What's on this page? On this page you can find out more about ABI’s aims and vision. You can also find out more about the work being done under ABI and indeed the progress made so far.
What is ABI? The NEPAD/African Biosciences Initiative is a cluster of three of the 12 NEPAD Science and Technology flagship programmes areas, namely biodiversity science and technology, biotechnology and indigenous knowledge systems.
The creation of Gender, Civil Society and Parliamentary Affairs Unit within NEPAD Secretariat in 2004 represents a significant step towards engendering the NEPAD’s development agenda. The Unit works to implement strategies, tools and approaches to mainstream gender within all the sectoral priorities, programs and projects of NEPAD Secretariat. The Unit has developed a gender mainstreaming manual which will be critical to support efforts to mainstream gender within NEPAD sectoral strategies, programs and strategies and at Regional Economic Community (REC) level.