The just completed Peer Review meeting organized by Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev) brought together different stakeholders to discuss the preliminary findings of the African case studies. The stakeholders included Government representatives, academia, private sector, civil society and regional research institutions.
Dr. Frannie Léautier, Executive Secretary of the ACBF presents the Foundation's perspective on the issue of youth unemployment in Africa, during the themed debate on "Accelerating Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development".
The gender indicator is worth monitoring overtime, as it will show whether there is growth in participation of women in the scientific career in Africa.
Presenting Chapter 3 on Research and experimental development of the African Innovation Outlook 2010, Prof Dr Claes Brudenius, from the Research Policy Institute Lund University in Sweden said under the allocation of human resources among the sectors the female participation ratio for women employed as researchers and as support staff was similar.
The NEPAD/Spanish Fund for African women’s empowerment would like to inform all potential applicants that the Second call for proposals application deadline has been extended until Sunday, May 29th, 2011 at 12 midnight.
The Overseas Development Institute has focused its lens on progress in development. 22 countries come under the microscope as part of the Institute’s Development Progress Stories project which identifies transformations in developing countries. Whilst the concluding report is not available until later this spring the individual stories are all available at www.developmentprogress.org.
The goal of the NEPAD/Spanish Fund is to promote gender equality and increase the capacities and autonomy of African women in order to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) in particular the MDG3.