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Our Vision: Africa capable of achieving its own development.

“ The aim of ACBF is to build global partnerships towards building sustainable human and institutional capacity for Africa’s development. ”

Support ACBF

Support to the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) can take any of the following forms:

  • Becoming a Member of the Board of Governors
  • Supporting a Strategic Medium Term Plan
  • Entering into a Service Contract with ACBF
  • Contributing to the Foundation’s endowment fund

1.      Membership of the Board of Governors

Countries or institutions can become a member of the ACBF Board of Governors, by subscribing to the Foundation’s mandate and making financial contribution in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • African countries or institutions: a minimum contribution of five hundred thousand (500,000) United States Dollars to the Strategic Medium Term Plan (SMTP)
  • Non-African countries or institutions: a minimum contribution of one million (1,000,000) United States Dollars to the Strategic Medium Term Plan (SMTP)

   To read the ACBF Constitution please click here

2.      Support to a Strategic Medium Term Plan (SMTP)

Countries or institutions could support in whole or in part, specific activities within ACBF’s Strategic Medium Term Plan (SMTP) without necessarily becoming a member of the Board of Governors. No minimum contribution is set in this case.

3.      Service Contract to coordinate the implementation of a Program/Project

ACBF undertakes capacity building work on a fee-for-service basis. Any country or institution may contract ACBF to undertake on its behalf,   grant making and capacity building project/program in Africa.

4.     Contributing to the Foundation’s Endowment Fund

Designed to ensure long-term finance, proceeds from the ACBF’s endowment fund is used to fund the Foundation’s capacity building activities across Africa. Contribution to the Endowment Fund is an investment in the future of capacity building in Africa and thus in the sustainable development of the continent.


ACBF's financial support to our institution has helped us a great deal. We look forward to continued partnership with ACBF in pursuit of capacity building in STEM for Africa's sustainable development.

Prof. Burton Mwamila , Vice Chancellor , The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology

The Africa we want, others have wanted it before us.

Dr. Hesphina Rukato , Development Consultant , Great Dyke Investments

The time to accelerate capacity building is now or never. The continent does not have the luxury to waste time anymore

Phelekezela Mphoko , Vice-President , Zimbabwe

The Africa rising narrative can no longer be denied. Africa has over the past decade, made the greatest economic gains than any other region in the world

Addoulaye Mar Dieye , UNDP Director Regional for Africa ,

Government must lead, catalyze, support, and invest by bringing in partners to fix market failures and mitigate risk

President Paul Kagame , President , Rwanda
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