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»>

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

New in Africa Renewal

24 January 2012


Social media for a social cause
Kenyans use Facebook, mobile phones and other new media tools to mobilize more than $60 million in support of drought victims.

Lesotho’s economy catches flu — from big brother’s sneeze
Lesotho is paying the price for its reliance on the South African economy. The tiny mountain kingdom is looking to mitigate the impact of big brother’s slow economic growth.

Dialing for cash: mobile transfers expand banking
In Africa, cross-border remittances by mobile phones transform banking.
NEPAD at 10 special


Interview with Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD Agency
“Africa has two major advantages: it possesses the most important pool of natural resources and has the youngest population in the world”.

‘Peer pressure can be powerful’
Interview with Amos Sawyer, chairman of the African Peer Review Mechanism.

NEPAD on the ground: concrete action in five key areas
A compendium of NEPAD’s ongoing development initiatives.
Also in this issue


Africa Wired
The latest IT news from a rapidly connecting continent.

Book review
Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Joel Beinin and Frédéric Vairely.
New in Africa Renewal

24 January 2012

Africa Renewal Magazine Feature: Social media for a social cause Social media for a social cause

Kenyans use Facebook, mobile phones and other new media tools to mobilize more than $60 million in support of drought victims.

Africa Renewal Magazine Feature: Lesothos economy catches flu  from big brothers sneeze Lesotho’s economy catches flu — from big brother’s sneeze

Lesotho is paying the price for its reliance on the South African economy. The tiny mountain kingdom is looking to mitigate the impact of big brother’s slow economic growth.

Africa Renewal Magazine Feature: Dialing for cash: mobile transfers expand banking Dialing for cash: mobile transfers expand banking

In Africa, cross-border remittances by mobile phones transform banking.

NEPAD at 10 special Africa Renewal Magazine Feature: Interview with Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD Agency Interview with Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD Agency

“Africa has two major advantages: it possesses the most important pool of natural resources and has the youngest population in the world”.

Africa Renewal Magazine Feature: Peer pressure can be powerful ‘Peer pressure can be powerful’

Interview with Amos Sawyer, chairman of the African Peer Review Mechanism.

Africa Renewal Magazine Feature: NEPAD on the ground: Concrete action in five key areas NEPAD on the ground: concrete action in five key areas

A compendium of NEPAD’s ongoing development initiatives.

Also in this issue Africa Renewal Online Feature: Africa Wired: Latest IT news from a rapidly connecting continent Africa Wired

The latest IT news from a rapidly connecting continent.

Africa Renewal Magazine Feature: Exclusive interview with Alassane Ouattara, president of Côte dIvoire Book review

Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Joel Beinin and Frédéric Vairely.

Friends of Africa Benefit Gala 2011 –Innovation in Africa, November 8, 2011
New York, NY-(10/31/2011) - The African Affairs Committee of the United Nations Association Southern New York State Division Young Professionals (“UNA-SNY Young Professionals”) cordially invites the public to our annual Friends of Africa Benefit Gala, a celebration of “Innovation in Africa”.The Gala will be held at the The Edgar J. Kaufmann Conference Facility at the Institute of International Education, located at 809 United Nations Plaza (1st Ave between 45th & 46th streets), New York, NY, on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 7:00PM.Please join UNA-SNY Young Professionals as we honor Kennedy Odede for his pioneering work in Kenya as founder of The Kibera School for Girls and CEO of Shining Hope for Communities. Our program features a presentation by Adele Waugaman of the United Nations Foundation spotlighting its Technology Partnership with the Vodafone Foundation and highlighting its innovative approaches to produce real results in Africa. The Keynote Speaker of the evening is Patrick Hayford, Director of the United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Africa who will enrich the evening through his breadth of international experience. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets—a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria in Africa. A spokesperson for the campaign will offer remarks detailing its successes and impact to date.The event is expected to host over 100 guests, including ambassadors and high profile individuals. The evening will focus on celebrating achievements of innovation, and will encourage young professionals to dedicate their efforts towards creating and promoting positive change in Africa. The Gala will provide an excellent opportunity for New York professionals to interact with individuals who represent the best of innovation within the global African community.For more information on how to purchase tickets, kindly view the following link:http://friendsofafrica2011.eventbrite.com
For questions, contact Victor Amoo, Director, African Affairs Committee: ypicafrica@unasouthernny.org
UNA-SNY Young Professionals seeks to promote the missions and endeavors of the United Nations and the programs of UNA-USA. Through discussions, partnerships, and action-oriented initiatives, UNA-SNY Young Professionals offers its members the opportunity to further their knowledge of pressing international issues, dedicate themselves to making a change in the world, and take a step towards becoming future global leaders.
http://www.unasouthernny.org/ypic
Media Contact:
Victor AmooDirector, African Affairs CommitteeUnited Nations Association | Young ProfessionalsSouthern New York State Divisionwww.unasouthernny.org/ypice: ypicafrica@unasouthernny.org

Friends of Africa Benefit Gala 2011 –Innovation in Africa, November 8, 2011

New York, NY-(10/31/2011) - The African Affairs Committee of the United Nations Association Southern New York State Division Young Professionals (“UNA-SNY Young Professionals”) cordially invites the public to our annual Friends of Africa Benefit Gala, a celebration of “Innovation in Africa”.
The Gala will be held at the The Edgar J. Kaufmann Conference Facility at the Institute of International Education, located at 809 United Nations Plaza (1st Ave between 45th & 46th streets), New York, NY, on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 7:00PM.
Please join UNA-SNY Young Professionals as we honor Kennedy Odede for his pioneering work in Kenya as founder of The Kibera School for Girls and CEO of Shining Hope for Communities. Our program features a presentation by Adele Waugaman of the United Nations Foundation spotlighting its Technology Partnership with the Vodafone Foundation and highlighting its innovative approaches to produce real results in Africa. The Keynote Speaker of the evening is Patrick Hayford, Director of the United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Africa who will enrich the evening through his breadth of international experience. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets—a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria in Africa. A spokesperson for the campaign will offer remarks detailing its successes and impact to date.
The event is expected to host over 100 guests, including ambassadors and high profile individuals. The evening will focus on celebrating achievements of innovation, and will encourage young professionals to dedicate their efforts towards creating and promoting positive change in Africa. The Gala will provide an excellent opportunity for New York professionals to interact with individuals who represent the best of innovation within the global African community.

For more information on how to purchase tickets, kindly view the following link:
http://friendsofafrica2011.eventbrite.com

For questions, contact Victor Amoo, Director, African Affairs Committee: ypicafrica@unasouthernny.org

UNA-SNY Young Professionals seeks to promote the missions and endeavors of the United Nations and the programs of UNA-USA. Through discussions, partnerships, and action-oriented initiatives, UNA-SNY Young Professionals offers its members the opportunity to further their knowledge of pressing international issues, dedicate themselves to making a change in the world, and take a step towards becoming future global leaders.

http://www.unasouthernny.org/ypic

Media Contact:

Victor Amoo
Director, African Affairs Committee
United Nations Association | Young Professionals
Southern New York State Division
www.unasouthernny.org/ypic
e: ypicafrica@unasouthernny.org