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Capacity Building National Focal Point

  • Project Name:
    Capacity Building National Focal Point
    Institution :
    Government of Lesotho
    • Core Competence:
      National Focal Point
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
    Kingdom of Lesotho
    Status :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    50 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    The role of national focal points, by design, was to oversee initial national capacity assessments whose results were used for the formulation of a national and/or sectoral capacity development policy, strategy and program. Also, they were expected to coordinate the identification, design and preparation of capacity building programs and projects and the evaluation of the eligibility of grants proposals prior to forwarding them to the ACBF Secretariat for appraisal. In addition, they were the main contact points for donors seeking to support capacity building and played a role in coordinating assistance efforts. Finally, national focal points monitored program and project implementation, and coordinated evaluations of capacity building policy, programs and projects to learn lessons from experience.   

    Project Description:

    The overall goal of the project was to establish a global coherence and increased efficiency, by avoiding duplication of efforts and wastage, and to ensure ownership and sustainability of capacity building initiatives in Lesotho.  The project consistent of four main components, namely,  Institutional development through the setting up and equipping that National Focal Point Secretariat within the Ministry of Development and Planning.; on-the-job training for the Secretariat; meetings and networks. 

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