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Strengthening the institutional capacity of the NEPAD Secretariat

  • Project Name:
    Strengthening the institutional capacity of the NEPAD Secretariat
    Institution :
    Secretariat of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development
    • Core Competence:
      Economic Policy Analysis and Management
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
    Republic of South Africa
    Status :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    2 000 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    The NEPAD Secretariat was created in October 2001 to assist the Head of States and Government Implementation Committee set up in accelerating the implementation of NEPAD. In December 2004, the Executive Board approved a grant of US$ 2 million to the Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the NEPAD Secretariat project.

    Project Description:

    The specific objectives of the project are: i) to strengthen the institutional capacity of the NEPAD Secretariat through supporting of strategic organizational functions; and ii) to enhance the operational capacity of selected program clusters in order to facilitate implementation of priority programs.The project will has two major components: i) Institutional and Organizational Development Support; and ii) Program Delivery Capacity Support.  Activities include,

    1. Strengthening of human capacity of the Secretariat for core strategic management functions by targeting the key support services including a senior level position that will coordinate delivery of departments and units against targets set in business plans.
    2. Enhancement of the organizational effectiveness of the NEPAD Secretariat through review of organizational structure, functions, systems and procedures development.
    3. Strengthening the human capacity of the Secretariat by attracting qualified personnel for key administrative and management functions and by contributing to the establishment of conditions conducive for retention of qualified professionals to ensure continuity and continuous improvement in work processes and learning in the organization.  
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