Over the last decade, aid policy debates have increasingly centered on how to make aid more effective. Global frameworks such as the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action captured the importance of partnerships in the management of aid.
While Africa has been a happy hunting ground for exploiters of minerals and agricultural products, the time has come to examine closely the value chain around each commodity to find where value addition can benefit African rather than foreign interests
South-south cooperation can bridge the gap in lack of capacities African countries face while dealing with developmental problems by sharing interests in furthering ownership of a particular intervention.
NEPAD, members of the African Union, civil society groups, development groups and parliamentarians meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week have for the first time agreed a common position on development effectiveness and aid reform.
“At the heart of these regional engagements is the urgent need for Africa to address the current aid architecture and its implications for Africa’s development,” said Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD Agency
For the first time, Africa will be presenting a Common Position and Consensus on Development Effectiveness based on its own context, needs and priorities, at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan (HLF-4).
A three day retreat to prepare for the elaboration of a comprehensive capacity building programme for the African Union, under the United Nations- African Union Ten Year Capacity Building Programme (TYCBP) is being held in Debre Zeit, from 7-9 September.
As for NPCA , we happily celebrate together with our sisters and brothers of South Africa the critical contribution of South African women in the liberation of their country and the process of building a democratic nation.