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Existing Grants

Project:
Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the economic governance to meet the National Development Plan (NDP) objectives (PPRC-CI)
Institution:
The Republic of Cote d’Ivoire
Coverage:
National
Country:
Côte d'Ivoire
Grant Number:
299
Grant Amount (USD):
5 000 000
Date of Signing:
15 May, 2013
Duration:
2013 to 2018
Project Goal:

The program’s specific objectives are to:

(i) Strengthen the Prospective, Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Monitoring Evaluation Chain (PPPBSE Chain);

(ii) Enhance the accountability system;

(iii) Foster the performance of the capacity development institutions; and

(iv) Professionalize the voices of the private sector and civil society.

Project:
Strengthening Capacity for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy Development within COMESA
Institution:
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Coverage:
Regional- Eastern and Southern Africa
Country:
Zambia
Grant Number:
280
Grant Amount (USD):
3 000 000
Date of Signing:
16 Mar, 2013
Duration:
2013 to 2017
Project Goal:

The goal of the project is to enhance capacity for economic and trade policy formulation and implementation within COMESA. The specific objectives of the project are:

(i) Strengthen capacity of COMESA Secretariat in economic and trade policy research and analysis

(ii) Strengthen capacity of member states in implementing the 2008 System of National Accounts (SNA)

(iii) Enhance capacity of member states in trade negotiations.

 

Project:
Improving the performance of the African tertiary education institutions and the AAU Secretariat to better deliver on their mandates (AAU-CADRE II)
Institution:
The Association of African Universities (AAU)
Coverage:
Continental- Africa
Country:
Ghana
Grant Number:
285
Grant Amount (USD):
3 500 000
Date of Signing:
10 Dec, 2012
Duration:
2012 to 2016
Project Goal:

The immediate objectives of AAU-CADRE Phase II are:

(i) Strengthening the capacity of the AAU Secretariat to effectively and efficiency support higher education institutions in Africa;

(ii) Strengthening the leadership and management capabilities of senior administrators of Higher  Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa;

(iii) Enhance knowledge sharing and networking among African HEIs; and (iv) Strengthening university-industry linkages that take into account the critical needs of industry in order to increase graduate employability.

Project:
Strengthening capacity of FANPARN to support the development of food, agriculture and natural resources policies in East and Southern Africa
Institution:
The Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
Coverage:
Regional - East and Southern Africa
Country:
South Africa
Grant Number:
295
Grant Amount (USD):
3 000 000
Date of Signing:
08 Dec, 2012
Duration:
2012 to 2017
Project Goal:

The specific objectives are to:

(i) Improve the organizational performance of the FANRPAN Regional Secretariat through institutional strengthening measures to facilitate policy processes in East and Southern Africa;

(ii) Enhance capacity of FANRPAN’s Country nodes to undertake advocacy on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) policy formulation; and

(iii) Strengthen knowledge management, communication and information sharing within the FANRPN network.      

Project:
Improving the quality of higher education in science and engineering in Africa for effective technological innovations (2iE)
Institution:
International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE)
Coverage:
Continental - Africa
Country:
Burkina Faso
Grant Number:
293
Grant Amount (USD):
3 810 000
Date of Signing:
08 Dec, 2012
Duration:
2012 to 2015
Project Goal:

The goal of the project is to improve the quality of higher education in science and engineering in Africa for effective technological innovation harnessing that better support the economic development of the continent.

Project:
Contributing to economic growth and sustainable development in Tanzania (ESRF IV)
Institution:
The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)
Coverage:
National
Country:
Tanzania
Grant Number:
291
Grant Amount (USD):
2 000 000
Date of Signing:
08 Dec, 2012
Duration:
2012 to 2016
Project Goal:

The project goal is to improve economic growth for sustainable development and social advancement in Tanzania. The specific objectives are to:

(i) enhance the analytical skills of relevant MDAs staff in economic policy analysis;

(ii) improve the advocacy skills of non-state actors for an effective participation in economic decision making process; and

(iii) enhance the institutional capacity of ESRF for the sustainability of its operations.

Project:
Improving the performance: Improving the performance and efficiency of the public sector in Anglophone West Africa Sub-region (EPM-GHANA IV) and efficiency of the public sector in Anglophone West Africa Sub-region (EPM-GHANA IV)
Institution:
The University of Ghana
Coverage:
Region- West Africa (Anglophone)
Country:
Ghana
Grant Number:
286
Grant Amount (USD):
3 650 000
Date of Signing:
08 Dec, 2012
Duration:
2012 to 2016
Project Goal:

  The goal will be achieved through the following two specific objectives:

(i) To enhance skills and competencies of policy analysts and economic managers in the public sector in Anglophone West Africa; and

(ii) To strengthen the institutional and human capacities of the University of Ghana for effective delivery through EPM-Ghana

 

Project:
Strengthening the capacity of CANGO to contribute towards creating an enabling policy environment in Swaziland (CANGO Phase II)
Institution:
The Coordinating Assembly of NGOS (CANGO)
Coverage:
National
Country:
Swaziland
Grant Number:
289
Grant Amount (USD):
1 300 000
Date of Signing:
10 Nov, 2012
Duration:
2012 to 2016
Project Goal:

The project objectives are to: 

(i) Strengthen the capacity of CANGO Secretariat to coordinate NGO policy advocacy programs in Swaziland; and

(ii) Improve capability of CANGO consortia to effectively engage in the policy making in Swaziland

Project:
Developing a world-class institution, dedicated to pursuit and promotion of excellence in science and technology and their application for economic growth and sustainable development in Africa (NIM-AUST)
Institution:
The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST),
Coverage:
Continental - Africa
Country:
Tanzania
Grant Number:
294
Grant Amount (USD):
3 100 000
Date of Signing:
03 Nov, 2012
Duration:
2012 to 2015
Project Goal:

The goal of the project is to strengthen institutional, technical and managerial capabilities of the NIM-AIST in order to enhance its effectiveness as a world class institution by providing the best facilities for graduate and post-doc studies and research that would facilitate bridging between research and industrial development through effective technological innovations for sustainable economic development of the continent.

Project:
Improving the quality of higher education in science and engineering in Africa for effective technological innovations (AUST)
Institution:
The African University of Science and Technology (AUST)
Coverage:
Continental- Africa
Country:
Nigeria
Grant Number:
292
Grant Amount (USD):
3 600 000
Date of Signing:
03 Nov, 2012
Duration:
2012 to 2015
Project Goal:

The goal of the project is to strengthen the institutional capacity of AUST for a sustained scale up of qualified human resources in science and technology.

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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 , ,

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specializes 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 , ,

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 – Minister of Finance, Ghana , ,

Africa needs ACBF as much, probably more now, than at the time it was created in 1991.


Hon. Goodall Gondwe, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance – Malawi , ,

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 , ,
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