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On December 2-6, 2013, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), in cooperation with the African Development Bank Group and the Government of Zimbabwe host the 2013 meetings of the African Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (AfCOP-MfDR) in Harare Zimbabwe. The 2013 meetings include two workshops: the Africa for Results Forum and the 6th Africa Community for Practice (AfCOP) Annual Meeting.
From 28 – 31 October, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) held a working session with the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), in pursuit of the on-going Regional Economic Communities’ capacity needs self-assessment, a process supported by ACBF, with the financial support of the African Development Bank Group, and in partnership with the African Union Commission, the NEPAD Agency, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, among many other partners.
The African Capacity Building Foundation participated in the Effective Institutions Platform (EIP) Meeting hosted by the government of South Korean in Seoul on 4-5 December 2013. Barassou Diawara, PhD., of the Knowledge and Learning Department represented the Foundation in this very strategic EIP meeting.
Co-sponsored by the OECD, USAID and Germany, among other partners, the meeting was officially opened by Youngju Oh (Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, South Korea) who renewed the support of Korea and urged participants to make the platform a real development changer. Barassou Diawara shared with the 43 participants several initiatives related to peer-learning and use of indicators undertaken by the ACBF in Africa.
The African Capacity Building Foundation announces the assumption of duty, effective 1st December 2013 of Dr. Emmanuel Nnadozie as Executive Secretary.
Prof. Nnadozie, a Nigerian national, is an educator, economist, professor of economics and author. His work spans over 20 years in the development sector. Prior to his selection for ACBF, he was Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Development and NEPAD Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) which he joined in 2004.