New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

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2001-10-23 Nigeria


23 Oct 2001, Nigeria, as a mandated initiative of D-XD8572 - African Union (AU), on finalizing policy framework of H-XF6225 - New Africa Initiative (NAI), at a meeting of African leaders to promote trade and sound economic management. Derives from merger, finalized 3 Jul 2001, of: Millennium Partnership for the African Recovery Programme (MAP), set up following decisions of Extraordinary Summit of H-XD3027 - Organization of African Unity (OAU), Sep 1999, Sirte (Libyan AJ); Omega Plan for Africa of President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal, OAU Summit, Jul 2000, Togo. NEPAD is sometimes referred to as New Partnership for African Development. NEPAD Declaration of Good Governance and NEPAD Plan of Action approved, 10 Jul 2002, Durban, at launch of the African Union.


Reverse Africa's economic decline and create stability and growth, with the target of more than doubling African economic output and sustaining those increased levels for the next 15 years; encourage funding to encourage trade within Africa and promote sound economic management; strengthen inter-African cooperation and integration; work to overcome poverty and achieve better living standards for all the peoples of Africa. Encourage African leaders to take joint responsibility for: strengthening mechanisms for conflict prevention, management and resolution at sub-regional and continental levels; promoting and protecting democracy and human rights; developing clear standards of accountability, transparency and participatory governance at national and subnational levels; building capacity of African states to set and enforce the legal framework and to maintain law and order.


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Task Force for the implementation of NEPAD, set up 23 Oct 2001, Abuja (Nigeria) - Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee (meeting 3 times a year) comprises 3 states per region, including the 5 initiating states (South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Senegal and Egypt). Current representation: North Africa - Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia; West Africa - Nigeria, Senegal, Mali; Central Africa - Cameroon, Gabon, Sao Tomé-Principe; East Africa - Ethiopia, Mauritius, Rwanda; Southern Africa - South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique. It also includes (ex officio) Chairs of AU and its Commission. It reports annually to AU Summit. Steering Committee, composed of personal representatives of the 5 initiating Presidents, develops programme and project terms of reference and oversees Secretariat, based at G-XG3375 - Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). Task teams (5) identify and prepare specific projects and programmes. Includes: E-XE4596 - African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW).

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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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