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Capacity Building Project of the International Training Centre for Local Actors in Ouagadougou

  • Project Name:
    Capacity Building Project of the International Training Centre for Local Actors in Ouagadougou
    Institution :
    Centre International de Formation des Acteurs Locaux (CIFAL)
    Project Region :
    West & Central Africa
    Country :
    Burkina Faso
    Status :
    Active
    Phase :
    I
    Grant Number :
    192
    Grant Amount (USD):
    993 700
    Commitment Date:
    2007
    Closing Date:
    2011
    Phase :
    II
    Grant Number:
    281
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 600 000
    Commitment Date:
    2012
    Closing Date:
    2016
    Introduction:

    Centres Internationaux de Formation des Acteurs Locaux (CIFAL) was established in 2003 as part of a world network of training centers for decentralized and local leaders and managers. The main mission of CIFAL Ouagadougou and CIFAL-Durban is to improve decentralized and local governance to develop the capacity of decentralized and local entities through training and networking. In December 2006 the ACBF Executive Board approved a grant of US$ 993, 700 towards CIFAL.

    Project Description:

    The goal of the project is to improve governance at decentralized and local governments. The following are the specific objectives: (i) To strengthen the capacity of local actors in Francophone African countries to efficiently manage public service delivery (ii) To enhance the effectiveness of CIFAL in delivering its mandate of capacity building of local actors in Francophone African countries.

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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