In an effort to better know NEPAD and NEPAD Programmes, 3rd year students of the International Relations course at The University of the Witwatersrand, popularly known as Wits University toured the NEPAD Agency today.
NEPAD CEO on Friday March 22 hosted the Ambassador of the Republic of Congo, His Excellency Léonard Emile Ognimba & Dr Martial Ikounga, newly elected Commissioner of the AU in charge of Human Resources, Science and Technology, at the NEPAD offices.
The Finish and South African Government have committed their continued support to the New Partnership for Africa’s Development BioFISA Programme, as concrete achievements have been made in curing diseases, combating hunger and sustaining livestock.
The centre, which is going to be run by the Government of Botswana through the support of COHRED, will collaborate with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) in the areas of health, research, biosciences, science and technology.
Africa has a great opportunity to overcome its food and energy challenges, improve health conditions and boost economic growth in the coming decades if the objectives of the United Nations declaration of 2012 are achieved.
“We are working with Tanzania, Senegal and Mozambique and we are trying to strengthen systems there so that they have the governance tools - so that research for health can really be used to economically develop these countries,” said Kubata.