Internet Society Status
The Internet Society and the NPCA signed a Memorandum of Understanding in January 2011. The Internet Society and NPCA will work together to develop ICT in Africa by creating an enabling environment for Internet development, promoting the development of local content and enhancing the capacity of African ICT specialists to deal with Internet-related technical and policy issues.
About the New Partnership for Africa's Development
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) is a program adopted by the African Union (AU) in 2001. Its overarching objective is to enhance Africa's growth and participation in the global economy by accelerating economic cooperation and integration among African countries. The NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NCPA) was established to; facilitate and coordinate the implementation of continental and regional programs and projects; mobilize resources and partners in support of the implementation of Africa's priority programs and projects; conduct and coordinate research and knowledge management; monitor and evaluate the implementation of programs and projects; and advocate on the AU and NEPAD vision, mission and core principles/values.