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The New Partnership for Africa's Development


The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) was established in 2001. Its founding member states included South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt and Senegal. The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) was established in February 2010 as an outcome of the integration of NEPAD into African Union structures and processes. 

NEPAD Agency is the implementing arm of the African Union. that facilitates and coordinates the development of continent-wide programmes and projects, mobilises resources and engages the global partners, regional economic communities and member states in the implementation of these programmes and projects.

NEPAD Agency has been mandated by the heads of state and governments to implement the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa, PIDA, and the Africa Power Vision APV. Both programmes aim to achieve energy access for the African population, with goals of 80 per cent of households and 90 per cent for industrial and commercial sectors by 2040. NEPAD Agency is also mandated by heads of state and governments together with AUC and ADB to facilitate and coordinate the implementation of SE4ALL in Africa . In response to this mandate, the NEPAD Agency, AUC and ADB founded the Africa SE4ALL Hub, which is housed at ADB. In November 2016, NEPAD launched its Renewable Energy Access Programme (REAP) which targets Africa High Priority Renewable Energy Projects and develops them to bankability and financial closure .