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NEPAD Dialogue - Focus on Africa
Issue 94 - 10 June 2005

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NEPAD Nigeria moves ahead at all levels with backing of the Federal Government
NEPAD, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, is a vision, a philosophy, a movement, and an evolving process. Its primary objective is to eradicate poverty and to place Africa on the path of sustainable economic growth and development.

For NEPAD to have real impact on the lives and livelihoods of African people -- all stakeholders including the private and public sector, and civil society -- must be mobilised to participate actively in the NEPAD process. The process has to effectively take-off at the national level, and then at the state and local government levels.

United Nations Resolution 57/7 recognises the need for African countries to establish NEPAD national offices with responsibility for monitoring the implementation of NEPAD programmes at country level and serving as a repository of information, among other functions.

To ensure the operation of NEPAD programmes at the country level in Nigeria, the Federal Government has established NEPAD Nigeria, which is mandated to identify and work with partners in the public and private sectors, including civil society and international organisations, to develop, implement, and promote NEPAD programmes.

In order to fully integrate national programmes into NEPAD, key Federal Ministries and Agencies have been requested to appoint NEPAD Desk officers/Focal Points within their organisations.

These Desk Officers are expected to: serve as a link between the Ministries/Agencies and NEPAD Nigeria and to assist in the implementation of NEPAD projects within their organisations.

Active collaboration with Federal Ministries
There is already effective collaboration between the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in the country level implementation of the NEPAD Comprehensive Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) and other related programmes, including the Pan African Cassava Initiative.

NEPAD Nigeria is working closely with the Federal Ministry of Environment on the implementation of the Action Plan of the Environment Initiative, and is collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Education and Federal Ministry of Science and Technology in the implementation of the NEPAD e-Schools programme. Six secondary schools have been selected from each geopolitical zone in the first phase of the pilot project.

Active collaboration is also going ahead with the Office of the Secretary to the Federation in the implementation of the African Peer Review Mechanism in Nigeria.

NEPAD Nigeria has been interacting with the private sector to identify and build partnerships among the public and private sectors for the economic growth of Nigeria and some national and international private sectors are already showing considerable interest in doing business in the country through NEPAD.

The NEPAD Business Group-Nigeria, inaugurated by the President in August 2004, has been set up to leverage the opportunities offered by NEPAD.

Action at state and local levels
A channel of communication has been set up with the state governments on issues relating to NEPAD and State Coordinators have been appointed in all the states of the federation to assist with the implementation of NEPAD programmes at state and local government levels.

The implementation of NEPAD programmes in Nigeria is clearly starting to gain momentum.

Areas that will be receiving particular attention include: intensifying the NEPAD advocacy programme to ensure that its activities are communicated to the grassroots; increased networking with the public and private sectors, including identification of NEPAD strategic partners; partnership with donor agencies and the international community operating in Nigeria; and closer working relationship with the continental office in South Africa and other NEPAD country offices in Africa, particularly within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

For further information contact:

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on NEPAD
& Head of NEPAD Nigeria
Chief (Mrs) Chinyere Asiska
11 Ganges Street, Maitama,
Abuja, Nigeria
Tel/Fax: +234-9-4133898
Email: ssap@nepad.org

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