The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) is a VISION and STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR AFRICA’s RENEWAL. The NEPAD strategic framework document arises from a mandate given to the five initiating Heads of State (Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa) by the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) to develop an integrated socio-economic development framework for Africa. The 37th Summit of the OAU in July 2001 formally adopted the strategic framework document. NEPAD is designed to address the current challenges facing the African continent. Issues such as the escalating poverty levels, underdevelopment and the continued marginalisation of Africa needed a new radical intervention, spearheaded by African leaders, to develop a new Vision that would guarantee Africa’s Renewal.
For details visit : www.nepad.org
The Commonwealth Secretariat, established in 1965, is the main intergovernmental agency in the Commonwealth, facilitating consultation and co-operation among member governments and countries. It is an association of 53 countries thus spanning a population of 2 billion citizens, about 30% of the world’s population.
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AfricaRecruit is an organisation that facilitates and enables capacity building in Africa using the Diaspora as one of the engines of investment. AfricaRecruit strongly believes, acknowledges from experience and observation that the Diaspora for one reason or another, are a very valuable resource and powerful force or tool for rebuilding their country. This engagement can be for the Diaspora to channel their resources to ventures in their country through secondary or tertiary avenues, while they remain in the Diaspora.
For more information, please visit : www.africarecruit.com
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting established the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) in October 1997 to involve the private sector in the promotion of trade and investment. The CBC acts as a bridge for co-operation between business and government, concentrating on efforts to help remove barriers to trade, mobilise investment into Commonwealth countries, foster a good environment for business and investment, promote good practice in corporate governance and corporate citizenship, and facilitate the engagement of the private sector in information communication technology for development (ICT4D) initiatives, especially in least developed countries.
For further information visit : www.cbcglobelink.org