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AU Ready to Get Rolling With ‘Agenda 2063’

AU Ready to Get Rolling With ‘Agenda 2063’

AU Ready to Get Rolling With ‘Agenda 2063’

The Chairperson of the African Union, South African Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, made strong commitments to science and technology during her opening address at the 26th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the AU on 26 January.

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The meeting preceded the 24th AU Summit which is currently underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. One of the main objectives of the Summit, Dlamini-Zuma said, is to submit for approval the AU’s ambitious, long-term development framework, Agenda 2063. In addition, the work done on the first 10-year implementation plan will be outlined for adoption at June’s AU Summit.

“[The AU] will look at the broader African human resource context: the technical, professional and other skills - but especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, research, project management and innovation - required for the implementation of the various flagship project and our vision as a whole,” Dlamini-Zuma said during her opening remarks to the meeting.  

Dlamini-Zuma also said the AU is looking at ways to ensure a “more efficient division of labour and stronger complementarity” between the AU Commission, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and regional role-players. [Image credit: Flickr/Embassy of Equatorial Guinea]

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