The US-Africa Summit kicked off today in Maputo, Mozambique with several African Presidents and Ministers in attendance as well as giants from both public and private sector. The 2019 Summit is specifically designed to facilitate and elevate business-to-business and business-to-government engagement. The Summit will address the most important challenges to investors in Africa today.
Mr. Erastus Mwencha, Chair of the Executive Board of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), the African Union’s specialised agency for capacity building in Africa, will attend the summit and speak during a plenary session titled, ‘U.S. Stake in African Regional and Global Trade.’
Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, Executive Secretary of ACBF is attending the US-Africa Summit as a panellist speaking on the topic, ‘Leveraging Partnerships to Address Capacity Building Challenges.’ Prof. Nnadozie has been at the helm of capacity building issues on the continent for several decades now and is best placed to speak on this topic. The panel session will take place on Thursday 20 June, 2019 at 1045hrs.
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About the African Capacity Building Foundation
Established in 1991, ACBF builds human and institutional capacity for good governance and economic development in Africa. To date the Foundation has empowered people in governments, parliaments, civil society, private sector and higher education institutions in more than 45 countries and 6 regional economic communities. ACBF supports capacity development across Africa through mobilization and leveraging of resources for capacity development; grants, investments and fund management; knowledge services; promoting innovation in capacity development and capacity development advisory services. The establishment of ACBF was in response to the severity of Africa’s capacity needs, and the challenges of investing in indigenous human capital and institutions in Africa. ACBF interventions are premised on four principles: the centrality of capacity to the development process in Africa; the critical role of a partnership and demand-driven approach in tackling capacity challenges; African ownership and leadership in the capacity development process; and a systematic, sequenced and coordinated approach to the capacity development process that pays attention to capacity retention and utilization. For further information go to: www.acbf-pact.org