• Tokyo Dispatch: Japan Wants To Become Africa’s Preferred Innovation Partner

    “My advice to Japanese firms investing in Africa? Look for the countries where states have created a robust innovation ecosystem,” Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) told Japanese and African public and private sector participants in an informal session on  innovation in Africa, held at the Tokyo UN University on August 2. […]

  • High level advocacy for nutrition in Africa

    Recognising the debilitating effects of hidden hunger, African governments and stakeholders have over the years been implementing several strategic interventions. Among the interventions are food fortification, dietary diversification, vitamin and mineral supplementation, public health interventions such as deworming and of late, biofortification. As part of their efforts to promote Food and Nutrition Security for Sustainable […]

  • NEPAD-JICA annual partnership dialogue

    Picture of Dr Mayaki with the President of JICA, Dr Kitaoka. Via The NEPAD Agency’s website: Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, NEPAD Agency’s CEO, led a delegation to Japan to attend NEPAD-JICA annual dialogue from 28 July to 5 August. The objective of NEPAD-JICA annual partnership dialogue was to discuss the progress made and future plans for further […]

  • At a time when BRICS nations affirm their proximity, intra-African trade must be our priority

    While the BRICS heads of state (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) are meeting in South Africa for their tenth summit, it seems essential to me to recall why the issue of intra-African trade is crucial if we want to assert ourselves as a continent of equal playing with the other big emerging countries of […]

  • Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s centenary and his legacy

    As this year marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela, I wish to share with you the ways in which his legacy has influenced our team at NEPAD and the projects that we are conducting. Nelson Mandela is remembered as an advocate for peace, equality, and freedom. As an individual, he never failed to prove his […]

  • NEPAD to become the African Union Development Agency

    At the recent 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government in Nouakchott, Mauritania, African Heads of State and Government received several reports, including the status of the implementation of the AU Institutional Reforms presented by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. President Kagame is the current chair of the […]

  • South Africa’s Youth Day

    It is now 42-years since the memorable day of the Soweto Uprising. Fast forward to 2018, June 16 is annually commemorated as Youth Day in South Africa to recognise the courageous action of these youths, and also remember the souls of those who died in the uprising and the families who carry the direct impact […]

  • Intra-continental migration, a windfall for Africa

    Could it be that we have missed a fundamental phenomenon structuring the African economies? By focusing the debate on extra-continental migration and its impact on relations between African countries and their partners, we have forgotten that most of the migration from Africa is intra-continental migration. According to a recent UNCTAD report, 19 million people migrate […]

  • Africa’s Critical Choices: coming soon

    I would like to inform you that a new book I have written will soon be published, first in French and then in English. It is called “Africa’s critical choices”. This book is a dear project I have had for a long time. It is addressed to the generation that will take up positions of […]

  • Africa Day

    “Let us all unite and celebrate together The victories won for our liberation Let us dedicate ourselves to rise together To defend our liberty and unity…” That is how the African Union anthem starts. Today, the 25th of May, all of us Africans on the continent and in the diaspora join together to celebrate Africa […]