Explaining the essence of the 25th Summit of the HSGOC summit, Dr Mayaki, the Chief Executive Officer of NEPAD Agency reflected on the first ten years of the agency and said that there were lessons to be learnt in order to appreciate the future.
The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency’s Chief Executive Officer, Ibrahim Assane Mayaki hailed the integration of NEPAD into AU structures as a “new phase in taking forward Africa’s self-designed development strategy.”
The Minister in the Presidency (of South Africa) responsible for the National Planning Commission, Mr Trevor Manuel, is to assist President Jacob Zuma with his new responsibility as the AU champion of infrastructure development in Africa.
Evidence-based knowledge and innovation are critical for national development in Africa if the continent is to sustain the momentum of its transformation agenda. South- South Cooperation (SSC) is a mechanism that can contribute to this objective.