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ACBF’s Executive Board to hold its 53rd Meeting

Harare, Zimbabwe
05 Dec, 2014

The Executive Board of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) will hold its 53rd meeting on the 8-10 of December 2014 at the ACBF’s headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe.

The meeting will start with an induction session for new Board members on the ACBF mandate, organizational architecture, legal and operational frameworks. 

From 9th December, the Board will discuss the Foundation’s Business Plan and Budget for 2015, consider new operations, and discuss the Foundation’s resource mobilization. The Board will also review the revisions to the Foundation’s Operations Manual.

As part of the recent reforms conducted by the Foundation, the ACBF Executive Board meets four times a year. Two of the meetings are face to face while two are virtual ones.  

The new Board Members are Prof. Callisto Enias Madavo (incoming Chair) from Georgetown University, USA; Prof. Bernadette Dia Kamgnia, African Development Bank; Mrs. Fatima B. Kassam, African Risk Capacity (ARC)  and  Mr. Godfrey Simbeye from the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation. The other board members are Mrs Charlotte Osei (born Kesson-Smith)(Vice Chair), National Commission for Civic Education, Ghana; Mr. Lebogang Motlana, UNDP Regional Service Centre Africa; Dr. Huguette Labelle, Canada; Dr. Shehu Abubakar Misau, Public Service Institute of Nigeria; Mrs Gun-Britt Andersson, Sweden; Mrs. Soumare Aminata Sidibe, Economist, Economic Services Inspector, Mali; Dr. Mor Seck, CED/Senegal, Boulevard Dial DIOP and Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, ACBF’s Executive Secretary.

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