengthen capacity in COs to undertake rapid                     CO,    6/06
  Conflict “Triple               assessments and resource mobilization for emergency                   CST,
  threat” situations             response.                                                             HRU,
  -Do we have the                                                                                      AD
  competencies and               37) Document evidence on approaches and strategies that
  resources required at          have been effective in conflict situations. Ensure availability       HRU,   Ongoing
  CO level (e.g.,                of data, male/female condoms, VCT kits and PEP Kits.                  CST,
  emergency                                                                                            CO

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   Issue                         Action to be taken                                                    By       By
                                                                                                       Who      When
R Data for Development           38) Reposition UNFPA as a leading agency for (gender                  TSD,     Starting
  -Why is UNFPA being            responsive) data for development including a reclaiming our           COs,     January
  challenged by other            leadership position with population and housing censuses.             CSTs     2006
  agencies in its                Country offices must facilitate the utilization of (gender dis
  traditional comparative        aggregated where appropriate) data in all of the major
  advantage as                   development frameworks, including CCA/UNDAF,
  specialized agency in          CPAP/AWPs, National Poverty Reduction Strategies
  data collection,               (including poverty mapping), Sector Wide Support and Direct
  analysis and                   Budget Support as outlined in the paper entitled ―Data for
  dissemination?                 Development: The potential role of UNFPA‖.

                                 39) Encourage government and counterparts to take advantage           CO,      Starting
                                 of Integrated Management Information Systems (Redatum),               CST      January
                                 and/or Dev Info in the context of monitoring all national                      2006
                                 development frameworks.
   Sustainable capacity development
S Capacity building              40) Systematically assess and prioritize interventions that will      CO,      Ongoing
  -In how many                   support government to meet their population and development           CST,
  countries, can we truly        challenges including RH, Family Planning, Maternal and                TSD,
  say that government            Neo-Natal Health, HIV prevention, Gender Based Violence,              GD
  fully “owns” the ICPD          youth, health and development, data for development and
  agenda?                        where appropriate, managing crisis/humanitarian situations.
  -Do our national
  counterparts have the
  required capacity to
  meet today’s
  population and
   Follow-up from the Africa Division regional planning meeting
T Will the efforts of this       41) Complete an analysis of the evaluation results                    AD       11/05
  and future planning            highlighting specific areas of achievement as well as                 CST-
  meetings result in             constraint, and based on this analysis; establish a structured        Dakar-
  evidence based and             methodology within the African Regional strategy for                  Harare
  measurably improved            preparing for future cluster and regional planning meetings.
  programming?                   42) Undertake a mid-term review of each action to be taken            CO,      5/06
                                 by COs, CSTs, AD and HQ units, to see where progress has              CST
                                 been made and to encourage an active exchange of lessons              AD

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Annex II: Background documents available on the website <>
Session 1: UNFPA in the new global environment
a) UN reform, Millennium Summit – Imelda Henkin
b) Environmental scanning, strategic planning and positioning in Africa - Brendan O’Brien
c) The emerging context for the attainment of ICPD goals and MDGs in sub-Saharan Africa region - Fama Ba

Session 2: Current key organizational issues
Regionalization: process, challenges and implications – Daniel Sala-Diakanda
a) Presentation on M&E/Audit – Christina Bierring
b) Enhancing capacities of CO staff –Sean Hand/ Laurie Newell
c) Joint Office Model/Common Premises – Guy DeAraujo

Session 3: Programme and policy implications of emerging modalities for aid delivery
a) Budget support – Benson Morah
b) Joint Assistance Strategies – Nicola Jones
c) Country experiences with resource transfer modalities by development partners – Petra Lantz, Genevieve Ah-
d) Adapting to Change in the Demand for and Provision of Technical Assistance – Alphonse Munyakazi
e) Initiative on Reproductive Health Commodity Services –Jagdish Upadhyay

Session 4: Review of progress made in the implementation of the 2004 Global Meeting recommendations
a)      The UNFPA Strategic Direction - a substantive perspective –Benson Morah
b)      Change Management: Implementation of the Spirit of Princeton -Julitta Onabanjo
c)      Review of progress or achievements - Kemal Mustafa, Guy DeAraujo, Petra Lantz

Priority Issues for UNFPA in the Africa region based on the 3 pillars of ARS
Action Plan/Implementation of the Africa regional strategy – Faustin Yao

Improving living conditions through access to basic social services
a) Maternal Health: National Roadmap towards achievements of MDG 5 – Mamadou Diallo
- AD initiative on RH – Y. Bergevin
b) HIV/AIDS/STIs: from prevention to Care– Agathe Lawson
- AD initiative on HIV/AIDS/STIs - Y. Bergevin
c) Meeting the needs of young people – Makane Kane
- AD initiative on young people – A. Dairo
d) Combating gender-based violence – Sidiki Coulibaly
- AD initiative on Gender based violence – M. Jato
e) UNFPA’s work in humanitarian contexts in the region – Henia Dakkak
Improving livelihood opportunities and income for the vulnerable segments of the population
a) Improving access to sustainable livelihood opportunities and services – Philippe Delanne
b) Promoting rights-based approach to programming – Genevieve Ah-Sue
c) Strengthening partnerships, networks & strategic alliances – Etta Tadesse
d) Mainstreaming the gender perspective in programming interventions – Charlotte Gardiner
Sustainable capacity development
a) Strengthening national & regional capacity to manage population and development programmes – Kemal
b) Promoting equity-efficiency of programmes to reach the poorest populations and those with special needs –
   Fidelis Zama-Chi
c) Data for development (Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation , etc.) – Richard N. Dackam
d) Data for development: the potential role of UNFPA – Data for Development virtual working group.

Session 5: Towards a more effective field-focused UNFPA
Dialogue with DMS – S. Gupta and R. Malikzay

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Session 6 Planning UNFPA’s work in the region for 2006 (plenary)
a).Maximizing the effectiveness of TAP and Intercountry Programme – Patricia Guzman
b) Guidance for results-oriented planning (priorities for AD’s 2006 OMP and key issues for COs and joint CST
activities) – Fama Hane-Ba

Session 7: Promoting UNFPA visibility through media
Presenters: -George Ngwa

Special Presentation:
Care for Us Programme – Priscilla Mujuru & Hugues Lago

Session 8: Africa Region OMP for 2006
Presentation and adoption of harmonized Africa 2006 OMP-Benson Morah

1. UN Reform and UNFPA
2. UNFPA Technical Advisory Programme 2006 - 2007
3. Policy for UNFPA support to sexual and reproductive health, population and development and gender
4. UNFPA's responses to humanitarian crisis, transition and recovery - Strategy and workplan
5. 2005 Global Meeting Action Points
6. UNFPA Africa Regional Strategy
7. Regional Planning Meeting 2003 General Report
8. 2005 Eastern & Central Africa Cluster Meeting Minutes
9. Guide de plaidoyer médiatique
10. Media advocacy guide
11. Notre intérêt commun , Rapport de la Commission pour l'Afrique
12. Our common interest, Report of the commission for Africa
13. Sample Service level Agreement for Country Offices ICT Services

CO Contributions to the analysis of follow-up from the Princeton Recommendations
1. Burundi CO
2. Congo CO
3. CST Dakar
4. CST Harare
5. Eritrea CO
6. Gambia CO
7. Ghana CO
8. Kenya CO
9. Mauritania CO
10. Malawi CO
11. Mozambique CO
12. Niger CO
13. Rwanda CO
14. Zambia CO
15. Zimbabwe CO

1. Interoffice memorandum / Note for 07/25/2005
2. Interoffice memorandum / Information circular 1 for 07/27/2005
3. Interoffice memorandum for ARPM - Working committees for 07/27/2005
4. MMB letter - UNDG Strategy Plan
5. Rafael M Salas Memorial Lectura
6. Project Initiation Document
7. Project Mandate

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Annex III: List of participants
SENEGAL – Saly Palm Beach Hotel, 3 – 7 October 2005

     Office/Country         Name                            Title                                      E-mail
1    OED                    Imelda HENKIN                   Deputy Executive Director        
2    OED                    Daniel SALA-DIAKANDA            Regionalisation Project Manager  
3    OED                    Julitta ONABANJO                Special Assistant ED             
4    DHR                    Sean Hand                       Chief Strategic Planning Office  
5    TSD                    Patricia GUZMAN                 Chief Global Programme & Policy, TSD
6    DHR/LCMB               Laurie NEWELL                   Training Specialist, LCMB        
7    SPO                    Brendan O'BRIEN                 Chief Strategic Planning Office  
8    DMS                    Subhash GUPTA                   Director                         
9    DOS                    Christina BIERRING              Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor  
10   MIS                    Rafiodin MALIKZAY               Chief                            
11   HRU                    Henia DAKKAK                    Technical Specialist             
12   CMB                    Jagdish UPADHYAY                Chief                            
13   HIV/AIDS               Steve KRAUS                     Director                         
14   RH                     Arletty PINEL                   Chief                            
15                          Fama HANE BA                    Director                         
16                          Oyebade AJAYI                   Deputy Director                  
17                          Yves BERGEVIN                   Senior Programme Advisor         
18                          Prosper POUKOUTA                Senior Programme Advisor         
19                          Miriam JATO                     Senior Programme Advisor         
20                          Ugo DANIELS                     Deputy Manager, AYA              
21   AFRICA DIVISION        Akinyele E. DAIRO               Senior Programme Advisor         
22                          Wangoi NJAU                     Programme Specialist             
23                          Elke MAYRHOFER                  Programme Specialist             
24                          Fatou SARR-DIOP                 Programme Specialist             
25                          Keita OHASHI                    Programme Specialist             
26                          Yahya KANE                      Programme Specialist             
27                          David LAWSON                    Programme Specialist             
28                          Suzanne NGO MANDONG             Programme Specialist             
29                          Marie-Georgette                 Personal Assistant to Director   
30                          Salina MAURO                    Programme Assistant              
31   ANGOLA                 Andre MAYOUYA                   Representative                   
32   BENIN                  Philippe DELANNE                Representative                   
33                          Julien GUINGNIDO GAYE           Operations Manager               
34   BOTSWANA               Agathe LAWSON                   Representative/ADT               
35                          Letamo GOPOPAMANG               Assistant Representative         
36   BURKINA FASO           Genevieve AH-SUE                Representative                   
37                          Thomas ZOUNGRANA                Assistant Representative         
38   BURUNDI                Gervais BARAMPANZE              Assistant Representative         
39   CAMEROON               Faustin YAO                     Representative                   
40                          Rose-Alice NJECK                Assistant Representative         
41   CAPE VERDE             Gilena TEIXEIRA DE              Assistant Representative         
42   CENTRAFRIQUE           Oleko Basile TAMBASHE           Representative                   
43   CHAD                   Yacine DIALLO                   Representative                   
44                          Togbe NGAGUEDEBA                Assistant Representative         
45   COMOROS                Siti Batoul OUSSEIN             Assistant Representative         
46   CONGO (PRC)            Richard DACKAM-                 Representative                   
47                          Benoit LIBALI                   Assistant Representative         
48   CONGO (DRC)            Sidiki COULIBALY                Representative                   
49                          Cheikh Tidiane CISSE            Deputy Representative            
50   COTE D'IVOIRE          Jean Enokou KOFFI               Assistant Representative         
51   EQUATORIAL             Ismaila MBENGUE                 International Programme Adviser  
52   GUINEA                 Jaime NSUE ESONO                NPPP d’Appui au programme        
53   ERITREA                Charlotte GARDINER              Representative                   
54                          Elisabeth MENGSTEAB             Assistant Representative         
55                          Monique RAKOTOMALALA            Representative                   
56   ETHIOPIA               Jude EDOCHIE                    Deputy Representative            
57                          Etta TADESSE                    Representative U.A               
58   GABON                  Alfred MOUAGAYA                 Assistant Representative         
59   GAMBIA                 Reuben MBOGE                    Assistant Representative         
60                          Makane KANE                     Representative                   
61   GHANA                  Emmanuel TOFOATSI               Assistant Representative         

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      Office/Country         Name                            Title                                      E-mail
 62                          Mercy OSEI-KONADU               NPO                              
 63   GUINEA                 Ivan HERMANS                    Representative                   
 64   GUINEA-BISSAU          Guy DE ARAUJO                   Representative                   
 65                          Joaquim GOMES                   Assistant Representative         
 66   KENYA                  Kemal MUSTAFA                   Representative                   
 67                          Fabian BYOMUHANGI               Deputy Representative            
68    LESOTHO                Mpolai CADRIBO                  Assistant Representative         
69    MADAGASCAR             Kris VALAYDON                   Deputy Representative            
70    MALAWI                 Espérance FUNDIRA               Representative                   
71    MALI                   Mamadou P. DIALLO               Representative                   
72    MAURITANIA             Mohamed BARAKET                 Representative                   
73                           Seynath AIDARA                  Assistant Representative         
74    MOZAMBIQUE             Petra LANTZ                     Representative                   
75                           Ratidzai NDLOVU                 Deputy Representative            
76    NAMIBIA                Nuzhat EHSAN                    Representative                   
77    NIGER                  Boureima DIADIE                 Assistant Representative         
78                           Essan NIANGORAN                 Representative                   
79    NIGERIA                Salma BURTON                    Deputy Representative            
80                           Oseratin ADONRI                 NPO M&E                          
81    RWANDA                 Alphonse MUNYAKAZI              Assistant Representative/OIC     
82                           John Bosco RUZIBUKA             NPO                              
83    SAO TOME &             Victoria D’ALVA                 Assistant Representative         
84                           Suzanne KONATE                  Representative                   
85    SENEGAL                Cheikh FALL                     Assistant Representative         
86                           Soukeynatou FALL KABA           NPO                              
87    SIERRA LEONE           Mariama DIARRA                  Assistant Representative         
88                           Georges NSIAH                   Representative                   
89    SOUTH AFRICA           George NGWA                     Regional Information Officer     
90                           Naomi KITAHARA                  Deputy Representative            
91    TOGO                   Fidelis ZAMACHI                 Representative                   
92                           Yaovi K. FANIDJI                Assistant Representative         
93    UGANDA                 Aisha CAMARA                    Deputy Representative            
94                           Henry KALULE                    Assistant Representative         
95    TANZANIA               Nicola JONES                    Representative                   
96    ZAMBIA                 Deji POPOOLA                    Representative                   
97                           Bruce CAMPELL                   Representative                   
98    ZIMBABWE               Gift MALUNGA                    Assistant Representative         
99                           Reginald CHIMA                  Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
100                          Benson MORAH                    Director                         
101                          Benoit KALASA                   Advisor on PDS                   
102                          Esther MUIA                     Advisor on RH, HIV/AIDS          
103                          Anne Domatob                    Advisor on RH, HIV/AIDS          
104                          Jason ONSEMBE                   Adviser on Population Data       
105                          Jean-Marc HIE                   Adviser on Population Data       
106   CST/ADDIS              Kechi OGBUAGU                   Adviser on RH Logistics          
107                          Margaret THUO                   Adviser on BCC/Advocacy          
108                          Friedl VAN DEN BOSSCHE          Adviser on HIV/AIDS              
109                          Mamadou H. DIALLO               Adviser, RH Training Management  
110                          Barnabas YISA                   Adviser on BCC/Advocacy          
111                          Seynabou G. TALL                Adviser on Gender                
112                          Bintou SANOGOH                  Director                         
113                          Laurent ASSOGBA                 Adviser on PDS                   
114                          Soulimane BARO                  Adviser on BCC/Advocacy          
115                          Samson LAMLENN                  Adviser on Population Data       
116                          Kouadago OUEDRAOGO              Adviser on RH Training & Management
117                          Luka MONOJA                     Adviser on Logistics             
118   CST/DAKAR              Sibili YELIBI                   Adviser on HIV/AIDS              
119                          Ismail THIOYE                   Adviser on RH Training & Management
120                          Lyne GODMAIRE                   Adviser on ARH                   
121                          Boubacar SOW                    Adviser on Population Data       
122                          Hugues KONE                     Adviser on BCC/Advocacy          
123                          Koffi KOUAME                    Programme Manager EC             
124                          Jeannette DANHO                 Programme Specialist EC          
125                          Hugues LAGO                     Manager CFU                      
126                          Uche AZIE                       Director                         
127                          Mady BIAYE                      Adviser on Population Data       
128                          Marc DERVEEUW                   Adviser on RH Management         
129                          Florence EBANYAT                Adviser on RH Management         
130                          Helen JACKSON                   Adviser on HIV/AIDS              
131   CST/HARARE             Safiatu SINGHATEH               Adviser on Gender                
132                          Amde WOLLE                      Adviser on Population Data       
133                          Max TELLO                       Adviser on BCC/Advocacy          
134                          Monique CLESCA                  Adviser on BCC/Advocacy          
135                          Josiane YAGUIBOU                Adviser on RH Logistics          

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      Office/Country        Name                            Title                                      E-mail
136                         Aisha MOHAMUD                   Adviser on ARH                   
137                         Priscilla MUJURU                Manager CFU                      
138   CST/DAKAR             Moussa FALL                     Manager Officer
139   CST/DAKAR             Poorninam Mendy                 Adm/Fin
140   CST/DAKAR             Robert DE CLERCQ                Consultant                       
141   CST/DAKAR             Anne COLMANT                    Consultant                       
142   CST/DAKAR             Diatta CAMARA                   Research Assistant               
143   CST/DAKAR             Sophie DASSI                    Assistant                        
144   CST/DAKAR             Aby DACOSTA                     Assistant                        
145   CST/DAKAR             Elisabeth Sagna COLY            Assistant                        
146   CST/DAKAR             Hélène MOUSSOU                  Assistant                        
147   CST/DAKAR             Moustapha KANTE                 Adm/Fin                          
148   CST/DAKAR             Aymar SOME                      Consultant                       
149   CST/DAKAR             Serge YAO                       Lan Manager                      
150   CST/DAKAR             Abdoulaye FAYE                  Reprographer                     
151   CST/DAKAR             Moussa KANE                     Driver                           
152   CST/DAKAR             Faly GUEYE                      Driver                           
153   CST/DAKAR             Cheikh DIEYE                    Driver consultant
154   CST/DAKAR             Maodo NDIAYE                    Driver consultant
155   SENEGAL CO            Aboubacar CISSE                 NPO SR                           
156   SENEGAL CO            Thérèse ELEAZAR                 Adm/Fin                          
157   SENEGAL CO            Viviane VAN HOCK                VNU                              
158   SENEGAL CO            Nathalie SECK                   Assistant                        
159   SENEGAL CO            Alioune SOUMARE                 Lan Manager                      
160   SENEGAL CO            Maguette DIOP                   Driver
161   SENEGAL CO            Mamadou NDIAYE                  Driver

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