The NEPAD/Spanish Fund for African Women’s Empowerment is a partnership between the NEPAD Agency and the Spanish Government through the Spanish Agency for International Development and Cooperation (AECID).
“Most of Africa’s development challenges do not have optimum national solutions, but regional solutions,” NEPAD Agency CEO, Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, noted during a side-event at the Third Financing for Development Conference
“Whenever I think of the virtues and the indomitable spirit that epitomises the African woman, I am reminded of the heroines across the African continent, who stood up against the forces of colonialism and occupation,” President Robert Mugabe.
African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has emphasised that the NEPAD Agency has a key role to play in realising Agenda 2063, particularly with regard to the empowerment of African women.
The NEPAD Spanish Fund and Communaute Economique des Pays des Grands Lacs (CEPGL) have officially handed over a newly built trans-border market facility to women entrepreneurs in the Great Lake Region.
In 2012, the NEPAD Spanish fund selected FIOM Rwanda as one of the projects to be sponsored during the 2nd call of proposal. FIOM is a non-profit organisation established to respond to poverty related challenges in Rwanda.