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    13. NEPAD - PROVISION OF PUBLIC GOODS STRATEGIES Private Financing For NEPAD Projects Community & User Involvement Nurture PPP as vehicle for Resource Mobiliz Partnership Platforms & country Roundtables Regional Centres and Networks of Excellence NEPAD ACTIONS Creation of the Pan-African Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF) in July 2007 Multi-Stakeholder Engagements, e.g. Workshops with CSOs CAADP PPs & Country Small-holder Farmers Bio-Sciences/Educ and new CD-TRIP

    14. Recent Landmark Moves NEPAD & Action Aid International co-host of the Dialogue on All-Inclusive African Response to the global financial crisis Midrand, Feb.2009 UN Regional Media Dialogue on NEPAD in Vaal, SA Feb. 2009 (The Vaal Consensus) Ongoing collaboration with ABR/NBF on PS development Proposed CD-TRIP Workshop with Assoc. of African Universities

    17. Paradigm Change Partnering CS & PS in promoting sustainable financing for development models: RMM to GCC, NEPAD Capital Flows (Fund-raise @ domestic and FDI levels; APCI & RECs; Strengthen Business Chambers; Dialogue between PS & Gov PS & CS to expand their work to sectoral areas in AU/NEPAD priorities e.g. Infrastructure; CC, Informal economic sector/SMMEs Promote capacity of Africa countries in International negotiations i.e. WTO, UNFCCC

    18. Related Challenges Coordination, harmonization, synchronization of partnering PS and CS Hesitant Pol Will? Low-level Involvement of Africas Private Sector, CSOs in the sectoral work of AU & N Whats the value addition of such partnership Clarifying NEPADs identity and niche Diversity of the CS in Africa and un-organized nature of the Private Sector Slow pace in the Integration of NEPAD into AU structures & processes/ Lack of resources

    19. CONCLUSION Prospects for creative partnerships between NEPAD and the Private Sector & Civil Society are very bright NEPAD in transition and transformation stage with the AU/NEPAD Integration incoming NEPAD Planning & Coordinating Authority Here and now, NEPAD pledges a more coordinated, coherent engagement with Non-State Actors