Message from the CEO

Greetings! Welcome to the first edition of the new NEPAD Newsletter, INDABA. Indaba is a word in the Bantu dialect, which is spoken in most parts of east, central and southern Africa. It means news or fresh information, and also refers to a council at which indigenous people meet to discuss important issues. With this in mind, our monthly newsletter aims to bring the latest NEPAD news, stories and developments to our readers. You will find this edition enlightening, informative and relevant. In this publication, we focus on the 19th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as well as highlight NEPAD’s key engagements prior to the Summit. We also showcase the impact of our programmes and share some rich traditional aspects of Africa.
I trust that you will find INDABA useful and will enjoy reading it. Kind regards, Dr Ibrahim Assane Mayaki 
NEPAD Indaba: a monthly newsletter of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency In this issue Postcard from Addis by Maureen Nkandu …. read full story»> NEPAD @ AU Summit in Pictures …. read full story»> CEO’s quick bits on the AU Summit …. read full story»> Call for Private-Public sector to boost Africa’s Infrastructure …. read full story»> NEPAD at Rio+20 …. read full story»> Tribute to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, new AUC Chairperson …. read full story»> If you were President for a day, what would you tell fellow heads of state at the Summit? …. read full story»>Mayaki acknowledges UNECA’s support for NEPAD Agency …. read full story»>NEPAD/ECOWAS agreement to empower rural women …. read full story»>Quick facts on NEPAD …. read full story»>Youth on development …. read full story»>Curiozo… on the AU Summit …. read full story»>
Message from the CEO


ceo

Greetings!
Welcome to the first edition of the new NEPAD Newsletter, INDABA.

Indaba is a word in the Bantu dialect, which is spoken in most parts of east, central and southern Africa. It means news or fresh information, and also refers to a council at which indigenous people meet to discuss important issues.

With this in mind, our monthly newsletter aims to bring the latest NEPAD news, stories and developments to our readers.

You will find this edition enlightening, informative and relevant. In this publication, we focus on the 19th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as well as highlight NEPAD’s key engagements prior to the Summit. We also showcase the impact of our programmes and share some rich traditional aspects of Africa.

I trust that you will find INDABA useful and will enjoy reading it.

Kind regards,
Dr Ibrahim Assane Mayaki 

NEPAD Indaba: a monthly newsletter of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency

In this issue

Postcard from Addis by Maureen Nkandu …. read full story»>
NEPAD @ AU Summit in Pictures …. read full story»>
CEO’s quick bits on the AU Summit …. read full story»>
Call for Private-Public sector to boost Africa’s Infrastructure …. read full story»>
NEPAD at Rio+20 …. read full story»>
Tribute to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, new AUC Chairperson …. read full story»>
If you were President for a day, what would you tell fellow heads of state at the Summit? …. read full story»>
Mayaki acknowledges UNECA’s support for NEPAD Agency …. read full story»>
NEPAD/ECOWAS agreement to empower rural women …. read full story»>
Quick facts on NEPAD …. read full story»>
Youth on development …. read full story»>
Curiozo… on the AU Summit …. read full story»>

18th AU Summit

The 18th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union (AU) is scheduled to take place from 23  to 30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Holding  under the theme: “Boosting Intra-African Trade”, the summit will officially kick off  on Monday 23  January 2012,  with the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC). 

 

According to the PRC agenda for the 18th AU Summit, the Ambassadors will for two days (23 and 24 January 2012) exchange views on specific reports including the reports of the sub-committees on structures; multilateral cooperation; contributions; economic and trade matters; the report on NEPAD as well as that of the Special Emergency Assistance Fund for Drought and Famine in  Africa (SEAF). They will consider the working documents and draft decisions in preparation of the 20th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council.

 

Below is a list of all NEPAD related events at the AU Summit:

NEPAD Steering Committee

(24-25 January)

Venue: CR 2, UNECA Headquarters

Time: 10h00 - 18h00

Draft Agenda  |  Draft Programme  |  Briefing Note

26th NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC)

(28 January)

Venue: African Union Commission

Time: 10h00 to 13h00

Progamme

Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC)

(23-24 January)

Venue: Plenary Hall

Time: 10:00 Hours – 13:00 Hours 15:00 Hours – 18:00 Hour

Draft Agenda  |  Working programme

Executive Council

(26-27 January)

Draft Agenda

18th AU Assembly

(29-30 January)

Draft Agenda

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Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria, Member of the Africa Progress Panel

Olusegun Obasanjo is a former president of Nigeria (1999-2003). Former President Obasanjo is a leading voice on African governance issues. He is one of the architects of Nepad, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development. He is also a member of numerous influential organizations, including the Africa Progress Panel, the Inter-Action Council of Former Heads of Government and Club of Madrid.