ECA and AUDA –NEPAD renew partnership to enhance sustainable growth in Africa


The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance their partnership and collaboration to accelerate the achievement of Africa’s Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Signed at the Africa Union Office in New York City on September 27, the MoU aims to harness synergies arising from the organisations’ mandates and establish the non-binding and non-exclusive arrangements necessary to ensure effective cooperation in areas of mutual interest.
Vera Songwe, UN Under-Secretary-General and ECA’s Executive Secretary, said the MoU is a show of how much the two organizations can pool together and raise their ambitions to achieve what needs to be done in regard to Africa’s transformation Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development agenda 2030.
“Our collaboration will push Africa’s agenda forward, especially within the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which we all believe in,” said Songwe.