“At the heart of these regional engagements is the urgent need for Africa to address the current aid architecture and its implications for Africa’s development,” said Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD Agency
The world is seized by finding the next clean source of energy. W hi le algae-based bio-fuel has captured the interest of small entrepreneurs and tech-savvy start-ups, it has also garnered the focused attention of the U.S. National Aviation and Space Agency - NASA, and global investment companies such as Goldman Sacs. Yet, Zanzibari women who have been cultivating algae for almost twenty years, and he Zanzibari government which knows the return on the investment, do not seem interested in cultivating algae-based bio-fuel.
For the first time, Africa will be presenting a Common Position and Consensus on Development Effectiveness based on its own context, needs and priorities, at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan (HLF-4).
A three day retreat to prepare for the elaboration of a comprehensive capacity building programme for the African Union, under the United Nations- African Union Ten Year Capacity Building Programme (TYCBP) is being held in Debre Zeit, from 7-9 September.
As for NPCA , we happily celebrate together with our sisters and brothers of South Africa the critical contribution of South African women in the liberation of their country and the process of building a democratic nation.
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.