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Knowledge & Learning

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) is a globally recognized hub of knowledge on capacity development in Africa. ACBF advances capacity development knowledge through knowledge products and services; knowledge networks and forums as well as through its Library and Information Resource Centre. ACBF also distils knowledge through its unique monitoring and evaluation work which has developed specific indicators to measure success in capacity building.    The results of the Foundation’s knowledge, learning and monitoring and evaluation operations are published through occasional papers and books and the knowledge generated is used in improving the design of capacity building interventions on the continent.

ACBF organizes high-level forums of decision-makers, researchers, academics and other development practitioners to further interrogate capacity development issues or to widely share knowledge and to create common understanding, find solutions to and make recommendations on emerging capacity challenges.

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