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Africa Capacity Bulletin

Africa Capacity Issue 16

ACBF continues to build capacity in women's groups through practical interventions and technical skills support.

Special Bulletin: COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is a major crisis for Africa. To better understand the economic impact, we need to look at the three dimensions of this pandemic. First; is the impact of the disease itself on individuals, families, communities, nations and regions.

Africa Capacity Issue 14

-Edito: How ACBF is making a difference in African innovation and why your support counts
-ACBF’s role in mentoring more African innovators

Africa Capacity Issue 13

-Edito: From our Executive Secretary
-Transforming the lives of underprivileged women in Nairobi

Africa Capacity Issue 12

- Think thanks: Key to Industrial Development in Africa
- Time for a skills revolution in Africa

Africa Capacity Issue 11

-Egypt and the Gulf: New inroads sought for Africa’s capacity and development
-ACBF-Afreximbank partnership to support Africa

African Capacity Issue 10

Welcome to the tenth edition of Africa Capacity. The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) believes in an Africa that is able to achieve its own development.

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

Africa Capacity Issue 8

Welcome to the eighth edition of Africa Capacity. The Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) continues to drum the relevance of Africans making the continent "The Africa We Want". In line with the African Union Agenda 2063 - "a strategy to optimize use of Africa's resources for the benefits of all Africans"

Africa Capacity Issue 7

This issue highlights yet other achievements by the Foundation through a variety of programs that its supports across our continent. Capacity building can only bear positive fruits when gaps have been identified and solutions put into place to remedy the deficiencies.


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