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Africa Capacity Bulletin

Africa Capacity Issue 6

ACBF has successfully supported the continent in building capacity for the formulation and management of economic policies and in achieving strengthened public administration, transparent and accountable financial management.

Africa Capacity Issue 5

Welcome to the fifth edition of Africa Capacity. ACBF acknowledges the importance of partnerships in building capacity in Africa. In September, the Foundation and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) agreed on a partnership to strengthen knowledge sharing and learning

Africa Capacity Issue 4 | Jul - Aug 2014

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Africa Capacity Bulletin. It has been a busy time at the Foundation as we engage deeper with our various stakeholders in our efforts to remain abreast and ahead of the capacity development agenda on the continent. At the Foundation level we have continued in our efforts to better connect with our Boards.

Africa Capacity Issue 3 | May - June 2014

Welcome to our third edition of the bulletin. Our annual Board of Governors meeting took place in Dakar Senegal on 26 & 27 June, with the theme: “Building Capacity for Domestic Resource Mobilization.”

Africa Capacity Issue 2 | March - April 2014

Welcome to the second edition of our bulletin. On 26 & 27 June 2014, ACBF’s Governors will meet in Dakar Senegal to discuss pertinent issues concerning the Foundation’s work and how to strengthen and finance it so that it can continue to promote capacity development across Africa.

Africa Capacity Issue 1 | January - February 2014

Welcome to the first edition of our bulletin for 2014. After assuming duty as Executive Secretary on 2 December 2013, we have hit the ground running with exciting times ahead.


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, former 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, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance - Ghana