NEPAD Agency CEO Dr Ibrahim Mayaki today cautioned that failure to effectively deal with deepening unemployment among Africa’s growing youth population could seriously erode the economic gains achieved across the continent in recent years.
African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina on Saturday welcomed the idea that the infrastructure-related week-long meeting currently underway in Abidjan become a key annual event on Africa's development calendar.
The first-ever PIDA Week will be held at the AfDB headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from November 13 to 17, 2015, under the theme “Accelerating Infrastructure Implementation for Africa’s Integration”.
Smallholder agriculture, the mainstay of most African countries is the sector that is most vulnerable to climate change. This sector is dominated by women farmers who account for over 80 percent of the continent’s food production.
From Maputo to Malabo, the NEPAD Agency’s CAADP has shown the way to transform Africa’s agricultural sector. For the past decade, CAADP has served as the continent’s policy framework for agricultural sector growth and economic development.