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ACBF willing to support Malawi with capacity needs assessment

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
15 Jul, 2015

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has expressed its willingness to conduct a capacity needs assessment to identify gaps that would define the kind of human, institutional and technical support required in Malawi. 

This was expressed  at a consultative meeting between ACBF’s Executive Secretary, Prof Emmanuel Nnadozie, and Malawi’s Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Hon. Goodall Gondwe, on the sidelines of the Financing for Development 3 (FfD3) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 15 July, 2015. 

The Minister requested for ACBF’s technical assistance and expressed the Malawi Government’s commitment to supporting ACBF’s work. Hon. Gondwe also shared insights on some of the technical capacity support that his country would benefit from the Foundations vast experience across the continent. 

Prof. Nnadozie also took the opportunity to invite Hon. Gondwe to the upcoming ACBF’s Board of Governors (BOG) annual meeting to be held from 2-4 September 2015 in Addis Ababa. As Minister of Finance, Hon. Gondwe is one of the ACBF’s BOG. 

This BOG meeting is critical as it will seek ACBF’s governor’s guidance on the Foundations strategic priorities for the next Strategic Medium Terms Plan IV starting 2017 to 2021. 

The Minister was in the company of the Malawian Ambassador to the African Union and Ethiopia, His Excellency, Chimango Chirwa.

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
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