Addis Ababa – 4 July 2017: Prof. Eddy Maloka, CEO of APRM Continental Secretariat and Abdoulie Janneh, Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF), sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two organizations, in presence of APRM Chief of Staff, Mr Ferdinand Katendeko; thereby making the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the third Strategic Partner to sign the MOU. It is to be recalled that the APRM has already signed MoUs with two of its other Strategic Partners, namely the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
Following the decision of the APR Forum of Head of States and Governments to designate the MIF as a strategic partner at their 25th summit in August 2016, a follow up mission was held at the APRM Continental Secretariat between Prof. Eddy Maloka, APRM CEO; Dr Abdoulie Janneh, Executive Director, Liaison with Governments and Institutions in Africa on the Board of MIF and Mrs. Nathalie Delapalme, Executive Director of Research and Policy at MIF, to discuss areas of collaboration in January 2017. The parties agreed on the areas of collaboration between the two organizations which led to the formulation of the MoU signed on the margins of the Twenty-Ninth Ordinary Session AU Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 4 July 2017.
The APRM is confident that the Mo Ibrahim Foundation will make a significant contribution towards the achievement of the objectives of the Mechanism. Both the APRM and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation are highly committed to further the cause of good governance on the Continent.