The New Partnership for Africa’s Development, NEPAD Agency and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo recently held a joint lecture on Development Effectiveness at the Protestant University in the capital Kinshasa.
The NEPAD Spanish Fund for African Women Empowerment has approved funding for 31 projects in Sub-Saharan African countries worth 8,209,745 Euros in its determination to empower women in the region and boost development
African Leaders welcomed the relevant outcomes of the Fourth High Level Forum (HLF-4) on Aid Effectiveness held in Busan, Republic of Korea in December 2011 and strategized on the implications for the Continent.
The curtains are closed on the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. The Forum provided the opportunity for developed and developing countries to affirm commitment to build a new global partnership in promoting effective development cooperation.
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