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Strengthening Women’s Capacity to Participate in Decision Making in Zambia, Phase I & II

  • Project Name:
    Strengthening Women’s Capacity to Participate in Decision Making in Zambia, Phase I & II
    Institution :
    Non-Governmental Organisations’Coordinating Council (NGOCC)
    • Core Competence:
      Professionalisation of the Voices of the Private Sector & Civil Society
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
    Zambia
    Status :
    Closed
    Phase :
    I
    Grant Number :
    46
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 300 000
    Commitment Date:
    2000
    Closing Date:
    2004
    Phase :
    II
    Grant Number:
    222
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 200 000
    Commitment Date:
    2007
    Closing Date:
    2014
    Introduction:

    Established in 1985, NGOCC is an umbrella body for NGO’s addressing gender and development issues in Zambia.   In 2001 ACBF support the NGOCC project aimed at contributing towards building women’s capacity to participate in decision-making in Zambia.  Over the years NGOCC has played a significant role in strengthening and linking women’s organizations in the country.  The main focus of NGOCC programs is capacity building, networking, communication and advocacy.  In May 2007, the Executive Board approved a grant of US$ 1,204,000 for NGOCC Phase II.

    Project Description:

    The overall goal of the project was to empower NGOCC and its member organizations to contribute to the promotion of gender equality and equity in Zambia.

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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