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  • Oct
    26 - 30
    Harare, Zimbabwe

    The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) will conduct a training workshop aimed at enhancing the capabilities of ACBF staff in program/project impact assessment to strengthen  the delivery and impact of the Foundation’s capacity building interventions across the continent. The workshop will focus on Monitoring and Evaluation, Knowledge and Learning, Procurement, Operations, Finance and Communication.  This training is part of the Foundation’s broader strategy of providing continuous capacity enhancement for its staff. View photo gallery 

  • Oct
    26 - 28
    Harare, Zimbabwe

    Teams from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) are meeting t to discuss collaboration on joint activities.  The meeting will review the ACBF-ECA joint activities plan and prioritise activities for implementation in the second half of 2015. The teams will jointly consider Benin’s request for technical assistance and capacity development.   In January 2015 ACBF and ECA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a three-year partnership to build human and institutional capacity in Africa.

  • Oct
    21 - 23
    Kigali, Rwanda

    The Fifth Consultative Forum of the Policy Institutes Committee (PIC)  will be held on October 21-23, 2015 in Kigali (Rwanda)  on the theme: Knowledge and Experience Sharing for Effective Capacity Building in Africa. The Policy Institutes Committee (PIC) is a Knowledge Network that brings together the ACBF-supported think tanks and policy institutes across Africa in order to share ideas, knowledge and experience, and affect policy direction in the continent. Building on the success of the previous Forums, the Fifth Consultative Forum of the Policy Institutes Committee will mainly focus on the knowledge and experience sharing through, among other means, the presentation of the Country Reviews and discussions on country specific lessons.  The Forum will be held in collaboration with the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research, Rwanda (IPAR-Rwanda)... read more | programFollow on Tweeter: Hashtag #PICForum

  • Oct
    21 - 23
    Dakar, Senegal

    The African capacity Building Foundation, represented by its Executive Secretary Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie will be participating at the High Level Conference “Feeding Africa – An Action Plan for African Agricultural Transformation” under the auspices of H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal. The conference is co-hosted by the African Development Bank, African Union and the UN Economic Commission for Africa. The goal of the 3-day Conference is to prepare a strategic action plan for agricultural transformation in Africa. The conference will bring together the Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economy, the Ministers of Agriculture and Rural Development, select Ministers of Industry and Trade as well as Governors of Central Banks. They will be joined by business leaders, private sector operators, academia, investment agencies and civil society organizations and experts across the continent and beyond, to deliberate on innovative approaches to convert the tremendous potential of the sector into real opportunities.

  • Oct
    Lima, Peru

    The African Capacity Building Foundation will participate at the Executive Forum of the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) to be held in Lima, Peru. ACBF-supported MEFMI holds an Executive Forum for African Ministers of Finance, Central Bank Governors and Finance/Treasury Secretaries on the side of the IMF/ World Bank annual meetings. The theme of this year’s Forum is “Leveraging on natural resources for Economic Transformation”. In 2013, ACBF flagship report in Capacity Development in Africa, the Africa Capacity Report focused on Capacity Development for Natural Resource Management.

  • Oct
    05 - 11
    Lima, Peru

    The African Capacity Building Foundation will be participating in the 2015 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund  in Lima, Peru, in October 2015. The Annual Meetings—which bring together ministers of finance and central bank governors from the institutions’ 188 member countries—provide a unique opportunity for a broad dialogue on issues of global economic importance. They serve to discuss international economic and financial developments, the state of the global economy, and policies to reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth.

  • Sep

    The African Capacity Building Foundation will hold the 56th Regular Meeting of the Executive Board on 29 September 2015. The Executive Board meets ordinarily four times a year and is composed of experts in the field of capacity building in areas within ACBF's mandate. 

  • Sep
    28 - 30
    Harare, Zimbabwe

    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

  • Sep
    Harare, Zimbabwe

    The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) will be participating in Zimbabwe's High Level Debates and Exhibition on Education Opportunities-Scholarships at the Harare Gardens on 18 September. Dr. Thomas Chataghalala Munthali, Director of Knowledge, Monitoring and Evaluation (KME) at ACBF will be a panellist on the theme "Social Innovation and Investment". 

    View Panel details here

  • Sep
    14 - 15
    Nairobi, Kenya

    The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in partnership with the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) are hosting the First Subregional Workshop on Curbing Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) from Africa.The workshop is chaired by H.E. Mr. Thabo Mbeki, Former President of South Africa and Chair of the AUC/ECA High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows, while Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie, ACBF Executive Secretary is a guest speaker. The workshop aims to initiate practical action towards implementing the recommendations of the High Level Panel on IFF in Africa. Update - story | Photo Gallery 


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