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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

NEPAD Agency achieves footprints in 52 African countries, unveils 2017 report

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, is now with a footprint in 52 out of the 55 African Union Member States, reports ITRealms.

Chief Executive Offi cer, NEPAD Agency, Dr Ibrahim A. Mayaki revealed this to ITRealms at the unveiling of the NEPAD Agency’s 2017 annual report, tagged, “Fast-Tracking the Implementation of Africa’s Development Agenda.”

He also said that NEPAD has been adopted as results-based approach which aligned its interventions to the First Ten Year Implementation Plan of Agenda 2063.

“Accordingly, the 2017 Annual Report is an account of the NEPAD Agency’s contribution to Agenda 2063,” he said.

Mayaki noted in a foreword to the report made available to ITRealms that it additionally presents ‘What’ was achieved and ‘Where’ deliberate efforts to foster learning are made by providing detail on the context and ‘How’ the results were realised.

The report, ITRealms gathered, also highlighted some results that contribute to development effectiveness and organisational efficiency.

He pointed out that the results of the NEPAD Agency’s contribution to Agenda 2063 for the year 2017 are presented at continental, regional and national levels.

As said by him, they are organised around five major outcome areas, namely the “Skills Revolution and Entrepreneurship;  b) Sustainability and Resilience; c) Improved Health and Nutrition Services; d) Transformed Agriculture and Food Systems; and e) Integrated Corridor Infrastructure, Trade and Markets.”

Mayaki pointed out that the year 2017 marked the end of the strategic plan cycle that spans 2014 to 2017.

“It also heralds the medium term development plan, 2018 – 2023, aligned to Agenda 2063’s First Ten Year Implementation Plan,” he said.

Further, he said, the annual report comes at a time when preparations are concluding for transforming the NEPAD Agency into the African Union Development Agency, with greater scope for action and capacity.

“To this end, this report provides some insights into the possible strategic impact areas of the transformed Agency, namely: Wealth Creation, Shared Prosperity, Transformative Capacities and Sustainable Environment,” he said.

Equally, he said, NEPAD agency extended appreciation to the steering committee members for their strategic and wise guidance, as well as the African Union Commission (AUC) for the continuous support provided to the Agency throughout 2017.

Remmy Nweke/GEE

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