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27 Aug, 2020

The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) in collaboration with the African Union Commission, and supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB) is hosting the 4th High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue, entitled ‘Taxing Rights for Africa in The New World & Effects of COVID-19: The Role of Tax Policymakers and Tax Administrators.’

The virtual conference will be delivered over two days, (26 and 27 August 2020)  bringing together tax policymakers, tax administrators, development partners, tax experts, academics, CSOs and research organizations.

The meeting aims to discuss and proffer solutions for African States in light of the challenges regarding the COVID-19 crisis and what that translates in regard to the global discussions relating to digital economy.

On the second day (27 August 2020) the ACBF Executive Secretary will be a panelist on  SESSION 4: The Impact of AfCFTA on Trade and Tax Revenue on African States.

What:              4th High-level Tax Policy Dialogue

When :            Thursday 27, August  2020  (09:00 to 10:00 (GMT).


Who:               Prof. Emmanuel NNADOZIE, Executive Secretary, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)

                       Mr. Prudence SEBAHIZ, Chief Technical Adviser and Head of the AfCFTA Negotiation Support Unit

                       Mr. James Githii MBURU, Commissioner-General, Kenya Revenue Authority

                      Mr. Kenneth BAGAMUHUND, Director-General: Customs and Trade; Economic African Community (EAC) Secretariat

For interview requests, contact:

Ms. Ntsiuoa SEKETE : Senior Communication Officer:  Mobile No. +27726589295 Email :



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