The Government of Kenya for the first time has been welcomed into PICI with the LAPSETT infrastructure project at a technical meeting, co-hosted by Egypt’s Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation and the NEPAD Agency last week in Cairo.
On 25th May 2015, I and my colleagues at the NEPAD Agency have joined the AU, the entire continent and indeed the Diaspora in celebrating yet another ‘Africa Day’ under the theme: “Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”.
“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 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.
HGSF programmes are a win-win for both the children who are attracted to school and learn better, as well as for the local smallholder farmers who produce the food and gain a steady market from the school meal programmes.