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Side Events

The Forum has two main objectives:  
  • to serve as a platform for Africa’s development stakeholders – African leaders and policy makers, pan-African organizations, business leaders, non-governmental actors, the public sector, parliaments, the academia, multilateral and bilateral development agencies – to discuss the ways to Africa’s socio-economic transformation and their capacity building dimensions. These discussions will cover the preconditions for capacity development set out in plans for achieving emergence which are being implemented in many African countries and in Agenda 2063;  
  • to share knowledge, experiences and results in capacity building such as - what is working and what is not, best practices, pitfalls to be avoided or how to achieve value for money. 
The side events of the Forum, ACBF will invite the main pan-African and international organizations operating in the area of capacity building in Africa (governments, private sector and civil society) to showcase their work and contribute to the debate on advancing Africa’s transformational agenda through capacity development.
For information on how to host a side event click here.
The list of side events will be available on the site from the 1 April 2016.
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