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WHO OR WHAT IS NEPAD?

Peter Metcalfe
February 2002

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WHAT IS NEPAD?
It is a holistic, comprehensive and integrated strategic framework for the socio-economic development of Africa. The NEPAD DOCUMENT provides the vision for Africa, a statement of the problems facing the continent and a Programme of Action to resolve these problems in order to reach the objectives.

WHO INITIATED NEPAD?
President T Mbeki of South Africa
President A Bouteflika of Algeria
President O Obasanjo of Nigeria
President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal
President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak of Egypt

These five Presidents (or their personal representatives) also form the Steering Committee of NEPAD

WHAT IS NEPAD'S PRIMARY OBJECTIVE?
To eradicate poverty in Africa and to place African countries, both individually and collectively, on a path of sustainable growth and development, to thus halt the marginalisation of Africa in the globalisation process.

ARE OUR LEADERS COMMITTED TO THIS PROCESS?
The New Partnership for Africa's Development centers on Africa ownership and management. Through this programme, African leaders are setting an agenda for the renewal of the continent.
The agenda is based on national and regional priorities and development plans that must be prepared through participatory processes involving the people. The African leaders derive their mandates from their people, it is their role to articulate these plans and lead the processes of implementation on behalf of their people.

ARE THE PEOPLE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE?
The New Partnership for Africa's Development will be successful only if it is owned by the African peoples united in their diversity.

This is why the peoples, in spite of the present difficulties, must regain confidence in their genius and their capacity to face obstacles and be involved in the building of the NEW AFRICA.

The present initiative is an expression of the commitment of Africa's leaders to translate the deep popular will into action.

Therefore, the African peoples must take up the challenge of mobilising in support of the implementation of this initiative by setting up, at all levels, structures for organisation, mobilisation and action!

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The abovementioned comments are extracted from a document:
THE NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT
SIGNED IN ABUJA, NIGERIA - OCTOBER 2001

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