The New Partnership for Africa's
Development (NEPAD) is a programme of the African Union created
by Africans, for Africans and implemented by Africans.
The NEPAD was adopted at the 37th
session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government in July
2001 in Lusaka, Zambia. It is meant to develop values and monitor
their implementation within the framework of the African Union.
NEPAD is a merger of the Millennium
Partnership for the African Recovery Programme (MAP) and the OMEGA
Plan. The merger was finalized on 3 July 2001. Out of the merger,
NAI was born. NAI was approved by the OAU Summit Heads of State
and Government on 11 July 2001. The plan was endorsed by the leaders
of G8 countries on 20 July 2001. The policy framework was finalized
by the Heads of State Implementation Committee (HSIC) on 23 October
2001, and NEPAD was formed.
• NEPAD is a vision and
programme of action for the redevelopment of the African Continent.
• NEPAD is a plan that has been conceived and developed
by African leaders.
• NEPAD is a comprehensive integrated development plan that
addresses key social, economic and political priorities in a coherent
and balanced manner.
• NEPAD is a commitment that African leaders are making
to African people and to the international community, to place
Africa on a path of sustainable growth.
• NEPAD is a commitment African leaders are making to accelerate
the integration of the African Continent into the global economy.
• NEPAD is a framework for a new partnership with the rest
of the world.
• NEPAD is a call to the rest of the world to partner Africa
in her own development on the basis of her own agenda and programme