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

  • Becoming a Member of the Board of Governors

  • Supporting  ACBF’s Strategic Plan
  • Entering into a Service Contract with ACBF
  • Contributing to the Foundation’s endowment fund

1. Membership of the Board of Governors

A country or an institution 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 country : a minimum contribution of five hundred thousand (500,000) United States Dollars to each ACBF Strategic Plan.

Non-African countries or institutions: a minimum contribution of one million (1,000,000) United States Dollars to the each ACBF Strategic Plan.

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2. Support to  ACBF’s Strategic Plan

A country or institution may  in whole or in part, specific activities within ACBF’s Strategic Plan 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 capacity development program/project

ACBF may conduct capacity development work on a fee-for-service basis. Any country or institution may contract ACBF to undertake on its behalf, a capacity development project/program in Africa.

4. Contributing to the Foundation’s Endowment Fund

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

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