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  • Apr
    12 - 17
    Addis Ababa
    The Commission is organizing the Second Session of the Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration as per Decision Assembly/AU/Dec.227(XII), reconfiguring the Specialized Technical Committees (STCs) and Decision Assembly/AU/Dec.365(XVII) requesting the Commission to operationalize the STCs form January 2013 and to abolish sectoral Ministerial Conferences.
    The First STC was held in October 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the theme “Growth, employment and inequality”. The STC highlighted corruption as one of the setbacks to sustainable inclusive economic growth. The meeting noted that corruption discourages investors and increases inequalities. In this regard, efforts have to be directed toward considering the correct mix of policies, auditing national laws and enacting laws in line with the changing global context. In addition, the meeting underscored the need to address Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs). To achieve this, it was noted that there was need for improved governance and accountability for reducing the financial haemorrhage of illicit financial flows through the fight against corruption. Overall, the meeting concluded that financing Africa’s development requires a comprehensive approach that harnesses the potential of domestic resources mobilization.
    In the same vein, in recognition of the negative impact that corruption has on the development of African countries, the African Union has dedicated the year 2018 to the fight against corruption. Under the theme, “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A sustainable path for Africa’s Transformation”, African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government are resolute in their willingness to fight corruption on the continent. Consequently, the theme for the second STC is “Mobilisation of domestic resources: fighting against corruption and Illicit Financial Flows”.
  • Apr
    05 - 07
    Accra, Ghana
    The 2018 Africa Think Tank Summit aims at proposing strategies and actionable recommendations for think tanks to meaningfully contribute to the promotion of job creation while sharing knowledge and good practices and developing solutions to effectively tackle youth unemployment issues within the context of Africa’s vision as reflected in Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 
    To this end, through the various keynote speeches, presentations, discussions, interactions and side-events, the Summit will address the following four (04) key objectives: 
     Discuss the role that effective leadership can play in addressing Africa’s youth unemployment challenge. 
     Share experiences on how to develop the requisite private sector that can create jobs for the youths. 
     Reflect on how to build the critical technical skills necessary for sustainable youth employment opportunities. 
     Offer practical solutions for youth employment in Africa through the sharing of innovations and good practices, including entrepreneurship and agricultural enterprises. 
     Launch the book ‘Creation, Management and Sustainability of Think Tanks in Africa’. 
    The 5th Africa Think Tank Summit is expected to generate the following outcomes:
     Renewed, enhanced and sustained commitment of think tanks to proactively support the successful implementation of Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030, with special attention on job creation;
     Platform for networking via fruitful exchanges of ideas, knowledge and relevant experiences and good practices on what needs to be done to effectively and sustainably tackle youth unemployment in Africa (including an opportunity for think tanks to engage policy-makers, private sector and non-state actors);
     Launch of the Book on ‘Creation, Management and Sustainability of Think Tanks in Africa’; and
     Roadmap for building and sustaining national, regional and international partnerships around developing of a Coordinated Capacity Development Program on tackling youth unemployment and migration in Africa. 
  • Nov
    29 - 30

    ACBF was invited to participate in a 3 day consultative retreat with all RECs, NEPAD, AfDB, ACBF and UNECA to develop the draft outcome documents based on Africa’s own priorities for the 5th AU-EU Summit

  • Nov

    ACBF was invited to partner with Realnews in hosting their 5th anniversary lecture under the theme “African Leadership in a turbulent era”

  • Nov
    14 - 15
    Accra, Ghana

    ACBF will host its 26th Annual Meeting for its Board of Governors in Accra, Ghana

    Find more information about the 26th Annual Meeting for the Board of Governors here...

  • Oct
    18 - 20

    ACBF invited to support the event by sponsoring $7000 toward the hosting of the event

  • Oct
    04 - 04
    Paris, France

    Prof Emmanuel Nnadozie was invited to participate in the third session on “The politics of industrialization: enabling factors and stumbling blocks “. Prof Nnadozie will shed light on how to reinforce inter-ministerial coordination for more coherent policies and the role of local authorities in the implementation of industrialization strategies

  • Sep
    24 - 26

    Dr. Robert Nantchouang will deliver a speech on behalf of Prof Emmanuel Nnadozie. He will speak about the urgency with which the continent and the region should respond to the growing economic and social needs of youth; and on the role of ACBF and other continental organizations in supporting vital institutional capacity building and promoting the creation of productive work for the youth

  • Sep
    Accra, Ghana

    ACBF will hold its 64th Executive Board Meeting

  • Aug
    24 - 24
    Lagos, Nigeria

    Prof Emmanuel Nnadozie will feature as a panelist and speak on “Political, legal and policy issues which need to be addressed to achieve integration in Africa”


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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