A taskforce team from the Ministry of Devolution and planning, NEPAD Kenya Secretariat and African Centre for Economic Growth (ACEG) led by the NEPAD Kenya CEO Ms. Lillian Mbogo validate the Draft 2nd Country Self Assessment Report in Naivasha on 4th November, 2014.
A 3 days planning team meeting, in preparation of The 2nd Global Partnership High Level Meeting (HLM) to be hosted by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi, Kenya in 2016 has kicked off this morning. The meeting which is being chaired by the NEPAD Kenya CEO Ms. Lillian Mbogo consists of officers from the NEPAD Agency, Kenya's Ministries of Devolution and Planning, Foreign Affairs, Interior, The East African Community and the national treasury. Also Present at the meeting are officers from the Government of Malawi which is the Co-Chair of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC).
The 22nd Summit of the APR Forum witnessed the nomination and acceptance by Kenya as the new Vice Chair of the APR Forum to be headed by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta and announced the appointment of two new Panel Members, Honorable Brigitte Mabandla (South Africa) and Chief (Mrs) Chinyere E. Asika (Nigeria.) The incoming Panel Members replace Miss. Baleka Mbete, the current Speaker of the South African National Assembly and Ambassador Professor Okon Edet Uya who passed away in April 2014.
He said although the time, place, frequency or magnitude of calamities resulting from natural causes cannot be changed, their impact can be minimized through adequate preparation.
He acknowledged that while significant achievement has been made in disaster risk reduction since the 2ndConference held in Kobe 10 years ago, there was room for improvement.
At the Prime Minister’s official residence in Tokyo, President Kenyatta and PM Abe discussed investments in the energy sector focused on geothermal power development, scholarships for Kenyans especially in the maritime field, infrastructure, funding Kenya’s universal health care plan, and ending the threat of terrorism around the globe.
NEPAD KENYA CEO ON AGRICULTURE
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