Harare, 9 July 2018 (ACBF) – The government of Cameroun in collaboration with the African Capacity Foundation (ACBF), the African Union’s specialized agency for capacity development, will host the 27th Annual Meeting of the ACBF’s Board of Governors in Yaoundé from 19 July to 20 July 2018.
The Board of Governors is the highest policy-making organ of the Foundation. It comprises African member-countries, non-regional funding partners, and founding institutional members such as the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the World Bank. ACBF’s Executive Secretary, Prof. Emanuel Nnadozie, will also be leading the Foundation’s management team to the meeting.
About 250 participants, including private sector operators, ACBF’s technical partners, and youth representatives from member countries are expected at the meeting whose theme is “Youth Employment in Africa: A Focus on Developing the Critical Skills.”
The official opening will be under the patronage of H.E Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon and the Host Governor, H.E. Alamine Ousmane Mey, Minister for Economy, Planning and Regional Development will give the Welcome Remarks. Honourable Goodall Gondwe (the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development for Malawi), who is the current Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Mr. Erastus Mwencha, who is the current Chair of the ACBF Executive Board will share some remarks at the opening ceremony.
The meeting will be preceded by a High-Level Forum where experts will share experiences and knowledge on the various strategies and innovations aimed at tackling youth employment issues on the continent. This forum is expected to highlight good practices and lessons learned in developing critical technical skills required to combat youth unemployment in Africa.
It is hoped that at the end of the forum, participants will have a better understanding of the skills required to tackle youth unemployment in African countries and mobilize support for ACBF’s work in building the capacity to tackle youth unemployment.