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Graham Stegmann

This Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE), is a diplomat and development expert with four decades of solid experience across the world.  As Special Adviser to the President of African Development Bank from June 2006 to July 2011, he contributed immensely to the development of the Bank’s longer-term strategy, planning and implementation as well as in the negotiations for its capital increase among other strategic contributions. His remarkable input to the delivery of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) for two decades culminated in his appointment to head the Department’s Operations in Africa from 2000 to 2004 and later to the position of Director and Strategic Adviser to the Management Board of the Department. During his leadership roles at DFID included the development of its strategic direction for Africa policy; and setting priorities for UK Presidency of G8 and Gleneagles Summit, the Blair Commission for Africa and UN Millennium Summit.

He has been a member of the Board of British Red Cross and is presently an independent consultant and Chair of Board of SciDev.Net – a leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis about science and technology for global development. Having worked in many countries of the across Africa, he has a deep understanding of the continent’s development dynamics.

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