15 August, 2018: The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), a specialized agency of the African Union for capacity development in Africa is hosting a ceremony to officially commission its West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) on Thursday 16 August, 2018. The Accra Office is responsible for the ACBF’s projects in West and Central Africa.
Ghana was appointed the Chair of the ACBF’s Board of Governors at the 27th Annual Meeting of the ACBF Board of Governors which was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon between the 19th and the 20th of July, 2018.
His Excellency, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance in Ghana will inaugurate the offices in the presence of Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie, Executive Secretary of ACBF.
Fifty participants which include members from Government, civil society, donor organisations and the diplomatic community are expected to attend.
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Having spearheaded and robustly coordinated capacity development programs worth over 700 million US dollars across 45 countries and 8 regional economic communities (RECs) in Africa since 1991, ACBF has gathered the requisite experience that makes it the go-to institution for expert knowledge and human resources to advise and support African countries, regional economic communities and institutions on decisive steps to take to develop the practical skills urgently required for the continent’s economic transformation.
Evidence from our cutting-edge work (constituting hundreds of knowledge publications) and the work of several partners show that Africa's development efforts are being hobbled by severe capacity deficits often in the form of shortage of critical skills, deficits in leadership, inhibiting mindsets and weak institutions. The continent’s practical skills shortage is acute in key areas such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Agriculture.
At ACBF, we will continue using our unmatched track record in managing financial facilities for development, our vast knowledge gathering experience thanks to the exceptional skills mix of our core staff as well as our strong strategic partnerships and networks to help countries and institutions identify their capacity needs, advise them on how to plug these capacity weaknesses and on where to find the knowledge and resources to develop the requisite capacity resources, effectively use them and retain them to achieve their short and long-term development objectives.
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