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NEPAD / APRM NEWS

Launch of the Skills Initiative for Africa, 5th May

The launch for Skills Initiative for Africa organised by The NEPAD / APRM Kenya Secretariat and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) was held on 5th May, 2017. Mrs Estherine Fotabong, the Director of Programmes NEPAD agency started by giving an overview of the role that NEPAD plays in Africa. The objectives of the workshop was to identify synergies on other youth employment interventions in the country that could be aligned with existing bilateral programmes; as well as consult with the key stakeholders on best practices and approaches for establishing Continental Dialogue Platform on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

Kenya Peer Reviewed during the 26th APR Summit in Addis, 28th January 2017

Kenya’s Second Country Review Report was presented to the Forum of Heads of State and Government participating in the APRM in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 28th January 2017. H.E President Kenyatta on behalf of the Country was peer-reviewed. He statee the progress made since the first Country review in 2006 and outlined measures the Government will take to address the issues and recommendations made in the 2nd Country Review Report. The Review Report will be ready for dissemination to various stakeholders both nationally and internationally in a couple of months.

It is worth noting that Kenya was the first country out of the 36 member states, to submit to a second review. This underscores our commitment to good governance and the willingness to be scrutinized in regards to the APRM thematic pillars.  

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Local governance news

14th May, 2017

Kenya set to gain from China’s Sh15 trillion budget for Silk Road

Kenya expects to get significant funding from China for major infrastructure projects which are part of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative.

The hopes of Kenya and other nations were raised when Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that his country will cobble together a massive budget of Sh15 trillion for the world’s most ambitious infrastructure project.

At the opening ceremony attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta and 28 other Heads of State and Government, President Xi said besides the Sh15 trillion, China had also set aside Sh100 billion for a South-South Cooperation fund and another Sh100 billion for cooperation projects in countries on the new silk road. 

14th May, 2017
Boost for security as police in three major towns get advanced communication equipment

Police in Nakuru, Kisumu and Eldoret are set to be equipped with modern radio communication systems like that installed in Nairobi and Mombasa.

The equipment includes 6 eNodeB Stations, 150 Radio Trunking Terminals and a Radio Trunking System Core Network and Dispatch System.

The President also witnessed the signing of an agreement between Huawei and the Government of Kenya for Huawei to develop a Government Cloud Services Project.

The Government Cloud Services Project entails designing and building Government Cloud infrastructure where all government data and applications will be migrated to. Huawei will also build data exchange and sharing platforms to collaborate government services.

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  • The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is a vision and strategic framework for Africa’s Renewal. The framework emanates from a mandate given to the five initiating Heads of State (Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa) by the Organization of African Unity (OAU) to develop an integrated socio-economic development framework for Africa.  The 37th Summit of the OAU in July 2001 formally adopted the strategic framework document.

NEPAD / APRM UP COMING EVENTS

Launch of Skills Initiative for Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Dates: 5th May 2017

2nd NEPAD Regional Conference on Arts

Event Dates: 23 May 2017 - 25 May 2017

13th CAADP Partnership Platform

Event Dates: 31 May 2017 - 02 June 2017

3rd Biennial Scientific Conference

Event Dates: 27 November 2017 - 29 November 2017