Report of the Meeting of the donor agencies interested in the African regional plan : Addis Ababa, 10 - 11 July 1974
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
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The meeting of Donor Agencies interested in the African Regional Plan was held at the Headquarters of the Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, on 10 and 11 July 1974. The meeting was opened at 11.20 a.m. by Mr. J. G. Rwambuya, Acting Chief of the Division of Administration who addressed the meeting on behalf of Mr. R.K.A. Gardiner, that the meeting had been convened in pursuance of the recommendation adopted by the intergovernmental committee of experts for Science and Technology Development in Africa, which had held its first meeting in November 1973. He then outlined the objectives of the donors meeting, and informed the participants of the various activities that the secretariat had undertaken to promote the African Regional Plan in accordance with requirements laid down in resolution 248(XI) of the council of Ministers of the Economic Commission for Africa. He pointed out that the major task for the present was one to be carried out at the level of individual countries and involved the creation of the necessary national machinery for the selection of promotional development plans. He expressed the hop that the deliberations which took place at the meeting would further facilitate the flow of technical assistance to the African region and thereby provide additional impetus to the development of scientific and technological co-operation between Africa and the developed regions.