I was at that time an established critic of NEPAD
. This put me in opposition to the high levels of enthusiasm for NEPAD
in official circles.
Representatives of the European Union and the GIZ, a major partner to NEPAD
and its partners in the PIDA programme, also spoke in support of Africa's quest for an integrated infrastructure network.
's Planning and Coordination Agency -- soon to become the African Union Development Agency -- is attempting to carve out a new role for itself in a very different landscape.
est un "instrument fort" sur lequel repose l'espoir de la relance des echanges commerciaux, entre les pays de la region, et qui reste tributaire de mise en place d'un cadre legislatif garantissant la levee des barrieres douanieres et une meilleure fluidite de la circulation des biens et des personnes.
If that role seems diminished compared to the aspirational initial goals of NEPAD
, it's because results-based implementation focused on bankable projects has supplanted the utopianism of one-stop schemes to guide Africa's development.
Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) is a multi-donor Special Fund hosted by the AfDB.
PIDA Week 2016 kicked off with the Annual Meetings of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) supported by the Government of Japan, under the theme "Building Quality Infrastructure for Africa's Development." A project financiers' roundtable organized by the NEPAD
Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility, a special fund hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), deliberated how to enhance collaboration and co-financing.
Stressing the 16 strategic projects that were selected out of the 51 NEPAD
projects, president Keita said it was urgent for each country to work hard to accomplish them.
Council, an independent not-for-profit organization comprised of African professionals and scholars, recognized the potential of the Africa.com offering to engage youth across the continent, and to provide a platform upon which they can engage with the global digital ecosystem, while promoting a positive pan-African identity.
The meeting was attended by representatives from the African Union Commission (AUC) , NEPAD
Agency (NPCA), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Southern African Development Community (SADC), Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), East African Community (EAC), Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), East Africa Communications Organizations (EACO) and the Communications Regulatory Association of Southern Africa (CRASA).
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD
), an African Union strategic framework for pan-African socio-economic development, is both a vision and a policy framework for Africa in the twenty-first century.
The meeting followed a speech delivered by Morsi, as part of the 29th round of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD
), held at the AU headquarters.