In 2016 African leaders decided that Institutional Reforms of the African Union (AU) was urgent and necessary given the role the AU is expected to play in driving and achieving Africa’s Agenda 2063 vision of inclusive economic growth and development.
TTo realize the ambitions of Agenda 2063 and to ensure an impactful and effective manner in delivering on its mandate, the AU needs to reposition itself and ensure it has the requisite institutional capacity and capabilities given the evolving economic, political, and social needs of the continent.
The reforms therefore aim to transform Africa’s continental organisation and accelerate, reinforce and ensure service delivery to the African citizenry, with a special emphasis on Pan-African values of unity, solidarity, freedom and equality.
Peace & Security
Africa’s Global Voice
Lean & Performance-Oriented senior leadership team
Improve Service Delivery
Provision of continent wide Public Goods & Services
Enhance role of Youth & Women
Private Sector Participation
African Youth Corps
Review and focus on external partnerships that prioritise Africa's’ developments
Implement 0.2% Import Levy
Establish AU Reserve Fund
Financial Management & Accountability
The Institutional Reforms Unit is was established within the Office of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and is tasked with implementing the day today activities to be delivered on the reform process.
In September 2017, Prof. Pierre Moukoko Mbonjou and Ms. Ciru Mwaura were appointed as Head and Deputy Head respectively of the newly formed Institutional Reforms Unit.