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»>

RCM Africa Newsletter first edition, Vol 1 Issue1, July - Sep 2012 
It is with great pleasure that we present the inaugural edition of the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM-Africa) quarterly newsletter. We hope that this will be the beginning of a series of constructive and fruitful exchanges that will bring Clusters closer together and be a forum to share information, ideas, good practices and concerns.
We would like to thank everyone who provided inputs and if there are any issues you would like to see in future editions of this newsletter please let us know.
We hope you enjoy this newsletter.
Your messages can be sent to rcmafrica@uneca.org

RCM Africa Newsletter first edition, Vol 1 Issue1, July - Sep 2012 

It is with great pleasure that we present the inaugural edition of the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM-Africa) quarterly newsletter. We hope that this will be the beginning of a series of constructive and fruitful exchanges that will bring Clusters closer together and be a forum to share information, ideas, good practices and concerns.

We would like to thank everyone who provided inputs and if there are any issues you would like to see in future editions of this newsletter please let us know.

We hope you enjoy this newsletter.

Your messages can be sent to rcmafrica@uneca.org

Accelerating NEPAD implementation through domestic financing

Midrand, South Africa 16 March, 22012- The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, the technical arm of the African Union, will on March 28 organise a one-day colloquium and congress in Addis Ababa to brainstorm on the future of NEPAD and Africa’s development.

The event, whose theme is: “Africa’s decade of change: accelerating NEPAD implementation through domestic financing”, will be declared open by the Ethiopian Prime Minister and Chairperson of the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee, Mr. Meles Zenawi, and the AU Commission Chairperson, Mr. Jean Ping. 

African Heads of State, ministers, diplomats and representatives of international organisations and development partners are expected to participate in the forum. Africans from the Diaspora, scholars, civil society activists, youths and women leaders have also been invited.

 The event, taking place at the new AU Conference Centre in the Ethiopian capital, will be graced by former African Heads of State including Nigeria’s Olusegun Obasanjo and Ghana’s Jerry Rawlings.

Topics lined up for discussion include:

1. Contextualizing NEPAD within Continental and global geo-political order

- Is the 2001 NEPAD vision relevant for today and future development undertakings?

2. Improving Governance - Quality African Leadership and Ownership

- State building in Africa - Role of the Developmental State, Youth and Women

3. Mobilizing domestic resources to finance Africa’s development

- Moving Africa beyond Aid - Partnerships for Development Effectiveness

- Agriculture & Food Security and Infrastructure – Catalysts for regional integration

4. Natural resource governance and advancing sustainable development

- Innovation for Private Sector Investments, Inclusive Growth, Jobs & Wealth Creation

5. Africa by 2050

- A transformed Continent!

The event is being jointly organised by the AUC and the NEPAD Agency’s key partners. These include: the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation in the Netherlands (ACP-UE/CTA), the German International Cooperation (GIZ)

Journalists are invited to cover the NEPAD Congress and Colloquium on 28 March 2012.

For Further Information consult the following websites: www.au.int / www.nepad.org /

Interview requests should be addressed to Mr. Gilles Eric Foadey, OIC Communication, Tel +27 83 555 9696; email erickf@nepad.orgMrs. Esther Azaa Tankou, Directorate of Information and Communication, Tel. +251 911 3611 85, e-mail: yamboue@africa-union.org