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  • Mar
    04 - 05
    Harare, Zimbabwe

    The African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) is a non-profit umbrella organization of national monitoring and evaluation associations and networks operating in Africa. It is a leading source of quality evaluation methodologies essential for individual evaluators in countries where bodies do not exist. The meeting with ACBF will explore partnership areas.

  • Feb
    26 - 27
    Harare, Zimbabwe

    Workshop on the “Digest of OAU-AU Treaties, Conventions and Agreements 1963 to 2013” & “Survey of the capacity needs of Africa’s RECs”: The objective of the Workshop is to validate the main findings of the field visits conducted to the headquarters of the surveyed Regional Economic Communities (RECs) towards production the the Second Edition of the RECs Capacity Survey Report. The report seeks to assess the capacity needs of the eight AU-approved RECs.

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  • Feb
    26 - 27
    Harare, Zimbabwe

    The mission will focus on areas of partnership including: capacity building, research, data acquisition and repository, knowledge management and communication and facilitating North-South and South-South collaboration.

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  • Feb
    19 - 20
    Johannesburg, South Africa

    The meeting with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) will look into new areas of operation between NEPAD and ACBF meeting. The two organizations have collaborated in the past, most recently during the African Union-Multi agency Capacity Development Support Programme (M-CDP) to Regional Economic Communities (RECs) workshop in August 2014, focusing on the Capacity Mapping and Scoping Exercise covering all eight (8) AU-recognized RECs.

  • Feb
    19 - 23
    Abidjan, Ivory Coast

    The ACBF Executive Secretary, Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie and the Director of Operations and Manager of ACBF’s West and Central Africa operations, Dr. Coffi Noumon will meet with Africa Development Bank (AfDB) President, Dr. Donald Kaberuka and other AfDB and Government Officials to discuss areas of cooperation between the two organizations.

  • Feb
    18 - 19
    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Organized by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) the initiative will look at priorities, challenges and opportunities for Africa sustainability through partnerships with China focusing on the Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) 2015.
    The ACBF Executive Secretary will deliver a keynote speech on AU Commission and AU heads of state responses to external partner initiatives on Africa’s development aspirations. Venue: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. 

  • Feb
    02 - 04
    Lusaka, Zambia
  • Feb
    02 - 03
    ACBF Secretariat, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Jan
    22 - 31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Jan
    15 - 16
    Harare, Zimbabwe


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