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Culture and the Nepad Project: Towards an Understanding of a Vital Missing Link

Onwumah, Tony (2015) Culture and the Nepad Project: Towards an Understanding of a Vital Missing Link. Developing Country Studies, 5 (10). ISSN 2224-607X (Paper) ISSN 2225-0565 (Online)

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Africa's search for appropriate models of development has a long history behind it. Interestingly, most of the approaches to development failed even before they took off. Thus, when the New Partnersh ip for Africa's Development (NEPAD) was initiated it was felt globally that, at last, workable answers may have been found for the myriads of Africa's development challenges. NEPAD was formulated to comprehensively address the many problems facing Africa. Beautiful and well articulated as the NEPAD document is, it is obvious that it omitted culture as a vital component of the development process. In such areas as health, agriculture, law and governance, conflict resolution, poverty alleviation and more, the originators of NEPAD failed to incorporate culture as an important factor in driving development. It concludes on the note that unti l this is done NEPAD will be another false start

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: NEPAD, Development, Development Challenges, Culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 13:38
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 13:38

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