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»>

New in Africa Renewal
Latest stories and news from the August issue of Africa Renewal magazine.
25 July 2012

SPECIAL FEATURE
African economies capture world attention
Africa’s economic indicators are remarkably positive, capturing the world’s attention

Harnessing African stock exchanges
How the right policies can unleash the power of African stock exchanges

Steady growth in tourism in Africa
Innovation and better infrastructure can draw more visitors

New cash for expanding business
Private equity reaches out to capital-hungry African companies

Mining for development
New calls for contracts to benefit communities
Also in this issue

Rio summit keeps hopes alive
Some gains, plus commitments to future sustainable development talks

Eye on the prize
African schools focus on attaining universal primary education

Mali’s Timbuktu suffers rebel fury
Terror unleashed on the revered Timbuktu mausoleums

Is democracy in West Africa under threat?
Recent coups in Mali and Guinea-Bissau raise eyebrows

Building peace from the ground up
Key roles for civil society in keeping violence at bay

Africa Wired: The BlackBerry sensation in Africa continues
Smartphone’s secret to success is affordability

Book Review: War and Conflict in Africa
A comprehensive overview of the broad patterns of warfare in Africa, and a few possible lessons for achieving peace

New in Africa Renewal

Latest stories and news from the August issue of Africa Renewal magazine.

25 July 2012

SPECIAL FEATURE

African economies capture world attention

Africa’s economic indicators are remarkably positive, capturing the world’s attention

Harnessing African stock exchanges

How the right policies can unleash the power of African stock exchanges

Steady growth in tourism in Africa

Innovation and better infrastructure can draw more visitors

New cash for expanding business

Private equity reaches out to capital-hungry African companies

Mining for development

New calls for contracts to benefit communities

Also in this issue

Rio summit keeps hopes alive

Some gains, plus commitments to future sustainable development talks

Eye on the prize

African schools focus on attaining universal primary education

Mali’s Timbuktu suffers rebel fury

Terror unleashed on the revered Timbuktu mausoleums

Is democracy in West Africa under threat?

Recent coups in Mali and Guinea-Bissau raise eyebrows

Building peace from the ground up

Key roles for civil society in keeping violence at bay

Africa Wired: The BlackBerry sensation in Africa continues

Smartphone’s secret to success is affordability

Book Review: War and Conflict in Africa

A comprehensive overview of the broad patterns of warfare in Africa, and a few possible lessons for achieving peace

Séminaire Energizing Africa le 23 mai à Sciences Po Paris de 17h à 21h
Catégorie
Conférences 
Date
23/05/2012 à 23/05/2012
Lieu
Sciences Po amphithéâtre Claude Erignac (3e étage)
Résumé
Quelles solutions pour relever les défis énergétiques du continent ?
Description
L’Afrique est un continent aux multiples défi s énergétiques qui doit trouver des solutions adaptées aux contraintes politiques, économiques et financières de chaque pays ou région.
Afin de mieux comprendre les différents aspects de ces enjeux, nous avons invité différents acteurs publics et privés à partager avec nous leur vision des problématiques énergétiques auxquelles est confrontée l’Afrique et des solutions innovantes qui s’y développent.
Les solutions en matière d’infrastructure et de gestion des risques juridiques et financiers seront présentées à travers les témoignages de différents acteurs ayant une expérience ou une expertise sur le sujet (institutionnels, auditeurs, banquiers, industriels, investisseurs privés ou publics, pouvoirs publics, avocats d’affaires…).
Introduction
• Cédric Sinarinzi
Président de l’ABLC (African Business Lawyers’Club)
• Nicolas Granier
Emerging Markets, Avocat associé, Landwell & Associés /
PwC
Table ronde n°1 – L’Afrique,un continent aux multiples défis énergétiques 17h35-18h15
• Bettina Laville
Associé, Avocat, Conseiller d’État, Landwell & Associés / PwC
• Veronika Gyuricza
Programme Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa,
International Energy Agency – OCDE
• Sara Nso
Consultante, Département Énergie, Banque Mondiale
• Djibo Salamatou Gourouza-Magagi
Conseiller spécial chargé des Mines et de l’Energie auprès
de la Présidence de la République du Niger
• Dominique Bangoura (Modérateur )
Présidente de l’Observatoire Politique et Stratégique de
l’Afrique, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Table ronde n° 2 – Quelles infrastructures ? Les réponses d’aujourd’hui,les solutions de demain… 18h20-19h10
• Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
Secrétaire Exécutif du NEPAD
• Adame Deen
Head of Infrastructure Projects, NEPAD
• John Ravoloson
Managing Director, Arborescence Capital
• Hans Francis Simb Nag
Directeur Général, Kibri Power Development Corporation
• Hervé Lado (Modérateur )
Président de la Division Afrique de Sciences-Po Alumni
Table ronde n° 3 – Projets énergétiques :quels choix pour une gestion optimaledes risques juridiques et financiers ? 19h10 20h
• Bertrand Montembault
Associé, Avocat, Energy & Infrastructures,
Herbert Smith LLP
• Sylvain Boniface
Chargé d’affaires Energy & Commodities, BNP Paribas
• Xavier Etienne
Associé, Avocat, Energy, Landwell & Associés / PwC
• Delphine Sino Courtin
Avocat Counsel, Clifford Chance LLP
• Yannick Itoua (Modérateur )
Senior Advisor, Bryan Garnier & Co
@grioo

Séminaire Energizing Africa le 23 mai à Sciences Po Paris de 17h à 21h

Catégorie

Conférences 

Date

23/05/2012 à 23/05/2012

Lieu

Sciences Po amphithéâtre Claude Erignac (3e étage)

Résumé

Quelles solutions pour relever les défis énergétiques du continent ?

Description

L’Afrique est un continent aux multiples défi s énergétiques qui doit trouver des solutions adaptées aux contraintes politiques, économiques et financières de chaque pays ou région.

Afin de mieux comprendre les différents aspects de ces enjeux, nous avons invité différents acteurs publics et privés à partager avec nous leur vision des problématiques énergétiques auxquelles est confrontée l’Afrique et des solutions innovantes qui s’y développent.

Les solutions en matière d’infrastructure et de gestion des risques juridiques et financiers seront présentées à travers les témoignages de différents acteurs ayant une expérience ou une expertise sur le sujet (institutionnels, auditeurs, banquiers, industriels, investisseurs privés ou publics, pouvoirs publics, avocats d’affaires…).

Introduction

• Cédric Sinarinzi

Président de l’ABLC (African Business Lawyers’Club)

• Nicolas Granier

Emerging Markets, Avocat associé, Landwell & Associés /

PwC

Table ronde n°1 – L’Afrique,un continent aux multiples défis énergétiques 17h35-18h15

• Bettina Laville

Associé, Avocat, Conseiller d’État, Landwell & Associés / PwC

• Veronika Gyuricza

Programme Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa,

International Energy Agency – OCDE

• Sara Nso

Consultante, Département Énergie, Banque Mondiale

• Djibo Salamatou Gourouza-Magagi

Conseiller spécial chargé des Mines et de l’Energie auprès

de la Présidence de la République du Niger

• Dominique Bangoura (Modérateur )

Présidente de l’Observatoire Politique et Stratégique de

l’Afrique, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Table ronde n° 2 – Quelles infrastructures ? Les réponses d’aujourd’hui,les solutions de demain… 18h20-19h10

• Ibrahim Assane Mayaki

Secrétaire Exécutif du NEPAD

• Adame Deen

Head of Infrastructure Projects, NEPAD

• John Ravoloson

Managing Director, Arborescence Capital

• Hans Francis Simb Nag

Directeur Général, Kibri Power Development Corporation

• Hervé Lado (Modérateur )

Président de la Division Afrique de Sciences-Po Alumni

Table ronde n° 3 – Projets énergétiques :quels choix pour une gestion optimaledes risques juridiques et financiers ? 19h10 20h

• Bertrand Montembault

Associé, Avocat, Energy & Infrastructures,

Herbert Smith LLP

• Sylvain Boniface

Chargé d’affaires Energy & Commodities, BNP Paribas

• Xavier Etienne

Associé, Avocat, Energy, Landwell & Associés / PwC

• Delphine Sino Courtin

Avocat Counsel, Clifford Chance LLP

• Yannick Itoua (Modérateur )

Senior Advisor, Bryan Garnier & Co

@grioo

Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI)
Following the endorsement by the 16th African Union Assembly of the seven (7) regional infrastructure projects (covering the five AU regions) to be championed by Heads of State and Government, under the Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI), the NEPAD Agency, as the technical coordinator and Secretariat for this Initiative, undertook a status analysis of the projects. This was augmented with field missions to the countries and sub-regions involved, where deemed necessary.
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Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI)

Following the endorsement by the 16th African Union Assembly of the seven (7) regional infrastructure projects (covering the five AU regions) to be championed by Heads of State and Government, under the Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI), the NEPAD Agency, as the technical coordinator and Secretariat for this Initiative, undertook a status analysis of the projects. This was augmented with field missions to the countries and sub-regions involved, where deemed necessary.

download more information @nepad