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The Gates Foundation remains strongly committed to supporting tobacco control in Africa. We have recently committed more than US$32M in investments to fund work over the next three to four years. This represents the largest funding commitment from the foundation to the African continent for tobacco control to-date.

30 Oct, 2014 | Harare , Zimbabwe

The Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) with support from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) is set to roll out a tobacco control project that will build the capacity of select African governments in coming up with tobacco control policies in the next three years.

01 Oct, 2014 | Harare , Zimbabwe

The ACBF and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) have agreed on a strategic partnership to strengthen knowledge sharing and learning in the Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES).

19 Mar, 2014 | Kigali , Rwanda

The Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Prof Emmanuel Nnadozie, on 19 March visited the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research Rwanda (IPAR), one of the beneficiaries of the Foundation’s funding in Rwanda.

11 Mar, 2014 | Harare , Zimbabwe

The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) participated as an observer in the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) Results Measurement Framework (RMF) Retrofitting Regional Workshop held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe from 11th to 13th March 2014.

07 Mar, 2014 | Lusaka , Zambia

The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) says the inauguration of the Strategic Studies Group (SSG) is one of the major milestones in the work of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) in promoting political and social stability for transformational change in Africa.

07 Mar, 2014 | Lusaka , Zambia

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) Executive Secretary Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie says the organisation has achieved its mission of building human, institutional and organizational capacity in a sustainable manner adding that the ZIPAR Executive Director, Dr. Pamela Nakamba-Kabaso who benefited from ACBF support was a shining example of the capacity building programme.

30 Jan, 2014 | Addis Ababa , Ethiopia

The ACBF delegation at the 22nd African Union Summit, led by the Executive Secretary, Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, participated in high level forum organized on the margins of the Summit by the initiative on Empowering Women in Agriculture (EWA) Stakeholders.

| Addis Ababa , Ethiopia

A High Level Meeting on the EWA (Empowering Women in Agriculture) Initiative was held at the sidelines of the 20th African Union Summit, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Chaired by H.E.

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
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