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Pan African Parliament Institution Building Project (PAP)

  • Project Name:
    Pan African Parliament Institution Building Project (PAP)
    Institution :
    Pan African Parliament (PAP)
    • Core Competence:
      National Parliaments and Parliamentary Institutions
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
    Republic of South Africa
    Status :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    2 000 000
    Approval Date:
    January 2007
    Commitment Date:

    The Pan African Parliament (PAP) is one of the 11 organs of the African Union (AU) provided for in Article 5 of the Constitutive Act of the AU.  PAP is charged with the task of facilitating the effective implementation of the policies and objectives of the African Economic Community (AEC) and the AU.  At its 36th Regular Meeting, in December 2006, the Executive Board approved a grant of US$ 2 million to PAP.

    Project Description:

    The main goal of the project was to build the institutional capacity of the PAP Secretariat by facilitating its organizational development, strengthening its research and information resources, improving its human resources skills capacities, and improving its visibility and stature.

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