NEPAD Agency

New Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency)

The NEPAD Agency was established in 2010 to integrate the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) into African Union (AU) structures and processes. NEPAD Agency is the Secretariat for AFR100.

The agency advocates for NEPAD, and facilitates and coordinates the development of NEPAD continent-wide programs and projects. It also mobilizes resources, as well as engages the global community, regional economic communities and member states to implement programs and projects. These address issues including the economic and social exclusion of youth, industrialization, infrastructure and trade, as well as natural resources governance and food security.  

In its capacity as AFR100 Secretariat, NEPAD Agency mobilizes and sustains political support, and facilitates investment, coalition building, knowledge management, monitoring and reporting. It also liaises with regional economic communities (RECs).

NEPAD began in 2001 as an economic development program of the AU, to accelerate economic cooperation and integration among African countries.

Focus countries within AFR100: Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda

Resources/Media:

Ending hunger in Africa (concise version) - The elimination of hunger and food insecurity on the African by 2025: Conditions for success 

A New Emerging Rural World - An Overview of Rural Change in Africa

African Resilient Landscapes Initiative

Contact: Mamadou Diakhite, Team Leader NEPAD SLWM Program, mamadoud@nepad.org

www.nepad.org