Maged Abdelaziz and Ibrahim Mayaki

Mr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, NEPAD Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Maged Abdelaziz, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa, at a press conference to mark “Africa Week” on the margins of the General Assembly Debate on Africa. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Partnerships are central to the work of the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) in its quest for the advancement of Africa’s peace, security, governance and development agenda.

Since its creation, OSAA, as the focal point for the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) at the United Nations Headquarters, has fostered innovative and strategic partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders, aimed at:

  • Enhancing coherence and coordination of UN System support for NEPAD and Africa’s development in general,
  • Mobilizing support and resources for NEPAD and Africa’s development frameworks,
  • Promoting alignment between global development agenda and African development priorities, and
  • Raising awareness on African key development issues.

To achieve these goals, OSAA has been working in partnership with UN System entities, including through the:

At the regional level, OSAA is also part of the Regional Coordination Mechanism and works in close partnership with the:

OSAA promotes inclusiveness in its activities and has therefore developed innovative partnerships with the civil society, the media, the private sector, the academia and research institutions in order to advocate, mobilize resources and foster ownership of Africa’s strategic development flagship programmes and agendas, such as NEPAD and the African Union's Agenda 2063.

OSAA also promotes and supports North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation between Africa and its global partners.

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