NEPAD is a vision and strategic framework for Africa's renewal. The NEPAD strategic framework document arises from a mandate given to the fi-ve initiating Heads of State (Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa) by the Organization of African Unity (OAU) to develop an integrated socio-economic development framework for Africa. The 37th Summit of the OAU in July 2001 formally adopted the strategic framework document.