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ACBF Executive Secretary participates in Afreximbank’s 25th anniversary celebrations in Abuja

12 Jul, 2018

Abuja, 11 July, 2018 - The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), the African Union’s  Specialized Agency for Capacity Development on the continent, is among continental bodies participating in the 25th anniversary of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) taking place in Abuja from 11 July to 14 July.  ACBF’s Executive Secretary Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie is among dignitaries taking part in meetings and discussions lined up for the event.

Rwanda’s President and current Chairman of the African Union (AU) Paul Kagame and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and host President Muhammadu Buhari are also attending the event.

Prof. Nnadozie will lead discussion on the value of partnerships in promoting Africa’s trade at the meeting featuring leading trade and finance experts. Other panelists joining him include Mr. George Otieno, Chief Executive Officer of African Trade Insurance Agency and Mr. Tunde Kehinde, Co-founder of Lidya.

In light of the imminent creation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which brings together more than one billion people and a combined gross domestic product of more than US$3.4 trillion, the seminar’s focus will be on African trade.  Among other things, Prof. Nnadozie will throw light on how AfCFTA would benefit African countries and ways in which African companies as well as private and public institutions can collaborate in the implementation of the concept.

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, 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 – Minister of Finance - Ghana
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