Friday, 28 February 2014

Human capital development critical to deliver Agenda 2063 vision –
Dr. Nkosanana Dlamini Zuma
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  February, 2014: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has underscored the fact that “human capital development is critical to deliver on the Agenda 2063 vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful continent.” She shared this viewpoint with the newly appointed Executive Director of the Coalition for Dialogue in Africa (CoDA), Dr. Rahel Kassahun, who was on an introductory courtesy call to H.E. Chairperson to present the revitalized focus of the think tank.

Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma pointed out the need for heavy investments in Africa’s people, as recognition of the dire importance of human development, one of the most important resources of Africa. 

CoDA’s focus, according to the Executive Director, is on human resource and leadership development aimed at enhancing Africa’s human capital development. Given that the human resource factor is one of the most critical issues underpinning any development, CoDA attempts to address the constraints to fuller growth, drawing lessons from international best practices to inform a well-thought out strategy for human development in Africa. 

The Coalition for Dialogue in Africa is an Addis Ababa-based, African owned international think tank sponsored by the African Union Commission, the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank.