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Women’s University In Africa – Capacity Building Project

  • Project Name:
    Women’s University In Africa – Capacity Building Project
    Institution :
    Women’s University in Africa
    Strategic Pillar:
    Enhancing Critical Capacities for Transformational Change
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
    Status :
    Phase :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    2 500 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:
    Phase :
    Grant Number:
    Grant Amount (USD):
    3 000 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    Women’s University in Africa (WUA) was created in 2000 in Harare Zimbabwe.  It is a multi-disciplinary institution offering degree programs targeting mature women.  WUA is a not for profit private institution established in 2002 and granted a Charter by the Government of Zimbabwe in 2004. WUA is based in Zimbabwe. Currently the University has accreditation from the Zimbabwe Council of Higher Education (ZIMCHE), Research Council of Zimbabwe (RCZ), Association of African Universities (AAU) and International Association of Universities (IAU).

    WUA’s vision is to be the best University in Africa in the promotion of gender equity. Its mission is to provide quality tuition, research and service to the community to empower students for leadership and developmental roles. WUA’s goal is to empower African Women through quality research and teaching thereby enabling their full participation in all sectors of the economy for the development of Africa.

    Project Description:

    The main goal of WUA capacity building project is to improve the performance of the university so that it can become a world-class university with academic programs enabling adult women to exploit their full potential in Africa’s development process.The project specific objectives are to:

    • Enhance operational effectiveness of WUA
    • Increase access to knowledge, skills and competencies of economically disadvantaged and marginalized African women
    • Create an enabling environment for knowledge sharing and networking

    The project has three components namely:

    • Institutional and Human Capacity Strengthening
    • Training (Degree and Non-degree)
    • Knowledge Sharing and Networking
    Expected Results:
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