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Articles publiés dans cette rubrique
vendredi 12 mai 2006
par adi
NEPAD News
Rwanda’s President outlines the challenges facing Peer Review
“Implementing the APRM : Challenges and Opportunities”. That was the theme of the sixth African Governance Forum held in Kigali, Rwanda, on 9 May 2006. It was attended by a distinguished gathering of African Ministers, Ambassador Betheul Kiplagat, the African Peer Review chairperson and his team of Eminent Persons, Mr. Gilbert Houngbo, UNDP Regional Director for Africa, Dr Zeinab Bashir El Bakri, Vice-President of the Africa Development Bank and the heads of international organisations. Read full (...)

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samedi 20 mai 2006
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Africa Fertilizer Summit — framework for meeting major challenge
Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa have traditionally cleared land, grown a few crops, and then moved on to clear more land, leaving the land fallow to regain its fertility. But population pressure now forces farmers to grow crop after crop, mining the soil of nutrients while giving nothing back.
Fertilizer use in Africa is less than 10% of that in Asia and South America and the food and poverty situation in Africa is worsening.
A strategy to make vital plant nutrients available to African farmers will be developed at the Africa Fertilizer Summit, to be held from 9-13 June 2006 in Abuja, (...)

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mardi 30 mai 2006
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Major role for private sector in support of NEPAD projects
To reach the Millennium Development Goals, Africa needs economic growth of seven per cent or more for the next nine years. A successful and thriving private sector is key to achieving these growth targets.
The Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF) is designed, with inputs from the African Business Roundtable (ABR) and the NEPAD Business Group, to support initiatives that provide the conditions in which domestic and international businesses are encouraged to invest, grow, increase trade and generate job opportunities. Read ful (...)

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samedi 3 juin 2006
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African Ministers to meet in South Africa over the submarine cable project
Ministers responsible for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) from 23 eastern and southern African countries are expected to meet, 5-6 June 2006, in Johannesburg, South Africa, to review and endorse the protocol relating to establishment and operation of the NEPAD ICT Broadband Infrastructure Network, including the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System Network (EASSy) cable. They will also explore ways of fast-tracking the implementation of the project to ensure that EASSy is operational by year 2008.
The countries of the region covered by the network are Angola, Botswana, (...)

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samedi 3 juin 2006
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NEPAD-COHRED partnership supports African health research - in Africa by Africans
More funding must go directly to African countries for research on their health priorities, to be carried out by African organisations and their researchers.
This is the goal of the partnership between NEPAD and COHRED - the Council on Health Research for Development. The two organisations are intensifying efforts with African countries to significantly improve their capacity and systems for doing health research over the coming five years. The ultimate goal of this effort is the generation of more African-based health research.
The partnership is framed in a Memorandum of Understanding (...)

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samedi 3 juin 2006
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Fertilizer Summit is geared for action Specific steps wanted to end Africa’s soil fertility crisis
From the outset the Africa Fertilizer Summit to be held in Abuja, Nigeria from 9-13 June 2006 has been billed as an ‘Action Oriented Summit’. Convened by NEPAD, it will be chaired by President Obasanjo of Nigeria, Chairman of NEPAD’s African Union Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee.
Heads of State from across Africa are expected to attend, along with the heads of the Regional Economic Communities, major African and international development organisations, fertilizer importers and distributors on the continent as well as representatives of the global fertilizer (...)

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vendredi 9 juin 2006
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Fast-track decision on NEPAD ICT broadband infrastructure network
A decision to fast-track the construction of the NEPAD ICT broadband infrastructure network for Eastern and Southern Africa, including the EASSy submarine cable, was taken at a meeting of Ministers responsible for information and communication technologies held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 6 June 2006.
Member states of the African Union in Eastern and Southern Africa, represented at the meeting included : Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
In announcing their Johannesburg (...)

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jeudi 15 juin 2006
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Peer Review launched in Tanzania
Prof Adebayo Adedeji, Eminent member of the APR Panel, led a Country Support Mission to Tanzania from 6-8 June 2006, consisting of experts from APRM strategic partner institutions and officials from the APRM Secretariat.
In discussions with the various dignitaries and stakeholders, Professor Adedeji provided an update of the continental APRM process.
He noted that so far reviews had been launched in nine countries - Algeria, Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda.
After highlighting efforts by Tanzania to implement the APRM Professor Adedeji advised that (...)

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jeudi 15 juin 2006
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Key groups identify priorities in fertilizer programme
Civil Society organisations, the African private sector and key stakeholders have made several recommendations to enhance the development of the fertilizer sector including a call for greater involvement in the fertilizer programme. They also want farmers’ organisations involved.
The priorities identified for action include :
Capacity building Policy formulation Monitoring and evaluation
They call for :
The institutionalisation of the tri-sector model (which includes public, private sectors and civil societies) utilising pro-poor public private partnership.
Support for the coordination of (...)

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jeudi 15 juin 2006
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Twenty-four countries now lined up for Africa’s submarine cable
Government Ministers responsible for ICT from Eastern and Southern Africa unanimously approved the NEPAD ICT Broadband Infrastructure Network, including the operational principles for the East Africa Submarine System Project (EASSy), as well as a roadmap for the speedy implementation of the construction of the EASSy cable, at a two-day meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa on 5-6 June 2006. The submarine cable is scheduled to be operational in 2008.
Mauritius is the 24th latest country to join the Broadband Network, including the EASSy cable. Other countries are Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, (...)

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jeudi 15 juin 2006
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Calendar of events of 2006
25-28 July, NEPAD/AU African High-Level Panel on Modern Biotechnology (APB) Nairobi, Kenya ...
22-23 June, Africa Institute/ADB Workshop, Maputo, Mozambique.
24-25 June, Transport Infrastructure Development in Southern Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1-2 July, 7th Ordianary Session of the Assembly, The Gambia.
23-27 October, NEPAD Secretariat and AfricaRecruit conference on human resource management, Johannesburg, South Africa.
African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST) 15-16 June, Bureau of AMCOST preparations for AU Summit 2007, Dakar, Senegal.
25-28 July, (...)

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vendredi 23 juin 2006
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Fertilizer Summit agrees on action plan for Green Revolution to end hunger
A five-point action plan for the Africa Green Revolution to end hunger was adopted at the Africa Fertilizer Summit convened by African Union Ministers of Agriculture in Abuja, Nigeria, on 12 June 2006.
In their Abuja Declaration the Ministers agreed to :
Develop agrodealers (rural stockists) across rural Africa
Establish national agricultural input credit guarantee facilities
Setup “smart” subsidies for the poor and vulnerable
Organise regional fertilizer procurement and distribution centres ; remove trade barriers ; promote local fertilizer manufacturing Set up an Africa (...)

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vendredi 30 juin 2006
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National workshop on NEPAD priorities in the Republic of Congo
The Republic of Congo’s first national workshop on NEPAD, organised in partnership with the NEPAD Secretariat, was held in the assembly hall of the Ministry of Planning, Land affairs and Economic Integration in Brazzaville, on 22 -23 June 2006.
Convened under the auspices of Mr Pierre Moussa, Minister of Planning, Land affairs and Economic Integration and NEPAD, the opening session of the workshop was chaired by the Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Mr Jean Christophe Okandza, in the presence of Dr. Hesphina Rukato, Deputy Executive Director of the NEPAD Secretariat. (...)

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vendredi 30 juin 2006
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French aid for NEPAD ICT programme
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has signed a grant agreement with the NEPAD e-Africa Commission, through the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), to support NEPAD’s Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Broadband Infrastructure Programme.
The signing ceremony at the French Embassy in Pretoria was attended by the French Ambassador to South Africa, Jean Felix-Paganon and other officials from the French Embassy as well as representatives from AFD, NEPAD and DBSA. Christina Golino signed on behalf of the DBSA and NEPAD, and Philippe Lecrinier signed on behalf of (...)

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vendredi 30 juin 2006
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Challenges facing NEPAD on its fifth anniversary
Africa is now celebrating the fifth anniversary of the birth of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) in July 2001. The overarching purpose of NEPAD is defined in the opening paragraph of the founding document : "A pledge by African leaders, based on a common vision and a firm and shared conviction, that they have a pressing duty to eradicate poverty and to place their countries, both individually and collectively, on a path of sustainable growth and development and, at the same time, to participate fully in the world economy and body politic".
Five years is a good time to (...)

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vendredi 7 juillet 2006
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NEPAD e-Schools promotion scoops international awards
A video promotion by the NEPAD e-Africa Commission received two prestigious international awards at the 2006 New York Global Conference and Awards Show, organised by Promax & Broadcast Designers Association (BDA) World Awards and held on 21-22 June 2006.
Promax & BDA is a global non-profit association dedicated to advancing the role and effectiveness of promotion, marketing and broadcast design professionals in the electronic media.
The NEPAD e-Schools video promotion, produced in collaboration with MultiChoice Africa and running on more than 20 DSTV channels, was awarded Gold in the (...)

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vendredi 21 juillet 2006
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Critical concern for Africa and the international community
The Rome Declaration of World Food Security and the World Food Summit Plan of Action made it mandatory for the national and the international communities in developing countries, particularly in Africa south of the Sahara, to address the multifaceted causes underlying food insecurity and the apparent increase in the number of hungry and malnourished people in the region.
A nation can only be food secure when all people at all times have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
The (...)

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vendredi 21 juillet 2006
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NEPAD Food Summit seeks answers to hunger, malnutrition
Heads of State and key stakeholders will decide on Plan of Action
A continent can only be food secured when all people at all times have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and quality food to satisfy their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
The food and nutrition security situation in sub-Saharan Africa is deteriorating, with more than 200 million Africans now suffering from hunger and malnutrition. The vulnerable groups most affected are children, pregnant women, lactating mothers and the elderly.
This disheartening trend should not be a blueprint for the future. Therefore the issue of assuring food (...)

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vendredi 28 juillet 2006
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Train the Trainer workshop for the media
Following its communications strategy to popularise NEPAD objectives, the NEPAD Secretariat together with the German development agency GTZ is hosting a Train the Trainer workshop for journalist/trainers from Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Swaziland and Tanzania.
The objective of the workshop is to create an understanding of the potential and importance of training as a means to increase the quality and effectiveness of media organisations, and to develop the organisational and managerial vision needed for the media to reap the full benefit from their training activities. (...)

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vendredi 28 juillet 2006
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Paving the way for Food Summit
An international technical committee has been established in consultation with the Nigerian Government, the NEPAD Secretariat and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to prepare the agenda for the NEPAD Food Summit to be held in Abuja, Nigeria, later this year.
The objective of the Summit - to be devoted to food availability, accessibility and affordability — will be to review progress in the implementation of the 1996 World Food Summit as well as the 2003 Maputo Declaration for a 10% government budgetary allocation to agriculture by African countries to achieve food security (...)

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vendredi 28 juillet 2006
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Regional development and integration are key to faster growth in Africa
The small size of many African countries is a major obstacle to Africa’s economic and social development, a source of the continent’s extreme vulnerability, and one of the leading factors of its external dependence. The rationale for regional integration in Africa reflects the desire to deal, in one way or another, with the perceived growth-retarding constraints inherent in small markets. The importance of economic co-operation for Africa derives mainly from the opportunities that emanate from integrating the markets of individual countries in the continent.
It is true that disease, (...)

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vendredi 28 juillet 2006
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China visit leads to agreement to support NEPAD
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the NEPAD Secretariat and the Secretariat of the China-Africa Forum was signed by NEPAD’s Chief Executive, Prof. Firmino Mucavele, at the end of a visit to China at the invitation of the Chinese Government.
The MoU aims to strengthen co-operation and exchange of information between the Secretariats and to explore means of supporting NEPAD, especially in human resource development.
The visit enabled the NEPAD Secretariat to present the NEPAD programs to the Chinese Government and to discuss strategic cooperation in the priority areas of NEPAD.
It (...)

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jeudi 3 août 2006
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¥100 million Yen for "Hideyo Noguchi Prize for Africa"
Outline of the "Hideyo Noguchi Prize for Africa" ("The Prize in recognition of outstanding achievement in the fields of medical research and medical services in Africa, in memory of Dr Hideyo Noguchi")
1. Objectives The spread of infectious diseases is a common danger to all humankind. Africa in particular is a region with a serious need for solutions to infectious diseases. It is in recognition of this fact that the Japanese Government has established the Hideyo Noguchi Prize for Africa. The prize aims to encourage the fight against diseases in Africa by honoring individuals with (...)

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vendredi 4 août 2006
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Appeal to countries to move ahead on Peer Review
An appeal to participating countries that have not yet launched the Peer Review process to pursue their efforts and respect the timetables was made by the outgoing chairman of the APR Panel, Ambassador Betheul Kiplagat, at the fifth Summit of the Committee of Heads of State and Government participating in the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APR Forum) held on 30 June 2006 in Banjul, The Gambia.
Ambassador Kiplagat also called on the Heads of State and Government to place the APRM at the top of the agenda of their countries and to follow up its implementation regularly.
The new Chairperson (...)

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vendredi 4 août 2006
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TerrAfrica prepares for action in early 2007
Strategic Investment Programme to save the ontinent’s land The second and final TerrAfrica regional preparation workshop was convened by the NEPAD Secretariat on 24-26 July 2006 to agree on key elements of the TerrAfrica Strategic Investment Programme (SIP).
The meeting, in Midrand, South Africa, was attended by representatives of the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the African Union (AU) Commission, the NEPAD Secretariat, national ministries of agriculture and environment, multilateral development partners, African NGOs and civil society organisations.
The objective of the meeting (...)

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vendredi 11 août 2006
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African Leaders to brainstorm NEPAD
A Summit of the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee
is to be convened in Abuja, Nigeria, in November 2006 to brainstorm a review of the achievements of NEPAD and possible improvements of its programs and operations. This follows a decision taken at this year’s Assembly of the African Union in Khartoum, Sudan.
NEPAD, adopted as the African Union’s programme for development, is very different from its predecessors. It focuses on political leadership and will, whereby African leaders undertake to lead differently and be accountable to their people and to each other. (...)

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vendredi 18 août 2006
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ICT infrastructure network signing ceremony
Photo : Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame
The NEPAD e-Africa Commission together with the Rwandan Government and the African Union will be hosting a protocol signing ceremony of ICT Ministers from Eastern and Southern African countries participating in the NEPAD ICT broadband infrastructure network, including the Eastern Africa Submarine System (EASSy) cable, in Kigali, Rwanda on 28-29 August 2006.
The protocol signing follows an earlier meeting of ICT Ministers held in Johannesburg on 5-6 June 2006, at which the official signing of the protocol was scheduled for August in Kigali. Several other exhaustive consultative meetings (...)

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vendredi 18 août 2006
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Implementation of NEPAD Programmes
NEPAD policies and priorities have now become the internationally approved framework for Africa’s development.
Through NEPAD, Africa has challenged and successfully changed the development paradigm : agriculture, infrastructure, science and technology, and regional economic integration, which were not among top priorities of NEPAD’s development partners, have now taken centre stage.
The narrow approach of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) has been replaced by a comprehensive and holistic approach to development.
Through these interventions, the African people have for the (...)

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lundi 28 août 2006
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Partnership is key element in NEPAD implementation
The NEPAD agenda and advocacy by NEPAD leaders has kept Africa and its imperatives visible on the world agenda, in spite of other pressing problems emerging elsewhere on the globe. This is an important signal which demonstrates that the partnership with the highly industrialised countries is delivering.
NEPAD has not only changed the content of the African development agenda and energised action in Africa but has also transformed the nature of the dialogue with its partners.
This dialogue and partnership, based on mutual trust, respect, and responsibility, started in 2001 with the (...)

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vendredi 1er septembre 2006
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Facing the challenges to NEPAD implementation
While significant progress has been recorded in the implementation of NEPAD programmes, many constraints have been identified over the past five years. These challenges need to be confronted in order to accelerate implementation and deepen ownership of NEPAD.
The first challenge is to strengthen and sustain progressive political leadership. South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Senegal and other pioneers of the African renewal must continue to strengthen the political leadership of the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities.
The second challenge is building the capacity of (...)

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vendredi 8 septembre 2006
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Calendar of events
23-24 October, Achieving best value in human resource and skills management using ICT, Johannesburg, South Africa. For details visit www.africarecruit.com
October, HSGIC Brainstorming Summit, Abuja, Nigeria (date to be finalised).
November, Africa Regional Nutrition Strategy Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (date to be finalised).
December, NEPAD Food Summit (date to be finalised).
January, AU Summit 2007 : Scientific Research and Technology for Africa’s Socio-Economic Transformation.
African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST)
18-20 September, Inter-governmental (...)

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vendredi 8 septembre 2006
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Ministers sign protocol for NEPAD ICT Broadband Infrastructure Network
Government ministers responsible for information and communications technologies (ICT) from eastern and southern Africa met in Kigali, Rwanda on 29 August 2006 to sign a Policy and Regulatory Framework Protocol for NEPAD ICT Broadband Infrastructure Network, including the Eastern Africa submarine cable system (EASSy) project.
Countries that signed the protocol were Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, and South Africa. Commissioner Dr Bernard Zoba of the African Union signed as witness.
The signing paves the way for the project steering committee to fast-track (...)

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vendredi 8 septembre 2006
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Role of governments and private sector in regional infrastructure development
The economic success of Africa in the 21st century will depend on intra-African trade where the African countries can develop capabilities to adapt to Western and Eastern cultural elements to suit African domestic markets, such as making things efficient or relevant, said Reatile Mochebelele, infrastructure advisor at the NEPAD Secretariat, in an address to the NEPAD Business Foundation.
He was speaking on the role of governments and the private sector in regional infrastructure development at a meeting in Sandton, South Africa on 28 August 2006. Regional infrastructure in Africa will be (...)

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vendredi 15 septembre 2006
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NEPAD : Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
18 September, NEPAD Bending the Arc event, New York, USA.
20-22 September, Monitoring and evaluation workshop on "Informing the NEPAD e-Schools Initiative : Lessons from the Coalface", Johannesburg, South Africa.
27-28 September, NEPAD mutual review working session, Johannesburg, South Africa.
9-13 October, Expert working group meeting on the NEPAD - e-Schools business plan, Johannesburg, South Africa.
23-24 October, NEPAD capacity building workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa.
23-24 October, Achieving best value in human resource and skills management using ICT, Johannesburg, South (...)

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vendredi 15 septembre 2006
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Workshop aims for capacity building strategy for Africa
The NEPAD Secretariat, with the support of, and in collaboration with the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), is planning a stakeholder workshop on Developing a Capacity Building Strategy for Africa, to be held in the third week of October, in Abuja, Nigeria.
The outcomes of the workshop will serve as input into the multi-stakeholder dialogue scheduled for 29 October in Abuja on the eve of the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee Summit. It is envisaged that once such a strategy has been finalised, strategic programmes and projects will be developed for (...)

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vendredi 15 septembre 2006
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NEPAD Gender Task Force meets to develop its tools and guidelines
The NEPAD Gender Task Force (NGTF) is holding a technical working session in Cairo, Egypt, from 14-17 September 2006. It is being attended by gender experts from 12 countries as well as special representatives covering all five regions of the Africa Union (AU).
The Chief Executive of the NEPAD Secretariat, Prof. Firmino Mucavele is officiating, together with the personal representative of Egypt’s President Hosny Mubarak and the president of the National Council of Women in Egypt. The goal of the meeting is to develop gender mainstreaming tools, guidelines and protocols for providing (...)

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vendredi 22 septembre 2006
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NEPAD Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
20-22 September, Monitoring and evaluation workshop on "Informing theNEPAD e-Schools Initiative : Lessons from the Coalface", Johannesburg, South Africa.
26-27 September, Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Pillar III reference group meeting, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
27-28 September, NEPAD Mutual Review working session, Johannesburg, South Africa.
28-29 September, CAADP partnership platform meeting, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
9-13 October, Expert working group meeting on the NEPAD e-Schools business plan, Johannesburg, South Africa. (...)

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vendredi 22 septembre 2006
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African business leaders resolve to market the continent
Business leaders from across the African continent underlined their commitment to promote Africa’s economic profile and help raise awareness of the investment opportunities that the continent presents.
Representatives of multinational companies participating in the New York summit concluded that the negative international media image of the continent was having an impact on investor perceptions about Africa, and resolved to commit resources to address this.
Speaking to the forum, Papi Molotsane, CEO of Telkom South Africa, said : “In the last five years we have made much progress, (...)

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vendredi 22 septembre 2006
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African priorities are clear says NEPAD CEO
Speaking at the annual Bending the Arc summit Prof. Firmino Mucavele, Chief Executive of NEPAD said : “The African Union’s NEPAD programme provides Africa with its own development policy framework that covers priorities determined by the African people themselves.
The international community has pledged to support implementation of these priorities.
“In the last fiveyears we have made much progress : Politically, the AU has been established, governance structures have been transformed, we have established the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) - the first of its kind ; (...)

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vendredi 22 septembre 2006
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Annual NEPAD partnerships summit in New York
The annual Bending the Arc summit took place in New York on 18 September 2006 on the eve of the opening of the UN General Assembly, bringing together more than 100 leaders from the private sector, civil society, the UN and donor governments.
Bending the Arc is a NEPAD project for engaging business in development and accelerating Africa’s progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The project benefits from the support of the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP), the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser for Africa (UNOSAA), the African Business (...)

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vendredi 29 septembre 2006
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Calendar of events
Agenda NEPAD
28-29 September, CAADP partnership platform meeting, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
9-13 October, Expert working group meeting on the NEPAD e-Schools business plan, Johannesburg, South Africa.
23-24 October, Achieving best value in human resource and skills management using ICT, Johannesburg, South Africa. For details visit www.africarecruit.com.
29 October, NEPAD Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue II, Abuja, Nigeria.
30-31 October, NEPAD Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee Summit, Abuja, Nigeria.
22-23 November, NEPAD Capacity Building workshop, Johannesburg, South (...)

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vendredi 29 septembre 2006
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Central African Ministers’ decisions on science and technology
A number of resolutions were adopted at the Central African Ministerial Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation held in Yaounde, Cameroon, on 26-27 September 2006.
Ministers from Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Democratic Republic of Congo resolved to :
Hold annual regional conferences to facilitate and monitor implementation of Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action.
Develop a strong communication strategy to enhance information dissemination in the region ;
Designate a AU/NEPAD science and technology (...)

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vendredi 29 septembre 2006
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President Kagame talks to the Royal Society
about Africa, science and technology
“The importance of science and technology in Africa” was the subject of a speech by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame when he addressed a distinguished gathering at the Royal Society in London on 18 September 2006.
Among the audience at the Royal Society - one of the world’s greatest scientific institutions — were Lord Martin Rees, President of the Royal Society, Sir David King, Chief Scientific Advisor to the British government, and Prof. Neil Turok, Chair of Mathematical Physics, Cambridge University.
In his address President Kagame said : My thesis today is a simple one : We (...)

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vendredi 6 octobre 2006
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NEPAD Calendar of events
Agenda NEPAD
9-13 October, Expert working group meeting on the NEPAD e-Schools business plan, Johannesburg, South Africa.
23-24 October, Achieving best value in human resource and skills management using ICT, Johannesburg, South Africa. For details visit www.africarecruit.com.
29 October, NEPAD Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue II, Abuja, Nigeria.
30-31 October, NEPAD Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee Summit, Abuja, Nigeria. 22-23 November, NEPAD Capacity Building workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa.
November, Africa regional nutrition strategy meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (date (...)

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vendredi 6 octobre 2006
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President Kagame launches NEPAD e-Schools project in Rwanda
The NEPAD e-Schools Demonstration Project was officially launched in Rwanda by President Paul Kagame on 5 October 2006 at the GS Muhura School in the Gatsibo district of the Eastern Province. The project is a joint venture of the Rwandan Government, Cisco Systems, Microsoft and the NEPAD e-Africa Commission.
Rwanda is the fifth country to launch the project after Uganda, Ghana, Lesotho and Kenya and the first to complete implementation in all six schools. “I congratulate all the stakeholders in this pioneering initiative in the education of our children and teachers. There is no (...)

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vendredi 6 octobre 2006
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Preparing for the 2007 mutual review of development partners
In the spirit of mutual responsibility and accountability embedded in NEPAD, the Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee back in 2003 mandated the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), to urgently conclude the institutional framework for a mutual review of development partners in terms of their commitment to Africa.
The first report — a “Mutual review of development effectiveness” — was submitted to the Africa Partnership Forum in Abuja in April 2005, the OECD (...)

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vendredi 6 octobre 2006
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African trade experts review costs of economic partnerships
African trade experts met in Cairo on 18-19 September 2006 to review ways of mitigating the costs of signing economic partnership agreements (EPAs) with European countries. The meeting was jointly organised by UNECA, UNDP, the NEPAD Secretariat and the Egyptian Government.
Participants explored concrete strategies and policy measures aimed at alleviating costs. These included reviewing the experiences of North African countries and South Africa in negotiating and implementing their free trade agreement with the European Union (EU). Best practices that stand out from these experiences were (...)

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vendredi 6 octobre 2006
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NEPAD hosts conference to push Inga hydro-electric project in the DRC
An international round table seeking ways to make progress on the Inga hydro-electric development in the Democratic Republic of Congo was hosted by the NEPAD Secretariat on 5-6 October 2006. It attracted some 120 participants from African and regional institutions in the public and private sectors, electricity companies, non-governmental organisations, civil society and the media.
The meeting was organised by the Republic of DRC with the support of the African Development Bank, African Union and NEPAD Secretariat. The DRC Ambassador in South Africa, Bene M’Poko opened the round table. The (...)

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vendredi 13 octobre 2006
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NEPAD Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
9-13 October, Expert working group meeting on the NEPAD e-Schools business plan, Johannesburg, South Africa.
23-24 October, Achieving best value in human resource and skills management using ICT, Johannesburg, South Africa. For details visit www.africarecruit.com.
29 October, NEPAD Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue II, Abuja, Nigeria.
30-31 October, NEPAD Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee Summit, Abuja, Nigeria.
22-23 November, NEPAD Capacity Building workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa.
November, Africa regional nutrition strategy meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (date (...)

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vendredi 13 octobre 2006
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Accelerating the implementation of Africa’s agriculture agenda
The African Union (AU), NEPAD, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and other selected stakeholders will hold a consultative meeting to accelerate implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)-Sirte decisions. The purpose of the meeting, to be held at the NEPAD Secretariat headquarters at Midrand, South Africa, on 7-10 November 2006, is twofold :
To share and exchange information on programmes and actions in the areas of agriculture, environment and natural resources between RECs, NEPAD and the AU Commission for better coordination, synergies and (...)

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vendredi 13 octobre 2006
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Gates Foundation supports NEPAD science and technology initiatives
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made an initial grant to strengthen the capacity of the NEPAD Office for Science and Technology to conduct and procure evidence-based studies in order to advise the African Union (AU) and the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST).
A total of US$ 600,000 has been made available for six months of activities to prepare comprehensive studies and develop proposals for long-term funding.
Dr. John Mugabe, head of the NEPAD Office of Science and Technology, described the grant as a major commitment to initiate long-term (...)

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vendredi 13 octobre 2006
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Partnership Platform will speed up implementation of the CAADP at country level
Amid increasing calls to hasten the pace of implementation, the NEPAD Secretariat hosted the first meeting of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme Partnership Platform (CAADP-PP) on 28-29 September 2006, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Calls for the establishment of the CAADP Partnership Platform began last year during the extensive regional implementation planning process involving Regional Economic Communities (RECs), national governments, private sector and farmer organisations and development partners.
The need for the Platform was a key recommendation emanating (...)

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vendredi 13 octobre 2006
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Newsdesk - a new initiative to spread Africa’s message to the international market
Prof. Firmino Mucavele, NEPAD Chief Executive, spoke in New York recently at the launch of Newsdesk : Business Africa.
This new initiative will help Africa raise its voice on the international stage and, by telling Africa’s stories, assist in marketing the continent. Newsdesk : Business Africa has been developed by africapractice with the help of Diego and other partners.
In his speech, Professor Mucavele said :
NEPAD provides a strategic framework for African renewal, in order to drive socio-economic development and enable our continent and our people to participate actively in the world (...)

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vendredi 20 octobre 2006
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Calendar of Events
Agenda NEPAD
23-24 October, Achieving best value in human resource and skills management using ICT, Johannesburg, South Africa. For details visit www.africarecruit.com
29 October, NEPAD Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue II, Abuja, Nigeria.
30-31 October, NEPAD Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee Summit, Abuja, Nigeria.
22-23 November, NEPAD Capacity Building workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa.
November, Africa regional nutrition strategy meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (date to be finalised).
4-7 December, NEPAD Food Security Summit, Abuja, Nigeria.
January, AU Summit 2007 : (...)

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vendredi 20 octobre 2006
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Accelerating the implementation of Africa’s agriculture agenda
The African Union (AU), NEPAD, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and other selected stakeholders will hold a consultative meeting to accelerate implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)-Sirte decisions.
The purpose of the meeting, to be held at the NEPAD Secretariat headquarters at Midrand, South Africa, on 7-10 November 2006, is twofold :
To share and exchange information on programmes and actions in the areas of agriculture, environment and natural resources between RECs, NEPAD and the AU Commission for better coordination, synergies and (...)

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vendredi 20 octobre 2006
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Two more countries sign for NEPAD ICT Broadband
Two more countries - Botswana and Zimbabwe - have signed the protocol to roll-out the NEPAD ICT Broadband Infrastructure Network, bringing the number of countries committed to the protocol to nine.
The occasion was attended by ICT Ministers of South Africa, Rwanda and Zambia as well as the AU Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, Dr Benard Zoba.
The signing of the protocol in Cape Town, South Africa, on 16 October 2006 follows an earlier ceremony held in Kigali, Rwanda on 29 August 2006, during which seven countries signed the protocol at a ceremony presided over by the Rwandan (...)

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vendredi 20 octobre 2006
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Swiss support for NEPAD ICT
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), has signed a grant agreement with NEPAD e-Africa Commission, through the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), to support the commission’s information and communications technology (ICT) activities.
In the agreement, SDC provides US $1,428,000 in a three-year grant.
The ceremony on 13 October 2006 was hosted by Mr. Viktor Christen, Swiss Ambassador to South Africa, and was attended by the SDC Country Director, Annamarie Minder and other officials from the Swiss Embassy, NEPAD and DBSA.
Said Viktor Christen : “The Swiss (...)

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vendredi 20 octobre 2006
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NEPAD preparing strategy for long-term partnership with China
A two-day seminar on “China and Africa in the 21st century” to assist NEPAD in strategising its engagement with China as a long-term strategic partner was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 16-17 October 2006.
The seminar organised by the NEPAD Secretariat, the Royal Africa Society and the South African Institute of International Affairs was opened by Prof. Firmino Mucavele, Chief Executive of the NEPAD Secretariat.
“Our seminar comes at a crucial timing”, the Professor said. “In less than 20 days we will have the third China-Africa Forum which will be (...)

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vendredi 27 octobre 2006
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NEPAD Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
29 October, NEPAD Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue II, Abuja, Nigeria.
30-31 October, NEPAD Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee Summit, Abuja, Nigeria. (postponed)
22-23 November, NEPAD Capacity Building workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa.
4-7 December, NEPAD Food Security Summit, Abuja, Nigeria. January, AU Summit 2007 : Scientific Research and Technology for Africa’s Socio-Economic Transformation.
African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST)
27-30 October, Congress of African scientists and policy-makers to develop specific recommendations for AU (...)

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vendredi 27 octobre 2006
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Accelerating the implementation of Africa’s agriculture agenda
The African Union (AU), NEPAD, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and other selected stakeholders will hold a consultative meeting to accelerate implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)-Sirte decisions.
The purpose of the meeting, to be held at the NEPAD Secretariat headquarters at Midrand, South Africa, on 7-10 November 2006, is twofold :
To share and exchange information on programmes and actions in the areas of agriculture, environment and natural resources between RECs, NEPAD and the AU Commission for better coordination, synergies and (...)

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vendredi 27 octobre 2006
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Trust Fund will ensure Pan-African Parliament becomes “engine” of Africa
The Pan-African Parliament (PAP), established as part of an African Union (AU) strategy to promote and develop sustainable, democratic government rule across the continent, will open its 6th bi-annual session on 13 November 2006 at Midrand, outside Johannesburg, South Africa.
The opening ceremony will be presided over by South Africa’s former President, Nelson Mandela, who will formally launch the PAP Trust Fund.
Invited guests include heads of business, development partners (who have also been invited to a roundtable discussion on the Trust Fund), diplomats accredited to South Africa, (...)

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vendredi 27 octobre 2006
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Peer Review experience sharing
The Nigerian African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) National Focal Point has convened a two-day seminar on “APRM Inter-Country Experience Sharing for West Africa” to take place on 1-2 November, 2006 in Abuja.
The African Peer Review was conceived through NEPAD in 2002 as an instrument for monitoring good governance on the continent to guide activities at both political and economic levels.
To date three pioneer countries - Ghana, Rwanda and Kenya — have completed the APRM base review process and as time progresses the APRM community of practitioners is fast developing a growing (...)

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vendredi 27 octobre 2006
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Stakeholders meeting to strengthen NEPAD Fisheries Action Plan
A Regional Stakeholder Consultation will take place on 6-7 November 2006 at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) Secretariat in Accra, Ghana, to strengthen and accelerate implementation of the AU/NEPAD Action Plan for the Development of African Fisheries and Aquaculture.
The meeting, being jointly organised by FARA, AU/NEPAD and the WorldFish Centre, will bring together about 40 participants representing African governments, research institutions, civil society organisations and private sector enterprise in fisheries and aquaculture. International organisations and donor (...)

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vendredi 27 octobre 2006
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From declarations to action - Food Security Summit takes on the challenge
Heads of State and Government will once again convene in Abuja, Nigeria on 4-7 December 2006.
This time the mission of the leaders will be to look at how to deal effectively with the huge food insecurity and malnutrition challenges that continue to plague Africa, in spite of efforts to boost agricultural productivity and to better coordinate programmes to deliver food security to the households where it is needed most.
It is not for lack of commitment that the continent finds itself in this undesirable position. Countless declarations and commitments have been signed on since the early (...)

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vendredi 3 novembre 2006
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Calendar of events
NEPAD AGenda
22-23 November, NEPAD Capacity Building workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa.
4-7 December, NEPAD Food Security Summit, Abuja, Nigeria. January, AU Summit 2007 : Scientific Research and Technology for Africa’s Socio-Economic Transformation.
African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST)
20-23 November, Extraordinary conference of AMCOST, Egypt.
Calendar of major water events
27-30 November, Pan Africa Water 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Calendar of transport sector
28 October - 3 November, Sub-Saharan African Transport Policy Program (SSATP) annual meeting, Maseru, (...)

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vendredi 3 novembre 2006
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Accelerating the implementation of Africa’s agriculture agenda
The African Union (AU), NEPAD, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and other selected stakeholders will hold a consultative meeting to accelerate implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)-Sirte decisions.
The purpose of the meeting, to be held at the NEPAD Secretariat headquarters at Midrand, South Africa, on 7-10 November 2006, is twofold :
To share and exchange information on programmes and actions in the areas of agriculture, environment and natural resources between RECs, NEPAD and the AU Commission for better coordination, synergies and (...)

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vendredi 3 novembre 2006
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Media can demystify APRM
The media in Africa has been asked to be more proactive in “demystifying” the processes of the African Peer Review Mechanism.
Speaking in Abuja at a meeting on APRM inter-country experience-sharing, Dr Bernard Kouassi, Executive Director of the APRM Secretariat, said once the APRM is understood, participation by the various governments will be much easier.
He said the whole APRM process has not been well understood even by African leaders, hence the need to demystify the notion that it is a fault-finding exercise.
“There are best practices in Africa, especially the (...)

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vendredi 3 novembre 2006
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APRM needs to be simplified
Participants in a seminar in Abuja reviewing the implementation of the African Peer Review Mechanism said the process should be simplified to make it viable. Such a move will enable all African countries that have acceded to the process to meet their timelines.
According to the participants, the four thematic areas — preparation of the plan of action, the monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and the questionnaire — are making it difficult for implementing countries to undertake the process effectively.
A participant from Kenya, Muratha Kinuthia, said the 88-point questionnaire, must be (...)

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vendredi 3 novembre 2006
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Independent APRM needed for good governance in Africa
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has been described as a unique and important initiative of African leaders. But it should be driven by non-state actors, if it is to enthrone good governance in the continent.
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Abdoulie Janne, said APRM is a comprehensive assessment of a nation’s governance system. It is designed to open up institutions of governance, their management as well as leadership to public scrutiny. However, its structures would work better, and its credibility guaranteed, if it were (...)

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vendredi 3 novembre 2006
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Africa told to mobilise its own resources
African countries have been urged to be more inward-looking when mobilising financial resources needed to fund development activities in the region.
Speaking during a group discussion on how to mobilise resources, delegates to the second NEPAD multi-stakeholders dialogue criticised what they say is too much dependence on external donors in funding development programmes.
They said despite a big increase in Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) to Africa it is not sensible to count on external donor assistance as there is a gap between what is promised and what is provided.
Felix Ndukwe (...)

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vendredi 3 novembre 2006
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African governments urged to integrate NEPAD principles
African governments have been urged to integrate the principles, values and philosophy of NEPAD into their institutions of governance.
NEPAD Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Firmino Mucavele, speaking to journalists covering the second NEPAD multi-stakeholders meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, on 1 November 2006 said such a move is vital for the programme to benefit all Africans.
He cited the NEPAD principles as ownership, self-reliance, partnership and self-confidence, which he said are crucial for any development project to be sustainable and beneficial to the implementing nation. (...)

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vendredi 3 novembre 2006
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Africa a priority in German presidency of G8
Indications have emerged that Germany will give priority attention to Africa when it takes over the presidency of the Group of Eight (G8) nations from Russia in January 2007.
German Technical Co-operation (GTZ) programme manager, Klaus Bruckner, said the German government has decided to put Africa high on its agenda, helping the continent attain economic development.
He spoke in Abuja, Nigeria, during a seminar on the African Peer Review Mechanism experience- sharing in West Africa.
Bruckner told journalists in an interview that Germany has been a committed partner of NEPAD since it was (...)

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vendredi 10 novembre 2006
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
22-23 November, NEPAD Capacity Building workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa.
4-7 December, NEPAD Food Security Summit, Abuja, Nigeria. January, AU Summit 2007 : Scientific Research and Technology for Africa’s Socio-Economic Transformation.
African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST)
20-23 November, Extraordinary conference of AMCOST, Egypt.
Calendar of major water events
27-30 November, Pan Africa Water 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Source : nepad news, november 10, (...)

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vendredi 10 novembre 2006
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Independent APRM : Correction
In the news item in NEPAD Dialogue 160, “Independent APRM needed for good governance in Africa”, reported from the NEPAD multi-stakeholder meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, the speaker was named as Abdoulie Janneh, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
In fact Mr. Janneh was unable to attend the meeting and the delegates were addressed by Mr Okey Onyejekwe, Director : Governance & Public Administration Division.
Source : nepad news, november 10, (...)

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vendredi 10 novembre 2006
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Accelerating Africa’s agriculture agenda
The African Union (AU), NEPAD, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and other selected stakeholders held a consultative meeting at the NEPAD Secretariat headquarters at Midrand, South Africa, on 7-10 November 2006, to accelerate implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)-Sirte decisions.
The purpose of the meeting was twofold :
To share and exchange information on programmes and actions in the areas of agriculture, environment and natural resources between RECs, NEPAD and the AU Commission for better coordination, synergies and support for (...)

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vendredi 10 novembre 2006
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How Nigeria is implementing NEPAD
In a paper presented to the multi-stakeholder dialogue on her behalf Chief (Mrs) Chinyere Asika, Senior Special Assistant on NEPAD to the President of Nigeria, shared Nigeria’s experience of implementing NEPAD at country level.
NEPAD Nigeria, she said, has been working with the public and private sectors, civil society and development partners to advance the implementation of action plans and mainstreaming NEPAD, and this has been massively communicated.
There are seven programme clusters, all advancing implementation : infrastructure development ; governance, peace and security ; (...)

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vendredi 10 novembre 2006
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Stakeholders discuss faster implementation of NEPAD process
Regional integration, the mobilisation of domestic resources and development partners to deliver on their co-operation agreements were major needs in meeting the challenges which are hindering Africa’s progress, said Dr. Maxwell Mkwezalamba, Economic Affairs Commissioner of the African Union Commission.
He was speaking at the NEPAD multi-stakeholder dialogue in Abuja, Nigeria, on 29 October 2006, which was organised to review, explore, debate and identify mechanisms for accelerating the implementation of NEPAD.
Dr. Mkwezalamba said that while the continent’s key challenges in peace and (...)

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lundi 20 novembre 2006
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
22-23 November, NEPAD Capacity Building workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa.
4-7 December, NEPAD Food Security Summit, Abuja, Nigeria. January, AU Summit 2007 : Scientific Research and Technology for Africa’s Socio-Economic Transformation.
African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST)
20-23 November, Extraordinary conference of AMCOST, Egypt.
Calendar of major water events
27-30 November, Pan Africa Water 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Source : nepad news - november 17, (...)

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lundi 20 novembre 2006
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German finance for PAP
NEPAD
Germany is to give US $ 500,000 to the Pan African Parliament Trust Fund, the Vice-President of the Bundestag (German Parliament) Dr. Susanne Kastner, announced on 14 November 2006 during the opening session of the Pan African Parliament.
She said the support is in recognition of new initiatives by African leaders in promoting sustainable development for their people.
Dr. Kastner expressed the hope that Germany’s support will speed up the process of PAP assuming a legislative role from its current consultative role.
Speaking later in an interview with journalists she stressed the need (...)

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lundi 20 novembre 2006
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APRM Secretariat says it is not delaying the process
The African Peer Review Mechanism Secretariat has refuted reports that it is delaying implementation of the process. Instead Executive Director Dr. Bernard Kouassi mentioned factors that might be to blame.
He cited misunderstanding of the process and lack of human and financial resources at local levels as constraining factors to quick implementation of the APRM. 
“The process is new and needs to be understood by every African” said Dr. Kouassi, adding that some nations are still reluctant fearing that it is a witch-hunting process.
He said the APRM is an African initiative (...)

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lundi 20 novembre 2006
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Lack of information is holding up progress, says PAP chairperson
Lack of information is affecting the progress of many African developmental projects, particularly in the transport sector, the Chairperson of the Permanent Committee on Transport, Boudina Mostefa of Algeria, told the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) at its November 2006 session in Midrand, outside Johannesburg, South Africa.
He said his committee has not being provided with adequate information on what is currently taking place in developing Africa’s transport sector. "In a nutshell, we know the objectives but we don’t know the status of projects within NEPAD," he added.
He stressed the (...)

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dimanche 26 novembre 2006
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Calendar of events
Agenda NEPAD
4-7 December, NEPAD Food Security Summit, Abuja, Nigeria. January, AU Summit 2007 : Scientific Research and Technology for Africa’s Socio-Economic Transformation.
Calendar of major water events
27-30 November, Pan Africa Water 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Source : nepad news - november 24, 2006

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dimanche 26 novembre 2006
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Journalists learn about PAP, NEPAD
The Secretariat of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), in collaboration with the NEPAD Secretariat and the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ), organised a workshop and training for media professionals during the parliamentary session from 13 to 24 November, in Midrand, South Africa.
The 12 African journalists, representing newspapers, news agencies, radio and TV channels, were from Algeria, Cameroon, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
The initiative followed a similar programme organised in Abuja, Nigeria, from 29 October to 2 November, for the NEPAD (...)

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dimanche 26 novembre 2006
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Rwanda urged to improve relations with neighbours
Rwanda’s relationship with its neighbours has continued to be antagonistic and fraught with mutual suspicion, according to an African Peer Review Mechanism report to the Pan African Parliament.
While commending Rwanda for the fact that 49% of its MPs are women - among the highest level in Africa - the report urged the country to work on improving its relationship with its neighbours. Rwanda was also urged to make its laws conform to international standards and to pursue a true reconciliation among its peoples.
President Paul Kagame was quoted as having described the APRM report as (...)

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dimanche 26 novembre 2006
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Ghana “shining example” of Peer Review process
Ghana has been a shining example of the APRM process, says APRM Executive Director Dr. Bernard Kouassi in a report to the Pan-African Parliament. The APRM Country Review Mission to Ghana noted that democracy and political governance allowed interaction between the President of Ghana and the people.
According to the review findings, Ghana is a peacekeeper and a peacemaker on the continent. “l can give an example of Cote D’ Ivore where Ghana has been very active,’’ said Dr. Kouassi. He added that in the area of corporate governance the findings show that the business environment in (...)

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dimanche 26 novembre 2006
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Peer Review identifies problems in Kenya
There is a need for the African Union to create a high-level team to help Kenya write a new Constitution. The rest of Africa should come to the aid of Kenya in putting new laws in place.
This is stated in a Country Review Report presented to the November 2006 sitting of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) by the Executive Director of the Secretariat of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Dr Bernard Kouassi.
The report to PAP, which meets in Midrand, outside Johannesburg, South Africa, added : “Kenya’s current Constitution is a relic of colonial era which is yearning for review. (...)

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vendredi 1er décembre 2006
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Calendar of events
NEPAD News
4-7 December, NEPAD Food Security Summit, Abuja, Nigeria.
January, AU Summit 2007 : Scientific Research and Technology for Africa’s Socio-Economic Transformation.
Source : nepad news, December 1st, 2006

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vendredi 1er décembre 2006
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NEPAD promotes African media skills by training the trainers
The NEPAD communication unit, in conjunction with the German Technical Co-operation Agency (GTZ) and Deutsche Welle TV Training Centre, has convened a training program titled "Train the Trainer".
The two-week training course will held in Brazzaville, Congo, from 4-15 December 2006 for journalists from Burundi, Chad, Congo, DRC, Gabon and Rwanda.
The objectives of the training are :
To create an understanding of the potential and importance of training to increase the quality and effectiveness of media organisations in the light of growing international competition and technical (...)

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vendredi 1er décembre 2006
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DRC signs protocol to roll out NEPAD ICT project to connect Africa
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has signed the protocol on the NEPAD Broadband ICT Infrastructure Network Project, including the Eastern Africa Submarine System (EASSy) cable.
The ceremony, which took place at the DRC Embassy in South Africa on 29 November 2006, was hosted by the NEPAD e-Africa Commission, under the auspices of the African Union (AU).
Ambassador Bene M’poko, DRC High Commissioner to South Africa signed on behalf of his government, and Dr Edmund Katiti signed as AU observer.“This ICT infrastructure project will greatly reduce the costs of telecommunications (...)

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vendredi 8 décembre 2006
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Calendar of events
NEPAD NEWS
January, AU Summit 2007 : Scientific Research and Technology for Africa’s Socio-Economic Transformation.
Source : nepad news - december 8th, 2006

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vendredi 8 décembre 2006
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Zambia is No.12 to sign NEPAD broadband protocol
Zambia has signed the NEPAD ICT Broadband Infrastructure Network Protocol to become the 12th country to do so. The network covers 23 countries in eastern and southern Africa.
The signing paves the way for fast track implementation of the network that, among other things, involves the construction of a 9900km submarine cable from Mtunzini, South Africa, to Port Sudan in Sudan. The network is scheduled to be operational in 2008 and is estimated to cost USD 300 million.
The NEPAD e-Africa Commission, tasked with developing ICT policies, strategies and projects, and managing the development (...)

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vendredi 8 décembre 2006
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Stakeholders review NEPAD’s vision and strategic framework for Rwanda
Stakeholders at a workshop in Kigali reviewed two reports relating to NEPAD in Rwanda : a vision and strategic framework for NEPAD Rwanda, and a monitoring and evaluation framework on the implementation of the APRM program of action.
The stakeholders met at a one-day workshop held on 30 November 2006, presided over by John Rwangombwa, Secretary-General in the Ministry of Finance and Economic planning.
The workshop was organised by the NEPAD Secretariat in collaboration with the Rwanda offices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Department for International (...)

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vendredi 8 décembre 2006
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Technical aid corps proposed to assist Africa’s farmers
The establishment of a pool of agricultural expertise from which African countries can draw assistance was one of the objectives of a summit held in Abuja, Nigeria from 4-7 December 2006 to address food security problems in Africa.
"I think this is one of the major challenges that we would like to see addressed," said Prof. Richard Mkandawire, NEPAD agriculture advisor.
A number of summits had been held in the past, he said, to address the food security problems in Africa. These were consultative in nature and included fish, cocoa and fertilizer summits, all held in Abuja, and two others (...)

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vendredi 2 février 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
6-8 February, Technical meeting on a capacity development strategy for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
11 February, Launch of NEPAD e-Schools in Egypt, Cairo.
22-23 February, First NEPAD ICT broadband network shareholders meeting, Kigali, Rwanda.
March, NEPAD e-Schools stakeholders conference, Tshwane, South Africa. (date to be finalised)
March, Second meeting of the interim Inter-Governmental Assembly, Zimbabwe. (date to be finalised)
March, Launch of NEPAD e-Schools in Mozambique, Maputo. (date to be finalised)
Source : nepad news, february 2, (...)

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vendredi 2 février 2007
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NEPAD e-Schools launch in Egypt
The Egyptian Government, HP Consortium, ORACLE Consortium and NEPAD e-Africa Commission, will launch the NEPAD e-Schools Demonstration Project on 11 February 2007 at Al Hadeen Secondary School, Kom Hamada, Al Behera in Egypt.
The launch, which will cover six schools across the country, makes Egypt the sixth country to launch the project after Uganda, Ghana, Lesotho, Kenya and Rwanda. Egypt will also become the first Arab and North African country to launch the NEPAD e-Schools.
The NEPAD e-Schools Project falls under the auspices of the NEPAD e-Africa Commission – the NEPAD (...)

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vendredi 2 février 2007
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Peer Review team prepares report on Algeria
Marie Angelique Savané, a member of the Eminent Persons Panel of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) led a Country Review mission to Algeria from 10 November to 5 December 2006. The Country Review by African experts forms the second phase of the APRM process.
The main objective of this phase is to hold the broadest possible consultations with Government, representatives of political parties, business groups, civil society, rural communities and strategic partners, as well as accredited African ambassadors in the country.
The aim is to deepen and to complete the country’s (...)

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vendredi 2 février 2007
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NEPAD training for top African journalists
A “training the trainers” workshop for 12 information and communications professionals from six Central African countries, — Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Gabon, Rwanda and Burundi – was held in Brazzaville from 4-15 December 2006.
Organised jointly by NEPAD, the German Technical Co-operation Organisation (GTZ) and Deutsche Welle, the objective of the workshop, was to give high-level journalists the teaching aids necessary for mastering training techniques.
The training workshop was a follow-up to workshops organised in the other sub-regions (...)

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vendredi 2 février 2007
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Getting to work on a capacity development strategy for Africa
A technical meeting on “A capacity development strategy for Africa” will be held at the offices of the United Nations Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 6-8 February 2007.
The purpose of the meeting is to carry forward the outcomes of a workshop convened by the NEPAD Secretariat on 21-23 November 2006 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Johannesburg workshop focused on :
Creating a common understanding of capacity gaps and challenges that hinder development and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa ;
Identifying key elements (...)

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dimanche 11 février 2007
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Calendar of events
Agenda du NEPAD
11 February, Launch of NEPAD e-Schools in Egypt, Cairo.
March, First NEPAD ICT broadband network shareholders meeting, Kigali, Rwanda. (date to be finalised)
March, NEPAD e-Schools stakeholders conference, Tshwane, South Africa. (date to be finalised)
March, Second meeting of the interim Inter-Governmental Assembly, Zimbabwe. (date to be finalised)
March, Launch of NEPAD e-Schools in Mozambique, Maputo. (date to be finalised)
Source : NEPAD News, February 9, (...)

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dimanche 11 février 2007
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Kenya uses language of the people to tell them about Peer Review
Kenya has developed a comprehensive and intense media programme to disseminate to Kenyans the findings of the APRM Country Review Report and to provide them with an opportunity to continue dialoguing with their Government and among themselves.
This is a highlight of the progress report on Kenya’s implementation of its APRM Programme of Action.
The main thrust of the media campaign is not just to give feedback on the Country Report but equally to focus on what has been done and what requires to be done to address the major governance challenges facing the country.
A popular version (...)

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dimanche 11 février 2007
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Ghana report says the people are generally happy with progress
In its annual progress report on the implementation of the APRM Programme of Action, Ghana’s national APRM Governing Council says the report findings were that Ghanaians generally are happy with their freedom of expression, and the safety and security of life and property. They also expressed satisfaction with the resilience of the economy in the face of increasing oil prices.
Support to the private sector, especially micro and small enterprises, was also mentioned as noteworthy. Improving access to water and sanitation was also commended.
Main points of the report are :
Democracy (...)

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dimanche 11 février 2007
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Rwanda reports much activity with its Peer Review programme
A significant number of activities are noted in the progress report on the implementation of Rwanda’s APRM Programme of Action for the period June - December 2006.
The report was produced by Rwanda’s APRM National Commission, for submission to the 6th APR Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 28 January 2007.
Various Government and non-governmental agencies were active in implementing the Programme of Action. In addition, the NEPAD Rwanda Secretariat followed its mandate to popularise and coordinate APRM in the country by :
Dissemination of the findings of the Country Review (...)

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dimanche 11 février 2007
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Focus on Peer Review - APRM Director reports on current status of the Peer Review process
A progress report by the Executive Director of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Secretariat Dr Bernard Kouassi summarises activities accomplished by the Secretariat since the last APR Panel meeting held in October 2006 in Abuja, Nigeria.
The main achievements of the Secretariat over the period are :
Publication of the Reports on Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda and presentation of the reports to the Pan-African Parliament ;
Finalisation of the Country Review Report for South Africa ;
Fielding the Review Mission to Algeria ;
Organisation of the Country Support Mission to Lesotho ;
An advance (...)

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dimanche 11 février 2007
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World Bank leads top-level workshop on African integration strategy
A stakeholders workshop on African regional integration strategy, organised by the World Bank, was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 31 January and 1 February 2007.
The stakeholders included Regional Economic Communities (RECs), African Development Bank (AfDB), Regional Development Banks, Infrastructure Consortium for Africa, AU Commission, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the NEPAD Secretariat, which was represented by NEPAD advisors Godwin Punungwe and Reatile Mochebelele.
The objective of the World Bank was to bring African stakeholders together so that they could input into the (...)

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vendredi 16 février 2007
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Calendar of events
Agenda NEPAD
March, First NEPAD ICT broadband network shareholders meeting, Kigali, Rwanda. (date to be finalised)
March, NEPAD e-Schools stakeholders conference, Tshwane, South Africa. (date to be finalised)
March, Second meeting of the interim Inter-Governmental Assembly, Zimbabwe. (date to be finalised)
March, Launch of NEPAD e-Schools in Mozambique, Maputo. (date to be finalised) - Source : NEPAD News, 16 février 2007

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vendredi 16 février 2007
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Egypt leads the way in North Africa with NEPAD e-Schools
The Egyptian Minister of Education, Dr Yousry Al-Gamal, officially launched the NEPAD e-Schools Demonstration Project at Al-Haddain Secondary School in El Behaira Governate, Egypt on 11 February 2007. The project is a joint venture of the Egyptian Government, HP Consortium, Oracle Consortium and the NEPAD e-Africa Commission.
Egypt is the sixth country and the first in North Africa to launch the project after Uganda, Ghana, Lesotho, Kenya and Rwanda.
Welcoming the introduction of the new technology in her school Habiba, a student at Al Haddain said : “We now have a very good (...)

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vendredi 16 février 2007
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Portugal links up with Africa to promote biodiversity for development
Photo : Le ministre Francisco Nunes Correia
A strategic partnership between Portugal and Africa to promote biodiversity for development was launched in Nairobi, Kenya on 7 February 2007 at the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
A memorandum of cooperation was signed by Francisco Nunes Correia, Portugal’s Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Regional Development, Prof. Firmino Mucavele, the Chief Executive Officer of NEPAD and Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The strategic partnership will promote capacity building through training and exchange (...)

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vendredi 16 février 2007
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Key principles identified for NEPAD capacity building strategy
Key principles have been identified for a NEPAD capacity building strategy for Africa following a technical meeting at the offices of the United Nations Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 6-8 February 2007.
This workshop was held to translate the outcomes of a Johannesburg workshop convened last November by the NEPAD Secretariat into a strategy framework, as well as to identify implementation approaches at the national, regional, and continental level.
The strategy framework is underpinned by these key principles :
Leadership transformation ;
A knowledge-based and (...)

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vendredi 23 février 2007
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NEPAD Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
March, NEPAD e-Schools stakeholders conference, Tshwane, South Africa. (date to be finalised)
March, Second meeting of the interim Inter-Governmental Assembly, Zimbabwe. (date to be finalised)
March, Launch of NEPAD e-Schools in Mozambique, Maputo. (date to be finalised) Source : NEPAD News, February 23, 2007

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vendredi 23 février 2007
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NEPAD reports progress with implementation during 2006
The NEPAD Secretariat and the Steering Committee consolidated the implementation of NEPAD programmes during 2006 and deepened the partnership among African countries and partners for Africa’s development, the Chief Executive of NEPAD, Prof. Firmino Mucavele, said in his progress report to the 29th meeting of the NEPAD Steering Committee in Brazzaville, Congo, on 19-20 January 2007.
The NEPAD Secretariat overall program in 2006, he said, aimed to accelerate the implementation of projects, to develop the capacities of Regional Economic Communities to tackle agriculture, food security (...)

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vendredi 23 février 2007
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NEPAD and FARA sign up to boost development of agriculture in Africa
A Memorandum of Understanding between NEPAD and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) was signed at NEPAD headquarters in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, on 20 February 2007.
FARA, based in Accra, Ghana, facilitates the coordination and exchange of information among the African Sub-Regional Agricultural Research Organisations (SROs), and their National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) stakeholders.
FARA’s main activities in supporting the SROs range from strategic planning, strengthening and integrating NARS at the sub-regional level, and increasing (...)

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vendredi 6 juillet 2007
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Critical role for metrology in Africa’s development
The inaugural meeting of the first General Assembly of the Africa Metrology System (AFRIMETS) was concluded on 6 July 2007 in Midrand, South Africa, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formally establishing the continental network.
Experts in metrology – the science if measurement — from more than 20 African countries, regional economic communities, the African Union Commission, and regional metrology organisations convened for three days to discuss the critical role that metrology plays in the broader development of the African continent. They have also (...)

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mardi 6 mars 2007
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Calendar of events
Agenda News
March, NEPAD e-Schools stakeholders conference, Tshwane, South Africa. (date to be finalised)
March, Second meeting of the interim Inter-Governmental Assembly, Zimbabwe. (date to be finalised)
March, Launch of NEPAD e-Schools in Mozambique, Maputo. (date to be finalised)
Transport Sector/Infrastructure
5-7 March, Meetings on capacity for RECs and coordination of infrastructure development in Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
22-24 March, Japan-TICAD preparatory meetings focusing on energy and environment conference, Nairobi, Kenya. Source : NEPAD News, March 6, (...)

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mardi 6 mars 2007
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NEPAD sees cassava as Africa’s poverty fighter
The W.K.Kellog Foundation has given a grant of US$599,800 to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to promote the NEPAD Pan Africa Cassava Initiative (NPACI) for sustainable economic growth, food security and poverty alleviation in Africa.
The W.K.Kellog Foundation has given a grant of US$599,800 to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to promote the NEPAD Pan Africa Cassava Initiative (NPACI) for sustainable economic growth, food security and poverty alleviation in Africa. The grant will help the NEPAD/IITA unit that has been established at the (...)

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mardi 6 mars 2007
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African governments urged to respect judiciary in fight against corruption
African governments urged to respect judiciary in fight against corruption African governments should stop undermining the integrity and independence of their judiciary and oversight bodies, in order to strengthen good governance and fight corruption.
This was one of the recommendations of the Africa Forum on Governance and Fighting Corruption held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 28 February to 2 March 2007,that attracted a host of heads of governments, intergovernmental organisations and civil society organisations.
The forum – the first of its kind — was co-hosted by the (...)

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vendredi 9 mars 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
March, NEPAD e-Schools stakeholders conference, Tshwane, South Africa. (date to be finalised)
March, Second meeting of the interim Inter-Governmental Assembly, Zimbabwe. (date to be finalised)
March, Launch of NEPAD e-Schools in Mozambique, Maputo. (date to be finalised)
Transport Sector/Infrastructure
22-24 March, Japan-TICAD preparatory meetings focusing on energy and environment conference, Nairobi, Kenya. Source : NEPAD News, March 9, 2007

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vendredi 9 mars 2007
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Strengthening the Regional Economic Communities for key infrastructure role
A capacity building workshop aimed at strengthening the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) for their role in implementing regional infrastructure programmes was held at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 5-7 March 2007. The NEPAD Secretariat was represented by Godwin Punungwe.
Infrastructure in Africa is key for integration and growth and is a priority sector for NEPAD. To deliver this programme it is recognised that the capabilities of the Regional Economic Communities need to be enhanced.
The NEPAD Infrastructure Short-Term Action Plan (STAP), (...)

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samedi 10 mars 2007
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Raising the interest of students in NEPAD and the environment
The interim secretariat of the environment division of NEPAD in Senegal has launched a press competition on the environment for middle and senior high-school learners in the Dakar region.
The aim of the competition, launched at the end of an information and awareness afternoon at the Blaise Senghor cultural centre for learners, is to arouse the interest of young people in environment issues.
According to an introductory document given to the press, shortlisted articles will be presented at the third International Festival of High School Newspapers to be held on 21-22 March at the Douta (...)

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samedi 10 mars 2007
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NEPAD in forefront of fight against Africa’s health crisis
Africa faces a crisis in its health workforce. This is impeding the development of essential health services, undermining the fight against the huge burden of disease and premature death on the continent and
preventing progress towards attaining the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the goals of universal access to essential health care, including antiretroviral treatment.
This crisis has developed over time due to poverty, under investment and inappropriate policies, and poor salaries and incentives.
Some of these have been imposed by international partners. Many (...)

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samedi 10 mars 2007
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Africa part of global nutrition launch
Experts in the area of nutrition and communication gathered at the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation in Washington on 23 January 2007 to strategise and build a consensus around a plan for the in-country launches of the Lancet Nutrition Series globally.
The meeting provided a platform to discuss and provide input on country selection for in-country launches. The following countries were selected in Africa : Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya.
The project will be launched in a phased approach in these countries and a decision will be taken at the next meeting regarding the order and the (...)

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samedi 10 mars 2007
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Award for NEPAD Advisor
NEPAD Food and Nutrition Security Advisor, Boitshepo Bibi Giyose, will be presented in April this year with the annual Distinguished Alumni Award by Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where she graduated with a degree in nutrition and dietetics in 1989.
She later earned a master’s degree in international nutrition at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards are given annually to Appalachian alumni who have attained extraordinary distinction and success in their career field and have demonstrated exceptional and sustained leadership. (...)

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samedi 10 mars 2007
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Nutrition in Africa is moving – to an African rhythm
By Dr. Milla McLachlan, a South African nutrition consultant, and Boitshepo Bibi Giyose, NEPAD Food and Nutrition Security Advisor
In Africa, nutrition has been waiting in the shadows for a long time while the drum rolls were reserved for other causes – agricultural productivity, transport, education, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and many more.
Now it is nutrition’s turn to step into the circle. The need to refocus attention has been confirmed by the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition at its meeting in Rome on 26 February–2 March 2007 and by the activities of the (...)

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samedi 10 mars 2007
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Sport contributes to development and peace
UN official tells workshop
Sport plays an important role – from the local community to the global level – in the promotion of education, health, development and peace, and this year, which the African Union (AU) has declared the International Year of African Football,
represents an unlimited opportunity to raise awareness on these values, a senior United Nations Official told African football officials in Pretoria, South Africa.
Speaking at the opening of a two-day workshop hosted by the AU Commission in collaboration with the South African Government and the 2010 FIFA World Cup Local Organising (...)

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vendredi 16 mars 2007
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Calendar of events
Agenda NEPAD
March, NEPAD e-Schools stakeholders conference, Tshwane, South Africa. (date to be finalised)
March, Second meeting of the interim Inter-Governmental Assembly, Zimbabwe. (date to be finalised)
March, Launch of NEPAD e-Schools in Mozambique, Maputo. (date to be finalised)
20-21 March, NEPAD Brainstorming Summit, Algiers, Algeria.
10-11 April, NEPAD Steering Committee meeting, Accra, Ghana.
12-14 April, NEPAD Communications Cluster, Accra, Ghana.
May, APRM meeting Accra, Ghana. (date to be finalised)
May, Interaction with African Journalists, Germany. (date to be finalised)
Transport (...)

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vendredi 16 mars 2007
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West African gas pipeline ready for commissioning
The $1.1billion 1000km West African gas pipeline (WAGP) has been completed and may be commissioned this month, according to the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Funsho Kupolokun.
The commissioning ceremony will be performed by President Obasanjo.
The pipeline will traverse 1,000km onshore and offshore from Nigeria’s Niger Delta region to its planned terminus in Ghana.
Four nations, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo and Benin signed a 20-year agreement on the implementation of the pipeline which provides for a comprehensive legal, fiscal and regulatory (...)

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samedi 17 mars 2007
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Role of ICT in human resource and skills development
More than 80 delegates converged at the recently concluded two-day conference in South Africa themed “Achieving best value in human resources and skills management using Information Communication Technology”.
Organised by NEPAD, the Commonwealth Secretariat and AfricaRecruit, the conference examined the business case for e-HR as well as a review of best practices, challenges, policies and case studies aimed at strengthening and developing productivity and employment in Africa.
The conference also explored current thinking on the African labour market, techniques for promoting (...)

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samedi 17 mars 2007
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More than 1000 attend e-Schools launch in Egypt
More than 1000 people attended the official launch of the NEPAD e-Schools demonstration project in Egypt last month, which was carried out by Dr Yousry Al-Gamal, Egyptian Minister of Education. Diplomats and representatives from HP and ORACLE, development partners and opinion leaders also attended.
NEPAD was represented by Dr Henry Chasia, Executive Deputy Chairperson, NEPAD e-Africa Commission ; and Samuel Mikenga, manager, public communications.
The launch took place at El Haddain Senior School in Al Bahaira.
The NEPAD e-Schools demonstration project involves six schools from each of the (...)

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samedi 17 mars 2007
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Regions to discuss NEPAD strategic framework for Africa’s infrastructure development
Regional workshops to discuss the medium to long-term strategic framework for infrastructure development in Africa will be hosted by the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and convened by the African Development Bank and NEPAD during April 2007 in centres across the continent.
Infrastructure, comprising energy, water and sanitation, transport, information and communications technology (ICT), stands at the heart of NEPAD objectives of poverty reduction through economic growth and full participation in the world economy.
Because African economies considered individually are typically too (...)

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vendredi 23 mars 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
30 March, Second Interim Intergovernmental Assembly (IGA) meeting, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
0-11 April, NEPAD Steering Committee meeting, Accra, Ghana.
12-14 April, NEPAD Communications Cluster, Accra, Ghana. 17 April, Official launch of the NEPAD e-Schools in South Africa, Maripe Secondary School, Mpumalanga.
May, APRM meeting Accra, Ghana. (date to be finalised)
May, Interaction with African Journalists, Germany. (date to be finalised)
Transport Sector/Infrastructure
22-24 March, Japan-TICAD preparatory meetings focusing on energy andenvironment conference, Nairobi, Kenya. (...)

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vendredi 23 mars 2007
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CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
NEPAD HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
21st March 2007, Algiers, Algeria
The Ad-Hoc Committee of Heads of State and Government :
Took note of the joint proposal by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Secretariat of the integration into the Processes and Structures of the African Union (AU).
Commended the initiative taken in this regard by the AUC and NEPAD Secretariat under the auspices of the Chairperson of the Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee (HSGIC).
Endorsed the joint proposal of the AUC and the NEPAD Secretariat particularly the implementation modalities and time frame adjustment of the (...)

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dimanche 25 mars 2007
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Algeria in NEPAD’s time
ALGIERS – With the meeting of an extraordinary summit of the Committee for Heads of State and Government on March 21 for the implementation of NEPAD and the presentation of its self-evaluation report in terms of the APRM, on March 6, Algeria is living in NEPAD’s time.
Inasmuch as the Algiers summit had one of the most important questions written on its agenda : the integration of the NEPAD secretariat, currently based in Midrand, in South Africa, with the Commission of the African Union (AU), in Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia.
In Algiers, the leaders of the 20 member countries of (...)

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dimanche 25 mars 2007
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Rwanda hosts roundtable on NEPAD’s Africa agriculture program
Nearly 300 agricultural experts and policymakers, stakeholders from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA),
development partners, representatives of international organisations, the African Union and NEPAD will convene in Kigali, Rwanda, from 29-31 March for a roundtable on NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP).
CAADP, which is spearheaded by African governments, aims to accelerate agricultural growth and eliminate poverty on the continent.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame is expected to officially open the roundtable, as well (...)

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vendredi 30 mars 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
10-11 April, NEPAD Steering Committee meeting, Accra, Ghana.
12-14 April, NEPAD Communications Cluster, Accra, Ghana.
17 April, Official launch of the NEPAD e-Schools in South Africa, Maripe Secondary School, Mpumalanga.
May, APRM meeting Accra, Ghana. (date to be finalised)
May, Interaction with African Journalists, Germany. (date to be finalised)
Infrastructure : medium to long term strategic framework (MLTSF) workshops
4-6 April, Central Africa.
18-20 April, Northern Africa.
25-27 April, East and Southern Africa. West Africa still to be confirmed. Source : NEPAD News, march 30, (...)

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vendredi 30 mars 2007
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US$20,000 fellowships for graduate students in biosciences
The goals of NEPAD are to promote accelerated growth and sustainable development, to eradicate severe and widespread poverty and halt the marginalisation of Africa in the globalisation process.
NEPAD intends to achieve these goals by, among other interventions, the generation and use of cutting-edge science and technology to enable the continent’s researchers to develop products aimed at solving Africa’s problems.
This is being effected through the creation of a network of centres of excellence in biosciences in Africa. The first of these initiatives is the Biosciences (...)

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vendredi 30 mars 2007
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Solving Africa’s water challenges through “nerve centres” of science and technology
A continental network of centres of excellence in water science and technology is envisaged to address the challenges of water in Africa. Acting as ‘nerve centres’ of science and technology they will also focus on capacity building to ensure sustainability of the programme.
A flagship research and development programme on securing and sustaining water has been identified in the African Science and Technology Action Plan.
This flagship programme focuses on water quality, sanitation and water resource management, with a strong emphasis on promoting increased use of scientific (...)

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vendredi 30 mars 2007
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Scientific look at role of traditional medicines in treatment of HIV/AIDS
A planning workshop on the scientific validation of traditional medicines for affordable treatments for HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections was organised by the Southern African Network for Biosciences (SANBio) in Lusaka, Zambia, on 15-16 March 2007.
SANBio is an intergovernmental organisation and flagship programme which falls under the NEPAD/African Biosciences Initiative.
Its main objective is to build and strengthen capacity in biosciences through networking, promotion of scientific excellence and harnessing of indigenous knowledge for sustainable utilisation of natural resources (...)

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jeudi 5 avril 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
10-11 April, NEPAD Steering Committee meeting, Accra, Ghana.
12-14 April, NEPAD Communications Cluster, Accra, Ghana.
17 April, Official launch of the NEPAD e-Schools in South Africa, Maripe Secondary School, Mpumalanga.
17-18 April, NEPAD/African Partnership Forum civil society meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, ahead of the African Partnership meeting in Bonn, Germany on 25-26 April.
May, APRM meeting Accra, Ghana. (date to be finalised)
May, Interaction with African Journalists, Germany. (date to be finalised)
Infrastructure : medium to long term strategic framework (MLTSF) (...)

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jeudi 5 avril 2007
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NEPAD e-Schools to be launched in South Africa
The South African Government, HP Consortium, Cisco Consortium, ORACLE Consortium, and NEPAD e-Africa Commission, will launch the NEPAD e-Schools demonstration project on 17 April 2007 at Maripe Secondary School in Mpumalanga Province.
The launch, which will cover six schools across the country, makes South Africa the seventh country to launch the project after Uganda, Ghana, Lesotho, Kenya, Rwanda, and Egypt.
South Africa’s President Thabo Mbeki is expected to attend together with Cabinet Ministers, high-ranking officials, diplomats, development partners and private sector (...)

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jeudi 5 avril 2007
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Stakeholders endorse first CAADP COMPACT in Rwanda
The Rwanda CAADP COMPACT — a mutual commitment between the Government of Rwanda, the African Union, NEPAD, COMESA and development partners to the agenda of NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) — was endorsed in Kigali, Rwanda, on 31 March 2007.
Nearly 300 agricultural experts and policymakers, stakeholders from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), development partners, representatives of international organisations, the African Union and NEPAD met in Kigali from March 29-31 for a roundtable on CAADP.
The COMPACT was signed by (...)

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jeudi 5 avril 2007
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Mission to Ghana checks on NEPAD’s home-grown school feeding programme
The first joint mission of NEPAD and the World Food Programme (WFP) to visit pilot countries in the NEPAD home-grown school feeding programme took place in Ghana on 14-16 March 2007.
Agreement to undertake joint missions was reached following consultations between the Chief Executive Officer of NEPAD and the Deputy Executive Director of WFP in Abuja, Nigeria during the recent Food Security Summit.
Members of the mission to Ghana were : Ms. Boitshepo Bibi Giyose, NEPAD Senior Food and Nutrition Security Advisor, Prof. Mzobanzi Mboya, NEPAD Education and Training Advisor, Prof. Richard (...)

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vendredi 13 avril 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
12-14 April, NEPAD Communications Cluster, Accra, Ghana.
13 April, Meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Planning, representatives from the AU, NEPAD, World Bank, IMF and ADB with the German G8 Presidency on good financial governance for Africa, Washington, USA.
17 April, Official launch of the NEPAD e-Schools in South Africa, Maripe Secondary School, Mpumalanga.
17-18 April, NEPAD/African Partnership Forum civil society meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, ahead of the African Partnership meeting in Bonn,Germany on 25-26 April.
17-18 April, Meeting of NEPAD, G8, African (...)

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dimanche 15 avril 2007
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NEPAD and DBSA sign partnership on African centres of excellence
A partnership agreement to develop a framework and criteria for the establishment of five African centres of excellence has been signed by the NEPAD Secretariat and the Knowledge Management Africa programme of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA/KMA).
The DBSA/KMA and NEPAD Secretariat will provide financial support for a research project on the development of the framework, which will build on work done by other institutions subscribing to an African renaissance.
The DBSA/KMA has pledged to release R1 million towards the partial funding of the research.
The second phase of the (...)

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dimanche 15 avril 2007
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President Mbeki to launch NEPAD e-Schools in South Africa
South Africa’s President Thabo Mbeki will launch the country’s NEPAD e-Schools Demonstration Project in Mpumalanga Province on 17 April 2007.
The President will lead a delegation consisting of Deputy Ministers of Communications and Education, the Premier of Mpumalanga and senior government officials.
Other members of the delegation will include NEPAD and African Union senior officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps as well as members of the private sector.
The launch, at Maripe Secondary School in Bushbuckridge, will cover six schools across the country, making South Africa (...)

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vendredi 20 avril 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
25-26 April, APF CSO Consultation with G8 Sherpas, Bonn, Germany.
5-6 May, Workshop on the Capacity Building Initiative, Accra, Ghana.
8-10 May, APRM conference, “Africa’s bold march to capture the 21st Century – the role of the APRM”, Accra, Ghana.
20 May, CSO pre-summits on APF, and dialogue with co-chairs, Berlin, Germany.
23 May, African Partnership Forum, Berlin Germany.
May, Interaction with African journalists, Germany. (date to be finalised)
Infrastructure : medium to long term strategic framework (MLTSF) workshops
18-20 April, North Africa, Tunis, (...)

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vendredi 20 avril 2007
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Constructing a continent
NEPAD’s aim is to get all 53 countries working towards increasing capacity
This article, by Perry Zvomya, was published in the South African Mail and Guardian (April 20-25, 2007) and sponsored by the Southern Africa Trust
Africa’s ills would vanish if the West and other partners poured billions of aid money into its coffers, conventional wisdom goes. But what this view overlooks is the inability of many African governments to implement projects designed, as the cliché goes, to make poverty history.
Not long after NEPAD’s launch in 2001 in Abuja, Nigeria, its Heads of (...)

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samedi 21 avril 2007
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ICT is key against poverty, says President Mbeki at launch of e-Schools in South Africa
The NEPAD e-Schools demonstration project was launched in South Africa on 17 April 2007 by President Thabo Mbeki at the Maripe Secondary School, Bushbuckridge, in the Mpumalanga Province. It will also involve five other schools in various provinces.
The project is a joint venture of the South African Government, HP Consortium, Cisco Consortium, ORACLE Consortium and the NEPAD e-Africa Commission.
South Africa is the seventh country to launch the project after Uganda, Ghana, Lesotho, Kenya, Rwanda, and Egypt.
In launching the project, President Mbeki said that ICT is a key to poverty (...)

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samedi 21 avril 2007
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Communications and outreach
NEPAD WORKSHOP IN GHANA SEEKS A COMMON STRATEGY A process to produce a common communications strategy for Africa’s development stakeholders, on the continent and globally has been set in motion.
In spite of the many NEPAD success stories to date, NEPAD is still not fully known or understood. This misunderstanding has often led to confusion regarding the role that stakeholders are expected to play in its implementation.
In order to address this challenge, and to develop a unified approach to communicating NEPAD, as well as develop a clear NEPAD brand for ease of communication, the (...)

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lundi 30 avril 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
5-6 May, Workshop on the Capacity Building Initiative, Accra, Ghana.
8-10 May, APRM conference, “Africa’s bold march to capture the 21st Century – the role of the APRM”, Accra, Ghana.
20 May, CSO pre-summits on APF, and dialogue with co-chairs, Berlin, Germany.
23 May, African Partnership Forum, Berlin Germany.
May, Interaction with African journalists, Germany. (date to be finalised)
Infrastructure : medium to long term strategic framework (MLTSF) workshops
9-11 May, West Africa, Abuja, Nigeria. Source : NEPAD - april 30, (...)

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lundi 30 avril 2007
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Helping journalists to tell African countries about NEPAD
A capacity-building workshop for African journalists, organised jointly by the NEPAD Secretariat and the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ), is being held in Accra, Ghana, on 5-6 May 2007.
Journalists from Algeria, Botswana, Gabon, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa are expected to take part.
The workshop, part of NEPAD’s continent-wide communications policy to publicise its activities, will be followed by a conference on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) from 8-10 May which will discuss “Africa’s bold march to capture the 21st century – the role of the (...)

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lundi 30 avril 2007
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NEPAD Advisor receives US award for distinguished service
NEPAD Food and Nutrition Security Advisor, Boitshepo Bibi Giyose, was presented with the Distinguised Alumna Award by the Appalachian State University’s Alumni Association at its annual awards banquet in Boone, North Carolina on April 21.
The award recognises her outstanding accomplishments in the field of international nutrition.
Giyose, originally from Botswana, graduated from Appalachian in 1989 with a degree in nutrition and dietetics.
She is on of those rare individuals who know early in life that they want to make a difference in the lives of others.
“Biotsheopo is the only (...)

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mardi 15 mai 2007
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Calendar of events
Agenda NEPAD
20 May, CSO pre-summits on APF, and dialogue with co-chairs, Berlin, Germany.
23 May, African Partnership Forum, Berlin Germany.
May, Interaction with African journalists, Germany. (date to be finalised). Source : nepad, may 15, 2007

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mardi 15 mai 2007
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Prime Minister launches NEPAD e-Schools in Mauritius
The Mauritian Prime Minister, Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam, launched the NEPAD e-Schools Demonstration Project on 3 May 2007 at Belle Rose State Secondary School, in Plaine Wilhems District, in south-eastern Mauritius.
The project is a joint venture of the Mauritian Government, Cisco Consortium, Microsoft Consortium, and NEPAD e-Africa Commission. The launch, which covers six schools across the country, makes Mauritius the eighth country to launch the project after Uganda, Ghana , Lesotho, Kenya, Rwanda, Egypt and South Africa.
Said the Prime Minister : “In Mauritius, we started the (...)

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mercredi 16 mai 2007
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Harnessing science and technology for progress
African nations must channel more funds towards research After many decades of economic and social marginalisation, political instability and conflicts, over-dependence on the rest on the world for knowledge and finance, the African continent and its people are now even more determined to eradicate poverty and to become fully integrated into the global knowledge economy.
Indeed, science and technology can play a central role in meeting human development needs while maintaining the integrity of the natural environment.
The income gap between poor and rich countries is largely accounted (...)

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mercredi 16 mai 2007
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Strategic Investment Programme
African Ministers pledge support for action against land degradation and for NEPAD programmes
African Ministers of the Environment, meeting in Ouagadougou, Burkino Faso, on 24-27 April 2007, pledged their endorsement of the Global Environment Fund/TerrAfrica Strategic Investment Programme in support of NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme, the NEPAD Environmental Action Plan and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
The special Ministers conference, set up to review the proposal for the GEF/TerrAfrica Strategic Investment Programme for (...)

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mardi 15 mai 2007
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Ghana President is the first AU Chairman to visit NEPAD Secretariat
President John Kufuor of Ghana is the first sitting Chairman of the African Union to visit the NEPAD Secretariat in Midrand, South Africa, to meet staff and to hear for himself how the Secretariat is meeting the challenges facing the African Continent.
NEPAD Chief Executive Prof. Firmino Mucavele welcomed the President to Midrand on 8 May 2007 and briefed him on the progress being made in the implementation of the various NEPAD programmes.
In view of the forthcoming G8 meeting in Berlin, Germany, which will focus on infrastructure development, Professor Mucavele presented the major (...)

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lundi 28 mai 2007
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Calendar of events NEPAD/AMCOST
NEPAD Agenda
4-5 June, Steering Committee of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Pretoria, South Africa.
6 June, Bureau of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Pretoria, South Africa.
23-25 July, Experts’ workshop on building health innovation systems in Africa, Kampala, Uganda.
31 July-1 August, First meeting of the African Inter-Governmental Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, Maputo, Mozambique.
22-24 October, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
Education and (...)

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lundi 28 mai 2007
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Mali is ninth country to launch NEPAD e-Schools
Mali became the ninth country to launch NEPAD e-Schools when the Minister of Culture, Cheick Oumar Sissoko, representing the Minister of Education, officially opened the e-Schools Demostration Project on 24 May 2007 at Lycee Mamadou Sarr in Bamako.
He was accompanied by Moctar Ouane, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Oumar Dicko, Minister of African Integration, and senior Government officials.
Other countries that have launched the project are Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda.
The initiative is a joint venture between the Malian Government, Advanced (...)

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lundi 28 mai 2007
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Key messages from African Partnership Forum for G8 Summit in Germany
More than 200 high-level representatives from Africa, G8 and OECD countries gathered in Berlin, Germany, on 22-23 May 2007 for the 8th meeting of the Africa Partnership Forum and discussed four key issues affecting Africa, ahead of the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm on 6-8 June.
The meeting was hosted by Germany as G8 Presidency and opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ghanaian Foreign Minister Nana Afuko-Addo representing African Union Chair John Kufuor, and Danish Prime Minister Anders Rasmussen. It was also addressed by Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and the Archbishop of (...)

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vendredi 25 mai 2007
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President John Kufuor
AU Chairman’s message on Africa Day calls for “rededication”
The adoption of NEPAD as the development programme of the African Union and its African Peer Review Mechanism has enhanced political and economic governance of the continent but the challenges remain daunting, said the Chairman of the African Union, Ghana’s President John Kufuor, in a message to mark Africa Day on 25 May 2007.
He called on Fellow Africans and Friends of Africa : “On the occasion of the celebration of yet another Africa Day, let us rededicate ourselves to work to turn Africa into a larger expanse of peace and stability and the dream of an African Economic Market (...)

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lundi 4 juin 2007
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NEPAD Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
4-5 June, Steering Committee of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Pretoria, South Africa.
6 June, Bureau of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Pretoria, South Africa.
23-25 July, Experts’ workshop on building health innovation systems in Africa, Kampala, Uganda.
31 July- 1 August, First meeting of the African Inter-Governmental Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, Maputo, Mozambique.
22-24 October, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
Education and (...)

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lundi 4 juin 2007
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Cameroon wants education for all, Minister tells NEPAD e-Schools launch
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), paving the way for the launch and implementation of the NEPAD e-Schools Initiative Demonstration Project in Cameroon, was signed in Yaounde on 14 May 2007. The signatories were the Cameroon Government, the NEPAD e-Schools Commission, Microsoft and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
Cameroon’s Minister of Education, Louis Bapes Bapes told the gathering of officials that the Government of Cameroon has put in place a national education plan for education for all. Introduction of ICTs in schools is key in this initiative.
Cameroon has also installed 17 (...)

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dimanche 3 juin 2007
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South African diplomats visit NEPAD for briefing on implementation progress
A group of 24 South African diplomats paid a visit to the NEPAD Secretariat on 31 May 2007 to discuss implementation progress of NEPAD programmes as well as to receive briefings on the rate of implementation of the priority sectors and the African Peer Review Mechanism.
The group was received by NEPAD Deputy Chief Executive, Ambassador Olukorede Willoughby, NEPAD General Manager for Communications and Outreach, Ms Thaninga Shope-Linney, NEPAD Advisor on Nutrition, Ms Bibi Giyose and NEPAD Advisor Gender, CSOs and Parliamentary Affairs, Ms Litha Musyimi Ogana.
In his opening address, (...)

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lundi 11 juin 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
4-6 July, First General Assembly of the Inter-Africa Metrology System (AFRIMETS), Midrand, South Africa.
NEPAD/AMCOST
23-25 July, Experts’ workshop on building health innovation systems in Africa, Kampala, Uganda.
31 July- 1 August, First meeting of the African Inter-Governmental Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, Maputo, Mozambique.
22-24 October, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
Education and Training
27 June, Collaboration between African universities, post-graduate clinical education (...)

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lundi 11 juin 2007
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NEPAD playing key role in FARA General Assembly and Agriculture Science Week
The 4th General Assembly of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) together with Africa Agriculture Science Week is taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 10-16 June 2007.
FARA, an umbrella organisation of major stakeholders in agricultural research and development in Africa, has been operating as the technical arm of NEPAD for five years, driving the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) fourth pillar on agricultural research and technology dissemination and adoption.
This year’s General Assembly and Agriculture (...)

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vendredi 15 juin 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
4-6 July, First General Assembly of the Inter-Africa Metrology System (AFRIMETS), Midrand, South Africa.
NEPAD/AMCOST
23-25 July, Experts’ workshop on building health innovation systems in Africa, Kampala, Uganda.
31 July- 1 August, First meeting of the African Inter-Governmental Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, Maputo, Mozambique.
22-24 October, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
Education and Training
27 June, Collaboration between African universities, post-graduate clinical education (...)

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vendredi 15 juin 2007
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NEPAD in talks to provide more support for CAADP in the COMESA region
A NEPAD team led by Agriculture Advisor Prof. Richard Mkandawire met with the Secretary-General of the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), Erastus Mwencha, in Lusaka, Zambia on 5 June 2007,
to discuss an initiative on joint follow-up support for country Roundtable processes of NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and to ensure the smooth flow of resources committed to countries.
Other members of the NEPAD team were the coordinator for agricultural input markets development programme, Dr Maria Wanzala, and strategic land management (...)

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vendredi 15 juin 2007
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Madagascar is first country in new project for national implementation of NEPAD
A national workshop on NEPAD – the first in a new NEPAD Stakeholder Engagement project – was held in Antananarivo, Madagascar on 5-6 June, 2007. It was opened by the Minister of Economy, Planning, Private Sector and Commerce, Harrison Randriarimanana, who also addressed participants.
The overall aim of the project, developed by the NEPAD Secretariat last year, is to enhance stakeholder engagement for the effective implementation of NEPAD at national level, ensure integration of NEPAD programmes and principles into national development plans, as well as attainment of the (...)

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samedi 16 juin 2007
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Focus on Africa in G8 Summit “Power of Ideas” lectures
Africa was the final focus in the lecture series on “The Power of Ideas” held this month in the media centre of the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm. The event was organised by the initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas”.
The ideas and innovations presented in the series reflected topics covered in the G8 discussions and focused on the same issues, including energy efficiency, environmental protection and the situation in Africa.
In her presentation, Thaninga Shope-Linney, NEPAD General Manager Communications and Outreach, gave a brief overview of the NEPAD initiative (...)

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vendredi 22 juin 2007
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Successes and challenges of NEPAD’s science and technology programme
Established in November 2003 under the purview NEPAD and the African Union, the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST) is a high-level platform for developing policies and setting
priorities on science, technology and innovation for African development that provides political and policy leadership for the implementation of Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action.
In addition to promoting science and technology cooperation among African countries, the key objective of AMCOST is to facilitate the harnessing and application of science and (...)

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vendredi 22 juin 2007
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Spain and NEPAD sign historic agreement for the economic empowerment of African women
The Gender and Civil Society Organisations Unit at the NEPAD Secretariat has been championing the development of an Africa-wide project for the economic empowerment of women which led to its
participation in the first Spanish African Women’s Encounter in Mozambique on 7-8 March 2006 and then the second Spanish African Women’s Encounter in Madrid on 7-8 March 2007.
The NEPAD Secretariat and the Spanish Government through the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECI) have now entered into a cooperation which will see the Spanish Government support a Spanish-NEPAD Fund (...)

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vendredi 29 juin 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
4-6 July, First General Assembly of the Inter-Africa Metrology System (AFRIMETS), Midrand, South Africa.
NEPAD/AMCOST
23-25 July, Experts’ workshop on building health innovation systems in Africa, Kampala, Uganda.
31 July- 1 August, First meeting of the African Inter-Governmental Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, Maputo, Mozambique.
22-24 October, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
Education and Training
4-6 July, Inter-Africa Metrology System (AFRIMETS) first General Assembly meeting in (...)

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vendredi 29 juin 2007
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“Great opportunity” to evaluate NEPAD progress in East Africa
The visit of the NEPAD Steering Committee to Kenya for a two-day meeting in Mombasa was described by the Minister for Planning and Natural Development, Henry Obwocha, as a “great opportunity” for the region to evaluate progress since the inception of the NEPAD vision.
In welcoming Ministers, Ambassadors and other distinguished guests to the gathering on 22 June 2007, Minister Obwocah said :
"This meeting comes at a time when there is ongoing dialogue aimed at taking stock of NEPAD’s achievements so far, as well as revisiting the mandate of NEPAD and charting the way (...)

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vendredi 29 juin 2007
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Africa’s farmers want to play their part in NEPAD’s CAADP
African Governments through the Maputo Declaration in July 2003 made agriculture a top priority, leading to NEPAD developing an agricultural policy framework — the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Program (CAADP) — aimed at increasing the performance of agriculture to grow at more than 6% per annum.
Now farmers’ organisations are looking at being more proactive in the CAADP process.
Regional farmers’ organisations (RFOs) such as the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU), Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF), Network of Peasant and (...)

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dimanche 8 juillet 2007
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$150m grant to support sustainable land management programs in Africa
NEPAD-TerrAfrica initiative to restore soil fertility and prevent degradation
An innovative $150 million dollar grant program aimed at supporting Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in Africa was approved by the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) at a meeting in Washington on 14 June 2007.
Called the Strategic Investment Program for SLM in Sub Saharan Africa, the SIP has been developed over the course of the last two years through an extensive consultation process led by NEPAD, and brings together under one umbrella six agencies including the World Bank.
The SIP forms a key (...)

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lundi 9 juillet 2007
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Experts gather for high-level African science and technology meeting
The African Development Bank (ADB) is hosting a two-day high-level meeting on 9-10 July 2007, in Tunis, Tunisia with experts in science and technology from the African Union Commission, NEPAD Secretariat, Association for the Development of Education in Africa and the ADB with a view to enhancing Africa’s socio-economic transformation and integration into the world economy.
The meeting is expected to promote partnership and explore resource mobilisation options to strengthen the capacities of the AU Commission and NEPAD in delivering the African Ministerial Council on Science and (...)

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lundi 9 juillet 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
NEPAD/AMCOST
23-25 July, Experts’ workshop on Building Health Innovation Systems in Africa, Kampala, Uganda.
13-15 August, First meeting of the African Inter-governmental Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, Maputo, Mozambique.
28-29 September, Southern Africa regional roundtable on improving engineering sciences in universities, Johannesburg, South Africa. 22-28 October, First training workshop on science, technology and innovation indicators, Pretoria, South Africa.
12-16 November, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and (...)

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lundi 30 juillet 2007
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Uganda Minister’s appeal to African governments...
Commit more resources to science, technology and innovations to fight diseases
An appeal to African governments to commit more resources to the development and application of science, technology and innovations for the betterment of Africa was made by Uganda’s Minister of State for Industry, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, while officiating at an international workshop on science, technology and innovations for public health in Africa, held in Entebbe, Uganda, on 23-24 July 2007.
Only science, technology and innovations development and application would help fight diseases and develop (...)

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lundi 30 juillet 2007
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NEPAD Capacity Development Strategic Framework
Challenges and prospects for Ghana
Capacity-related constraints have been identified as one of the greatest impediments for the attainment of the goals encapsulated in the Constitutive Act of the African Union and NEPAD.
Even though the exact nature and extent of these deficiencies is still a subject of debate, there is overall consensus that they have had an adverse effect on the conceptualisation, management, execution and impact of development initiatives. They arise from a combination of factors ranging from individual, institutional and systemic constraints, including weak harmonisation and integration, to knowledge (...)

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lundi 30 juillet 2007
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Ghana moves ahead with the CAADP sustainable land management program
The Government of Ghana has officially confirmed its commitment to developing a multi-sectoral approach to combating land degradation and the scaling-up of sustainable land management (SLM) investments, in line with the NEPAD-TerrAfrica approach under Pillar 1 of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP).
Following the conclusions and recommendations of the Country Environmental Analysis (CEA), and as a result of the continuous policy dialogue conducted both regionally and nationally, the idea and rationale for developing a programmatic response to address land (...)

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lundi 30 juillet 2007
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Teacher training through open and distance learning
A NEPAD strategy for teacher training and teacher development through open and distance learning (ODL) has been proposed for Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique.
The proposal involves close cooperation between NEPAD, the University of South Africa (UNISA), African providers of teacher training and Governments of the three countries.
The primary challenge in Africa has been defined by the UNESCO Teacher Education Initiative, Sub-Saharan Africa 2004-2007.
In addition to the general lack of adequate training of teachers in Africa, UNESCO’s focus on teacher training (...)

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mercredi 1er août 2007
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NEPAD Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
NEPAD/AMCOST
13-15 August, First meeting of the African Inter-governmental Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, Maputo, Mozambique.
28-29 September, Southern Africa regional roundtable on improving engineering sciences in universities, Johannesburg, South Africa.
22-28 October, First training workshop on science, technology and innovation indicators, Pretoria, South Africa.
12-16 November, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya. Source : nepad, july 30, (...)

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vendredi 3 août 2007
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West African Ministers adopt regional plan for NEPAD’s environment initiative
West African Ministers of Environment, meeting in Accra, Ghana, on 27 June 2007, endorsed the Sub-Regional Environment Action Plan for West Africa (SREAP WA) of the Environment Initiative of NEPAD.
The Ministers’ meeting followed a meeting of experts in Accra on 25-26 June attended by representatives from Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo. Also in attendance were representative of the Secretariats of NEPAD, the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), UNEP and the Interim (...)

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vendredi 3 août 2007
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NEPAD-Spanish empowerment program for African women
The NEPAD Secretariat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Spanish Government in support of the economic empowerment of African women. The signing marks the beginning a new partnership between the women of Africa and Spain, in the spirit of the Maputo and Madrid Encounters of African and Spanish Women.
With the support of the Spanish Government through the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECI), the NEPAD Secretariat will implement a three-year project on the empowerment of women in Africa.
On behalf of the NEPAD/AECI Steering Committee, the Secretariat is (...)

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lundi 6 août 2007
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NEPAD Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
NEPAD/AMCOST
13-15 August, First meeting of the African Inter-governmental Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, Maputo, Mozambique.
28-29 September, Southern Africa regional roundtable on improving engineering sciences in universities, Johannesburg, South Africa.
22-28 October, First training workshop on science, technology and innovation indicators, Pretoria, South Africa.
12-16 November, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya. Source : nepad, august 3, (...)

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mercredi 8 août 2007
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New Head of NEPAD Nigeria
Dr Tunji Olagunju, a former Ambassador to South Africa, has been appointed Chief Executive of NEPAD Nigeria and special advisor on NEPAD to Nigeria’s President Umaru Yar’Adua.
In addition four offices dealing with various aspects of NEPAD have been merged into a single office as NEPAD Nigeria. - Website : www.nepadnigeria.org
Cameroon appointment The Minister-in-Charge of Special Duties, Victor A. Mengot, has been designated as the personal representative of the President of Cameroon on the NEPAD Steering Committee and Regional Coordination Committee for Central Africa. Source : (...)

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mercredi 8 août 2007
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Updates on NEPAD regional infrastructure projects
The following report covers the current status of three regional projects – a collaboration of the African Development Bank and the World Bank under the NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF).
The projects are :
Togo-Benin-Ghana power interconnection Kenya-Uganda oil pipeline Tanzania-Zambia-Kenya power interconnector Togo-Benin-Ghana power interconnection Date of IPPF approval : 27 October 2004 Prepatory activities financing sources :
NEPAD-IPPF : USD500,000
DBSA-AFD PPF : USD300,000
BOAD : USD510,333.31
VRA : USD359,611.69 Physical project costs estimate : (...)

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mercredi 8 août 2007
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NEPAD CEO will speak on the benefits for Africa
At first shared-services conference
A conference on “Shared Services in the Public Sector Africa” – the first of its kind — to be held in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa on 21-24 August 2007 will be addressed by NEPAD Chief Executive Prof. Firmino Mucavele at an exclusive session on the benefits of shared services.
The conference is being organised by the Gauteng Shared Service Centre (GSSC), one of South Africa’s most progressive provincial government departments.
Since its inception five years ago,the GSSC has successfully applied its shared services model to accomplish its strategic (...)

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samedi 11 août 2007
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NEPAD Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
NEPAD/AMCOST
13-15 August, First meeting of the African Inter-governmental Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, Maputo, Mozambique.
28-29 September, Southern Africa regional roundtable on improving engineering sciences in universities, Johannesburg, South Africa.
22-28 October, First training workshop on science, technology and innovation indicators, Pretoria, South Africa.
12-16 November, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya. Source : NEPAD, august (...)

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vendredi 17 août 2007
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Priority areas identified for Japan’s support of NEPAD projects across Africa
Priority areas for co-operation were confirmed at the second meeting of the Japan-NEPAD policy dialogue in Pretoria, South Africa, on 13-14 August 2007. These sectors are : infrastructure ; agriculture ; trade and investment ; and education and health.
Chairman of the meeting, NEPAD Chief Executive, Prof. Firmino Mucavele, praised Japan’s long-standing commitment to Africa and to NEPAD.
The following areas were covered during the two-day discussions :
Infrastructure
Progress was reported on the implementation of a number of NEPAD projects supported by Japan :
The Mali-Senegal South (...)

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lundi 20 août 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
NEPAD/AMCOST
12-14 September, Uganda national workshop on the Capacity Development Strategic Framework.
20-22 September, Kenya national workshop on the Capacity Development Strategic Framework.
28-29 September, Southern Africa regional roundtable on improving engineering sciences in universities, Johannesburg, South Africa.
22-28 October, First training workshop on science, technology and innovation indicators, Pretoria, South Africa.
12-16 November, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya. Source : NEPAD, 17 août (...)

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vendredi 24 août 2007
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Africa produces 7m tons of fish a year
Since time immemorial, fish has played an important role in the life of Africans. Archaeological finds in Egypt have shown paintings dating to the Middle Kingdom (2040-1640 BC) and Late Kingdom (712-332 BC) of men using fishing rods. Thousands of years later, fish continues to be central to Africa’s needs.
Currently Africa produces approximately 7 million tons of fish each year. Of this approximately 4 million tons is harvested from oceans and seas, and around 3 million tons comes from lakes, rivers and flood plains (also known as inland fisheries). This fish sector makes vital (...)

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vendredi 24 août 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
12-14 September, Uganda national workshop on the Capacity Development Strategic Framework.
20-22 September, Kenya national workshop on the Capacity Development Strategic Framework.
27-28 September, AWEPA regional seminar on private sector development, agriculture and poverty reduction, Nairobi, Kenya. October, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/NEPAD conference, Lusaka, Zambia. (Date to be finalised.)
25 November, Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Kampala, Uganda.
NEPAD/AMCOST
28-29 September, Southern Africa regional roundtable on improving (...)

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vendredi 24 août 2007
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TICAD IV will be held in Yokohama, Japan
on 28-30 May 2008
TICAD process – a forum for Africa
By Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia The TICAD process – the Tokyo International Conference on African Development — has from the very beginning played an important role in highlighting the challenges of development in Africa. This was particularly important in the early 90’s when the TICAD process was initiated as Africa faced the risk of marginilisation in the immediate post-cold-war period.
A number of similar processes have now been initiated but the fact remains that the TICAD process was a pioneer and continued to be a (...)

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vendredi 31 août 2007
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Regional infrastructure is key to NEPAD objectives for Africa’s growth
The challenges – and the progress
Infrastructure — energy, water and sanitation, transport, information and communications technology (ICT) — stands at the heart of NEPAD objectives of poverty reduction through economic growth and full participation in the world economy.
The goal of NEPAD is to develop infrastructure services that are adequate, efficient and of minimum cost and are, therefore, able to support the development of trade and economic growth needed for achieving the NEPAD aim of reversing Africa’s marginalisation in the global economy.
Because African economies considered individually are typically too (...)

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samedi 1er septembre 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
12-14 September, Uganda national workshop on the Capacity Development Strategic Framework.
20-22 September, Kenya national workshop on the Capacity Development Strategic Framework.
27-28 September, AWEPA regional seminar on private sector development, agriculture and poverty reduction, Nairobi, Kenya.
October, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/NEPAD conference, Lusaka, Zambia. (Date to be finalised.)
25 November, Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Kampala, Uganda.
NEPAD/AMCOST
28-29 September, Southern Africa regional roundtable on improving (...)

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vendredi 7 septembre 2007
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African Geopolitics in the 21st Century
Extracts from an address to the African Association of Political Science by Prof. Anver Saloojee, special advisor in the South African Presidency.
The answer to the question that is being posed today – “Can a common African future be built on the strengths of a diverse continent” — is yes.
The broader question however is : how can one match the vision of African development, integration, peace, and democratic governance with institutions that have the capacity to develop and implement policies to work towards the concrete implementation of the vision ?
This of course is (...)

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vendredi 7 septembre 2007
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Regular TV slots for NEPAD
In line with the recommendations emanating from the Communications and Advocacy workshop held in Accra, Ghana in May 2007, the NEPAD Secretariat is pleased to announce that it has secured a TV slot every Wednesday, between 20:00 and 21:00, on SABC Africa.
Called African Views it is a live, phone-in programme, which features panel discussions on various topics around current development initiatives.
Prof. Firmino Mucavele, Chief Executive NEPAD Secretariat, was the first to be featured on African Views on 29 August 2007, accompanied on the panel by Dr Faustin Moape, AU/NEPAD Senior (...)

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vendredi 7 septembre 2007
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Public Sector Innovation Awards in Africa
New programme to promote best practice and service delivery The African Union, NEPAD and the 5th Conference of Public Service Ministers announce the first annual Public Sector Innovation Awards in Africa.
The programme recognises and rewards the successes of public servants and their partners in the private sector as well as in the non-profit sector who have succeeded in developing innovative solutions for service delivery and for challenges facing governments.
The awards aim to promote and encourage best practice in innovation in the public sector and in service delivery, and will (...)

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mardi 11 septembre 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
12-14 September, Uganda national workshop on the Capacity Development Strategic Framework.
20-22 September, Kenya national workshop on the Capacity Development Strategic Framework.
27-28 September, AWEPA regional seminar on private sector development, agriculture and poverty reduction, Nairobi, Kenya.
October, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/NEPAD conference, Lusaka, Zambia. (Date to be finalised.)
25 November, Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Kampala, Uganda.
NEPAD/AMCOST
28-29 September, Southern Africa regional roundtable on improving (...)

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vendredi 14 septembre 2007
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Support for NEPAD at African Green Revolution Conference
Support for NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) was endorsed by donors at the African Green Revolution Conference in Oslo, Norway on 30 August 2007.
Now in its second year, the conference has become the venue for public-private partnership (PPP) aimed at increasing agricultural productivity in Africa.
Opened by Norwegian Minister of International Development Erik Solheim, the conference brought together policy-makers, farmers, entrepreneurs and business leaders under the theme “Partnership for Productivity”.
The Minister emphasised the (...)

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vendredi 14 septembre 2007
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NEPAD welcomes Britain’s $20m contribution to new Africa fund
Major boost to business and job prospects in agriculture and finance Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID) has announced the contribution of $20-million to the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) set up to support innovative business ventures in Africa’s agriculture and finance sectors.
The AECF, which will provide match-funding for business innovations that improve the economic prospects of the most excluded in Africa, as employees, entrepreneurs or consumers, will become operational in early 2008.
It will offer grants of up to $1.5 million to (...)

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vendredi 14 septembre 2007
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NEPAD TV programme changes
The NEPAD Secretariat last week announced the launch of two new television programmes on the SABC Africa channel — African Views, every Wednesday evening between 20:00 and 21:00 South African time, and 180 Degrees every Thursday morning at 08:00 South African time.
Africa Views is a live phone-in programme featuring panel discussions on various topics around current NEPAD development initiatives. The 180 Degrees slot is a brief interview-based programme.
Due to the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the death of the South African hero Steve Biko, the African Views programme (...)

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samedi 15 septembre 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
12-14 September, Uganda national workshop on the Capacity Development Strategic Framework.
20-22 September, Kenya national workshop on the Capacity Development Strategic Framework.
27-28 September, AWEPA regional seminar on private sector development, agriculture and poverty reduction, Nairobi, Kenya.
October, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/NEPAD conference, Lusaka, Zambia. (Date to be finalised.)
25 November, Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Kampala, Uganda.
NEPAD/AMCOST
28-29 September, Southern Africa regional roundtable on improving (...)

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vendredi 21 septembre 2007
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NEPAD Spatial Development Programme moves forward
The NEPAD Spatial Development Programme (SDP) has been launched in earnest with a meeting between the Northern Corridor Transit Transport Coordinating Authority (NCTTCA), Kenya Ports Authority, the NEPAD Secretariat, the Regional Spatial Development Initiatives Programme (RSDIP) Unit, the South African Department of Trade and Industry and Mintek, held on 27-28 August 2007 at the NEPAD Secretariat offices in Midrand, South Africa.
The countries involved in the Northern Corridor are Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
The meeting was attended by Godfrey Onyango, (...)

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vendredi 21 septembre 2007
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NEPAD reports “significant progress” in a briefing to diplomats and key stakeholders
The African diplomatic community accredited to Kenya and representatives of key stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector and the media attended a briefing session in Nairobi on 19 September 2007 organised by the NEPAD Secretariat in collaboration with the NEPAD Secretariat Kenya and GTZ South Africa, the German technical cooperation agency.
The presentation was part of the strategy of the NEPAD communications and outreach programme and the overall programme of interacting with countries on the state of implementation of NEPAD at country level.
The NEPAD delegation was led (...)

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vendredi 21 septembre 2007
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Africa : study seeks to promote networking and good practices in infrastructure development
The African Development Bank has supported the preparation of more than 15 regional projects as part of its assistance in upgrading infrastructure in Africa, Dr. Ini Urua, NEPAD division manager at the African Development Bank, says in this interview in Tunis, in which he discusses the Medium to Long Term Strategic Framework for Infrastructure development in Africa (MLTSF). What is the MLTSF study and how was it conceived ?
This is the Medium to Long Term Strategic Framework for infrastructure development on the continent. It seeks to institute a coherent strategic framework to serve as (...)

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vendredi 21 septembre 2007
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NEPAD Projects Conference to be held in South Africa
The South African Department of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Trade and Industry, the NEPAD Secretariat and the NEPAD Business Foundation are hosting a NEPAD Projects Conference in Sandton, outside Johannesburg on 8-9 October 2007, under the title “Strengthening Partnerships for Implementation”. The aim is to make the appropriate linkages between government, national development strategies and business sector engagement with the NEPAD process.
Three national consultative workshops on the implementation of NEPAD have been held in South Africa since 2005. While the first (...)

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vendredi 21 septembre 2007
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Decisions on science and technology indicators
A number of decisions were taken at the first meeting of the African Intergovernmental Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators organised by the NEPAD Office of Science and Technology and hosted by the Mozambique Government in Maputo on 17-18 September 2007. It was attended by representatives of Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, (...)

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vendredi 21 septembre 2007
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NEPAD TV schedule on Africa channel
The next programme schedule for the NEPAD TV slots on the SABC Africa channel is :
African Views 26 September 2007 at 8pm - 9pm (SA time). Dr. Henry Chasia, Deputy Executive Chairperson, NEPAD e-Africa Commission, with Lynette Chen, Chief executive, NEPAD Business Foundation forming part of the panel.
The topic of discussion will centre on ICT and e-schools in Africa.
180 Degrees 27 September 2007 at 8:35am (SA time). Louis Napo Gnagbé, NEPAD Media Manager will be interviewed on NEPAD’s media policy and the training program for journalists around Africa. Africa Views is a live (...)

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mardi 25 septembre 2007
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Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
20-22 September, Kenya national workshop on the Capacity Development Strategic Framework.
25-26 September, African Union Commission/NEPAD/RECs meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
27-28 September, Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme partnership platform meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
27-28 September, AWEPA regional seminar on private sector development, agriculture and poverty reduction, Nairobi, Kenya. October, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/NEPAD conference, Lusaka, Zambia. (Date to be finalised.)
25 November, Commonwealth Heads of (...)

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vendredi 28 septembre 2007
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NEPAD - Mozambique : A joint action plan on fisheries and aquaculture
WorldFish opens regional centre in Zambia
Kenya : Implement its Peer Review programme
WorldFish opens regional centre in Zambia
A new office of the WorldFish Centre – one of the 15 global research centres supported by the Consultative group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) – was opened in Lusaka, Zambia on 26 September 2007.
A regional programme on “Fisheries and HIV/AIDS in Africa” was also launched in Lusaka on 26 September.
The guest of honour at both functions was Zambia’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Albert Mulonga. The Chief Executive Officer of NEPAD, Prof Firmino Mucavele, was represented by the NEPAD Fisheries (...)

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vendredi 28 septembre 2007
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Looking at Africa’s water needs 2008-2010
Support for NEPAD aquaculture plan
Looking at Africa’s water needs 2008-2010 A meeting of stakeholders in the African Water Facility (AWF) was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 18-21 September 2007 to review its operational program for the period 2008-2010 and its long-term plan.
The African Water Facility was established by the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) as a fund to assist African countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in accordance with the African Water Vision. It is hosted by the African Development Bank and has its own governing council on which the NEPAD Secretariat is (...)

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vendredi 28 septembre 2007
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NEPAD TV schedule on Africa channel
NEPAD cities programme moves ahead
NEPAD cities programme moves ahead
Phase 2 of the NEPAD Cities Programme was launched in Durban, South Africa on 27 September 2007. The initiative aims to address urbanisation and its consequences in order to make African cities more attractive for economic investment.
Seven cities were selected to kick-start the programme in July 2003 — Durban, Bamako, Lagos, Lusaka, Nairobi, Rabat and Douala.
The profiles of these cities were prepared by their municipalities with technical assistance from the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT).
Intensive discussions by all mayors of (...)

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vendredi 28 septembre 2007
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Enhancing ownership and partnership
Role of African countries, institutions and individuals in NEPAD implementation
The NEPAD Secretariat in cooperation with the South African Department of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Trade and Industry and the NEPAD Business Foundation is hosting a conference entitled “NEPAD Projects Conference : Strengthening Partnerships for Implementation” which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 8-9 October 2007.
The conference builds on previous national processes, led by the Department of Foreign Affairs ; which culminated in the development of the NEPAD Implementation (...)

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vendredi 28 septembre 2007
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NEPAD Calendar of events
NEPAD Agenda
27-28 September, Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme partnership platform meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
27-28 September, AWEPA regional seminar on private sector development, agriculture and poverty reduction, Nairobi, Kenya.
October, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/NEPAD conference, Lusaka, Zambia. (Date to be finalised.)
25 November, Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Kampala, Uganda.
NEPAD/AMCOST
28-29 September, Southern Africa regional roundtable on improving engineering sciences in universities, Johannesburg, South Africa. (...)

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vendredi 5 octobre 2007
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NEPAD - Mozambique : implementation,awareness and ownership
Infrastructure mission in Central Africa
NEPAD and Mozambique hold talks on implementation,awareness and ownership
The NEPAD Secretariat in cooperation with the Mozambique Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation has held a series of consultative meetings in Maputo with various institutions of government, the diplomatic community, the private sector and civil society.
The overall purpose was to evaluate the extent to which Mozambique has integrated the NEPAD principles, values and priorities into national development plans and strategies. It also served as an opportunity to assess the progress made in the implementation of (...)

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vendredi 5 octobre 2007
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The NEPAD e-Africa Commission
The journey so far…
The NEPAD e-Africa Commission was established in October 2001 by the Ministerial Oversight Committee of the African Telecommunication Union and adopted by the NEPAD Steering Committee as the NEPAD Task Team for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in September 2002. This action was endorsed by the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee (HSGIC) in November 2002.
The mandate of the e-Africa Commission :
To develop a broad NEPAD ICT strategy and comprehensive action plan covering the necessary policy/legal/regulatory, logistical, (...)

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vendredi 5 octobre 2007
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Calendar of events - NEPAD Agenda
NEPAD TV schedule on new channel
Calendar of events
October, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/NEPAD conference, Lusaka, Zambia. (Date to be finalised.)
25 November, Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Kampala, Uganda.
NEPAD/AMCOST
22-28 October, First training workshop on science, technology and innovation indicators, Pretoria, South Africa.
12-16 November, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya. Source : NEPAD, october 5, 2007
NEPAD TV schedule on new channel
As a result of the DSTV channel changes effective from the beginning (...)

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vendredi 12 octobre 2007
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Minister stresses commitment to NEPAD and African countries
Successful NEPAD Projects Conference identifies many opportunities
Minister stresses commitment to NEPAD and African countries
South Africa is committed to NEPAD and ensuring that it is able to place African countries, both individually and collectively, on a path of sustainable growth and development, halt the marginalisation of Africa in the globilisation process, and enhance Africa’s full and beneficial integration into the global economy.
These were the words of South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Mandisi Mpahlwa, when he addressed the gala dinner for delegates to the NEPAD Projects Conference held in Sandton on 8-9 October (...)

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vendredi 12 octobre 2007
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South Africa spells out its role in NEPAD and a road map for the future
South Africa, in collaboration with key African countries, has been at the forefront in developing NEPAD as Africa’s premier development programme, in mobilising international, continental and regional support for NEPAD and in supporting the NEPAD structures and processes, said South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Suzette van der Merwe, when she opened the NEPAD Projects Conference : Strengthening Partnerships for Implementation, in Sandton on 8 October 2007.
The NEPAD Implementation Strategy for South Africa (NISSA), she said, “will serve as a road map, (...)

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lundi 15 octobre 2007
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NEPAD TV programme schedule
NEPAD Calendar of events
Calendar of events
October, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/NEPAD conference, Lusaka, Zambia. (Date to be finalised.)
25 November, Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Kampala, Uganda.
NEPAD/AMCOST
22-28 October, First training workshop on science, technology and innovation indicators, Pretoria, South Africa.
12-16 November, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya. NEPAD News, 0ctober 12, 2007
NEPAD TV programme schedule The next programme schedule for the two NEPAD slots on SABC Africa (DSTV (...)

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vendredi 19 octobre 2007
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NEPAD TV schedule
Key role of agriculture in reaching Millennium Development Goals
NEPAD TV schedule The next NEPAD TV schedule on SABC Africa (DSTV channel 286) is :
African Views 24 October at 8pm - 9pm (SA time) This phone-in panel discussion will feature Dr. Bernard Kouassi, Executive Director, African Peer Review Mechanism.
The topic will be the Peer Review process. 180 Degrees 25 October 2007 at 8:35am (SA time)
The morning interview programme will feature Dr Hesphina Rukato, Deputy CEO, NEPAD Secretariat who will talk on the implementation of NEPAD at national level and the Peer Review process. Source : NEPAD, 19 0ctobre 2007
Key role of agriculture in reaching (...)

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vendredi 19 octobre 2007
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APRM Secretariat gears up for major implementation workshop in Algiers
NEPAD Calendar of events
Calendar of events
25 November, Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Kampala, Uganda.
NEPAD/AMCOST
22-28 October, First training workshop on science, technology and innovation indicators, Pretoria, South Africa.
12-16 November, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
APRM
7-9 November, APRM experience-sharing workshop for countries, Algiers, Algeria.
February 2008, Country Review Mission for Nigeria (date to be finalised).
February 2008, APRM Country Review Mission for Uganda (date to be finalised). Source : NEPAD, 19 (...)

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vendredi 19 octobre 2007
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High-level meeting praises progress with implementation of CAADP and recommends steps for future action
The Second CAADP-SIRTE Partnership Platform (PP) meeting was held on 27-28 September 2007 at the African Union Commission’s Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to review progress with implementation of NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Programme (CAADP) since the last meeting in Midrand, South Africa in September 2006.
The meeting also examined the key outcomes and recommendations of the AUC, NEPAD, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and pillar lead institutions meeting of 25 and 26 September 2007, discussed issues of partner engagement and coordination, and (...)

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vendredi 19 octobre 2007
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Ministers approve $2bn submarine cable to connect Africa – and call for speedy implementation
Ministers responsible for information and communication technologies (ICTs) from Eastern and Southern African countries meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 15 endorsed a $2bn submarine cable project to connect Africa, and called for its speedy implementation. This was announced at a press conference after the meeting.
The 50,000 km cable with a capacity of 3.84 Terrabits/sec is designed to provide telecommunications connectivity to Africa and connect the continent to the Americas, India, and Europe.
It is expected that completion of this project will greatly contribute to (...)

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vendredi 26 octobre 2007
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Training programme for district health managers
Mayor supports Cities programme to make NEPAD happen at the local level
Mayor supports Cities programme to make NEPAD happen at the local level
South Africa’s eThekwini Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal is looking forward to a “formidable partnership” to make NEPAD happen at the local level, the Executive Mayor of Durban, Obed Mlaba, said in a presentation to the Africa Partnership Unit of the Development Bank of Southern Africa at the DBSA headquarters in Midrand, South Africa on 24 October 2007.
The Mayor was speaking to the theme “African Cities Driving the NEPAD Objectives” in a proposal related to the NEPAD Cities programme (...)

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vendredi 26 octobre 2007
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UNEP environment report will help NEPAD’s agenda
Burkino Faso and Mali next on Peer Review list
Burkino Faso and Mali next on Peer Review list Twenty-seven countries are now participating in the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and five have completed the assessment process, Marie Angélique Savané, a member of the APR Panel of Eminent Persons, told a three-day training workshop for Francophone African journalists in Dakar, Senegal, on 16 October 2007.
The next countries to be assessed in the Peer Review process, she said, are Burkina Faso and Mali.
She described the APRM as an instrument for the assessment of good governance to which African countries voluntarily adhere. (...)

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vendredi 26 octobre 2007
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Think Tank workshop on Peer Review issues
NEPAD TV schedule
NEPAD TV schedule
The next NEPAD TV schedule on SABC Africa (DSTV channel 286) is :
African Views 31 October at 8pm - 9pm (SA time) This phone-in panel discussion will feature Dr. John Mugabe, Advisor : Science & Technology. The topic will be the Science and Technology initiatives on the African continent. Challenges and opportunities.
180 Degrees 1 November 2007 at 8:35am (SA time) The morning interview programme will feature Victor Mathale, Coordinator International Trade and Economic Development. Source : NEPAD, 26 octobre 2007
Think Tank workshop on Peer Review issues The successful (...)

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vendredi 26 octobre 2007
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Unique opportunity for Africa and development partners to work on NEPAD implementation
Calendar of events - NEPAD Agenda
Calendar of events - NEPAD Agenda
25 November, Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Kampala, Uganda.
27-28 November, NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative Roundtable, with the theme “Strengthening investment climate assessment and reform in NEPAD countries,” Lusaka, Zambia.
NEPAD/AMCOST 12-16 November, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
APRM
7-9 November, APRM experience-sharing workshop for countries, Algiers, Algeria.
February 2008, Country Review Mission for Nigeria (date to be finalised).
February (...)

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vendredi 2 novembre 2007
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NEPAD News
Implementing Africa’s science and technology plan of action : report spells out the details
An overview of the implementation of Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action (CPA), from its endorsement by the African Ministerial Conference on Science and Technology (AMCOST) in 2005 in Dakar, Senegal, up to the aftermath of the AU Summit on Science and Technology in January 2007 is now available. The report is based on the documentation and information available at the NEPAD Office of Science and Technology.
After outlining the political framework and decision-making in the context of AMCOST, the report moves on to consider each flagship programme outlined in the (...)

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vendredi 2 novembre 2007
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NEPAD TV schedule
Calendar of events
Trainee diplomats visit NEPAD
Calendar of events
5-6 November, 8th regional consultation meeting of United Nations agencies and organisations working in Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
19- 30 November, NEPAD-GTZ third training workshop “Train the Trainer” for East African journalists, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
25 November, Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Kampala, Uganda.
27-28 November, NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative Roundtable, with the theme “Strengthening investment climate assessment and reform in NEPAD countries,” Lusaka, Zambia.
NEPAD/AMCOST
12-16 November, Third (...)

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vendredi 2 novembre 2007
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NEPAD e-Africa Commission and 5-P Holdings
NEPAD signs MOU with submarine cable company
The NEPAD e-Africa Commission and 5-P Holdings signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Pretoria, South Africa on 24 October 2007, to construct the submarine segment of the NEPAD ICT Broadband Infrastructure Network, UHURUNET. The submarine fibre optic network will encircle the entire continent of Africa, with connections to Europe, Brazil, India and the Middle East.
Mool Singhi signed on behalf of 5-P Holdings while Dr Henry Chasia, Executive Deputy Chairperson of NEPAD e-Africa Commission signed on behalf of the commission. Others present included Robert Henderson from Phelp Stokes (...)

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lundi 5 novembre 2007
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US-Africa Meeting in Cape Town for the first time in Africa
US-Africa Summit will take broad look at investment opportunities and challenges
One of the major successes of NEPAD has been the encouraging positive response by the private sector to changing their negative perceptions of Africa. Through participation in many international forums and show-casing developments in the continent, there is a noticeable change in how Africa is perceived.
One of the best partnerships in this area is the US Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), which for the past few years has held annual US-Africa Summits under the auspices of NEPAD with the aim of promoting investment between Africa and members of the CCA.
The next US-Africa Summit is being (...)

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jeudi 8 novembre 2007
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Focus on water and sanitation at AFUR workshop
NEPAD Gender Task Force recommends changes in APRM reporting
NEPAD Gender Task Force recommends changes in APRM reporting
A number of changes in the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) process were recommended by the NEPAD Gender Task Force at a meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa on 15-18 October 2007. The recommendations follow a gender analysis of five APRM Country Reports – Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa.
The in-depth gender analysis was commissioned by the NEPAD Secretariat to pull out key gender issues and identify the gender gaps including challenges highlighted in the Country Reports. It was also expected to propose (...)

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jeudi 8 novembre 2007
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China to work with NEPAD and African partners on aquaculture research
China to work with NEPAD and African partners on aquaculture research
The Chinese Academy of Fisheries Sciences (CAFS) and the WorldFish Centre have agreed to work together on a scientific research programme particularly focusing on fish breeding and to co-host future Forums on Fisheries Science and Technology.
The agreement was announced at a luncheon hosted for the NEPAD and WorldFish Centre delegations by the president of CAFS, Prof. Zhang Hecheng, during the 2007 Chinese Forum for Fisheries Science and Technology held in Qingdao, the capital city of Shandong province from 22-25 (...)

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lundi 12 novembre 2007
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NEPAD TV schedule
NEPAD Calendar of events
Calendar of events
19- 30 November, NEPAD-GTZ third training workshop “Train the Trainer” for East African journalists, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
25 November, Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Kampala, Uganda.
27-28 November, NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative Roundtable, with the theme “Strengthening investment climate assessment and reform in NEPAD countries,” Lusaka, Zambia.
NEPAD/AMCOST
12-16 November, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
APRM
7-9 November, APRM experience-sharing (...)

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vendredi 16 novembre 2007
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Peer Review recommendations from NEPAD think tank
Strong support for small business training for SADC countries
Strong support for small business training for SADC countries
Thirty-eight participants from 11 countries have completed the third annual JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)/DBSA small, medium, and micro-sized enterprises (SMME) training programme for development financial institutions in the Southern African Development Community at the Development Bank of Southern Africa’s Vulindlela Academy(DBSA VA) in Pretoria, South Africa. The participants, from Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, were mostly from (...)

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lundi 19 novembre 2007
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NEPAD TV schedule
NEPAD Calendar of events
Calendar of events
19-30 November, NEPAD-GTZ third training workshop “Train the Trainer” for East African journalists, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
25 November, Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Kampala, Uganda.
27-28 November, NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative Roundtable, with the theme “Strengthening investment climate assessment and reform in NEPAD countries,” Lusaka, Zambia.
NEPAD/AMCOST
12-16 November, Third conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
APRM
February 2008, Country Review Mission for (...)

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vendredi 23 novembre 2007
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Progress in raising funds for NEPAD’s Africa agriculture programme
Mobilisation of financial resources to provide investment support for countries involved in NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is moving ahead according to the quarterly CAADP report.
OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) The NEPAD Secretariat, with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has secured OFID agreement to fund bankable investment project profiles or other CAADP related priority projects in six countries.
Invitations were sent to Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia, Rwanda, Egypt and Burkina Faso to (...)

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vendredi 23 novembre 2007
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Donors sign up with Rwanda to expedite implementation of CAADP
"Important milestone" in advancing the Peer Review process in Africa
NEPAD NEWS
"Important milestone" in advancing the Peer Review process in Africa The report of a workshop held to discuss how to streamline and fast-track the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) process was handed over to the APRM Panel of Eminent Persons at its meeting in Algiers on 10 November 2007. The outcome of the workshop was described by the Panel as “an important milestone” in advancing the Peer Review process in Africa.
The workshop, organised in partnership with the Algerian Government and hosted by the National Economic and Social Council of Algeria from 7-9 November 2007, (...)

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lundi 26 novembre 2007
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NEPAD TV schedule
NEPAD Calendar of events
NEPAD
Calendar of events
19-30 November, NEPAD-GTZ third training workshop “Train the Trainer” for East African journalists, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
25 November, Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Kampala, Uganda.
27-28 November, NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative Roundtable, with the theme “Strengthening investment climate assessment and reform in NEPAD countries,” Lusaka, Zambia.
APRM
February 2008, Country Review Mission for Nigeria (date to be finalised).
February 2008, APRM Country Review Mission for Uganda (date to be finalised). Source : NEPAD (...)

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vendredi 30 novembre 2007
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NEPAD gearing up regions to tackle food security and nutrition problems
NEPAD TV schedule
NEPAD TV schedule
The next programme schedule for the NEPAD TV slots on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV Channel 286) is :
African Views 5 December 8pm-9pm (SA time) This phone-in panel discussion will feature Evelyn Change of the APRM Secretariat. The topic will be an update on the African Peer Review Mechanism. Source : NEPAD
NEPAD gearing up regions to tackle food security and nutrition problems Food security is a complex and multidimensional issue requiring careful policies, strategies and actions to address the multifaceted and interrelated causes of hunger and malnutrition. Food (...)

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vendredi 30 novembre 2007
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NEPAD asks for public comment on region’s fisheries policy
NEPAD Nigeria busy on wide range of projects and programmes
NEPAD Nigeria busy on wide range of projects and programmes
NEPAD Nigeria has been established with a mandate to identify and work with partners in the public and private sectors including civil society and international organisations, to develop, implement and promote NEPAD programmes at the country level.
Dr. Tunji Olagunju, a former Ambassador to South Africa, has been appointed chief executive of NEPAD Nigeria and special advisor on NEPAD to Nigeria’s President Umaru Yar’Adua. It is structured into four departments and three units : Administration and Finance Department ; (...)

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vendredi 30 novembre 2007
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NEPAD Calendar of events
Connect Africa launched to boost ICT projects backed by $55-billion
Uganda firmly on course for its final peer review
NEPAD Calendar of events
19-30 November, NEPAD-GTZ third training workshop “Train the Trainer” for East African journalists, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
APRM
February 2008, Country Review Mission for Nigeria (date to be finalised).
February 2008, APRM Country Review Mission for Uganda (date to be finalised). Source : NEPAD
Connect Africa launched to boost ICT projects backed by $55-billion
Connect Africa, which aims to complement and accelerate existing public and private sector ICT projects and investments, was launched at a summit of leaders in Kigali, Rwanda, on 29−30 (...)

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lundi 10 décembre 2007
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Central Africa ready for scaling-up rice and cassava production
In 2005, the African Union Commission’s Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture reported in its food security study that most member countries of the Economic Community of African States (ECCAS) had the highest levels of food insecurity.
In 2006, the African Ministers of Agriculture in Bamako, Mali and the AU Summit in Banjul, Gambia, called on NEPAD, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and other development partners to assist in mobilising the necessary resources to implement interventions to reduce food insecurity in ECCAS.
The 2006 Abuja Food Security Summit again (...)

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vendredi 7 décembre 2007
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Training the Trainers programme reaches a milestone
NEPAD-Spanish fund for the empowerment of women calls for proposals
NEPAD-Spanish fund for the empowerment of women calls for proposals
The NEPAD Secretariat has made a second announcement for proposals under the NEPAD-Spanish Fund for Empowerment of Women, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Spanish Government in support of the empowerment of African women.
The NEPAD Secretariat will receive this support through the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECI). On behalf of the NEPAD/AECI Steering Committee, the NEPAD Secretariat is inviting proposals, for the implementation of this project from institutions involved (...)

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lundi 10 décembre 2007
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NEPAD TV schedule
NEPAD Calendar of events
Calendar of events
APRM
3-23 February 2008, APRM Country Review Mission for Uganda.
February 2008, Country Review Mission for Nigeria (date to be finalised). Source : NEPAD, decembre 2007
NEPAD TV schedule The next programme schedule for the NEPAD TV slots on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV Channel 286) is :
African Views 12 December 8pm-9pm (SA time) This phone-in panel discussion will feature Thaninga Shope-Linney, NEPAD General Manager Communications and Outreach. The topic will be NEPAD’s communication strategy. Source : NEPAD, decembre (...)

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vendredi 14 décembre 2007
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Training journalists to be trainers
International support for top-level conference on budgeting in Africa
Mauritius moving ahead with its Peer Review process
International support for top-level conference on budgeting in Africa
A regional conference and workshop on participatory budgeting, transparency, participation, and independent oversight will be held in Durban, South Africa from 10-14 March 2008. The intention is to bring together different initiatives at policy, operational, and capacity building levels in the region in order to strength dialogue and collaboration among key African stakeholders.
The conference aims at :
enhancing knowledge and promoting exchange of experience among key national policy-makers in Africa on how to (...)

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lundi 17 décembre 2007
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NEPAD Calendar of events
10-14 March 2008, Regional conference on participatory budgeting, Durban, South Africa.
APRM
3-23 February 2008, APRM Country Review Mission for Uganda. February 2008, Country Review Mission for Nigeria (date to be finalised). Source : NEPAD

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vendredi 25 janvier 2008
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NEPAD News
NEPAD : a look at seven years of achievement – and the challenges on the way forward
* From an address by Prof. Wiseman Nkuhlu, a former Chief Executive of NEPAD, delivered at the University of Pretoria, South Africa
The adoption of the New Partnership of Africa’s Development (NEPAD) by the African Heads of State and Government in 2001 as a policy framework for the socio-economic renewal of the continent heralded a new beginning that would inspire and energise development action throughout the continent.
A new beginning was considered necessary for a number of reasons, including the massive debt overhang, escalating levels of poverty, rampant infectious diseases (...)

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vendredi 25 janvier 2008
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Cameroon aligns action plan to NEPAD environment strategy
NEPAD Calendar of events
NEPAD Secretariat announcement
Calendar of events
APRM
3-23 February 2008, APRM Country Review Mission for Uganda.
February 2008, Country Review Mission for Nigeria (date to be finalised). Source : NEPAD, 25 janvier 2008
Cameroon aligns action plan to NEPAD environment strategy Environmental experts met in Mbalmayo, Cameroon, on 10-12 January 2008 to discuss and endorse the proposed Cameroon environment action plan, fine-tuned to NEPAD’s environmental component.
Cameroon is the first pilot country to carry out the exercise which is intended to prepare national environment action plans to ensure sustainability (...)

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vendredi 1er février 2008
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NEPAD News
NEPAD Calendar of events
Decisions at the NEPAD HSGIC Summit in Addis Ababa
Calendar of events APRM
3-23 February 2008, APRM Country Review Mission for Uganda.
February 2008, Country Review Mission for Nigeria (date to be finalised). Source : NEPAD, february 1, 2008
Decisions at the NEPAD HSGIC Summit in Addis Ababa
The following were among the decisions taken at the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee (HSGIC) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 31 January - 2 February 2008. Leadership change at the NEPAD Secretariat The HSGIC accepted the recall of the outgoing CEO of the NEPAD Secretariat, Prof. Firmino Mucavele, by the Government of (...)

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vendredi 1er février 2008
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Private sector spells out support for African Union
Members of the private sector, meeting at the African Private Sector Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 22-23 January 2008, under the theme, “Africa’s Industrial Drive : The Private Sector and Corporate Citizenship” declared the sector’s commitment to working with the African Union and the UN Global Compact towards the accomplishment of their objectives.
In the declaration they made the following points :
In the area of corporate citizenship, we recognise the significance of good corporate governance, socially responsible business practices such as environmental (...)

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vendredi 8 février 2008
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NEPAD News
BRAINCHILD OF NEPAD BUSINESS FOUNDATION
NEPAD-Spanish Fund for the Empowerment of Women
BRAINCHILD OF NEPAD BUSINESS FOUNDATION
Training the next generation of African leaders is a bold and exciting initiative Places for 48 students at the 2008 course in South Africa The NEPAD Business Foundation African Leadership Programme (ALP), the brainchild of a partnership between the NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) and Wits Business School, is a bold and exciting initiative.
The course focuses on developing a new generation of African leaders who are authentically African, and enables them to face challenges that call for specific leadership characteristics which cannot be taught (...)

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vendredi 8 février 2008
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Uganda involves the people in its Peer Review process
NEPAD TV schedule
NEPAD TV schedule
Following its success during 2007, the NEPAD TV slot has resumed on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV channel 286). NEPAD is featured every Wednesday evening on the African Views programme, a live phone-in panel discussion on various topics.
The next programme schedule on DSTV channel 286 is :
African Views
13 February, 8pm-9pm (South African time)
The panel will include Victor Mathale, advisor, International Trade and Economic Development Division, South African Department of Trade and Industry, George Monyemangene, Chief Director Africa, S.A Department of Trade and (...)

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samedi 9 février 2008
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Calendar of events
Japan to host TICAD IV in May 2008, the G8 Summit in July 2008 and the 10th APF on 7-8 April 2008
Japan to host TICAD IV in May 2008, the G8 Summit in July 2008 and the 10th APF on 7-8 April 2008
“Making a vibrant Africa a reality” Africa has high expectations from meeting of Partnership Forum in Japan
Africa is set once again to engage its development partners at a top policy and strategic level within the framework of the forthcoming 10th meeting of the Africa Partnership Forum (APF), due to convene in Tokyo, Japan on 7-8 April 2008.
The APF has become a viable vehicle for promoting the implementation of the African Union/NEPAD vision and mission for Africa’s (...)

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dimanche 17 février 2008
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NEPAD TV schedule
NEPAD : Vacancy for gender consultant
Calendar of events
Vacancy for gender consultant The NEPAD Secretariat has a vacancy for a consultant for its Gender Office based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The contract will initially be for six months, after which it can be renewed.
The duties of the consultant will be : Planning and coordinating all activities of the Gender Office of the NEPAD Secretariat ; Liaison with the Gender Directorate at the African Union Commission as well as gender offices at the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) ; Ensuring gender mainstreaming in all activities of NEPAD sectors ; Drafting relevant documents and reports (...)

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vendredi 15 février 2008
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Uganda President praised for his support of Peer Review
Update on the African Fertilizer Summit and the way ahead for the Green Revolution
Update on the African Fertilizer Summit and the way ahead for the Green Revolution Through its programme for the revitalisation of the agricultural sector in Africa — the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) — NEPAD has set a target of 6% annual average growth rate in agriculture at the national level by 2015.
In order to stimulate the increase in productivity necessary to achieve this target, farmers in Africa will have to use substantial amounts of fertilizers (both organic and inorganic) to increase yields.
However, African farmers use very little or no (...)

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vendredi 22 février 2008
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Kigali Protocol for the NEPAD ICT Network comes into force
Success of the NEPAD programme and its contribution to Africa
NEPAD NEWS
Success of the NEPAD programme and its contribution to Africa
Business Foundation leader spells out “encouraging results” The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) was formed after a long search for a framework to guide Africa’s socio-economic transformation. There was a need to address poverty and African marginalisation within the world economy. Also, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the UN in 2000 prompted the urgency to adopt and implement the MDGs.
This led to the launch of NEPAD by Presidents Bouteflika (Algeria), Mubarak (Egypt), Obasanjo (...)

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vendredi 22 février 2008
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NEPAD TV schedule
NEPAD Calendar of events
New effort to accelerate CAADP implementation in 2008
Calendar of events APRM
3-23 February 2008, APRM Country Review Mission for Uganda.
February 2008, Country Review Mission for Nigeria (date to be finalised). Source : NEPAD, february 22, 2008
NEPAD TV schedule The next programme schedule for the NEPAD TV slot on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV Channel 286) is : African Views
27 February, 8pm-9pm (SA time)
This phone-in panel discussion will feature Prof. Mzobanzi Mboya, NEPAD Secretariat education advisor. The topic of discussion will be Inclusive Education in Africa.
The panel will include : Bhekie Jele, advocacy and campaigns manager, (...)

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lundi 3 mars 2008
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NEPAD expert looks at Africa’s health workforce crisis – and what is being done to meet the challenges
NEPAD TV schedule
NEPAD TV schedule
The next programme schedule for the NEPAD TV slot on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV Channel 286) is :
African Views 5 March, 8pm-9pm (SA time)
The phone-in panel discussion will feature Victor Mathale, advisor, International Trade and Economic Development Division, South African Department of Trade and Industry. The topic of discussion will be the impact of promotion on inter-regional trade in Africa.
The panel will include George Monyemangene, Chief Director Africa, SA Department of Trade and Industry ; Guy Harris, Commercial Director, Bell Equipment Company ; Robert (...)

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lundi 3 mars 2008
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Strong support for NEPAD Fish programme
NEPAD-Spanish Women’s Fund
Africa’s Great Green Wall project takes step forward
NEPAD-Spanish Women’s Fund Proposals for project funding submitted to the NEPAD-Spanish Fund for the Empowerment of Women following the first call for applications up to the end August 2007 are currently being processed. m The second call for proposals, with an original deadline of 15 January 2008, has been postponed because of changes in the management of the Fund. Applicants will be informed in good time of the new deadline date.
Recruitment of members of the Technical Management Team (TMT) for the Fund is expected to be completed soon.
The NEPAD Secretariat would like to (...)

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vendredi 7 mars 2008
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NEPAD-Spanish Women’s Fund : applicants asked to wait for new deadline for proposals
NEPAD TV schedule
NEPAD Kenya keeps busy during difficult times
NEPAD TV schedule
The next programme schedule for the NEPAD TV slot on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV Channel 286) is :
African Views - 12 March, 8pm-9pm (SA time)
This phone-in panel discussion will feature Prof. Eric Buch, NEPAD advisor on health, HIV and AIDS. He is professor of health policy and management in the School of Health Systems and Public Health at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the International Centre for Human Resources in Nursing. He is also a board member of the Global Health Workforce Alliance.
The topic for (...)

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vendredi 7 mars 2008
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Uganda completes the final stages of its Peer Review
“Help us” – Africa bank appeal to the private sector on infrastructure development
Uganda completes the final stages of its Peer Review A Country Review Mission of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has completed a three-week visit to Uganda following on the country’s Self-Assessment Report and Programme of Action.
The objective of the mission – from 3-23 February 2008 – was to ascertain the extent to which the report and programme reflect the views of the people of Uganda and ownership by the people right up to the top level.
The mission – nine men and five women from 13 African countries – was led by Prof. Adebayo Adedeji, (...)

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vendredi 14 mars 2008
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French and English-speaking West Africa looks at business and integration
NEPAD-Spanish Fund : Progress
NEPAD media workshop for African journalists
NEPAD-Spanish Fund : Progress
The NEPAD Secretariat would like to announce that the recruitment process for the Fund’s Technical Management Team has been completed and the NEPAD Secretariat is preparing to interview the short-listed applicants. Interviews will be done on 19 March 2008. This is taking us one step closer to finalizing the process. The Secretariat also takes this opportunity to thank all those who applied for the various positions on the team for responding so massively to this initiative.
Applicants awaiting the second call for submission of funding proposals will be (...)

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vendredi 14 mars 2008
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Heads of State and Government attend the Peer Review Summit
NEPAD Calendar of events
NEPAD TV schedule
Calendar of events
14-15 March, COMESA Ministers of Agriculture meeting, Seychelles.
19-20 March, CAADP Partnership Forum, Seychelles.
21-22 March, CAADP capacity building workshop, Seychelles. Source : NEPAD, march 14, 2008
NEPAD TV schedule Due to circumstances beyond our control, the NEPAD TV programme due to appear on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV channel 286) on 12 March will now be aired as follows : African Views 19 March, 8pm-9pm (SA time)
This phone-in panel discussion will feature Prof. Eric Buch, NEPAD advisor on health, HIV and AIDS. He is professor of health policy and (...)

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jeudi 20 mars 2008
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NEPAD Calendar of events
UN expert answers questions on NEPAD Action Plan, regional integration and development
Calendar of events
19-20 March, CAADP Partnership Forum, Seychelles.
21-22 March, CAADP capacity building workshop, Seychelles. Source : NEPAD, 20 03 08
UN expert answers questions on NEPAD Action Plan, regional integration and development In a wide-ranging question-and-answer interview Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, head of the NEPAD Unit at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) reviews progress with the NEPAD Action Plan in relation to regional integration and economic development ; the collaboration of NRID – the NEPAD and Regional Integration Division of the ECA (...)

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jeudi 20 mars 2008
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NEPAD-Spanish Women’s Fund : Progress
International media summit on the re-branding of Africa
Corporate executives hear about NEPAD’s African Leadership Programme
NEPAD-Spanish Women’s Fund : Progress The NEPAD Secretariat would like to announce that short-listed applicants for positions on the Technical Management Team of the Fund were interviewed on 19 March 2008 and it is hoped to finalise the process on 26 March. The names of the successful candidates will then be announced.
The Secretariat would also like to reiterate that applicants awaiting the second call for submission of funding proposals will be informed in good time when to submit or re-submit their applications.
The NEPAD Secretariat thanks everyone for their interest and (...)

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samedi 29 mars 2008
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NEPAD-Spanish Fund : progress with interviews
NEPAD playing critical role in mobilising finance to speed up Africa’s agriculture programme
NEPAD-Spanish Fund : progress with interviews Interviews for the NEPAD/Spanish Women’s Fund are in the process of being completed. The outcome will be announced after the final interviews which will be held 4 April 2008.
The date for the next Steering Committee meeting of the NEPAD /Spanish Women’s Fund will be announced as soon as consultations with all Steering Committee members have been completed.
The NEPAD Secretariat will keep all informed on the progress being made. Source : NEPAD, march 28, 2008
NEPAD playing critical role in mobilising finance to speed up (...)

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samedi 29 mars 2008
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African Bank chief puts top priority on water access and sanitation
Leader of the Eminent Persons explains the details of the Peer Review process
African Bank chief puts top priority on water access and sanitation The first African Water Week opened on 26 March 2008 in Tunis with a call by the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Donald Kaberuka, for more efforts to be made to ensure that water security is a reality on the continent at both the national and regional levels.
Speaking during the opening ceremony, he reminded more than 400 participants at the conference that only 4% of Africa’s annual renewable water resources had been developed for irrigation, water supply and hydropower use, compared to 70 to 90% (...)

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samedi 29 mars 2008
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NEPAD Calendar of events
Soaring food prices pose serious threat to food and nutrition security
NEPAD TV schedule
Calendar of events
26-28 March, First African Water Week, Tunis, Tunisia.
31 March-4 April, AU Ministers of Agriculture meeting, Nairobi, Kenya. Source : NEPAD, march 28, 2008
NEPAD TV schedule The next NEPAD TV programme on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV Channel 286) is :
African Views
2 April, 8pm-9pm (SA time)
This phone-in panel discussion will be led by NEPAD agriculture advisor Prof. Richard Mkandawire. He is a socio-economist and a rural development expert. Over the past two decades he has undertaken a wide range of research and consultancy in such varied areas as ; food policy (...)

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vendredi 4 avril 2008
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NEPAD Business Foundation sets up African project management office
Important role for Africa’s media in the development of the continent
NEPAD-Spanish Fund : call for documents
Important role for Africa’s media in the development of the continent
Africa’s media has an important role to play in the continent’s development, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Donald Kaberuka told an international media summit on rebranding Africa, in Tunis on 28 March 2008.
Opening the summit, which was hosted by the bank, he said that the media can assist in the development process by reporting objectively on efforts being made in various domains, and by reporting what works and what is not working in efforts to improve the economy, reduce (...)

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vendredi 4 avril 2008
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NEPAD Calendar of events
NEPAD “training the trainer” seminar
NEPAD TV schedule
NEPAD “training the trainer” seminar for journalists across West Africa By Louis Napo Gnagbé, media manager, NEPAD Secretariat
NEPAD’s fourth “training the trainer” seminar for African journalists – organised in collaboration with the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ) and Deutsche Welle Academy — will be held in Accra, Ghana, from 7-18 April 2008.
The first seminar was held in South Africa in July 2006 for SADC countries ; the second was held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, in December 2006, aimed at French speaking countries ; and the third was in (...)

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vendredi 11 avril 2008
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NEPAD-Spanish Women’s Fund
NEPAD TV schedule
TRAINING THE TRAINERS : More than 100 journalists have benefited
NEPAD TV schedule
The next programme schedule for the NEPAD TV slot on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV Channel 286) is : African Views
16 April, 8pm-9pm (SA time)
This phone-in panel discussion will be led by Karim Khalil, NEPAD advisor on trade. The topic for discussion will be : NEPAD and trade on the African continent. Source : NEPAD, april 11, 2008
TRAINING THE TRAINERS : More than 100 journalists have benefited from NEPAD programme More than 100 journalists across Africa have benefited from NEPAD’s “train the trainer” programme, through which selected journalists are (...)

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vendredi 11 avril 2008
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NEPAD Calendar of events
Stakeholders will discuss progress with NEPAD’s e-Schools programme
Calendar of events
14-18 April, Africa power and electricity congress and exhibition, Sandton, South Africa.
15-18 April, United Nations Energy/Africa meeting and International renewable energy conference, Dakar, Senegal.
27-30 April, 5th annual conference of the African Forum for Utility Regulators, Accra, Ghana. Source : NEPAD, april 11, 2008
Top-level meeting of the stakeholders will discuss progress with NEPAD’s e-Schools programme The highest levels of government will be involved at a NEPAD e-Schools stakeholders conference being held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 15-18 (...)

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lundi 21 avril 2008
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Trained by NEPAD – a young reporter from Ghana tells about the Pan-African Parliament
NEPAD Calendar of events
TV and radio journalists praise NEPAD’s "train the trainer" programme
Calendar of events
27-30 April, 5th annual conference of the African Forum for Utility Regulators, Accra, Ghana.
28 April, African Water Facility meeting, Maseru, Lesotho.
29-30 April, SADC scientific symposium on land and water management, Lusaka, Zambia. Source : NEPAD, april 21, 2008
NEPAD TV schedule
The next programme schedule for the NEPAD TV slot on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV Channel 286) is :
African Views
23 April, 8pm-9pm (SA time)
This phone-in panel discussion will be led by Boitshepo Giyose, NEPAD advisor : food and nutrition security. The topic for discussion : The (...)

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lundi 21 avril 2008
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Soaring food prices stress urgency of increasing fertilizer use by African farmers
NEPAD e-Africa Commission and Global Digital Solidarity Fund to work together
Soaring food prices stress urgency of increasing fertilizer use by African farmers
NEPAD, FAO AND WORLD BANK RESPOND TO GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS At the Africa Fertilizer Summit held in Abuja, Nigeria in June 2006, African Heads of State endorsed the Abuja Declaration on Fertilizers which calls for a substantial increase in average fertilizer use from 8kg/ha to 50kg/ha by 2015. The importance of implementing the Abuja Declaration on Fertilizers has been accentuated by the current global climate of soaring food prices which has translated into increased prices for basic foods for the African (...)

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vendredi 25 avril 2008
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Actualités du NEPAD
NEPAD e-Schools praised as the key to bridging the digital divide in Africa
NEPAD e-Schools praised as the key to bridging the digital divide in Africa
The NEPAD e-Schools Initiative is the key to bridging the digital divide and ensuring socio-economic development of African countries, said the Deputy President of South Africa, Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka, when she opened the NEPAD e-Schools stakeholders conference, held in Johannesburg from 15-18 April 2008.
The conference, which was aimed at discussing NEPAD e-Schools progress and the business plan, was attended by South Africa’s Minister of Communication Dr. Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, the Minister of Education Naledi (...)

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vendredi 25 avril 2008
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CAADP progress in Uganda
NEPAD Calendar of events
Calendar of events
27-30 April, 5th annual conference of the African Forum for Utility Regulators, Accra, Ghana.
28 April, African Water Facility meeting, Maseru, Lesotho.
5-9 May, Science and technology, fisheries and aquaculture regional workshop, Lilongwe, Malawi.
5-16 May, 9th ordinary session of the Pan-African Parliament, Midrand, South Africa. Source : NEPAD, april 25, 2008
NEPAD TV schedule The next programme schedule for the NEPAD TV slot on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV Channel 286) is : African Views
30 April, 8pm-9pm (SA time)
This phone-in panel discussion will be led by (...)

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mardi 6 mai 2008
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NEPAD News
Regional training workshop on science and technology
Regional training workshop on science and technology A regional training workshop on fisheries and aquaculture, science and technology and innovation systems will be held in Lilongwe, Malawi, from 5-9 May 2008.
It is being organised by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in collaboration with NEPAD, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and Bunda College of the University of Malawi.
The workshop — at Bunda College — will be attended by national stakeholders and regional fisheries experts from Ministries of (...)

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mardi 6 mai 2008
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NEPAD News
NEPAD Calendar of events
Calendar of events
5-9 May, Science and technology, fisheries and aquaculture regional workshop, Lilongwe, Malawi.
5-16 May, 9th ordinary session of the Pan-African Parliament, Midrand, South Africa. Source : NEPAD, may 6, 2008
NEPAD TV schedule
The next NEPAD TV programme on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV Channel 407) is : African Views
7 May, 8pm-9pm (SA time)
Dr Gertrude Mongella, President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) will be interviewed on the current 9th session of the PAP and its challenges and successes.
* Note : the SABC Africa channel on DSTV moved from channel 267 to (...)

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vendredi 16 mai 2008
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NEPAD News
NEPAD looks at African agriculture for answers to crisis problems of high food prices
Actualités NEPAD
An African Union-NEPAD investment workshop on food and nutrition security and the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) will be held in, Centurion, South Africa from May 20-23 2008. The theme is : “Accelerating country investments in response to high fuel prices and food insecurity”.
Background to the workshop Following the Abuja Food Security Summit in December 2006 the implementation of CAADP Pillar 3 — “Increasing food supply, reducing hunger and improving responses to food emergency crises” — in the context of the (...)

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vendredi 16 mai 2008
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NEPAD News
NEPAD conference shows the way to promote tourism in Africa
Actualités NEPAD
Calendar of events
20-23 May, Delegation from the United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Africa to visit the NEPAD Secretariat, Midrand, South Africa.
20-23 May, AU-NEPAD food and nutrition security workshop, Centurion, South Africa. Source : NEPAD - may 16, 2008
NEPAD TV schedule The next NEPAD TV programmes on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV Channel 407) are :
African Views
21 May, 8pm-9pm (SA time)
The topic of the phone-in panel discussion is the African Union/NEPAD food and nutrition security workshop being held in Centurion, South Africa from 20-23 May 2008. Main talking (...)

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vendredi 23 mai 2008
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Africa Day - 25 May, 2008 : Message from the AU and NEPAD
Africa Day - 25 May, 2008 : A message from the chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Jean Ping
Every year, the Commission of the African Union celebrates Africa Day under different themes relevant to the development of Africa. For example the theme for 2006 was “Working together for integration and development”, that of 2007 was observed under the theme “Let’s strengthen Africa’s place in the world through strategic, balanced and responsible partnerships”.
This year, we are celebrating Africa Day by recommitting ourselves to addressing (...)

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vendredi 23 mai 2008
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
Strengthening the links between Canada, NEPAD and the AU
Canada - AU - NEPAD
Strengthening the links between Canada, NEPAD and the AU
Talks that will strengthen the collaboration between the NEPAD Secretariat and the Government of Canada on the implementation of the strategic goals and priorities of the African Union (AU) and NEPAD took place at the headquarters of the Secretariat in Midrand, South Africa, on 13 May 2008.
In welcoming the Director-General (Africa) of the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, David Angell, the acting Chief Executive of NEPAD, Amb. Olukorede Willoughby, praised Canada for its support since the inception of (...)

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vendredi 30 mai 2008
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NEPAD News
NEPAD TV schedule
Actualités du NEPAD
NEPAD TV schedule The next NEPAD TV programmes on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV Channel 407) are :
African Views • 4 June, 8pm-9pm (SA time)
This phone-in discussion will be led by Guy M’Bengue, chairman of the NEPAD Business Group in Cote d’Ivoire and co-chairman of the NEPAD Business Group in West Africa, and Dr. Reuel Khoza, chairman of the NEPAD Business Foundation in South Africa.
The topic will be : “The role of the private sector in NEPAD implementation”.
The panelists will be the chairmen of the NEPAD Business Groups in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Togo and Benin. (...)

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vendredi 30 mai 2008
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NEPAD News
NEPAD Calendar of events
Actualités du NEPAD
Calendar of events
28-30 May, Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICADIV), Yokohama, Japan. Source : NEPAD, may 30, 2008
NEPAD-Spanish Women’s Fund Twenty-two more organisations were due to receive disbursements from the NEPAD-Spanish Fund for the Empowerment of Women during the week ending 31 May. The few outstanding disbursements will be completed as soon as all the pending documentation has been received by the NEPAD Secretariat.
The Finance Manager at the Secretariat is still finalising the process with the various banks involved and the Secretariat asks for (...)

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vendredi 6 juin 2008
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NEPAD News
African Ministers to discuss NEPAD Environment Plan
Actualités du NEPAD
Prof. represents South Africa on the NEPAD Steering Committee
In announcing the election of Prof. Wiseman Nkuhlu as president of the International Organisation of Employers in last week’s Dialogue, we referred to him as the chairman of the NEPAD Steering Committee. He is not the chairman. He represents South Africa on the Steering Committee. Our apologies to the chairman and to the professor. Source : NEPAD, june 6, 2008
African Ministers to discuss NEPAD Environment Plan
The South African Government through the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism is hosting the 12th session (...)

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vendredi 6 juin 2008
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NEPAD News
"Green Revolution" aims to double Africa’s rice production in next 10 years
Actualités du NEPAD
"Green Revolution" aims to double Africa’s rice production in next 10 years
* Report by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)It has been dubbed simply as a "Green Revolution" for Africa. It aims to double rice production on the continent within 10 years, bringing help to some of the world’s poorest people during a period of spiraling global food prices and dwindling stocks.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) along with international institutions and key African partners such as NEPAD, announced the ambitious initiative at the 4th Tokyo International Conference (...)

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vendredi 13 juin 2008
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
Historic moment” : first meeting to integrate NEPAD into AU
Calendar of events
17-19 June, AU/NEPAD teacher development workshop, Pretoria, South Africa.
24 June - 1 July, 11th African Union Summit, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. Source : NEPAD News june, 13, 2008
NEPAD TV schedule The next NEPAD TV programme on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV channel 407) is :
African Views
18 June, 8pm-9pm (SA time)
This phone-in discussion will be led by Karim Khalil, coordinator, market access, and agriculture, NEPAD Secretariat.
The topic will be : Trade in Africa. Source : NEPAD News june, 13, 2008
NEPAD-Spanish Fund disbursements The NEPAD Secretariat is pleased (...)

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vendredi 27 juin 2008
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
Donors increase financial support for NEPAD infrastructure facility
Calendar of events
24 June - 1 July, 11th African Union Summit, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. Source : NEPAD News - june 27, 2008
NEPAD TV schedule The next NEPAD TV programme on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV channel 407) is :
African Views
2 July, 8pm-9pm (SA time)
This phone-in discussion will be led by a panel including Ambassador Olukorede Willoughby, Acting CEO, NEPAD Secretariat, Dr. Hesphina Rukato, Deputy CEO, NEPAD Secretariat and Gengezi Mgidlana, Special Advisor to the CEO, NEPAD Secretariat.
The topic : Integration of the NEPAD Secretariat into the African Union structures. Source (...)

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vendredi 4 juillet 2008
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actualités du NEPAD
Chairman outlines reforms to boost performance of the AU Commission
nepad News
Calendar of events
July, TerrAfrica executive committee meeting co-ordinated by NEPAD Secretariat.
27 July, Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic Study steering committee meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
17-23 August, World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden. Source : NEPAD, July 4, 2008
NEPAD TV schedule
The next NEPAD TV programme on the SABC Africa channel (DSTV channel 407) is :
African Views
9 July, 8pm-9pm (SA time)
This phone-in discussion will be led by a panel including Ambassador Olukorede Willoughby, Acting CEO, NEPAD Secretariat, Dr. Hesphina Rukato, Deputy CEO, NEPAD (...)

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vendredi 11 juillet 2008
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Actualités du NEPAD
NEPAD Secretariat and AfDB discuss closer collaboration
NEPAD News
NEPAD Secretariat and AfDB discuss closer collaboration
A delegation from the NEPAD Secretariat led by the Deputy CEO, Dr. Hesphina Rukato met with directors of the NEPAD Regional Integration and Trade, Governance and Infrastructure departments, Coordinator of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa, and representatives of the agro-industry and private sector, resource mobilisation and partnerships departments of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Tunis, on 3 July 2008 to explore possibilities for strengthening relations between the Secretariat and the AfDB, which is the lead agency (...)

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vendredi 18 juillet 2008
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Actualités du NEPAD
NEPAD’s CAADP is key in Africa’s response to high food prices
NEPAD News
NEPAD’s CAADP is key in Africa’s response to high food prices
The rapid rise in food prices recently led to food riots with hungry protesters in countries such as Cameroon, Mauritania and Senegal calling for cheaper food.
The African Union, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), development partners and NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) have now kick-started initiatives aimed at staving off the high food prices.
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation food price index, global food prices rose by 9% in 2006, 23% in 2007 (...)

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lundi 28 juillet 2008
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Actualités du NEPAD
NEPAD Calendar of events
NEPAD News
Calendar of events
July, TerrAfrica executive committee meeting co-ordinated by NEPAD Secretariat.
17 - 23 August, World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden.
31 August - 6 September, Conference and training seminar : micro, small and medium enterprise development, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Source : NEPAD, june 25, 2008
More disbursements from NEPAD-Spanish Fund
The following disbursements were made from the NEPAD-Spanish Fund for the Empowerment of Women for the week ending 25 July 2008.
Equality Now (Kenya) ; African Women Development (Kenya) ; Church of Central African Presbyterian Synod (...)

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vendredi 1er août 2008
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Actualités du NEPAD
Helping African countries achieve their development objectives through CDSF
NEPAD News
Helping African countries achieve their development objectives through CDSF
The NEPAD Secretariat since November 2006 has been involved in working on a capacity development initiative for Africa – the Capacity Development Strategic Framework (CDSF).
This is a holistic approach aimed at enabling African countries to optimise and harness the resourcefulness of Africa to achieve agreed development objectives.
The CDSF is premised on the need to set in a motion a “process of enabling individuals, groups or societies to define, articulate, engage and actualise their vision or (...)

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lundi 15 septembre 2008
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Aid - who accounts to whom and on whose terms ?
NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
Calendar of events
15 - 17 September, NEPAD Lesotho national stakeholder engagement workshop, Maseru, Lesotho.
29 September - 3 October, Africa Forum meeting under the theme “Making agri-business work for rural livelihoods : CAADP implementation at country level”, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
27 - 29 October, RUROFORUM Ministers meeting, Lusaka, Zambia. Source : NEPAD, september 12, 2008
Aid - who accounts to whom and on whose terms ?
I have been attending a most inappropriately termed meeting in Accra, Ghana : the third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. It would have been (...)

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samedi 20 septembre 2008
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Work starts on NEPAD submarine cable to be ready for FIFA 2010
NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
Work starts on NEPAD submarine cable to be ready for FIFA 2010
Construction has begun on NEPAD’s UHURUNET undersea cable network which is due to be completed in time to provide international communications for the 2010 FIFA World Cup that will take place in South Africa in 2010. The fibre optic submarine segment of the network will initially run from Durban, South Africa, to Port Sudan in Sudan.
Construction of the cable means that African governments must start formulating policies that favour the development of ICT and communication networks in the region, said Radakrishan Roy (...)

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lundi 29 septembre 2008
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New President of South Africa takes over from Thabo Mbeki
NEPAD NEWS - Actualités du NEPAD
Kgalema Motlanthe, deputy president of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) took over as President of South Africa on 25 September 2008 after Parliament in Cape Town voted to accept the resignation of Thabo Mbeki.
Mbeki’s resignation followed accusations by a High Court judge in a ruling on 11 September that the Presidency had subverted the organs of state in pursuing the long-standing prosecution of the president of the ANC, Jacob Zuma, on charges of corruption and fraud. The judge set aside the indictment against Zuma.
Mbeki has since announced his intention to take the issue on (...)

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vendredi 10 octobre 2008
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
AU chief calls for more CAADP financing and fast-tracking
NEPAD Calendar of events - Agenda du NEPAD
A call for more investment financing for NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) at regional and national levels was made by the Chairman of the Africa Union Commission, Dr. Jean Ping, at a meeting of the African Union and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held in New York on 23 September 2008 during the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Dr. Ping, who noted that 2008 is the fifth anniversary of the CAADP, told the meeting :
“While we have noted with appreciation the global commitment, through the G-8 and various (...)

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samedi 11 octobre 2008
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
As daily life improves at the grassroots NEPAD is there
NEPAD Calendar of events - Agenda du NEPAD
As daily life improves at the grassroots NEPAD is there
It is becoming increasingly evident, but few stakeholders are saying much about it. NEPAD has made some real inroads into the daily-life experiences of many Africans. Take for instance the work that is being done by the Namibia-based Women’s Action for Development — or WAD, as it is commonly known.
One of the beneficiaries of the NEPAD-Spanish Fund for the Empowerment of Women, WAD is an organisation that empowers both women and men on an equal basis in the socio-economic and social upliftment fields of development. It has has (...)

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samedi 18 octobre 2008
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Actualité du NEPAD - NEPAD News
Africa’s partners must not renege on development support, says UN General Assembly chief
Agenda du NEPAD
Africa’s partners must not renege on development support, says UN General Assembly chief
Countries must not forget their commitments to help meet Africa’s development needs, even as they are trying to grapple with the current economic slowdown, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Miguel D’Escoto, told the 192-member body as it began its discussion on 15 October 2008 on international support for NEPAD.
“As the global financial crisis deepens, so does my concern that our commitments may be undone. This would be an unforgivable reversal and bring shame on (...)

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samedi 25 octobre 2008
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
UN underlines commitment to AU-NEPAD priority programmes
NEPAD Agenda -
UN underlines commitment to AU-NEPAD priority programmes
The commitment of the United Nations to support the African Union and NEPAD “to realise its vision” was stressed by UN Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro when she opened the ninth meeting of the Regional Consultation Mechanism (RCM) in Addis Ababa on 21 October 2008.
The RCM was established by a resolution of the UN General Assembly to ensure that all UN agencies and organisations working in Africa coordinate their activities to promote and support AU-NEPAD priority programmes.
The two-day meeting in Addis (...)

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dimanche 2 novembre 2008
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
EAC, SADC,COMESA to merge into African Economic Community
NEPAD Agenda
EAC, SADC,COMESA to merge into African Economic Community Three African regional economic communities (RECs) have agreed to start work on a merger into a single REC with the objective of fast tracking the launch of the African Economic Community.
In the interim the Tripartite Summit, which sat in Kampala, Uganda, on 21-22 October 2008, approved the rapid establishment of a Free Trade Area (FTA) encompassing the member/partner states of the three RECs with the ultimate goal of establishing a single Customs Union.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Common Market for (...)

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lundi 10 novembre 2008
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
Boost for fisheries governance and trade through NEPAD-led Pan-African partnership
NEPAD Calendar of events - Agenda du NEPAD
Boost for fisheries governance and trade through NEPAD-led Pan-African partnership
A £6-million, five-year programme — the International Partnership for Africa’s Fisheries Governance and Trade (PAF) — which aims to optimise Africa’s benefit from the fish trade, has been approved by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and will be coordinated by the NEPAD Secretariat.
PAF is currently in its inception phase, the aim of which is to reach a consensus with partners, including governments, private sector, NGOs, civil society organisations, donors, fishers and fish (...)

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vendredi 14 novembre 2008
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Actualités du NEPAD - NEPAD News
Key role for African media to focus on agriculture and CAADP
Calendar of events - Agenda du NEPAD
Key role for African media to focus on agriculture and CAADP
A media sensitisation workshop on one of the most topical issues of the past year — the question of agriculture in Africa or, as some of the participants prefer, African agriculture — was organised by the NEPAD Secretariat in Midrand, South Africa, on 6-7 November 2008. It focused on the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).
Endorsed by the African Union (AU) and NEPAD in 2003, CAADP is an Africa-led and Africa-owned initiative and framework to rationalise and revitalise African agriculture for (...)

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vendredi 21 novembre 2008
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Calendar of events - Agenda du NEPAD
Africa, G8 and OECD identify actions to keep Africa on growth track despite global downturn
NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
Africa, G8 and OECD identify actions to keep Africa on growth track despite global downturn
More than 150 high-level representatives from Africa, G8 and OECD countries met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 17-18 November 2008 to discuss priority actions to keep Africa on a strong growth track despite an increasingly unstable international environment, weakened by the recent global financial crisis as well as severe food and fuel price shocks.
Discussion centred on two key themes : governance issues in the context of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and development finance in Africa. (...)

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vendredi 28 novembre 2008
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
Nigeria investing $85-million to boost local rice production
Calendar of events - Agenda du NEPAD
Nigeria investing $85-million to boost local rice production
The Nigerian Government is to establish a US $85-million-dollar rice fund to boost production of this staple food by more than a million tons. This was announced by the Minister of State for Agriculture, Ademola Seriki, on behalf of Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan at the opening of the Rice Investment Forum in Abuja on 24 November 2008. The forum was organised by the NEPAD Business Group Nigeria and the Nigeria Economic Summit Group.
The Minister said that rice farmers would be empowered and organised to access credit (...)

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vendredi 12 décembre 2008
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NEPAD Season’s greetings from NEPAD
President Museveni promises investors free land in Uganda
NEPAD Secretariat new address
Season’s greetings from NEPAD
We wish all readers of the NEPAD Dialogue the compliments of the season. We hope the holiday ahead will be happy and relaxing and that the coming New Year will bring health and good fortune. This is the last issue of Dialogue this year. Publication will resume in mid-January and we can promise a year of change and excitement.
NEPAD Secretariat new address
The NEPAD Secretariat has moved to : Block B - International Business Gateway Park, Corner Challenger & Columbia Avenues Midridge Office Park, Midrand 1685
New switchboard number : +27 (0)11 256 3600 (...)

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mardi 21 avril 2009
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NEPAD WELCOMES NEW CEO
NEPAD : Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, former Prime Minister of Niger, now NEPAD CEO, takes office
Press release
NEPAD WELCOMES NEW CEO
The new Chief Executive Officer of the NEPAD Secretariat, Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki arrived in South Africa on Wednesday 01/04/09. On his arrival, he was received by officials from the South African Department of Foreign Affairs as well as NEPAD Deputy Chief Executives, Ambassador Olukorede Willoughby and Dr. Hesphina Rukato. On Thursday the 2nd of April Dr Mayaki was officially welcomed by his new colleagues at the NEPAD Secretariat. He met with NEPAD advisors and management before hoisting the African Union Flag at the temporary premises in Midrand, (...)

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mercredi 13 mai 2009
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Presse Release
Gaddafi spells out his vision for NEPAD
Presse Release
Gaddafi spells out his vision for NEPAD
Midrand, South Africa, 11 May 2009 (NEPAD Secretariat) : The Libyan leader and Chairperson of the African Union, Col. Mouamar Gaddafi said today in Midrand that the integration of NEPAD into the structures and the processes of the African Union was the best way to strengthen the institution and make its impact felt by all Africans.
http://news.ahibo.com/IMG/jpg/UA_Ka... Please click on image to enlarge it In his remarks at the opening of the 37th meeting of the NEPAD Steering Committee of NEPAD, Col. Gaddafi said that once the (...)

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jeudi 4 juin 2009
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NEPAD Today : Focused on APF
Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki leads NEPAD delegation to APF
Today is Thursday 4 June, 2009
NEPAD Today : Focused on APF
Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki leads NEPAD delegation to APF
The Chief Executive Officer of NEPAD Secretariat, Dr. Ibrahim Assane Makayi, will lead a high level delegation to Rome, Italy, for the 12th Africa Partnership Forum (APF) taking place on 10 June 2009.
The thematic focus of the 12th APF include Policy response to the impact of the global financial crisis on Africa ; Consolidating Peace and Security in Africa ; Climate Change and Reform and Effectiveness of the APF.
During his official visit to Rome, Dr. Mayaki will hold a (...)

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samedi 27 juin 2009
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
African Ministers renew their commitments to CAADP
CAADP Day at the African Union Summit
Press release - june 27th, 2009
African Ministers renew their commitments to CAADP
Tripoli, 27th, 2009 - The outcome of the CAADP Day will feed into the agenda of the Heads of State at the 13th Session of the Assembly in a couple of days as they address themselves to the theme of the summit, which is ‘Investing in Agriculture for Economic Growth and Food Security", said Erastus Mwencha the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission during his opening remarks today. In attendance at the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Day proceedings which (...)

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mardi 7 juillet 2009
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
AU/NEPAD integration on track for finalization by July 2009
South Africa grants NEPAD Secretariat Diplomatic Status
South Africa grants NEPAD Secretariat Diplomatic Status
The NEPAD Secretariat has been accorded diplomatic accreditation with the legal status to function as an international organization. This is in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Host Agreement signed between the Government of Republic of South Africa and the African Union Commission in October 2008.
It is recalled that the Secretariat had operated under the auspices of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) from its inception in 2001/2002, following the decision of the original promoters of NEPAD to operate a (...)

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mardi 28 juillet 2009
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
A new African Civil Society network to promote SLM
African Ministers renew their commitment to CAADP
A new African Civil Society network to promote SLM
Information and knowledge sharing, coordination, communication, lobbying, setting common positions, influence in decision making processes are sound reasons for networking around issues of common concern.
It was to meet these needs in the context of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) that the global RIOD network was founded more than a decade ago. Sadly, in Africa RIOD became effectively dysfunctional and has not served its members in the past 4 years. As a result, the voice of African NGOs has not been an (...)

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vendredi 31 juillet 2009
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
Togo signs CAADP Compact
Press release
Togo’s roundtable meetings on the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) have successfully ended with the endorsement of the Togo CAADP Compact. The roundtable meetings which were held from the 29th to the 30th of July attracted close to 150 agricultural experts, policymakers, and representatives from the Government of Togo, the African Union (AU), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and development partners. The Compact is a mutual commitment between the Government (...)

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mardi 11 août 2009
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Mayaki calls on Ghana to align country’s priorities with NEPAD’s capacity development framework
Benin commits itself to Agriculture
Mayaki calls on Ghana to align country’s priorities with NEPAD’s capacity development framework
The CEO of NEPAD, Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, last week in Accra called on the Ghanaian Government to align the "NEPAD Capacity Development Strategic Framework (CDSF)" with the country’s national development priorities.
Dr. Mayaki was in the country for a three-day series of engagements and workshops on how to feed the CDSF into key sectors such as agriculture, infrastructure and processes such as the implementation of the programmes of action from the country’s African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). (...)

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jeudi 27 août 2009
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Addis Ababa : High-level session of Africa Partnership Forum (APF)
Press release
The Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Mr. Meles Zenawi, will on September 3 chair a high-level session of Africa Partnership Forum (APF) which will discuss the immediate concerns and expectations of Africa on climate change, especially as they relate to mitigation, adaptation, technology and finance.
The session, which will take place at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, will be attended by Ministers in charge of the environment from Sierra Leone, DRC, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Cameroon, Sudan, Kenya, Mozambique and (...)

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dimanche 20 septembre 2009
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Business women receive boost from NEPAD
NEPAD kick-starts project aimed at improving businesses that are run by women
Media Advisory
NEPAD kick-starts project aimed at improving businesses that are run by women
Women constitute the majority rural poor in Africa. In addition, many women work in the informal sector, and in most situations with very little pay as compared to their male counterparts. For instance, over 70% of agricultural laborers are women. In addition, in the past 10-15 years the number of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) run by women has increased tremendously. However, most of these SMEs are risky endeavors with very little profit and without the necessary support, resources (...)

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mardi 15 septembre 2009
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UNEP joins Cape Town for Green Week
NEPAD zeroes in on Skills Development
Economic Troubles Roil Africa
UNEP joins Cape Town for Green Week
Cape Town, South Africa, 13 August 2009 - For one week in late October, Cape Town will become one of the greenest business cities on Earth as the City of Cape Town joins hands with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and a range of partner organizations for an action-packed Green Week.
One of the main events of the week will be the first-ever Global Roundtable in Africa at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 22-23 October 2009. The Roundtable is organized by UNEP’s Financial Initiative, the largest and oldest Partnership (...)

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mercredi 23 septembre 2009
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NEPAD News
NEPAD : Global Financial Institutions must be Democratized, South Africa says at UN debate
Actualités du NEPAD
The major international financial and economic arrangements are unfair and have not kept pace with a changing world, South Africa’s President told the United Nations today, calling for the reform of key institutions so that poorer countries have a greater say in how they are run.
In an address to the annual General Debate at the 192-member General Assembly, Jacob Zuma said the current global economic crisis spotlights the need to reform the mandate, governance and responsiveness of the so-called Bretton Woods institutions - the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). (...)

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jeudi 15 octobre 2009
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NEPAD NEWS - Actualités du NEPAD
NEPAD’s biosafety receives boost from the Gates Foundation
NEPAD Press realease
PRESS RELEASE
NEPAD’s biosafety receives boost from the Gates Foundation
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Michigan State University (MSU) will use a $10.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to strengthen Africa’s biosafety expertise. This five-year grant follows on a year of collaboration between NEPAD and MSU that established the African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE), a continent-wide, science-based biosafety resource for African regulators. The Foundation announced the grant in conjunction with Bill Gates’ (...)

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lundi 19 octobre 2009
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NEPAD NEWS - Actualités du NEPAD
NEPAD : “Our Focus is on implementation “ , says Mayaki
NEPAD Press realease
“Our Focus is on implementation “ , says Mayaki
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) was designed to address the current challenges facing the continent, including poverty, development and continued marginalization of Africa, the new Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership’s secretariat said at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon. Speaking to reporters on the eve of introduction to the General Assembly of several reports on Africa, including on implementation and international support for NEPAD and state of various commitments on (...)

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mercredi 28 octobre 2009
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NEPAD NEWS - Actualités du NEPAD
The NEPAD Transport Summit & Africa Expo
Incorporating The NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Projects of Excellence Awards
25 - 26 November 2009 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa
Africa is on the move... Are you ?
The focus is on transport networks, infrastructure development, regional integration and trade & investment
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES :
To review transport networks and to build on them
To review Private Public Partnerships in transport networks
To be a platform to promote the development corridors
To promote, make aware and drive forward the green agenda in all African countries
To promote the cross-border transport arteries – road, rail, air and ports
To identify the (...)

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jeudi 15 octobre 2009
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NEPAD News
Le 3eme Forum UE-Afrique soutient l’initiative des e-Ecoles
Actualités du NEPAD
La Commission e-Afrique du NEPAD, faisait partie des quelques 300 dirigeants d’entreprises et leaders de gouvernement réunis à Nairobi les 28-29 Septembre au Centre International de Conférence Jomo Kenyatta pour un évènement de deux jours portant sur le thème ‘’ l’Afrique et l’Europe sur la voie d’un partenariat gagnant-gagnant’’. Le Forum avait pour objectif d’améliorer l’environnement des affaires et, de promouvoir les investissements.
Le Forum fut une opportunité pour les entreprises africaines et européennes d’échanger (...)

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jeudi 15 octobre 2009
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NEPAD News
NEPAD’s biosafety receives boost from the Gates Foundation
Actualités du NEPAD
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Michigan State University (MSU) will use a $10.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to strengthen Africa’s biosafety expertise. This five-year grant follows on a year of collaboration between NEPAD and MSU that established the African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE), a continent-wide, science-based biosafety resource for African regulators.
The Foundation announced the grant in conjunction with Bill Gates’ keynote address today at the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa. It is (...)

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vendredi 16 octobre 2009
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NEPAD News
Liberia signs CAADP Compact
Actualités du NEPAD
On the 16th of October 2009, Liberia became the 8th African country to sign the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) Compact after a successful roundtable conference culminating in the endorsement of the Liberia’s CAADP compact.
The roundtable meeting which was held on the 15th and 16th October in Monrovia was attended by more than 300 participants made up of senior Government officials of the Republic of Liberia, representatives of the various ministries responsible for agriculture and rural development, agricultural experts, policymakers, (...)

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lundi 23 novembre 2009
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NEPAD News
Africa-wide Conference to Discuss Strategies to Boost Agricultural Development
Actualités du NEPAD
Addis Ababa — Close to 100 policymakers, researchers, and representatives from farmers’ organizations, donor and development agencies, and the private sector are convening for an Africa-wide conference to improve agricultural and rural development across the continent. The event, "Exploring New Opportunities and Strategic Alternatives to Inform African Agricultural Development, Planning, and Policy," is organized by the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS). Facilitated by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), ReSAKSS supports (...)

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mardi 24 novembre 2009
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
NEPAD - Transport Summit in South Africa
Gallagher convention centre in Midrand
Press Release
Eyes of the world on NEPAD - Transport Summit in JHB NEPAD Transport Summit // 25 – 26 November 2009 // Gallagher Convention Centre
The eyes of the world’s transport specialists will be on South Africa on 25-26 November when official observers from North and South America, the European Union and Japan join decision-makers from across Africa and senior executives from the private sector at the inaugural NEPAD Transport Summit at the Gallagher convention centre in Midrand. The summit will seek ways to prioritise, develop and fast-track Africa’s cross-border networks in (...)

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mercredi 3 février 2010
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NEPAD News
African leaders strengthen NEPAD – as it transforms into an implementing Agency
Actualités du NEPAD
Press Release
African leaders strengthen NEPAD – as it transforms into an implementing Agency
Midrand, South Africa (3 February 2010) - The 14th African Union (AU) Summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 25 January – 2 February 2010, decided to strengthen the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) programme by transforming the NEPAD secretariat into an implementation Agency – the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA). NPCA now has a clear mandate “to facilitate and coordinate the implementation of continental and regional priority (...)

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lundi 22 février 2010
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
Action plan to boost African countries’ progress in pharmaceutical innovation
Press release
AU Social Affairs Commissioner Bience Gawanas requests experts to update on country plans.
Pretoria, 23rd February, 2010 - A group of experts from across Africa developed an action plan for boosting pharmaceutical innovation on the continent, with an emphasis on putting countries in the drivers’ seat for their medicines development, access and local production.
The meeting addressed the problems and challenges faced by African countries in their quest to improve access to medicines, do research for improved products, and stimulate local production of medicines.
The (...)

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jeudi 11 mars 2010
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NEPAD News - Actualités du NEPAD
Commission for Social Development, Concluding Session, Adopts Text On Social Dimensions of NEPAD
NEPAD kick-starts project aimed at attracting investments into Africa
Commission for Social Development, Concluding Session, Adopts Text On Social Dimensions of New Partnership for Africa’s Development
The Commission for Social Development concluded its forty-eighth session today by approving a draft resolution on the social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).
By the terms of that text, introduced as orally revised by the representative of Yemen, the Commission would have the Economic and Social Council encourage African countries to step up efforts to implement NEPAD by developing and strengthening governance (...)

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mercredi 31 mars 2010
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Actualités du NEPAD
NEPAD : Uganda signs Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact
NEPAD News
The Government of Uganda has today signed the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact. The Compact was signed at the end of the country’s two-day CAADP Round table meetings. President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda highlighted that the CAADP framework provides for a genuine path towards robust and sustained agriculture-led economic growth. Museveni was represented by the third deputy Prime Minister, Kirunda Kivejinja, who delivered his speech. Uganda’s agriculture sector contributes about 20% to the country’s GDP, employs 73% of the population and it also (...)

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dimanche 25 juillet 2010
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XVe sommet de l’Union Africaine
Kampala : Ouverture sous haute sécurité du XVe sommet de l’UA
Kampala, Ouganda
Le XVe sommet de l’organisation panafricaine s’est ouvert ce dimanche 25 juillet 2010 dans la capitale ougandaise en présence d’une trentaine de chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement sur les 53 Etats membres que compte l’UA. Deux minutes de silence ont été observées par les participants en hommage aux victimes du double attentat de Kampala, le 11 juillet, revendiqué par les islamistes somaliens. Ce sommet s’ouvre dans une atmosphère tendue, pas uniquement en raison des menaces d’attentats, mais également à cause des profondes divergences qui minent l’organisation sur les (...)

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mardi 3 août 2010
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Union Africaine (UA) - African Union (AU)
Dure fin de sommet de l’Union africaine à Kampala
Le sommet de l’Union africaine s’est achevé mardi soir 27 juillet à Kampala, en Ouganda. Trente chefs d’Etat étaient réunis depuis dimanche. De nombreuses résolutions ont été adoptées après de sérieuses empoignades, mais un débat a été particulièrement éludé, celui des Etats-Unis d’Afrique cher à Mouammar Kadhafi qui reçoit cela comme un camouflet. C’est en effet un échec pour le colonel Kadhafi mais aussi un échec pour les 28 pays de la Censad, la Communauté des Etats sahélo-sahariens. Le débat sur les compétences supranationales de la future autorité et la création de trois (...)

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lundi 12 juillet 2010
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The NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Summit, 13-15 October, 2010 Johannesburg (South Africa)
Africa’s energy needs under the spotlight at NEPAD Infrastructure Summit
Press Releases
Transport infrastructure key to Africa’s growth
The key issues involved in the development of Africa’s transport infrastructure as a major factor in the continent’s economic growth will be identified for discussion and action at the second annual NEPAD Transport and Infrastructure Summit 2010 and Africa Expo on 13-15 October at the Gallagher international convention centre in Midrand, north of Johannesburg. Other infrastructure sectors will also be under the spotlight, including energy, water and ICT."The need for economic growth to match Africa’s population growth is (...)

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mercredi 9 mars 2011
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The New Partnership for Africa’s Development is 10 years old - NEPAD at the Crossroads
AUC and NEPAD Agency set out to galvanise the African voice in time for the next G8/Africa Summit
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development is 10 years old NEPAD at the Crossroads
Adopted in Lusaka in July 2001 during the 37th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the OAU, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) ; created from the merger of the Millennium Action Plan and the Omega Plan, will be 10 years old in July 2011. An Anniversary that coincides with its integration into the African Union process will be placed under the banner of reflection. In February 2010, the 14th Assembly of the AU decided to establish the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NEPAD (...)

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mardi 21 mai 2013
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Union africaine : Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma : un nouveau départ ?
Depuis son arrivée à la tête de la Commission de l’UA, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma tente d’imprimer sa marque. Avec déjà quelques résultats. Il n’y a qu’une façon de réussir son entrée en fonction comme président de la Commission de l’Union africaine : marcher sur la pointe des pieds, ménager 54 patrons pour la plupart susceptibles et trouver le moyen de se mettre 800 fonctionnaires dans la poche. Depuis qu’elle a pris place dans son bureau au 18e étage du siège futuriste de l’UA en octobre 2012, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma a fait un parcours sans faute. Vus de l’intérieur, les changements de style (...)

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jeudi 15 octobre 2009
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NEPAD News
3rd EU- Africa Business Forum Supports the e-Schools Initiative
Actualités du NEPAD
The NEPAD e-Africa Commission amongst nearly 300 business leaders and government officials from Africa and Europe gathered in Nairobi, on September 28-29 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, for a 2-day event themed “Africa and Europe on the road for win-win partnerships” aimed to improve the business climate in Africa and promote investment.
The Forum was an opportunity for businesses to share their views, network and defend the interests of the sectors they operate in with the policy makers.
In light of their discussions, the ICT Working Group at the EU Africa (...)

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