The choice of the theme of the Summit, “Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development”, is apt because of the worrying truth that Africa’s young people lack adequate preparation and guidance to cope in a rapidly changing world.
The UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the ECA, Mr. Janneh called for sustained youth mobilization “to get out the message of sustainable development, as they have the greatest stake in the future sustainability of our planet”.
The tenth anniversary of the New Partnership for Africa's Development ( NEPAD) was celebrated during the 25th Summit of the HSGOC, on Wednesday, June 29, on the sidelines of the 17th African Union (AU) Summit.
Explaining the essence of the 25th Summit of the HSGOC summit, Dr Mayaki, the Chief Executive Officer of NEPAD Agency reflected on the first ten years of the agency and said that there were lessons to be learnt in order to appreciate the future.
"If we are indeed devoted to ensuring NEPAD continues to be a success, we must as Africans ensure that we commit financial resources to this programme, individually, as states and collectively," Zuma said.
Doha, QATAR –26 June 2011: In the largest event to be held at the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development campus yet, Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dr. Ahmed Zewail will deliver the keynote lecture to kick off the three-day World Conference of Science Journalists 2011 (WCSJ2011) in Doha tomorrow.
The 25th NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) session will be held on the 29thth of June in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, under the theme ‘mobilising domestic resources for NEPAD implementation’.
Within the context of the African Union Summit, the media are invited to attend as is indicated below engagements of the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency).
The 17th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) is scheduled to take place from 23 June to 1st July 2011, under the theme: “Accelerating Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development”