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International Workshop on Effective and Sustainable Partnerships in a Global Research System: Focus on sub-Saharan Africa WARDA, Bouaké, December 8-10, 1999 SYNTHESIS REPORT

The 1998 Third External System Review of the CGIAR recommended a stronger CGIAR focus on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and emphasis on the need for increasing the effectiveness of partnerships to achieve increased agricultural productivity toward food and income security. This workshop brought together agricultural research scientists and relevant stakeholders working in agriculture in SSA to do strategic thinking on how to enhance existing partnerships and develop new ones.

The New Partnership For Africa¿s Development (NEPAD)

NEPAD is a merger of the Millennium Partnership for Africa¿s Recovery Programme (MAP) and the Omega Plan. · The merger was finalised on 3 July 2001. · Out of the merger, the New Africa Initiative (NAI) was born. · NAI was then approved by OAU Summit Heads of State and Government on 11 July 2001. · Its policy framework was finalised by HSIC on 23 October 2001, forming the NEPAD.