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Bakary Kone

Director, Strategic Planning, Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation

Bakary Koné is the Director, Strategic Planning, Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation. He joined ACBF in July 2005, as a Program Officer in the Knowledge Management and Program Support Department. From September 2007 to December 2009 he worked in the Operations Department as Program Officer in the Central Africa and Indian Ocean Department. Mr. Kone brings to the Foundation twenty years of professional experience from the private sector and the United Nations. He worked for Arthur Andersen as an Auditor, conducting auditing assignments in France and West and Central Africa, and for DHL as Finance Manager for Côte d’Ivoire. At the United Nations, he worked for the UN Refugee Agency, the United Nations High Commissioner for the Refugees  (UNHCR) as a Program Officer in charge of project control in Côte d’Ivoire and for UNICEF as Chief, Operations in Guinea (with missions to Pakistan and Afghanistan)  and in Iraq. During his UNICEF tenure, he was selected as a resource person for the Common Services program of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) for Guinea and Yemen. Mr. Kone is a national of Côte d’Ivoire and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce d’Abidjan, majors in Accounting and Finance, and a Post-Graduate Degree in Project Management from Setym and the University of Quebec at Montreal.


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