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High-Level Panel on Fragile States to Launch Report on Ending Conflict and Building Peace in Africa
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, and Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, officially launched on Thursday, January 30 in Addis Ababa, the final report of the AfDB High Level Panel on Fragile States during a closed session at the 22nd African Union Summit. The report, titled “Ending conflict and building peace in Africa: A call to action”, is the result of year-long consultations, dialogue and debate on the question of “How can we truly build peace and set a course for prosperity in Africa’s fragile states?” Read More
Meeting at the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) on the eve of the AU Summit, African Heads of State expressed their strong support and endorsement of the African Development Bank’s new Africa50 initiative. Read More
AfDB and AUC Sign Grant to Enhance the Capacity of African Countries to Accelerate the Delivery of Regional Infrastructure Projects
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Union Commission (AUC) on Wednesday, January 29 in Addis Ababa signed a new project grant. The project will strengthen the capacity of African countries through their respective Regional Economic Communities (Community of Sahel-Saharan States, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, East African Community, Economic Community of Central African States, Economic Community of West African States, Intergovernmental Authority on Development, Southern African Development Community and Arab Maghreb Union), as well as the AUC and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) to plan, prepare and coordinate the implementation of regional infrastructure programs and projects necessary for enhancing Africa’s physical and economic integration and socio-economic transformation with a focus on the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). Read More
The African Development Bank’s High-Level Panel on Fragile States will launch on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Addis Ababa the report "Ending conflict and building peace in Africa: A call to action".
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the chair of the panel, and President Donald Kaberuka of the African Development Bank will address the African Heads of States at the forthcoming African Union Summit on January 30. The two Presidents will jointly launch the report of the High-Level Panel on Fragile States, which concluded its work after almost a year of country consultations, reviews of emerging trends in conflict and fragility as well as discussions with the key partners and regional economic communities.
The High-Level Panel on Fragile States says that peaceful transitions in Africa need an urgent attention to youth employment, safe urban and rural communities, and sharing of natural resources wealth. They call for a concerted and consolidated effort by all partners and countries together to increase their efforts to address drivers of fragility and promote regional integration and through creative public-private partnerships to manage Africa’s transitions peacefully.
The panel also recommends that the African Development Bank increase its commitment to support AU leadership on political and security transitions and governance standards, in partnership with the regional economic communities (RECs), United Nations, International financial institutions (IFIs), regional and non-regional providers of assistance, and civil society.