17 - 17Robert 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.
07 - 08High Level Dialogue on ‘Political Parties Leaders and Natural Resource Governance: Building Capacities for a Developmental Approach’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.
26 - 26Addis 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
06 - 09Nairobi, 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.
03 - 05Algiers, 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.
30 - 30Kenyatta 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.
29 - 29ACBF Secretariat
The Executive Board will meet at the ACBF Secretariat in Harare between the 5th and 6th of December 2016.
24 - 25Nairobi, 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’”.
21 - 22Validation Workshop on the HLP Consortium’s Anti-IFF Project to Stem Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from AfricaNairobi, 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.
21 - 24African 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.’