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GOVERNANCE AND THE NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT (NEPAD). WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICAN CONSULTATION ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP IBADAN, NIGERIA JUNE, 3 – 5, 2002. NEPAD GOALS To promote accelerated growth and sustainable development To eradicate widespread and severe poverty

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Governance and the new partnership for africa s development nepad

GOVERNANCE AND THE NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT (NEPAD)

WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICAN CONSULTATION ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

IBADAN, NIGERIA

JUNE, 3 – 5, 2002


NEPAD GOALS

  • To promote accelerated growth and sustainable development

  • To eradicate widespread and severe poverty

  • To halt the marginalisation of Africa in the globalisation process

    The envisaged outcomes are:

  • Economic growth and development and increased employment

  • Reduction in poverty and inequity

  • Diversification of productive activities, enhanced international competitivenes and increased exports

  • Increased African integration

    PRIORITY AREAS

  • Science and Technology

  • Bridging the infrastructure gap

  • Human resource development

  • Environment

  • Culture

  • Agriculture


TO DRIVE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THESE GOALSNEPAD HAS SET UP FIVE WORK TEAMS:

  • Peace and Security - South Africa, with the OAU

  • Economic and Corporate Governance - UNECA

  • Infrastructure - Senegal with the ADB

  • Agriculture and Market Access - OAU

  • Financial and Banking Standards - ADB with Nigeria


Nepad governance structure
NEPAD GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

OAU/African Union (AU)

(Summit of Heads of State and Government)

Steering Committee

(Representatives of the five founding

countries meet once a month)

Chairman

Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu

(South Africa)

Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria,

Senegal, South Africa

Heads of State Implementation Committee

(Heads of State of 15 countries meet every four months)

Chairman

President Obasanjo (Nigeria)

Vice-chairman

President Bouseflika (Algeria) / President Wade (Senegal)

Central Africa

Cameroon, Gabon, Sâo Tomé and Prinâpé

Eastern Africa

Ethiopia, Mauritius, Rwanda

Northern Africa

Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia

Southern Africa

Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa

Western Africa

Mali, Nigeria, Senegal

Secretariat

(Five people based in Pretoria, South Africa)

Policy Head

Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu

Three Work Streams

Project/programme and policy coordination

Administration and secretarial services

Communications and marketing



BUSINESS PLANS FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS WERE PRESENTED FOR APPROVAL BY THE HEADS OF STATE IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE (HSIC) 25 - 26 MARCH IN ABUJA. FINAL VERSIONS TO BE PRESENTED TO AFRICA UNION (AU) SUMMIT - IN JULY - SOUTH AFRICA

  • Political governance including peace security, and conflict prevention, Management and Resolution.

  • Economic and corporate governance including the measurements of economic governance performance and a peer review mechanisms.

  • Infrastructure including information and communication technology (ICT), water and sanitation, transport and energy.


BUSINESS PLANS FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS WERE PRESENTED FOR APPROVAL BY THE HEADS OF STATE IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE (HSIC) 25 - 26 MARCH IN ABUJA. FINAL VERSIONS TO BE PRESENTED TO AFRICA UNION (AU) SUMMIT - IN JULY - SOUTH AFRICA (continued)

  • Human development including health and communicable diseases, education and poverty eradication.

  • Capital flows including mobilising, domestic resources, maximising private capital flows, reforming official development assistance (ODA) and identifying goals, criteria and mechanisms for debt reduction.

  • Agriculture and market access including harmonising standards through diversification and adding value exchange rate management and encouraging private sector engagement with NEPAD and creating uniformity and rationalisation by developing standard protocols and guidelines for negotiating international agreements and rationalising regional economic initiatives


The governance structure
THE GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE APPROVAL BY THE HEADS OF STATE IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE (HSIC)

The governance structure aims to:

  • Strengthen Africa’s capacity to lead her own development and improve co-ordination with development partners

  • Ensure capacity to lead negotiations on major development programmes requiring continent co-ordination

  • Accelerate implementation of major regional development co-operation agreements and projects already approved or in the pipeline

  • Strengthen Africa’s capacity to mobilise additional external resources to her development.


Conditions for economic advancement in agriculture
CONDITIONS FOR ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT IN AGRICULTURE APPROVAL BY THE HEADS OF STATE IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE (HSIC)

  • Appropriate institutional structure and framework

  • Appropriate production processes for efficiency in agriculture

  • Access to markets to ensure commercial viability for agricultural outputs

  • Meeting natural resource requirements


Strategic thrusts
STRATEGIC THRUSTS APPROVAL BY THE HEADS OF STATE IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE (HSIC)

  • Maintaining, upgrading and increasing access to the natural resource base

  • Increasing agricultural productivity

  • Improving food security

  • Expanding exports and trade

    STRATEGIC GOAL (AGRICULTURE)

  • Engine for broadly-based economic growth particularly in the rural areas


Strategic impacts
STRATEGIC IMPACTS APPROVAL BY THE HEADS OF STATE IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE (HSIC)

  • Equitable access to land, water and finance

  • Agricultural productivity levels to attain international standards

  • Food security is to move beyond subsistence

  • Access to domestic markets, intra regional markets and external markets


Indicators
INDICATORS APPROVAL BY THE HEADS OF STATE IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE (HSIC)

  • Engine for economic growth

    • I = GDP of 6% in Africa in 20 yrs

  • Increasing agricultural productivity

    • I = value addition to products

  • Improving food security

    • I = reduction of dependency on food aid

    • I = raised nutritional standards

  • Expanding exports and trade

    • I = significant increase (value terms) in global agricultural exports


Context for projects development
CONTEXT FOR PROJECTS DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL BY THE HEADS OF STATE IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE (HSIC)

  • Challenge to increase agricultural productivity and profitability through increased market access and public investment in research

  • Centrality of natural resource management, household food security, institutional effectiveness for long term sustainability

  • Need for projects to have continent wide importance, regional character and national level implementation


Summary of phase 1 projects
SUMMARY OF PHASE 1 PROJECTS APPROVAL BY THE HEADS OF STATE IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE (HSIC)

  • Investing in land and water management

  • Strengthening agricultural research systems in Africa

  • Working for household food security and economic prosperity

  • Sustainable financing mechanisms for agricultural investment


Why improving governance of rural development projects important
WHY IMPROVING GOVERNANCE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IMPORTANT

  • NEPAD strategic trust cannot operate in a vacuum

  • NEPAD governance structure involves active participation at highest level of government

  • Link up with other actors important

  • Challenge is active participation of local actors

  • Can “Reaching the Rural Poor” approach assist in this regard?


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