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Proffering Energy Solutions to Africa

11 Jan, 2018

Ms. Blessing Onyeche Ogwoke, whose M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering at the African University of Science and Technology (AUST) was funded by ACBF, clinched the ENI AWARD 2017 Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa from Italian energy an engineering giant Eni.

She is now furthering her research through PhD  to help solve Africa’s rural electrification problems.

“The ACBF study grant for me is harbinger of great things. It paved the way forward for me with respect to advancing my academic career. It is a platform on which other success rides and has indeed paved the way for others that have benefited from it not just me. This grant honestly is a wonderful initiative from ACBF and it is forever changing lives,” Ms. Ugwoke said.

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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