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AUDA-NEPAD lauds NBMA for Technological Advancement in Africa

The African Union Development Agency (AUDA)-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) (AUDA-NEPAD) has commended the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) for its commitment to the advancement of technology across Africa.

The African Union Development Agency (AUDA)-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) (AUDA-NEPAD) has commended the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) for its commitment to the advancement of technology across Africa.

The Acting Director of AUDA-NEPAD, Florence Nazare, disclosed this in Abuja while speaking with journalists, saying the role of the NBMA in promoting science, technology, and innovation across Africa cannot be overemphasized.

AUDA-NEPAD is the socio-economic flagship program of the African Union (AU) and provides technical and implementation support to member states in the development and execution of priority projects in various fields, including technology, research and development, knowledge management, and data analytics.

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The AU specialized agency assists member states to strengthen capacity in key areas like food and nutrition, water, energy, information and communication technology, digital economy, natural resource governance, climate change, and institutional and human capital development.

Nazare praised the NBMA’s facilities, laboratory, and numerous devices for extending biotechnology advancements throughout West Africa, describing the NBMA’s technology know-how at various corporations across the continent as a pillar for industrialization through biotechnology.

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According to her, the African Union Agency is pleased to learn from the NBMA, which has played a critical role in all international negotiations, and commends their facilities for driving forward modern technology.

She expressed optimism that, if the agency can thrive well in Nigeria and effectively deliver the framework of its initiative in the country, it is capable of fostering inter-African relations.

She promised that the AU will work more closely with the NBMA to accelerate more technological development in West Africa and foster growth and development across the continent, adding that technology is the future that Africa need to key into now.

 

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