A Specialized Agency of the African Union


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Bali Nusa Dua, Indonesia
12 Oct 2018
14 Oct 2018

The Executive Secretary, Professor Nnadozie, together with Mr Bakary Kone, Director of the ACBF’s, Resource Mobilisation, Strategic Planning and Partnerships Department (RSPD) will attend the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to be held in Bali, Indonesia in October. 

The meetings bring together a host of influential actors like ministers of finance and development, central bankers, members of the civil society, private sector executives and academics. These will have deliberations on a number of pertinent issues of global concern which include, economic development, the eradication of poverty, employment creation and global financial stability. With the ACBF focusing also on the same issues and how to build capacity of African countries so that they can sustainably achieve their goals, will be able to get quite a number of ideas concerning the aforesaid issues through engaging with other key players focusing on the same aspects.

The Chairperson of the Board of Governors, Hon Ken Ofori Atta will also attend the meetings and the ACBF will have the opportunity to meet with the World Bank’s Vice President for 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, 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