03 - 04Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ACBF will be organizing the Africa Governance Outlook Validation Workshop of the Draft Flagship Report to take place from 3 – 4 November, 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main objective of the validation workshop is to review the draft Flagship Report, identify weaknesses and shortcomings, and agree on improvements required to bring the report up to a refined and near final version to be published and subsequently launched before end of year 2016.
The Workshop will bring together 36 participants, including: i) the teams of consultants from the CRTs; ii) the resource team from GMSI to support the AGO implementation; iii) a representative of policy makers (from ministries coordination finance/development planning) from each of the 10 pilot countries; iv) a representative from AfDB; and v) the ACBF.
31 - 31Protea Hotel Parktonian All-Suite, Braamfontein, South Africa
In December 2015, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), received a grant of USD3.0 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to support high-potential African organizations strengthen their capacity.
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), is one of the organizations that will be supported by ACBF. TAC is a South African-based, membership-driven, grassroots organization, with an international reputation for effective advocacy in the HIV arena. TAC has been at the forefront of HIV/AIDS advocacy in South Africa since 1998.
The main objective of the workshop is to review and discuss the findings of the draft capacity needs assessment report and capacity building plan, which were drawn up by ACBF, as well as add information, and make recommendations for improvement.
27 - 27Dar es Salam, Tanzania
ACBF will be organizing a Technical Workshop to assess the relevance of the Africa Capacity Index in the changing capacity building landscape and seek options of producing it more efficiently. The workshop will undertake a comprehensive review of the ACR data instrument, identify questions and areas needing improvements and updating in order to take into account the new developments related to Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 as well as the recent capacity development landscape.
The Workshop will bring together a select number of experts drawn from the ACBF-supported Policy Institutes Committee (PIC) and Strategic Studies Group (SSG).
24 - 25UNECA Conference Hall, Addis Ababa
In view of the promising recent development in the IGAD regional community and yet the many challenges that member states face, it is essential to have a platform for researchers to discuss the progress made and the challenges that faced. The annual conference on IGAD economies is such a platform initiated by the Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI) and its partners in 2014. It is believed that the conference offers such a unique avenue for researchers, policymakers and development practitioners from the region and worldwide to debate on important economic, and social developments in the IGAD region.
The main objectives of the conference on IGAD Economies is, therefore, to:
- offer a unique venue for researchers, policymakers and development practitioners from the IGAD region and elsewhere to discuss and debate important economic, and social issues of relevance to the IGAD region
- contribute to the economic, and social development of the IGAD region through promotion and advancement of scientific research on economic, and social policies related to the development of the IGAD economies.
- promote scientific research , knowledge management, and dissemination as an important driver of policy dialogue, and good policy implementation in the region
10 - 19Antananarivo, Madagascar
This meeting brings together Heads of State and Government of COMESA Member States. The Summit is the supreme policy-making organ of the regional organization and is also referred to as the COMESA Authority. It is responsible for the general policy direction and control of the performance of the executive functions of COMESA.
03 - 09Washington DC, USA
Each autumn, the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold Annual Meetings to discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development and finance. The Annual Meetings provide a forum for international cooperation and enable the Bank and Fund to better serve their member countries. The ACBF will participate at the Annual Meetings as an observer.
30 - 30Virtual
The African Capacity Building Foundation will hold the 60th Regular Meeting of the Executive Board on 30 September 2016.
The meeting will be held virtually.
29 - 30Lagos, Nigeria
The 2016 edition of the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is billed to make unprecedented strides in AWIEF’s Pan-African campaign to accelerate the economic empowerment of women in Africa’s best interest. In partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Bank will hold a high-level panel to unveil the modalities and details of African Development Bank’s USD-300 million Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program. The Forum will be held at The Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
22 - 23Lilongwe, Malawi
The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) are supporting the African Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (AfCoP-MfDR) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to strengthen development processes in countries and domestication of regional economic development policies.
The partnership between the AfCoP and COMESA focuses on achieving development results through the use of MfDR practices in three policy areas: (i) trade policy, (ii) enabling a business environment and (iii) macro-economic convergence. From 22 to 23 of September 2016, the AfCoP in partnership with COMESA secretariat, government of Malawi, ACBF and AfDB will organize a knowledge sharing forum in Lilongwe Malawi, to take stock of implementation of MfDR principles and domestication of the three target policies by COMESA member states.
The forum is expected to bring together over 40 senior policy makers, managers and practitioners from COMESA members states (Burundi, Union of Comoros, Congo DRC, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Seychelles, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe), experts from COMESA secretariats, ACBF and AfDB.
29 - 02Harare, Zimbabwe
This is an annual Coordination event held for ACBF supported sub-grantees. This year’s workshop aims to enhance understanding and impart skills in advocacy and leadership for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to be able to advocate for the passage of Tobacco Control (TC) Bill and effective implementation of TC laws in the respective target countries. The workshop will be jointly conducted with Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK). CSOs supported by CTFK will also participate in this workshop.