La TICAD, un forum unique toujours d’actualité

05 Jul 2016 by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP

Nairobi, Kenya will host the sixth Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD) from 27 to 28 August 2016.
La sixième Conférence internationale de Tokyo sur le développement de l’Afrique (TICAD), qui se tiendra à Nairobi les 27 et 28 août prochains, devrait attirer plus de 6 000 représentants des gouvernements, des organisations internationales, de la société civile et des organisations du secteur privé. Créé en 1993 pour encourager et promouvoir les partenariats internationaux pour le développement de l’Afrique, ce forum a vu le jour au milieu des « décennies perdues pour le développement » du continent africain, lequel était alors aux prises avec les contraintes des programmes d’ajustement structurel et incapable de reprendre son souffle. En cette fin de guerre froide, les principaux bailleurs de fonds, à l’exception notable du Japon, s’interrogeaient sur la pertinence de l’aide au développement accordée à l’Afrique. … Read more

Africa’s head start on implementing global goals

13 Jun 2016 by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Africa

Africa has a head start on implementing the SDGs, the set of goals that will set the parameters for the global development agenda for the next 15 years. UNDP photo
The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on 25 September 2015, at the 70th United Nations General Assembly marked the beginning of the difficult task of translating the new global agenda into action. These ambitious and transformative goals, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will set the parameters for the global development agenda for the next 15 years. Yet an implementation dilemma is unfolding as each region and country grapples with the challenges of rolling out a global development framework while tailoring it to respond to specific development contexts. The SDGs – with their 17 goals and 169 targets – demonstrate the scale and ambition of the new agenda. It is global, rather than focusing on developing countries. The intention is nothing less than to transform systemic and structural barriers to development at the heart of global economy. However, the relevance of each goal will vary from country to country (and region to region) depending on particular development priorities and challenges. This represents a massive coordination problem. Africa has an advantage. Through Agenda 2063 – a 50-year development action plan adopted by all members of the African Union – continent-wide priorities for development have already been defined. This … Read more

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