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Day 1

- Prioritising Capacity Development in Africa for Social and Economic Transformation by H E Dr Anthony Mothae Maruping

Welcome Remarks by Mr Wallace Manungo, the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development

Public Sector Capacities for promoting Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) in favor of improving the business environment in Africa?

Resource Mobilization for Effective Capacity Building for Sierra Leone Parliament By Mrs Finda F. Fraser

The cost of hunger in Africa: Social and economic impact of child under-nutrition  by Thomas Yanga, Director WFP Office to AU & ECA

Strengthening the public sector in Anglophone West Africa: The PSMTP-GIMPA experience by Professor Adams

Day 2

Honourable Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko's Speech

Welcome Remarks by Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie

Mots de bienvenue du Pr Emmanuel Nnadozie

Anniversary  Welcome Remarks by Dr Shehu Misheu, Representative of the Chair, ACBF Executive Board

Statement by Sana F. K. Jatta

Statement on behalf of Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UNDP Assistant Secretary General and Director Regional Bureau for Africa

IFAD Investments in capacity building in Africa

Statement by Mary Manneko Monyau, Officer-in-Charge, Zimbabwe Field Office, African Development Bank Group

Day 3

Keynote Speech by Dr Hesphina Rukato

Closing Remarks by Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie

Communiqué of the 25th Anniversary of the ACBF: English Version

Communiqué of the 25th Anniversary of the ACBF: French Version


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