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Africa Capacity Issue 9

Welcome to the ninth edition of Africa Capacity. The ACBF member countries are increasingly honoring their membership contribution to the Foundation which, in turn, is key to enable us fulfill our mandate on capacity development in Africa ... read more 
The Zambia Ministry of Finance expressed their gratitude to the Foundation for the positive impact the Zambia Institute for Policy Research (ZIPAR) has made in the policy making space in the country. ACBF has made a 10-year investment in capacity building in support of the government of Zambia through ZIPAR ... read more
Since its inception 9 years ago, ACBF-sponsored Master's Degree in Banking and Finance (MBF), from the Centre Africain d'Études Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG) in Dakar, Senegal, has produced more than 325 graduates who have gone to secure key positions in the continent's financial and banking sector, helping Africa to rely more on homegrown banking and financial specialists than on external and western expertise ... read more 
ACBF's recommendations on risks and opportunities relating to the implementation of the AU Agenda 2063 were incorporated into a resolution taken at the African Union Executive Council Ministerial Retreat. The ACBF's Executive Secretary, Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie highlighted the risks and opportunities of Agenda 2063 at the Retreat on 10th June, 2015. The inclusion of ACBF's recommendations in the AU Resolution is a clear indication of the rising awareness, among African leaders, of the importance of capacity as a development enabler ... read more 
ACBF's capacity building efforts remain critical for economic growth in Africa and should underpin the continued emergence of Africa's lion economies and sustainability of the remarkable economic performance of these economies, said the Foundation's Executive Secretary, Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie at the annual Oxford Africa Conference that was held on 22-23 May 2015 ... read more
Mauritanian Prime Minister, Yahya Ould Hademine, has confirmed that his country would honor its financial contribution to the African Capacity Building Foundation's (ACBF) strategic medium term plans. In a meeting held on 15 June 2015, on the margins of the 25th AU Summit held in Johannesburg (South Africa), his Excellency Ould Hademine also told ACBF's Executive Secretary, Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie that his country would support the Foundation's resource mobilization efforts to diversify its sources of funding by facilitating meetings with potential new funders. ... read more
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