The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), regrets to inform its Member States, Partners and Stakeholders that the 29th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of ACBF, which was scheduled to take place during the 4th AU STC meetings has been postponed. This is due to the decision by the Government of Ghana to postpone the 4th AU STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration scheduled for 9th March to 14th March 2020 until further notice, in light of concerns around the increasing global rate of infection of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 .
Once again, ACBF regrets the inconvenience this will cause, but this decision is inevitable given the magnitude of the risk.
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ABOUT the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
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.
ACBF’s vision is an Africa capable of achieving its own development.