Nepad agency CEO Ibrahim Mayaki provides a status on how far African countries are with delivering on their pledge to allocate 10% of their revenue to agriculture development. He also elaborates on Nepad’s role in coordinating CAADP actors and the challenges it faces. Finally, he has a two-pronged messages to donors.
On November 20, the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI) hosted an open symposium, to reflect on sixty years of Japan's foreign aid and the post-2015 agenda. On this occasion, NEPAD CEO Dr Ibrahim Mayaki delivered a keynote speech on the past, present and future of Japan’s cooperation with Africa.
In an interview with JICA-RI, Dr Mayaki spoke on the turning point for the Africa-Japan Partnership.
February 23 – The New Partnership for Africa’s Development plans to add as much as 14,000 megawatts to Africa’s energy grid by 2020 through it’s Programme for Infrastructure Development. While some projects are underway, Nepad is still looking for investors to raise 68 billion dollars in order to meet this deadline. The initiative has 15 priority energy projects including hydroelectric power and transnational oil and gas pipelines that will improve energy penetration across the continent. Mosad Elmissiry, Head of the NEPAD Energy Programme tells us more.