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  • Feb
    17 - 17
    Robert Koch Boardroom, Parktown, Johannesburg

    In December 2016, ACBF granted The Aurum Institute USD 470 300-00  under the BMGF capacity building initiative for high-performing African organizations. Aurum is a not-for-profit South African organization whose overall objective is focused on researching, monitoring, training, treating and managing HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) throughout Southern Africa. Aurum works alongside government, the mining industry, among NGO’s and in communities.

    Aurum is launching an enterprise-grade Virtual Presence Platform (VPP) across its major geographical sites to make training more efficient. The aim of the VPP is also to leverage the platform to deliver a leadership, management and quality improvement training program.

    Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie will cut the ribbon to formally launch the platform.

  • Feb
    07 - 08
    Cape Town (on the sidelines of the Mining Indaba), Sun Hotel.

    International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) Africa and West Asia Programme and the African Capacity Foundation (ACBF) are organizing - in partnership with the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and the International Organization of Francophonie (OIF) - a High Level Dialogue on 'Political Parties and Natural Resource Governance: Building Capacities for a Developmental Approach' in Cape town, on 7 and 8 February, on the margins of the Mining Indaba Forum 2017. The High Level Dialogue will provide to participants a platform to discuss and reflect on a new Developmental Approach to Natural Resources Governance in Africa. The goal of this approach is to optimize the profits from natural resources, distribute these gains among citizens and, hence, enhance prospects for sustainable socioeconomic transformation.

  • Jan
    26 - 26
    Addis Ababa

    The African Union - International Centre for Girls and Women’s Education in Africa (AU/CIEFFA) is organizing a High level Meeting on Gender equality and education on 26th January 2017 in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia.

    The event will be held under the auspices of Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the AUC and the Government of Norway. It will gather Ministers of Education, Ministers of Gender, representatives of international organizations and civil society as well as AU partners.

    Three key themes will be discussed during the meeting:

    a. Realizing the rights to Education as key to harnessing the demographic dividends

    b. Education in Emergency situations

    c. Creating the future: economic empowerment for young women

  • Dec
    06 - 09
    Nairobi, Kenya

    A 3-days research workshop on Economics of Tobacco Control will be held for ACBF supported Think Tanks from 6 to 9 December 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. The main objective of the initiative is to increase and share the body of knowledge and methodology of research on economics of tobacco control in Africa in order to promote tobacco control evidence policy making.  The facilitation will be offered by the University of Cape Town-Economics of Tobacco Control Project.

  • Dec
    03 - 05
    Algiers, Algeria

    The Algerian Government in partnership with the Business Leaders Forum (FCE) are hosting the African Investment and Business Forum. This is aimed at boosting trade and intra-African partnerships by providing a platform for exchanging and examining the major economic opportunities on the continent.

    This event is a unique opportunity for a wide range of Africa business stakeholders, including representatives of African Governments, regional and international organizations, the business community as well as experts to discuss and exchange views on key items relating to the economic development of the continent. 

    The main aim of ACBF’s participation at the Investment and Business Forum is to ensure centrality of capacity issues in the discussions that will be taking place and garnering support towards institutions like ACBF that aim at coordinating developing of such capacity.

  • Nov
    30 - 30
    Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)
    The HLM2 side event will bring together representatives from OECD DAC governments, Southern governments, multilateral development institutions, think-tanks, and civil society to discuss how “fit for purpose” is technical cooperation for achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda. It aims to deepen the discussion on development effectiveness principles by examining the provision of technical cooperation in developing countries from both provider and recipient perspectives. It also aims at understanding the capacity imperatives for effectively utilising technical cooperation in support of the 2030 Agenda.
    Follow the discussion on Twitter: #HLM2, @ACBF_Official, @lencd, @realityofaid
    *Speakers include representatives from USAID, Learning Network on Capacity Development (LenCD), Fundacion SES, among others.



  • Nov
    29 - 29
    ACBF Secretariat

    The Executive Board will meet at the ACBF Secretariat in Harare between the 5th and 6th of December 2016.

  • Nov
    24 - 25
    Nairobi, Kenya

    The 8th African Private Sector Forum spearheaded by the African Union Commission is in line with the AU Executive Council Abuja Decision Number EX/CL/Dec.183 (VI), which institutionalized the African Union Private Sector Forum.

    The strategic objective of this intervention is to promote a proactive and vibrant African private sector that can play the significant role in energizing the African economies to achieve poverty reduction through creative and productive processes that accelerate economic growth, sustainable development and deeper integration of the African economies into the global economy.

    The Forum is the largest Continental Forum for Africa’s Private Sector to bring together an important number leading international companies and business representatives with policy makers to discuss new investment and business opportunities in the Africa.

    It is the right platform to discuss and present successful projects and business models. In line with the above the AUC is organizing the 8th African Private Sector Forum from 24-25 November in Nairobi, Kenya under the Theme “Moving from ideas to enterprise creation; Empowering Women and Youth in the area of entrepreneurship in Africa’”.

  • Nov
    21 - 22
    Nairobi, Kenya

    The Foundation has been invited to participate at the Validation Workshop on the Anti-IFF Project of the Consortium to Stem Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from Africa, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 21-22 November, 2016.  The Foundation is a member of the High Level Consortium on IFFs which includes members the following African institutions - Thabo Mbeki Foundation; African Union Commission; Economic Commission for Africa; African Capacity Building Foundation; African Tax Administration Forum; African Legal Support Facility; United Nations Development Programme; Pan African Lawyers Union; Open Society Initiative / Open Society Initiative for West Africa; African Parliamentarian Network on Illicit Financial Flows and Tax and Tax Justice Network – Africa.

  • Nov
    21 - 24
    African Development Bank premises, CCIA Building, Avenue Jean-Paul II, le Plateau, Abidjan

    Date: 23 November 2016

    ACBF Event: Capacity Building for Infrastructure Development

    Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie will speak on, ‘Building capacity for infrastructure development.’

    Date: 24 November 2016

    Prof Emmanuel Nnadozie will be a panelist in the plenary session: ‘Regional Infrastructure as a catalyst for Job Creation.’


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