About Us

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, serves as the African Union's development agency and implementing body of Agenda 2063 – the continent’s strategic framework for socio-economic transformation over a period of 50 years. It is in this context of reform for better delivery that the NEPAD Agency, through various programmatic interventions with countries on the continent, works towards enabling the continent’s people to see ‘The Africa We Want’ through Agenda 2063, and its First Ten-Year Implementation Plan.

The NEPAD Agency works in the framework of Agenda 2063 as guided by the First Ten-Year Implementation Plan, which is a shared strategic framework for inclusive growth and sustainable development. Through this continental vision, as the development agency of the African Union, NEPAD works towards building ‘An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international arena.’

The following is the NEPAD Agency’s mandate:



NEPAD mandate

The NEPAD Agency continues to transform into the African Union’s development agency by focusing on:

  • Industrialisation and wealth creation
  • Shared prosperity and transformed livelihoods
  • Human capital development and strong institutions
  • Sustainable natural resource management and environmental resilience


The current NEPAD Agency’s areas of work are:

Human Capital Development (Skills, Youth, Employment and Women Empowerment)

Regional Integration, Infrastructure (Energy, Water, ICT, Transport) and Trade

Industrialisation, Science, Technology and Innovation

Natural Resources Governance and Food Security


There are currently just over 40 programmes and projects that the NEPAD Agency is implementing. The NEPAD Agency, now with a footprint in 53 out of the 55 African Union Member States, has adopted a results-based approach and aligned its interventions to the First Ten Year Implementation Plan of Agenda 2063.