31 - 059th Joint AUC-ECA Annual Meetings of the AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic DevelopmentTBA
14 - 15Inaugural African Transformation Forum (ATF) organised by African Centre for Economic TransformationKigali, Rwanda
09 - 12Lusaka, Zambia
African Union Commission (AUC) – The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) – Africa Development Bank (AfDB) - United Nations Economic Commission of Africa (UNECA) – African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) – Regional Economic Communities (RECs) Coordination meeting
03 - 04Nairobi, Kenya
IPE Global is working with the ACBF to organize the Africa Regional Conference 2016 on ‘Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women through Knowledge Partnerships’ in Nairobi, Kenya on 3-4 March, 2016. The Conference aims to discuss the potential for building and consolidating partnership between India and Africa for economic empowerment of women at national, regional and inter-continental levels.
Spread over two days, the proposed Conference themes are:
1.Women Empowerment and the Global Agenda
2. Women Empowerment: Policies and priorities with focus on African region.
3.Empowerment through market linkages and financial inclusion
4. Capacity building of women for livelihood options: sharing of experiences
01 - 02Alisa Hotel, Accra, Ghana
The WATTNet is a network of Think Tanks in West Africa established in September 2015 with the goal of promoting socio-economic and political development in the sub-region through evidence-based research and advocacy. WATTNet seeks to establish a viable sub-regional platform which will enable sustained collaboration among research institutions and think tanks in the region. The goal of WATTNet is to generate quality evidence and knowledge on economic, social and political issues that will feed into national and regional policy formulation
The theme for the event is ''Transforming West Africa for Inclusive Development''
04 - 04Harare, Zimbabwe
Breakfast workshop on quarterly review of the Zimbabwean economy organised by ZEPARU
28 - 28ACBF, Harare Zimbabwe
In November 2015, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) launched the African Think Tank Network (ATTN). Its overarching objective is to provide a platform for information sharing, exchange of ideas, knowledge creation and dissemination, and creating partnerships among think tanks in order to individually and collectively develop evidence-based solutions to the pressing development challenges facing Africa.
Recognized for its leadership and its experience in creating and supporting think tanks in Africa, the ACBF is facilitating for the second time on behalf of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), the global city launch of the 2015 Global Go to Think Tanks Index Report with the theme: Why Think Tanks Matter to Policy Makers and the Public. The 2014 Global Go to Think Tank Index Report ranked 9 ACBF-supported think tanks among the top 20 in sub-Saharan Africa. The 2015 launch is taking place in Harare coinciding with launches in approximately 75 global cities around the world.
The main objective of the event is to participate in the global launch of the 2015 Global Go To Think Tanks Index Report. The specific objectives are to:
•Share the key findings of the 2015 Global Go to Rankings Report;
•Exchange viewpoints on why think tanks matter to policy and the public; and
•Share ideas on the role of ACBF in the development of and support to African think tanks
25 - 27Harare, Zimbabwe
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) will have a Project Launch Workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe from 25-27 January 2016. The project seeks to strengthen the capacity of in-country partners in key African countries to support national/regional development priorities, and accelerate the achievement of the BMGF’s programmatic and policy objectives.
21 - 31Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The 26th African Union (AU) Summit will be held from 21 -31 January 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The AU has declared 2016 “African Year of Human Rights” with particular focus on Rights of Women.
The work done by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) at the request of the AU, on capacity imperatives for the AU Agenda 2063 and on the allocation of roles between the AUC, RECs and countries for the implementation of Agenda 2063, will be presented at the Summit. The ACBF supports the AU Agenda 2063 in the following ways:
1. Investing in capacity building within the AU and its organs, the RECs and member States, enabling them to improve their institutional and human capacity to implement Agenda 2063.
2. Providing capacity building and technical support to strengthen policy and program design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation as well as operational mechanisms critical for the implementation of projects.
3. Conducting critical research and studies vital to the realization of the objectives of Agenda 2063.
4. Generating, collecting and sharing requisite knowledge that highlights best practices and game-changing lessons.
5. Advocating for and mobilizing multi stakeholder support for Agenda 2063 through targeted engagements, workshops, networks and communities of practice.
07Harare, Accra, Nairobi & GenevaMobilizing and efficiently utilizing domestic resources is crucial for Africa to implement the post-2015 development agenda and the African Union Agenda 2063 – This is one of the key messages from the 2015 Africa Capacity Report (ACR) on Capacity Imperatives for Domestic Resource Mobilization to be launched on 7 December 2015 in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Report shows that despite significant improvements in revenue collection over the last decade (2006-2015), the effective mobilization of domestic resources in African countries faces significant challenges, chief among them high capacity constraints and low tax collection efforts.Published every year since 2011, the Africa Capacity Report is the ACBF flagship publication. The report and its supporting indicators offer inputs for decisions on what is needed to support in capacity development. Simultaneous launches will take place concurrently in Nairobi, Kenya, Accra, Ghana and Geneva, Switzerland.