Yaounde Declaration and Plan of Action - 2nd Africa Rural Development Forum

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The 2nd Africa Rural Development Forum (ARDF), organised from 8-10 September 2016 under the theme Transforming Africa’s Rural Area through Skills Development, Job Creation and Youth Economic Empowerment for Africa by the NEPAD Agency and hosted by the the Government of Cameroon sought to build on the outcomes of the 1st ARDF.

The main outcome of the 1st ARDF was the adoption of the “Cotonou Declaration on Rural Futures” to support the structural transformation of the continent in order to promote inclusive growth and empowerment of rural areas through people-centered development.


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