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The Parliamentary Capacity Building Program (PCP)

  • Project Name:
    The Parliamentary Capacity Building Program (PCP)
    Institution :
    Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Cape Town
    • Core Competence:
      National Parliaments and Parliamentary Institutions
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
    Republic of South Africa
    Status :
    Closed
    Grant Number :
    112
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 850 000
    Commitment Date:
    2003
    Closing Date:
    2008
    Introduction:

    The PCP project was designed to build the needed capacity and strengthen Parliament’s support to members in performing their constitutional functions, including capacity building of the Parliamentary Services technical team for research and policy analysis capacity to service parliament in its oversight activities. 

    Project Description:

    The project had the following objectives:

    1. provide project implementation capacity and support
    2. build greater research and policy analysis capacity and provide such support to parliament
    3. enhance oversight activities through improved committee systems, effective use of
    4. parliamentary mechanisms and strengthened technical support to committees;
    5. provide focused training for members and staff
    6. build capacity among members to address Africa integration dimensions and networking activities with national, regional and continental initiatives such as the AU and NEPAD;
    7. promote effective information dissemination and communication
    8. mainstream gender issues in parliament by strengthening the organisational development design and operations of the parliamentary structures 
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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