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One of NEPAD's primary objectives is to work towards greater economic growth and poverty eradication on the African continent. This is achieved through linking together key areas of human development, including education, science and technology and healthcare.
Aims and goals
NEPAD's human development work is aimed at:
What is being done?
Stronger and better education is a key objective for human resource development. NEPAD is working towards Education for All (EFA) in Africa, a programme designed to fit within the framework of the AU Second Decade of Education for Africa (2006–2015) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). NEPAD also promotes teacher training, including nursing and midwifery education to promote maternal and infant well-being.
NEPAD's work in the health sector is aimed at making positive interventions into healthcare to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
Science and Technology
In the area of science and technology NEPAD is working to establish and consolidate networks such as the Africa Mathematics Institutes Network (AMINet) and the African Bio-safety Network. NEPAD also conducts science and technology surveys, publishes and disseminates frameworks and reports on science and technology, facilitates research on socio-economic issues and builds capacity in the area of science and technology.