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27th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF GORVENORS OF THE AFRICAN CAPACITY BUILDING FOUNDATION

“Youth Employment in Africa: A Focus on Developing the Critical Skills”

19-20 July 2018
HILTON HOTEL
Yaoundé, Cameroon

Draft Agenda/Program

DAY TIME AGENDA
July 18 09:00 - 17:00 Arrival of Governors and other Officials
Registration
July 19 08:30 - 09:00 Arrival of Officials
  09:00 – 11:15

Opening Ceremony

Welcome Remarks by Host Governor, H.E. Alamine OUSMANE MEY Minister for Economy, Planning and Regional Development

Introductory Remarks by Prof Emmanuel Nnadozie, Executive Secretary of ACBF

Remarks by Mr Erastus Mwencha, Chair of the Executive Board of ACBF

Remarks by Hon. Goodall Gondwe, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors

Goodwill Messages from Partners (AUC, AfreximBank, UNDP, WB)

Keynote Speech on the theme of the High-Level Forum

Official Opening of Meeting Under the Patronage of H.E Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon

Official Group Photograph***

11:15 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee Break

HIGH LEVEL FORUM (HLF) YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN AFRICA: CHALLENGES, INITIATIVES AND LESSONS LEARNED

DAY TIME AGENDA
  11:30 – 13:00


Panel 1 Youth employment in Africa:
Challenges, initiatives and lessons learned (Continental perspective)

  13:00 – 14:00

LUNCH

  14:00 – 15:30

Panel 2 Youth employment: initiatives and lessons learned (Spotlight on the Central African Region)

  15:30 – 17:00 Panel 3 Developing critical skills for youth employment in Africa
Sharing strategies and good practices (focusing on the future)
  17:00 – 17:30 Summary outcomes of the High-Level Forum and Way Forward
  19:30 – 21:00 DINNER
July 20 08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast Meeting of the Resource Mobilisation Committee

Statutory Meeting of the Board of Governors

DAY TIME AGENDA
July 20 09:00 – 09:30

Opening Session

Welcome Remarks by the ACBF Governor for Cameroon

Remarks by the Chair of the Executive Board

Introductory Remarks by the Chair of the Board of Governors of ACBF

09:30 – 09:40 Adoption of Agenda
Adoption of minutes of the 26th Annual Meeting
09:40 – 09:50 Matters arising from the 26th Annual Meeting
09:50 – 10:30 Annual Report of the Executive Board to the Board of Governors (Chair of the Executive Board)
10:30 – 10:45 Overall Status of the Foundation (Executive Secretary)
10:45 – 11:45

Report of the Committees

Search Committee

Resource Mobilisation Committee

11:45 – 12:00 Tea/Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:00 Report on the review of the ACBF Constitution  
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Election of the Bureau
14:30 – 14:45 Date and Venue of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors
14:45 – 15:00 Presentation and Adoption of Communique of the 27th Meeting of the Board of Governors of ACBF
15:00 – 15:05

Closing Remarks

ADJOURNMENT

Press conference***

Registration

Information Sheet

INTRODUCTION

The 27th Board of Governors Meeting of the African Capacity Building Foundation will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon from 19-20 July 2018.  The meeting will open with a High-Level Forum (HLF) under the theme “Youth Employment in Africa: A Focus on Developing the Critical Skills”. The Forum will share experience and knowledge on the various strategies and innovations aimed at tackling youth unemployment in Africa, highlighting the good practices and lessons learned especially in developing critical technical skills required. The HLF will be followed by a Statutory Meeting of the Board of Governors.

This information note provides all the relevant details concerning the delegates’ stay in Cameroon, during the Summit. All participants are requested to take note of the information provided in this document and are urged to take necessary action in preparing for travel to Cameroon and their stay.

ARRIVAL AND AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Upon your arrival at the Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport, you will be welcomed by a team from the State Protocol Services of Cameroon, responsible for facilitating arrival formalities.

Airport transfers will be provided for all participants. Kindly send your confirmed itineraries to board@acbf-pact.org or b.pasipanodya@acbf-pact.org  Participants are encouraged to update the focal points mentioned above of any flight delays or changes.

ACCOMMODATION

A block booking for accommodation at negotiated rates has been made at three hotels: Hilton Hotel, La Falaise Hotel and Djeuga Palace Hotel. Participants are encouraged to reserve their accommodation via email to their chosen hotel using the code ACBF-BOG. A summary of the negotiated rates is available below. Participants will be required to settle all basic room charges (bed and breakfast), as well as any additional room charges such as room refreshment, bar, room service, laundry and telephones, etc.

Hilton Hotel Yaoundé

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Room Type

Negotiated rate (inclusive of breakfast and taxes)

Standard room

XAF 105 000

Alcove suite

XAF 277 913

La Falaise Hotel

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Room Type

Negotiated rate (inclusive of breakfast and taxes)

Standard room

XAF 69 000

Djeuga Palace Hotel

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Room Type

Negotiated rate (inclusive of breakfast and taxes)

Standard room

XAF 68 000

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

Delegates are encouraged to register online at www.acbf-pact.org/bog2018  Badges and the Conference kit will be made available to registered delegates at Hilton Hotel. Alternatively, delegates can register at the Conference Secretariat at the Hilton on 18 July 2018 from 08:00am – 18:00pm.

VISA FORMALITIES

A valid passport and visa are required for entry to Cameroon.  Delegates with a Cameroonian embassy in their country are advised to apply for their visas before travel. Alternatively, a visa on arrival will be issued to delegates without a Cameroonian embassy in their country and upon presentation of their invitation letter. Delegates requiring a visa on arrival are advised to submit a copy of their passport page latest two weeks before their travel date to board@acbf-pact.org  to facilitate visa issuance.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Yellow fever vaccination is required for all participants arriving from a yellow-fever-infected area. You should present proof of yellow fever vaccination on arrival at the airport in Yaoundé. The yellow fever vaccination should be administered 10 days before travel.

VENUE AND PROCEEDINGS

All participants are invited to the Opening Ceremony and High-Level Forum. The proceedings will take place in the Bouma Hall of the Hilton Hotel at the following address:

Hilton Yaoundé Hotel
Boulevard du 20 mai
Yaoundé Cameroon
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Interpretation: Simultaneous interpretation in English/ French will be provided for all sessions.

Meals: Lunch will be offered at the venue on meeting days only.
19 July 13:00 to 14:00
20 July 13:00 to 14:00

Internet: Wireless connection (WiFi) is available in the hotel rooms and is inclusive of the room charge. Wifi is available for free at the conference center.

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE HOST COUNTRY

OVERVIEW OF THE REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON

Capital city: Yaoundé
Population: 23.5 million
Area: 475,442 sq km (183,568 sq miles)
Languages: French, English, languages of Bantu, Semi-Bantu and Sudanic groups
Major religions: Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs
Currency : CFA (Communauté Financière Africaine) franc
Time Zone : UTC + 1
Source : http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-13146029   

CLIMATE

The country is hot throughout the year; mean annual temperatures range within the 20°C – 30 °C (70 – 80 °F).

There are four seasons—a light rainy season from May to June, a short dry season from July to October, a heavy rainy season from October to November, and a long dry season from December to May.

Participants are advised to carry a sweater or coat, to be used inside the meeting room where air conditioning is used.

Source : https://www.britannica.com/place/Cameroon/Climate

POWER OUTLETS

In Cameroon, there are two types of power supply used, these are type E and C with the primary power outlets being type E. See pictures below.

You may need an adapter, depending on the voltage, frequency and power plugs in the country you live in.

socket

Type E socket (three-pin)

socket

Type C socket (two-pin)

Useful links:

https://www.aeroport-douala.com/visa_cameroun.php

Thomas Kwesi Quartey

ACBF has been granted the status of a specialized agency because of the potential to transform Africa through capacity development.


H.E. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, AU Commission
Erastus Mwencha

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development launches the beginning of a new era for capacity building by ACBF, which will require an appropriate level of political commitment and financial support from all stakeholders.


H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Chair, ACBF Executive Board
Lamin Momodou

The remarkable achievements ACBF has registered over the past 26 years is not by accident in our opinion. They have come through hard work, dedication, commitment, purposeful leadership, support from the member countries as well as productive partnership building.


Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa
Goodall Gondwe

Africa needs ACBF as much, probably more now, than at the time it was created in 1991.


Hon. Goodall Gondwe, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance – Malawi
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana’s partnership with ACBF is a tremendous blessing for us and therefore the opportunity for Ghana to host the 26th ACBF Board of Governors Meeting is something that we treasure.


Hon Ken Ofori Atta – Minister of Finance - Ghana
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