From its Headquarters, based in Arusha, Tanzania, the Pan-African Centre for Policy Studies (PACPS), provides a meeting place and opportunities for policy analysis and dialogue on issues relating to economic transformation, the development of democratic welfare states and resilient and peace-loving, non-racial, gender-sensitive societies in the African continent through the organization of research activities, training seminars and policy dialogues and international conferences.
Founded with the purpose of contributing to the generation of knowledge and the stimulation of practices and capacities, the Pan-African Centre for Policy Studies (PACPS), provides a meeting place and opportunities for policy analysis and policy dialogue on issues relating to the Quality of Public Institutions in the African Continent. The reflections and analyses are carried out and pursued at three conceptual levels.
- At the Continental and Regional level, PACPS addresses institutional issues relating to Continental and Regional Integration.
- At the Nation-State level, PACPS is concerned with institutional issues relating to democratic governance, constitutional rule and the spirit of public service, and finally.
- At the Societal level, PACPS reflects on institutional issues relating to social protection and social justice.
To undertake its tasks in fulfilling its mission, the Pan-African Centre for Policy Studies (PACPS) organizes international conferences, seminars, capacity-building and training workshops for sharing information and knowledge on the Quality of Public Institutions in the African continent in order to reach the much desired and needed social and economic transformation.
The “Arusha Symposium on the quality of public institutions and the African continent” is a blueprint for the PACPS program. The Inaugural Edition of the Arusha Symposium was held from 1st to 3rd November 2017 at the Arusha International Conference Center (AICC) under the theme “Beyond the Abuja Treaty: Regional Economic Communities and Continental Integration – Integration of Functions or of Values?”.
And the Second Edition of the Arusha Symposium was held at the Gold Crest Hotel in Arusha between 11th and 13th November 2019 under the theme “The African Continental Free Trade Area and Free Movement of People: Overcoming Implementation Challenges [Between Market and People] ”
The Third Edition of the Arusha Symposium took place in Zanzibar from 8th to 10th November 2021, under the theme “Women In Intra-African Trade: Overcoming Organizational Challenges For the Successful Implementation Of The African Continental Free Trade Area [ Beyond Borders And Boundaries ]
PACPS shall undertake research and carry out training and capacity-building workshops as well as policy dialogue(s) with relevant stakeholders on the issues mentioned above and constituting the focus of interest of the centre.
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