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Apply for CDF3 Side Event

During the Forum in Zimbabwe, a number of special events including briefings, seminars, workshops and panel discussions on issues related to capacity development will be organized by partners, civil society organizations, governments and accredited institutions for the benefit of participants in the Forum.

The Forum side events provide an excellent opportunity for institutions working for Africa’s sustainable capacity development to showcase their work and to exhibit their programs for developing sustainable capacity in Africa’s public sector, private sector and civil society.

Guidelines for Organizers of Side Events

    • All interested organizations must fill in the online application form and attach a detailed description of event, including the theme, speakers/presenters and its potential contribution to the overall Forum.
    • Completed application forms must be submitted online no later than 18 March 2016. Email requests will not be accepted.
    • Cancellations of applications requests should be sent to
    • If approved, all arrangements for the side event will be the sole responsibility of the organizers.
    • Confirmation of approved events, date and time will be sent to organizers by 25 March 2016.
    • Sale of printed materials or any goods during the forum is strictly prohibited.
To express your interest, please fill an application form below before 18 March 2016. The list of side events will be available here.


Name as on Passport

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