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Mano River Union Training Project

  • Project Name:
    Mano River Union Training Project
    Institution :
    MANO River Union Secretariat (MRU)
    • Core Competence:
      Economic Policy Analysis and Management
    Project Region :
    West & Central Africa
    Country :
    Sierra Leone
    Status :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    2 000 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    The Mano River Union (MRU) was established in October in 1973 to promote the free movement of goods and people between Liberia and Sierra Leone. Guinea joined in 1980. The MRU comprises a Council of Ministers, a Technical Committee and a Secretariat. In Liberia and Sierra Leone, the consequences of civil war disrupted all development initiatives and eroded and the human and institutional capital of the states. 

    Project Description:

    The overall goal of the project was to strengthen capacity for effective development planning and implementation, particularly within the context of post-conflict recovery. The project had the following main objectives:

    • Providing high level training to senior civil servants and policy makers;
    • Equipping senior civil servants with operational, management and leadership skills needed to promote and lead change; and
    • Supporting the development of local training capacity and development of comprehensive training delivery strategies. 
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