NEPAD Agency’s Head of West Africa Regional Office, Dr Jeremy Ouedraogo, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Integration, NEPAD, and Francophonie, on 27th April, 2018, in Dakar, Senegal.
H.E. Mbagnick Ndiaye, Minister of Integration, NEPAD, and Francophonie of Senegal, welcomed Dr Ouedraogo, and expressed his satisfaction with such a visit that will strengthen the collaboration between his Department and the NEPAD Agency’s regional office in Dakar.
The regional office also relay information on all NEPAD Agency’s programmes for more visibility of the activities on the ground. In that regard, the regional office is planning to organize a sensitization workshop for the diplomatic bodies and international organizations present in Dakar.
The Minister recalled that the Great Green Wall was the idea of a native of Senegal, the former President Abdoulaye Wade but to date people need to understand how the idea had evolved and what the achievements of this initiative n are so far. He also praised the biosafety programme that allows safe deployment of scientific research for the development of African countries.
H.E. reaffirmed his availability to provide the necessary political support to the Regional Office to improve NEPAD’s visibility in the country. He also announced that he will be visiting NEPAD Agency’s Regional Office in Dakar soon to meet staff and reinforce the links between his Department and the regional office.