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More investments needed for Africa’s universities to support development plans

Harare, Zimbabwe
20 Nov, 2017

“More investments and partnerships are required in strengthening African Universities to produce research output that is relevant to the effective implementation of global, regional and national development plans”. This is a major take-home of an information-packed presentation delivered by ACBF’s Executive Secretary – Prof Emmanuel Nnadozie to over150 leaders in business education, industry, development and government who gathered in Washington D.C. recently for the Global Business School Network’s (GBSN) 12the Annual Conference on the Intersections of Business Education and Economic Development. The event was co-hosted by the American University Kogod School of Business, The George Washington University School of Business and the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Prof Nnadozie’s presentation, which focused on “Higher Education as Driver for Sustainable Development” is extremely easy to grasp and to navigate through. Get it here on ACBF’s Slide Share account.

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 , ,

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specializes 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 , ,

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 , ,

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 , ,

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 , ,
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