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Communiqué of the 25th Anniversary of the ACBF

We, participants (comprising high level officials and leaders from government, diplomatic community, private sector, think tanks, civil society, media, and development partners) to the 25th anniversary celebrations of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) held from 3 to

How capacity deficiencies limit growth of Nigeria, others

AFRICAN leaders, officials and experts began the Third Pan-African Capacity-Building Forum (CDF3) yesterday in Harare, Zimbabwe, with a warning that capacity deficiencies remain a binding constraint to achieving Africa’s economic and social transformation.

Capacity remains the missing link in achieving development goals in Africa

Experts gathered in Zimbabwe’s capital today to discuss various continental capacity development initiatives within the wider context of the sustainable development goals and the AU’s Agenda 2063.

Press Release

Harare to host third Capacity Development Forum on ‘Developing Capacity for Africa’s Economic and Social Transformation’

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