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Capacity Building for the African Institutions of Science and Technology (ACBF-AIST)

  • Project Name:
    Capacity Building for the African Institutions of Science and Technology (ACBF-AIST)
    Institution :
    International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE), Ouagadougou
    Project Region :
    West & Central Africa
    Country :
    Burkina Faso
    Status :
    Active
    Grant Number :
    293
    Grant Amount (USD):
    3 800 000
    Commitment Date:
    2012
    Closing Date:
    2015
    Introduction:

    The ACBF – AIST program was developed at the request of three African Institutions of Science and Technology and the Nelson Mandela Institution, a Pan-African body with a vision to promote excellence in science and engineering education in Africa. This joint proposal from three of Africa’s centers of excellence in Science education represents ACBF’s contribution to address Africa’s need to develop its homegrown capacity in sciences and technology innovations. In 2012 the Executive Board approved a combined grant of US$ 10.5 million in support of the three Science and Technology centers of excellence in Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Tanzania as well as the coordinating institution (NMI).

    Project Description:

    The goal of the project is to strengthen institutional, technical and managerial capabilities of the NM-AIST in order to enhance its effectiveness as a world class institution by providing the best facilities for graduate and post-doc studies and research that would facilitate bridging between research and industrial development through effective technological innovations for sustainable economic development of the continent.

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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