An Overview of NEPAD Agency Operations

Report
THE NEPAD PLANNING AND COORDINATING AGENCY
MIDRAND – SOUTH AFRICA
20 APRIL 2012
AN OVERVIEW OF NEPAD AGENCY OPERATIONS
Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)
Objectives
Stimulate and support building and strengthening of systems
and capacity for Africa to achieve increased agriculture
productivity (at least 6% Annually) thereby contributing to:
Food and Nutritional Security
 Job creation, incomes and Poverty alleviation
 Sustainable socio-economic growth
Stimulate and guide implementation and achieving results and
impact of CAADP by facilitating expert knowledge-info support
to member states and Regional economic communities
Outputs/
Results
Country CAADP implementation process: (30 country compacts;
23 Investment Plans; 20 Business Meeting; Regional compact ECOWAS)
Investment Financing: GAFSP financing - Togo, Sierra Leone,
Rwanda; Ethiopia, Liberia & Niger; increased bilateral
commitment to agriculture; Private sector financing – Grow
Africa, Public Private Partnerships; Multi-Donor Trust Fund to
support CAADP process;
Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)
Technical –Knowledge support:
(i) Expert pools (over 60 African specialists) so far supported
about 30 countries;
(ii) (ii) Country M&E Nodes and accountability systems in 7
countries in 2011, expand to 11 in 2012
Outputs/
Results
South-South Cooperation
 China – research & technology development; Joint work
with African Centers
 Brazil – Agric-climate change; Sustainable Land-Water
Management
Programmes
Agric-climate change – initial set of 6 countries in 2012;
Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)
Relations with AUC
AUC
1. Political
Leadership
and
alignment to continental vision
2. Advocacy /lobbying – rally buyin & commitment to Africa’s
development agenda
3. Facilitating decisions on Policy
Frameworks and inform the AU
structures (e.g. Convening
policy fora including Ministerial
& AU Summits
Nepad
1. Translation of Policy Frameworks
(i.e. CAADP) for Implementation
2. Expert support (knowledge,
Information; analytical skills) to
facilitate reform in policies and
institutions
3. Broker technical & financing
partnerships for Implementation
4. Knowledge generation to inform
strategic thinking, planning and
technology development
International Partnership for African Fisheries
Governance & Trade (PAF)
Objectives
Support an emerging political cadre in defining processes that will
strengthen Africa’s capacity to consider, determine and implement
responsive reforms in fisheries governance and trade, and to
ensure that African fisheries resources contribute sustainably to
inclusive growth.
A Comprehensive African Fisheries Reform Strategy (CAFRS)
developed to guide National, regional & international fishery
policy reform
Outputs/
Results
Potential benefits of African fisheries in pro-poor economic
and social growth better understood and shared.
Knowledge and experience of tools, systems and policy
requirements to tackle illegal fisheries production and trade
developed
Innovative and equitable approaches to investment and trade
in African fishery products explored and exchanged
International Partnership for African Fisheries
Governance & Trade (PAF)
Relations with AUC
AUC
1. Harmonise fisheries and aquaculture policies at continental level
2. Convene Conference of African Ministers of Fisheries &
Aquaculture (CAMFA) every 2 years
3. Fisheries policy support to African Member states on International
trade negotiations
International Partnership for African Fisheries
Governance & Trade (PAF)
Relations with AUC
Nepad
1. Provide technical support to Member States (MS), Regional
Economic Communities (RECs) and Regional Fisheries Bodies (RFBs)
in the development and implementation of fisheries policy and
governance reforms
2. Generate knowledge and technical evidence for policy and
governance reform pathways
3. Conduct Think Tank Events to generate multi-stakeholder inputs
into the policy pathways to be considered at CAMFA
4. Provide technical support to AUC during the conduct of the CAMFA
5. Support Member States in the post-compact development of
National Fisheries Investment Plans with the framework of CAADP
Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI)
Objectives
Use of Political Championing to accelerate the Implementation
of Prioritized Regional & Continental Infrastructure Projects in
Africa
Outputs/
Results
Seven Projects and Six Champions Selected. Projects at
various stages of implementation. Pre-feasibility studies
completed for all projects and some are ready for
implementation in 2013.
Relations with AUC
AUC
Member of the Technical Task
Team for the PICI
Nepad
Executing Agency, Coordinator and
Secretariat for PICI
Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)
Accelerate regional and continental integration, and lead
toward the creation of an African Economic Community by
2028 by :
Objectives
Ensuring Energy and Water security for the continent
Enhancing free movement of persons & goods
Increasing access to reliable and affordable ICT networks
& services
PIDA priority action plan (PAP)
Outputs/
Results
o US$68 bn ( to be implemented over 8-9 years)
o 51 priority projects/programs (approved by the AU
Assembly (Jan. 2012)
oPIDA Implementation road map – already approved by
PIDA Steering Committee (Feb. 2012)
oFunding for operationalization of PIDA road map – to be
finalized soon with partners -GiZ, AfDB, etc
Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)
Relations with AUC
AUC responsibility
Chairs PIDA steering committee
Policy formulation and advocacy
Political brokering
Resource mobilization
Nepad responsibility
Member of PIDA steering
committee
Executing agency for the PIDA
PAP
PIDA M&E, and reporting function
Facilitate implementation of PAP
by RECs and their member states
Advocacy for the AU
infrastructure programs
African Science Technology and Innovation Indicators
Initiative (ASTII)
Relations with AUC
AUC (Human Resources, Science &
Technology)
 Political championing through
the African Ministerial
Conference on Science &
Technology (AMCOST)
 Linkages with the African
Observatory for Science
Technology and Innovation
(AOSTI)
NEPAD
Reporting on implementation
through AMCOST in line with
the Africa’s Science &
Technology Consolidated Plan of
Action (CPA)
Recommendations on policy
requirements
NEPAD Agency African Biosafety Network of Expertise
(ABNE)
Build regulatory capacity in biotechnology for enhancing
food and nutritional security and socio-economic
development of the continent by:
Objectives
Establishing biosafety service network in Africa
Providing biosafety information resources
Building regulatory capacity
Creating awareness and understanding on biosafety
Building government support for effective regulatory
systems
Building an African platform for knowledge creation,
networking, partnerships & resource mobilization
NEPAD Agency African Biosafety Network of Expertise
(ABNE)
 Host country agreement for Node 1 signed with the
govt. of Burkina Faso- 2010 . Node 2 in Uganda
initiated.
 Dedicated ABNE website in place, documentation
unit digitized, and news letter, news bulletin
published
Outputs/
Results:
 800 regulators, policy and decision makers from 16
countries empowered through training workshops,
short courses, internships and study tours
 4 policy briefs published & distributed annually to
500 regulators, policy and decision makers
 Forum for regulators and scientists held biennially
 Coordination meeting for biosafety service
providers held annually
NEPAD Agency African Biosafety Network of Expertise
(ABNE)
Relations with AUC
NEPAD
AUC
• Biosafety policy
issues
1. Mainstreaming biosafety issues
2. The African Strategy and Model
Law on biosafety
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Environmental Biosafety
Food Safety
Socioeconomic Issues
Policy and Regulation
Biosafety Communication
Agric biotechnology
Eval-Health (EU FP7 Consortium Project)
Objectives
To develop and test a sound methodological approach to
evaluate and monitor implementation and performance of EU
funded interventions in developing countries in the health
sector
M&E methodology for EU-funded health research projects in
developing countries
Outputs/
Results
Case studies to test, refine and validate methodology
Methodology adapted to other sectors and funding
partners/schemes in future
Environnent Action Plan
Contribute to sustainable environment management
Improve environmental conditions in Africa and
contribute to economic growth and poverty eradication;
Promote the sustainable use of Africa’s natural
resources and strengthen public and political support to
sub-regional and regional environmental initiatives;
Objectives
Enhance the effective participation of major African
groups and their important contribution to informed
intergovernmental decision-making;
Provide a framework for the establishment of a solid
partnership between African countries and with their
bilateral and multilateral partners.
Environnent Action Plan
 Creation of 5 Sub-Regional Environmental Action
Plans (SREAP) for ECCAS, IGAD, AMU, SADC, ECOWAS
 National action plans for 5 countries
Policy Briefs (i.e: Climate Finance)
 Platforms for Consultation and Dialogue
Outputs/
Results:
•Current Projects
Congo Basin Convergence Plan on Forests
Genetic Resources (GR) and Non-Timber Forest
Products (NTFP)
Africa Wide Human and Resource Capacity Building
Program for Adaptation and Mitigation
Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDevAfrica)
Green Wall for the Sahara Initiative
Disaster Risk Reduction Programme
Environnent Action Plan
Relations with AUC
AUC
1. Harmonise policies at continental level
2. Convene Conference of African Ministers of Environment
3. Coordination of Policy support to African Member states on
International negotiations
International Partnership for African Fisheries
Governance & Trade (PAF)
Relations with AUC
Nepad
1. Provide technical support to Member States (MS), Regional
Economic Communities (RECs) in the development and
implementation of sustainable environment policies and
governance reforms
2. Generate knowledge and technical evidence for policies and
political messages
3. Support multi-stakeholder platforms inputs into the policy
pathways
4. Harmonise egional environmental policies and programmes
Gender Programme
1- The NRPAD/Spanish Fund for the Empowerment of African Women aims to
support actions on gender equality and women’s empowerment, specifically linked
to improving women’s economic, political and social empowerment and full use of
their rights, within the framework of the MDG 3 in sub-Saharan African countries.
Objectives
2- NPCA effectively delivers on mandate on gender mainstreaming
Output 1 Conduct proper and effective management of the NEPAD/Spanish
Fund for the Empowerment of African Women
Outputs/
output
Results
Output 2
Financial resources and programmatic support to African institutions during the
first and second call for applications
Results of 1st call (ref attached out[put report)
Output 3: Alignment of the NEPAD/Spanish Fund to themes of the African
Women’s Decade
Output 4: Gender mainstreaming strategy of NPCA priority progranmes,
policies and processes aligned with AU gender policy
The African Woman’s Decade
Relations with AUC
AUC
Nepad
The Commission to lead in the
Implementation of African Women’s
Decade
NEPAD/Spanish Fund aligned with 8
out of 10 themes of the African
Women Decade and contribute in
advancing GEWE within the agreed
framework.
Fund for African women
Relations with AUC
Nepad
AUC
-
Leads the African Women’s Decade
and the Fund for African women
-
-
-
Align NEPAD/Spanish fund with the F und for
African women
Provision of financial and technical assistance to
government and non government institutions :
46 projects in 26 countries during the fist call for
plication and 31 projects in 30 countries during
the 2nd call for applications
Ensure effective participation of AUC as member
of the Steering Committee of the NEPAD/Spanish
Fund
Allocating an agreed sum for the AU Women,
Gender and Development Directorate to
implement activities on Theme 3 - Women’s
Health, Maternal Mortality and HIV/AIDS
considering the fact that the 2nd call for proposals
does not cover the issues.
Share lessons learned on the appraisal process
and small grant management system of the
NEPAD/Spanish fund
Gender mainstreaming
Relations with AUC
AUC
Nepad
- Strengthen institutional capacity
The AU Gender Policy provides overall
leadership and guidance on Gender
Equality and Women’s Empowerment
AUC responsibility
and accountability for gender
mainstreaming
-- NPCA gender programmes aligned
with the AU Gender Policy
- NPCA Gender management system
- Advisory services in priority
programmes: agriculture,
infrastructure,
environment, Capacity Development
Strategic Framework programmes
- Capacity building of stand senior
management

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