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Consumers International Regional Office for Africa (CI-ROAF)

  • Project Name:
    Consumers International Regional Office for Africa (CI-ROAF)
    Institution :
    Consumers International Regional Officer for Africa
    • Core Competence:
      Professionalisation of the Voices of the Private Sector & Civil Society
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
    Status :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 000 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    CI ROAF’s goal for the programme was to enhance development of a fair and efficient market in Africa and the participation of civil society in the progress of national, regional and international policy dialogue and decision-making.

    Project Description:

    The project aimed to strengthen of the institutional capacities of national and sub-regional African Consumers organisation.  Specific objectives included:

    1. Creating a more conducive legal environment for consumer protection in selected African countries;
    2. Creating a gender sensitivity to, awareness of, and participation in public sector reform through empowerment and capacity building of consumer activists/ institutions, government agencies and journalists;
    3. Developing capacities in and among consumer groups and related civil society organisations to monitor market related economic policies and the implementation of laws and regulations and dialogue with the public and private sectors on issues that affect consumers livelihoods;
    4. Empowering consumers by strengthening the organisational development; planning and operations of consumer groups for efficiency, accountability and sustainability  
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