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What's on this page?
On this page you will find information on the Capacity Development Programme's achievements so far, what's happening under this programme and what progress has been made.
What is the Capacity Development Programme?
Capacity development is a key focus for NEPAD as it cuts across and underpins all of the work of the agency. Though capacity building NEPAD is better able to achieve success in its programmes and improve the living conditions of all African residents. The Capacity Development Programme prioritises the AU/NEPAD Capacity Development Strategic Framework (CDSF) through all its work, including through collaboration with academic institutions and other stakeholders
Aims and objectives
The CDSF is an instrument to assist countries, sub-regions and institutions to:
What's happening in the programme?
The AU/NEPAD Capacity Development efforts are aimed at setting in motion processes that will allow for sustained success in capacity development in Africa focusing on the following:
Working towards fundamental transformation, re-orientation, re-alignment and strengthening of the African institutional framework to enable both the public and private sectors to respond effectively to new demands and expectations arising from Africa's challenges and positioning in a globalising world;
What progress has been made so far?
The NEPAD Capacity Development Initiative (CDI) has successfully managed to sensitise stakeholders about the Capacity Development Strategic Framework (CDSF). More targeted work has been undertaken in the following countries:
These countries have been peer reviewed through the African Peer Review Mechanisms (APRM) and the CDI's engagement is aimed at putting in place processes that enable the mainstreaming of the CDSF.
The Capacity Development Initiative is also in the process of developing more targeted interventions with stakeholders and sector groups, including:
In February 2010, at a meeting of the NEPAD Steering Committee, member states welcomed and expressed support for the roll-out of the CDSF as an Africa-wide integrated tool on capacity development.
Who is leading the programme?
Ms. Florence Nazare
Co-ordinator: NEPAD Capacity Development Initiative and Country Processes
Tel: +27 (0)11 256 3600