HL Deb 13 June 2002 vol 636 cc43-4WA
Lord Moynihan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress they will seek to make in building a new partnership for Africa's development at the forthcoming G8 summit in Kananaskis. [HL4525]

Baroness Crawley

The Government welcome the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) as an African owned and led initiative. NEPAD has set up teams to work in five areas, which are peace and security, economic and corporate governance, infrastructure, central bank and financial standards, and agriculture and market access.

We are working with our G8 partners to develop a strong response to NEPAD at the Kananaskis Summit through the G8 Action Plan for Africa. We are focusing on the key areas of conflict, trade, education, health, development assistance and debt, where G8 policies affect Africa.

Forward to