Smart partnerships and innovative collaboration are key if Africa is to effectively tackle the deleterious impact of climate change on the agricultural sector, delegates heard at a side-event held on the margins of the historic SDGs Summit in New York.
Smallholder agriculture, the mainstay of most African countries is the sector that is most vulnerable to climate change. This sector is dominated by women farmers who account for over 80 percent of the continent’s food production.
From Maputo to Malabo, the NEPAD Agency’s CAADP has shown the way to transform Africa’s agricultural sector. For the past decade, CAADP has served as the continent’s policy framework for agricultural sector growth and economic development.
Senior government officials, development experts and representatives from the NEPAD Agency on Thursday agreed that it was critical that the ambitious targets outlined in the SDGs be streamlined within national priority programmes.
At the conclusion of an intensive three-day workshop on tax regulation in the extractives industry, senior policy-makers from across West and Central Africa have called for greater regional cooperation and capacity development.
African and international partners launch the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), a new initiative that aims to help drive Africa’s research agenda and build scientific capacity across the continent.
Ministers, senior government officials from across West Africa and representatives from the NEPAD Agency met in Dakar, Senegal, on Wednesday for the start of a three-day workshop focusing on tax regulation in the extractive industries.
During a two day meeting in Accra, Ghana, the NEPAD Agency engaged with representatives of the Infrastructure Directorate of the ECOWAS Commission and the PPDU to develop a work-plan for implementation of the PIDA Capacity Building Project.