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Support to African Union Agenda 2063

ACBF signalled its readiness to play a role in the implementation of Agenda 2063 by producing a Digest of OAU/AU Treaties, Conventions and Agreements from 1963 to 2014. The study highlights progress or otherwise in ratifying major treaties, conventions, and agreements of the Organization of African Unity and its successor, the African Union. The aim is to stimulate thinking about the need to fast-track ratification to give momentum to the processes of regional cooperation and regional integration, which the two organizations have, since 1963, set out to achieve. The Digest includes all major instruments of the OAU and AU. Each of them has a brief summary of its main provisions and status of ratification.

Besides its own initiative, ACBF was commissioned by the African Union Commission (AUC) to conduct a capacity needs assessment for the implementation of Agenda 2063, and further, an assessment of internal and external risks associated with the implementation of the Agenda 2063.

In assessing the capacity needs required for the implementation of the first 10-year plan of Agenda 2063, ACBF has conducted three critical studies: (i) Capacity Requirements for Agenda 2063; (ii) Capacity Development Plan Framework; and (iii) African critical technical skills: A key Capacity dimension needed for implementing programmes in the first ten years of Agenda 2063

The assessment of internal and external risks associated with the implementation of Agenda 2063 has contributed to the identification, the quantification and classification of risks factors (at country, regional, continental and global levels). Mitigation strategies were proposed, and roles assigned to relevant stakeholders.

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