• The farmer, an entrepreneur like any other

    African agriculture is no longer a traditional way of life, it is a business. And like any other, it will grow, through investment and access to markets. The African farmer, like any other entrepreneur, and perhaps even more so, needs to take into account the uncertain nature of business. The farmer will be at the […]

  • Technological leapfrogging: the other side of the coin

    The technological leap has been one of the big themes of the African economic history for the past 10 years. Today, it represents a huge transformative potential insofar as infrastructure development and socio-economic challenges are concerned. Africa has, indeed, taken the bull by the horns in embracing mobile technology, demonstrating leadership in innovation in the […]

  • The coproduction of public policy, a route for innovation in Africa

    Public-private partnerships are key to the sustained development of Africa. But here is another partnership framework, deserving of our full attention and investment, one that will improve good governance, productivity and efficiency. We can no longer look at policy through the lenses of the model of governance of the early postcolonial days. It is no […]

  • NEPAD Annual Report

    The NEPAD Annual Report 2016 is now available here. This Report highlights some of the work we did during the past year and our projects for the years to come. I invite you to take a look at it. Your suggestions and comments are welcome on that blog. I will definitely answer all of your questions […]

  • Africa’s future depends on its scientists. Time to stop the brain drain

    Article written by: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim President of the Republic of Mauritius, Office of the President of Mauritius, Thomas Kariuki Director, African Academy of Sciences, Ibrahim Mayaki CEO, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Africa’s future lies in the hands of its scientists. From urbanisation to agriculture, climate change to pandemics, Africa needs science, technology and innovation (STI) to secure a prosperous […]

  • Manifesto for 2017

    Dear friends, I was keen to send you, today itself, my very best wishes for 2017. May this year be rich, full of promise and may all your projects be met with success. This is a pivotal year for our continent, indeed, it will be marked by a change of leadership at the head of the […]

  • NEPAD-IPPF, a critical instrument to bridge Africa’s infrastructure financing gap

    Today, I would like to talk to you about NEPAD-IPPF (NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility), which is an extremely important organ for African development, as it helps building essential infrastructure on the continent. That multi-donor Special fund is managed by the African Development Bank on behalf of NEPAD Agency, and is aligned to major continental initiatives […]

  • Mandela day

    On the occasion of the Nelson Mandela International Day, the NEPAD Agency joins the rest of the world in honouring one of Africa’s greatest statesman. As we once again join in the annual celebrations of this initiative, we ought to be reminded of his exemplary life which embodied the highest values of the African Union […]

  • We are counting on China to continue promoting industrialization in Africa

    On 18 July, I had the chance to speak at a press conference on the sidelines of NEPAD’s Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee meeting in Kigali. This was for me the opportunity to consider the issue of relations between China and Africa : indeed, we are counting on China to continue promoting industrialization […]

  • Africa’s Growth to Come From Industrialization

    During the 27th African Union Summit in Kigali, we held the 35th NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC). This was for me the opportunity to emphasize the fact that industrialization will create jobs for youth in Africa, and that its growth will come from there. Indeed, we need to produce goods that […]