The Thabo Mbeki Foundation (TMF) and the University of the Witwatersrand have joined forces to tackle various major challenges facing the African continent.
The memorandum of agreement reveals that they intend to advance peace‚ conflict resolution and security on the continent by establishing the African Centre for Conflict Management (ACCM). The centre, to be based in Johannesburg, will serve as the hub for the development of Africa-focused research‚ while lessons are drawn to avoid and address conflict.
Mbeki was the architect of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), an economic development programme endorsed by the African Union.
NEPAD was adopted at the 37th session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government in July 2001 in Lusaka, Zambia.
It aims to provide an overarching vision and policy framework for accelerating economic co-operation and integration among African countries whose aim is to develop an integrated socio-economic development framework for Africa.