Nepad boss to take charge of peer review agency [Africa Review]
(Africa Review Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) CEO, Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, has been appointed interim Chief Executive of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).
A press release from the African Union said the decision was made at the recent AU Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
Liberia's President and Chairperson of APRM forum Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced the appointment of Dr Mayaki, who will steer the affairs of the secretariat for the next six months as it embarks on the integration into the African Union.
In his address to APRM staff, Dr Mayaki said that his main function would be to see how he could help and support the Secretariat in building management systems.
The new CEO will take over in January 2015.
Dr Mayaki said his six months at the helm of the APRM will be characterised by professional, transparent and coherent decisions.
He announced a team of senior Nepad staff; Bankole Adeoye of Corporate Service, Fatou Ceesay Jallow HR and Kossi Toulassi at Finance, who will be key in supporting the APRM metamorphosis into an AU entity.
The CEO said this staff had the significant experience based on their important involvement in processes that Nepad went through to become an organ of the AU.
In addition, his senior advisers - Olusola Akinbade for governance and Prof Tandeka Nkiwane for inter-institutional affairs, will form part of the co-team to work with the APRM transition.
Dr Mayaki paid tribute to significant results produced by the staff at the Secretariat and said some of those results had been used effectively by Nepad in some of its programmes.
Established in 2003 under Nepad, APRM is an instrument to which AU member states accede voluntarily.
A country formally joins by ratifying the African Union Declaration Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) adopted in Durban in July 2002.
The primary purpose of APRM is to foster the adoption of policies, standards and practices that lead to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable development and accelerated sub-regional and continental economic integration through sharing of experiences and reinforcement of successful and best practices.
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