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19
JUN

NEPAD

In this edition of Africa, NEPAD Agency reports on work it has been doing on the continent in recent years. The work covers interrelated areas such Science, Technology and Innovation,, Natural Resources Governance, Regional Integration and Trade and Skills and Employment for Youth. NEPAD CEO Ibrahim Mayaki says NEPAD’s role as implementing agency of the African Union is well understood today, but that it must be better understood by ordinary Africans. We also feature Edna Kalinga who leads the Gender Climate Change and Agriculture Support Rrogramme, Prof. Diran Makinde who heads Industrialization, Science, Technology and Innovation Hub and Symerre Grey-Johnson, head of NEPAD Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade.
12
JUN

BRICS in Africa

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we put a spotlight on two recent developments that will possibly have a bearing on Africa in Future. One is the recent meeting of foreign ministers of BRICS countries in preparation for a summit of the this entity late July 2018 in Johannesburg under the theme; BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity. The other development is the re-election of South Africa to the non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council last week. We find out why South Africa is keen to serve in the UN body.
05
JUN

Africa Day: Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future we bring you more highlights of the lecture by Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to mark Africa Day. Dr Ngcuka is Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women. In this episode she calls for the creation of men’s movement to fight together with women against women abuse. She suggests there’s ample evidence to show that little or no investment in women-led enterprises costs severely in food security.
29
MAY

Africa of the Future

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we bring you highlights of the annual Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture delivered by Dr Pumzile Mlambo Ngcuka on 25th May 2018 at UNISA to celebrate 55 years of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the African Union. Running under the theme of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, Dr Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-secretary and Executive director of UN Women calls for a paradigm change in the way women have been treated in a male dominated society.
22
MAY

Country national plans around agriculture how they relate to biennial reports.

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we take a look at the importance of country national plans around agriculture how they relate to biennial reports. The first such report was released late April in Brazzaville, Gabon at the 14th CAADP Partnership Platform convened by the African Union Commission and NEPAD Coordinating Agency. The report revealed that only a few countries are on track to achieving the seven commitments of the Malabo Declaration, all in order to reduce hunger and poverty by half in 2025. We feature Estherine Fotabong, NEPAD director of Programme Implementation and Coordination and Rose Mari, a researcher from the Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa (FARA).
16
MAY

Public procurement can be used for development in Africa

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future we look at how public procurement can be used for development in Africa and to ensure the system is free of corruption fraud. This follows the High Level Public Procurement summit held in Johannesburg. An initiative of the African Development bank and the World Bank, the summit was attended by various African finance ministers and academics in the field of procurement. In the programme we hear from Daniel Osay Boate, a procurement specialist of AFDB based in Ghana, Nathan Jere, AFDB procurement specialist based in Zambia and Abe Ajay, CEO of Ghana Public Procurement Authority.
08
MAY

CAADP Biennial Review Report

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we take a look at the first CAADP biennial review report recently released in Libreville, Gabon at meeting convened by the African Union Commission and NEPAD Coordinating Agency. What find out what the implications of this report are and how they will assist countries speedily achieve the seven commitments of the Malabo Declaration. We feature Gabonese Minister of Agriculture Biendi Maganga-Moussavou, NEPAD director of Implementation and Coordination and Mike Hailu, the director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Corporation (CTA).
02
MAY

How public procurement is used for development in Africa.

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future we look at how public procurement can be used for development in Africa and to ensure the system is free of corruption fraud. This follows the High Level Public Procurement summit held in Johannesburg. An initiative of the African Development bank and the World Bank, the summit was attended by various African finance ministers and academics in the field of procurement. In the programme we hear from Daniel Osay Boate, a procurement specialist of AFDB based in Ghana, Nathan Jere, AFDB procurement specialist based in Zambia and Abe Ajay, CEO of Ghana Public Procurement Authority.
24
APR

NEPAD

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we put a spotlight on Agenda 2063, the AU’s 50 vision for Africa with NEPAD’s CEO Ibrahim Mayaki. We also feature Symerre Grey-Johnson, NEPAD head of Integration, Infrastructure and Trade on funding of infrastructure projects and Estherine Fotabong, the director of Programme Implementation and Coordination talking about linkages between NEPAD programmes.
10
APR

Global Education and Skills Forum

In this week’s Africa of the Future we take you to Dubai where the Global Education and Skills Forum took place. The two day event culminated in a glittering $1 million Teacher Prize ceremony hosted by South African comedian Trevor Noah. The theme for GESF 2018 was: “How do we prepare young people for the world 2030 and beyond” . Reporter Fazila Dahall was there and spoke to several finalists for the Teacher Prize about how they use technology in their work.
03
APR

Global Education and Skills Forum

In this week’s Africa of the Future we take you to Dubai where the Global Education and Skills Forum took place. The two day event culminated in a glittering $1 million Teacher Prize ceremony hosted by South African comedian Trevor Noah. The theme for GESF 2018 was: “How do we prepare young people for the world 2030 and beyond” . Reporter Fazila Dahall was there and spoke to several finalists for the Teacher Prize about how they use technology in their work.
27
MAR

Human Rights month

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we look at the state of human rights in Africa since the month of March is Human Rights Month. We find out whether countries in Africa are making progress in respecting the human rights of their citizens. We feature David Kode of Civicus, a global alliance of civil society organisations and Tasakana Katembo, a producer and political commentator working for Channel Africa.

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