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Making Regional Integration Work in Africa: A Reflection on Strategies and Institutional Requirements

Makhan, Vijay
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It has been barely a six years since the African Union (AU) was launched in Durban, South Africa. Now, the continent’s leadership is engaged in discussions in respect of the creation of a United States of Africa. However, the path to integration is cooperation. We need to be able to cooperate better with each other. Those who are better endowed and better equipped should show solidarity towards the others. The way forward is the course traced in the Abuja Treaty. We do not have to reinvent the wheel. All that we need to do is to fine-tune whatever is required to make it more responsive to the present circumstances

Development Memoirs
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, 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 – Minister of Finance - Ghana
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