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.
NEPAD Agency Chief Executive Officer Dr Ibrahim Mayaki has thanked the Government of Spain for its long standing partnership and support towards the achievement of the African Union/NEPAD goals for gender equality and the empowerment of African Women.
Listening to Alemayehu Teshome, Founder and Executive Director of Livelihood Improvement for Vulnerable Ethiopians (LIVE Addis), speak, it is clear that the NEPAD Spanish Fund continues to make a difference in the lives of ordinary Africans.
African Heads of State and Government endorsed at the AU Assembly the RECs Capacity Development Implementation Plan, which spans from 2015 to 2025 and is based on the NEPAD Capacity Development Strategic Framework (CDSF).
As the African Union meets this week in Addis Ababa to put the spotlight on African women, the NEPAD / Spanish Fund visited one of its funded projects in Cameroon to see the impact of its work on the ground.