“The Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance is the first such continental platform following the 2014 Malabo Declaration for mainstreaming climate change in agriculture,” said Mrs Estherine Fotabong at the first Africa CSA Alliance Forum
African countries need to prioritise investment and training in scientific research as a critical factor for economic growth and development, Professor Luke Mumba, Coordinator of NEPAD’s ASTII Initiative said earlier this week.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and NEPAD Agency are currently reviewing progress made under the joint PIDA Capacity Building Initiative. The programme is supported through a US $8.6 million grant for a period of three years, funded by the AfDB.
NEPAD CEO Dr Ibrahim Mayaki has paid tribute to the exemplary leadership of the AfDB President Dr Donald Kaberuka as he prepares to leave at the end of 2015 after a successful completion of a two-year term at the helm of the Bank.
The TerrAfrica Secretariat at the NEPAD Agency together with its partners hosted a side event last week at the15th session of the Africa Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Cairo, Egypt.
In a key milestone for scientific and health research in Africa, the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, endorsed the establishment of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) - a platform created by the AAS and the (NEPAD) Agency.