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3rd STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration

Yaoundé, Cameroon
4 Mar 2019
08 Mar 2019

Theme: Public policies for productive transformation

The 3rd Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration will focus on the theme of “Public Policies for Productive transformation” with discussions on sub-themes such as Strategies for productive transformation in Africa; the role of regional integration and the private sector; and Transformative leadership and Africa’s productive transformation . The STC will be an opportunity to appraise the Ministers of the implementation status of recommendations of the previous STC meetings and make new recommendations especially around the current theme. The meetings will provide a platform for dialogue among the ministers and key stakeholders around how to achieve productive transformation using effective public policies; examine the role of transformative leadership in Africa’s productive transformation; and determine the policy implications and capacity requirements for achieving productive transformation moving forward.

The meeting will be divided into two (2) sections: (1) Experts’ Meeting and (2) Ministers’ Meeting.

The 2019 STC Meeting will be organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) with technical assistance from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and hosted by the Government of Cameroon.

The STC’s aim is to provide concrete policy actions and measures required for productive transformation for consideration and approval by the African Union Summit in June/July 2019.

Draft Agenda

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
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