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Annual Coordination Workshop for ACBF’s Sub-Grantees on Tobacco Control

Harare, Zimbabwe
28 Sep 2015
30 Sep 2015

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) will host a coordination meeting with its partners working on Tobacco Control in Africa. ACBF and its sub-grantees – the Uganda-based Center for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA), the Economics of Tobacco Control Project of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, the University of Bath, United Kingdom, the Ministry of Health, Senegal, the African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) and ten selected civil society organizations (CSOs) advancing tobacco control in Africa - will meet in Harare from 28 September  to 2 October 2015. The workshop aims to equip the sub-grantees with knowledge and skills in ACBF procedures for effective and efficient grant utilization and management. Funded by the Bill & Melinda  Gates Foundation, the tobacco control project advances evidence-based tobacco control policies in Africa. Image: Ash trays with fresh flowers are a common symbol of World No Tobacco Day

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