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Lamin Momodou Manneh

Having served in several Senior Managerial Positions within the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1996,  Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH is presently  the Director of the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa. Before joining the center in 2017, he served as United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative in Rwanda from 2012-2017. Prior to his appointment in Rwanda, Mr Manneh served as the UN Resident Coordinator in Congo Brazzaville for four years from 2008-2012.

At the UNDP, Mr. Manneh has engaged widely in development policy, capacity development for policy analysis and sound economic management, poverty reduction and growth programs, post conflict reconstruction and recovery planning and implementation, trade and external sector competitiveness, private sector development as well as MDG-based and SDG planning and policy processes. He has also done extensive work on operational research for underpinning policy making processes.

Before serving with UNDP, he worked for the African Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, as well as for the Ministry of Economic Planning and the Central Bank in the Gambia.

Mr. Manneh graduated from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, with Postgraduate studies in Economic Policy, Investment Analysis and Management in 1994 and the University of East Anglia, England, with a Master’s Degree in Economics

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