African Institutions (Bachelor's Degree Inter-African)

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Institutions Leading the African Transformation (Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business, e-learning, first semester)


Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business


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Subject - “Institutions Leading the African Transformation” (5 ECTS) - Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business (first semester)

African Economic Transformation

The main objective of the subject “The Institutions Leading the African Transformation” is to understand the role of:

  1. African Union (AU): the “Policy vision - one United Africa”
  2. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD): “The Executing Agency” of the African Union
  3. Economic Commission for Africa (CEA): organises all information to achieve the African Integration
  4. African Development Bank: financing the African Union vision
  5. Finally, we will study the “Agenda 2063: The future we want for Africa” a key document to understanding the vision of the African leaders

We Trust in Africa

Syllabus of the Program: African Union

  1. Introduction to the African Union (AU)
  2. Objectives and member countries
  3. Constitutive Act of the African Union
  4. Pan-African Parliament
  5. Agencies of the African Union
  6. Department of Economic Affairs
  7. Financial Institutions of the African Union
    1. Central African Bank
    2. African Investment Bank
    3. African Monetary Fund
  8. African Union Commission on International Law
  9. African Union Commission
  10. Department of Trade and industry of the African Union Commission
  11. Division of Customs of the African Union
  12. Department of rural economy and agriculture
    1. Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)
  13. Division of Regional Cooperation and Economic Integration
    1. State of the African integration
    2. Minimum Integration Programme
    3. African Financial Integration
  14. Division of Research and Economic Policy
  15. Development of the private sector, investments and resources mobilisation
  16. Special Programs of the African Union
    1. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
    2. Conference on Security, Stability Development and Cooperation in Africa
  17. Regional Economic Communities:
    1. Community of Sahel-Saharan States
    2. Economic Community of West African States Central
    3. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
    4. Economic Community of West African States
    5. Intergovernmental Authority on Development
    6. Southern African Development Community
    7. Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
  18. African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  19. African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  20. AU partners (EU, China, Japan, the United States, Korea...)

African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption.

  1. Introduction to African Union Advisory Board on Corruption
  2. Regional Anti-Corruption Programme for Africa
  3. African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption

Objectives of the Program “African Union (AU)”:

  1. To understand the objectives, functions and affiliated institutions of the African Union (AU): the most important African institution
  2. To know the financial institutions of the AU (African Monetary Fund...)
  3. To analyse the role of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Customs of the African Union Commission
  4. To understand the role of the African Union in the socio-economic development and African Integration (towards the African Continental Free-Trade Area)
  5. To understand the concept of “African Common Market”
  6. To evaluate the state of the African integration and the Minimum Integration Programme
  7. To understand the relationship between the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities
  8. To understand the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption

Syllabus of the Program: NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development).

  1. Introduction to the NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development)
  2. Governance Structures of the NEPAD
  3. Secretary of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  4. NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
  5. Strategic plan of the NEPAD
  6. Thematic Areas of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  7. Agriculture and food security
    1. Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (PDDAA)
  8. Regional integration and the NEPAD
  9. Infrastructures
    1. African Union/NEPAD African Action Plan
    2. Transport in Africa. The Lobito Corridor
  10. African value chains
  11. Cross-cutting issues: gender, capacity development and information and communication technologies (ICT)
  12. e-Africa Program of the NEPAD
  13. Economic and social governance
  14. African Peer Review Mechanism
  15. The NEPAD and the African Regional Economic Communities
  16. Towards the continental free-trade area

Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme.

  1. Introduction to the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (PDDAA) of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  2. The four pillars of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme
  3. Facilitating the access to markets and infrastructures
  4. Agricultural research
  5. African Forum for agricultural research
  6. Sustainable Land and Water Management
  7. Role of the Regional Economic Communities (REC) in the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme

Objectives of the Program “New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)”:

  1. To understand the objectives and work areas of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) of the African Union
  2. To know the strategic plan and programs of the NEPAD
  3. To analyse the role of the NEPAD in relation to the Intra-African Trade, African value chains, transport in Africa, African Integration...
  4. To know the four pillars of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme
  5. To understand the African Peer Review Mechanism
  6. To understand the relations between the African Regional Economic Communities and the NEPAD

Syllabus of the Program: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

  1. Introduction to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (CEA)
  2. African Statistical Yearbook
  3. Vision: Putting Africa First
  4. Macroeconomic Policy of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (CEA)
  5. Economic Report on Africa
  6. Division of Trade and regional integration of the Economic Commission for Africa
    1. Regional Economic Communities (REC)
    2. Industrialisation and infrastructures
    3. Investment Policy
    4. Food security and agriculture
    5. African Trade Policy Centre
    6. Foreign trade facilitation
    7. Observatory on African regional integration
    8. State of African regional integration
    9. African value chains
    10. Continental free-trade area
    11. African Financial Integration
    12. African Road Safety Action Plan
  7. Social development.
    1. Post 2015 Development Agenda
  8. Natural Resources
    1. Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development
    2. Mineral resources and African development
  9. Innovation and Technology
  10. Gender
    1. African Women’s Report
    2. African Centre for Gender
  11. Governance in Africa
    1. Combating Corruption Improving Governance in Africa
  12. Subregional Offices of the Economic Commission for Africa
    1. Central Africa
    2. East Africa
    3. North Africa
    4. South Africa
    5. West Africa
  13. African Centre for Statistics
  14. African Institute of economic development and planning
  15. Doing Business with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The Procurement Services Unit

Objectives of the Program “Economic Commission for Africa (CEA)”:

  1. To understand the objectives (regional integration, African development...), structure and functions of the Economic Commission for Africa (CEA)
  2. To analyse the Macroeconomic Policy of the Commission
  3. To know the Economic Report on Africa
  4. To analyse the role and areas of cooperation of the Division of Trade and Regional Integration
  5. To evaluate the programs of social development, natural resources, innovation and technology, gender and governance of the Economic Commission for Africa (CEA)
  6. To analyse the role of the Commission in relation to the Regional Economic Communities (REC)
  7. To understand the functioning of the Procurement Services Unit of the Economic Commission for Africa

Syllabus of the Program: African Development Bank.

  1. Introduction to the African Development Bank
  2. Report on the African development
  3. Structure of the African Development Bank
  4. Strategy of the African Development Bank (2013 to 2022)
    1. African Infrastructures Development
    2. Regional Economic Integration
    3. Private Sector Development
    4. Governance
  5. Funds of the African Development Bank:
    1. Africa 50 Infrastructure Fund
    2. Africa Trade Fund
    3. African Financing Partnership
    4. African Financial Markets Initiative
    5. African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
  6. Financial instruments of the African Development Bank
  7. African Women in Business Initiative
  8. Agriculture and agro-industries
    1. Agro-industrial Development
    2. African agriculture
  9. Case Study: impact of the global crisis in Africa
  10. Towards the continental free-trade area

Projects and operations of the African Development Bank.

  1. Introduction to the projects and operations of the African Development Bank
  2. Doing Business with the African Development Bank

Objectives of the Program “African Development Bank”:

  1. To understand the objectives, structure and functions of the African Development Bank
  2. To determine the areas of cooperation of the African Development Bank
  3. To analyse the strategy of the African Development Bank
  4. To evaluate the funds and financial instruments of the African Development Bank
  5. To understand the projects and operations of the African Development Bank

Syllabus of the Program: The Agenda 2063 “The Africa We Want

  1. Vision and priorities of the Agenda 2063
  2. African aspirations for 2063
  3. Integrated Continent
  4. Inclusive growth and sustainable development
  5. Peaceful and Secure Africa: “By 2020 all guns will be silent
  6. Good Governance, Democracy, Human Rights, Justice and Rule of Law
  7. Africa as a strong, united and influential global player and partner
  8. Strong cultural identity, common heritage, shared values and ethics
  9. Development is people-driven, unleashing the potential of women and youth
  10. Roadmap of the Agenda 2063
  11. Factors for Africa’s transformation

The subjects of the first semester of the Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

African Institutions (Bachelor's Degree Africa, L1-1)

Note:

  1. ECTS = European Transfer and Accumulation System
  2. CECT = Credit of Capitalisable and Transferable Evaluation (CAMES)

Samples: Institutions Leading the African Transformation (Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business, e-learning, first semester)

Africa Agenda 2063

African Free-Trade Area

New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

African Development Bank Strategy 2013–2022

African Gender Development Index

Language of the subject “Institutions Leading the African Transformation” of the Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business (first semester): English or Spanish Licenciatura África French Licence Afrique Portuguese Bachelor's Degree Africa



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