Director General of APC-Colombia Ángela Ospina de Nicholls and the Executive Director of AUDA-NEPAD Ibrahim Mayaki.
Johannesburg, South Africa. June 9, 2021. The Presidential Agency for International Cooperation, APC-Colombia, signed a Financial Contribution Agreement with the Development Agency of the African Union, AUDA-NEPAD, within the framework of South-South Cooperation, for development of technical cooperation projects in Africa and Colombia.
The Agreement was signed by the general director of APC-Colombia Ángela Ospina de Nicholls and by the executive director of AUDA-NEPAD Ibrahim Mayaki, with the accompaniment of the Colombian ambassador to South Africa, Carlos Andrés Barahona Niño.
This agreement paves the way for the exchange of best practices, building lasting local capacities and technical assistance in different areas such as entrepreneurship and orange economy, environment, risk management, climate resilience, emerging technologies and research, agriculture, food security, among other.
The identification of these areas was developed in several months of work by AUDA-NEPAD, APC-Colombia and the support of the Colombian embassy in Pretoria. The signing of the Financial Contribution Agreement is considered a historic milestone and a very important step for South-South Cooperation between Colombia and the African region, since it will allow the allocation of significant financial resources for multidisciplinary projects.
This agreement also supports the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, and the 2063 Agenda of the African Union, to promote innovation and research through the collaboration of public entities to develop projects that meet the needs of communities, in in order to improve the quality of life of African and Colombian citizens. The signing ceremony was held at the AUDA-NEPAD headquarters in Johannesburg and had the virtual participation of the director of international cooperation of the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Álvaro Calderón Ponce de León.
Issued by APC-Colombia, AUDA-NEPAD and the Embassy of Colombia in South Africa.