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The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

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.

What is NEPAD?

. 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 of action.


. To promote accelerated growth and sustainable development.
. To eradicate widespread and severe poverty.
. To halt the marginalisation of Africa in the globalization process.

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