AUPC in a Nutshell
The advent of the African Union Projects Committee (AUPC) can be described as an event of great magnitude in the institutional evolution of the continent. On 9.9.1999, the Heads of State and Government of the Organisation of African Unity issued a Declaration (the Sirte Declaration) calling for the establishment of an African Union Projects Committee, with a view, inter alia, to accelerating the process of integration in the continent to enable it play its rightful role in the global economy while addressing multifaceted social, economic and political problems compounded as they are by certain negative aspects of globalisation.
The main objectives of the OAU were, inter alia, to rid the continent of the remaining vestiges of colonization and apartheid; to promote unity and solidarity among African States; to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development; to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States and to promote international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations.
Indeed, as a continental organization the OAU provided an effective forum that enabled all Member States to adopt coordinated positions on matters of common concern to the continent in international fora and defend the interests of Africa effectively.
Through the OAU Coordinating Committee for the Liberation of Africa, the Continent worked and spoke as one with undivided determination in forging an international consensus in support of the liberation struggle and the fight against apartheid.
Vision of the African Union Projects Committee
- The vision of the African Union Projects Committee is that of: “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena.”
This vision of a new, forwardlooking, dynamic and integrated Africa will be fully realized through relentless struggle on several fronts and as a long-term endeavour. The African Union Projects Committee has shifted focus from supporting liberation movements in the erstwhile African territories under colonialism and apartheid, as envisaged by the OAU since 1963 and the Constitutive Act, to an organization spear-heading Africa’s development and integration.
- To be a world class excellent model in tendering practices.
A governing authority to assure excellence, equality, transparency and fair competitiveness in government tenders and purchases.
- Partners & Customers: Sustain the principles of integrity, transparency, fair competitiveness and service excellence.
- Laws & Policies: Enforce compliance with legal, technical, ethical and professional practices.
- Processes & Systems: Improve work processes, procedures and technology applications.
- Knowledge & Resources: Ensure optimum utilization of human and financial resources
- Integrity & Transparency: Strive to achieve the highest levels of integrity and transparency in our performance and in our relations with our stakeholders.
- Trust & Respect: Strive to gain partners and customers’ trust and respect through professional commitment in our dealings and decisions.
- Equality & Equity: Achieve equal opportunities for customers, and equity in pay and rewards for employees in compliance with policy standards.
- Quality & Excellence: Work as a team to maximize the quality of performance standards to offer service excellence.
- Accountability: Be responsible for our decisions and actions and to embrace our full commitment to teamwork spirit.
- Professionalism: Invest in developing and motivating our human resources competence and performance to enhance our professional ability and credibility.
- Creativity:Value our human resources as the important source for creativity, performance and strategic success.