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  • Jun
    02 - 03

    This is an annual event organised for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) supported partners that include World Health Organization (WHO), Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) and ACBF. The objective of the meeting is to share experiences, progress updates and new developments related to the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in target and shared African countries. The first meeting was held in Harare (Zimbabwe) on 17-18 November 2014. 

  • May
    31 - 31

    World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. For this year's World No Tobacco Day, World Health Organization (WHO) and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are calling on countries to get ready for plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco products.

    Plain packaging refers to “measures to restrict or prohibit the use of logos, colours, brand images or promotional information on packaging other than brand names and product names displayed in a standard colour and font style (plain packaging).

  • May
    31 - 01
    Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso

    The partnership between the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and the African Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (AfCoP-MfDR) aims to promote a results culture in the Union to advance the implementation of the regional policies. This partnership is built on three policies namely: trade facilitation, business climate and public finance management.

    From 31May to 1 June, AfCoP will organize in partnership with the WAEMU Commission a knowledge sharing meeting on MfDR and the domestication of the three targeted regional policies at the national level. Participants will come from the member countries of the WAEMU community of practice: Benin, Burkina-Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo and Mauritania

  • May
    23 - 27
    Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka

    The 2016 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank will take place on 23 to 27 May 2016 at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia.

    The theme of this year’s meetings is “Energy and Climate Change”, and draws on one of the Bank’s “High 5” priority areas, namely to “Light up and Power Africa”. It also reflects the Bank’s New Deal on Energy and the key resolutions from the recent UN climate talks (COP21) on global warming.

    The 2016 Annual Meetings theme is aligned with two of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 7 to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” and SDG 13 to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”.

    The Bank’s Annual Meetings are its largest annual event, and its biggest window on the world.  They bring together some 5,000 delegates and participants, and feature some 40 official events in addition to the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, which constitutes the core purpose of the Meetings. 

    The Bank’s Governors are the Finance, Trade or Economic Development Ministers from its 54 Regional and 26 Non-Regional Member Countries).  The Meetings represent the definitive forum for representatives of Government, business, civil society and media – from Africa and beyond – to debate the social and economic development of the continent.

  • May
    12 - 13
    African Union Commission HQ, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the African Union Commission (AUC) will have a Stakeholders Engagement Workshop on the Capacity Needs Assessment and Critical Technical Skills required for implementation of Agenda 2063 on 12-13 May 2016 at the African Union Commission HQ, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    The main purpose of the workshop is to examine and validate the major points and recommendations that are emerging from the capacity assessment review documents produced by the ACBF; (i) Capacity Requirements for Agenda 2063; (ii) African critical technical skills: A key Capacity dimension needed for implementing programmes in the first ten years of Agenda 2063; (iii) Capacity Development Plan Framework:

    The workshop will also deliberate on actionable decisions to be made as well as activities to be undertaken by group of stakeholders for effective execution of 10 year implementation plan of Agenda 2063.  

  • May
    02 - 06
    HICC, Harare Zimbabwe

    The 3rd Pan African Capacity Development Forum organized by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), in partnership with its Pan-African and international partners, will be held between 2-6 May 2016, Harare, Zimbabwe. The theme of the Forum is “Developing Capacity for Africa’s Economic and Social Transformation”.

  • Apr
    27 - 28
    Dakar, Senegal

    A Stakeholders’ Technical Meeting on Empowerment of Women in Agriculture (EWA) Project Document (PRODUC) will be held on 27-28 April 2016 in Dakar Senegal. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the draft PRODOC and allow for speedy validation and adoption of the EWA Program Document by the experts.

    The EWA initiative was officially launched on the sidelines of the 19th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 15th July 2012 and co-chaired by H.E. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia and H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda.

    The meeting will be jointly organized by Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS), the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and with financial support from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) group in Dakar.  

  • Apr
    20 - 22
    Istanbul, Turkey

    The 2nd Turkish African NGO’s and Thinking Forum will be held by TASAM to be coordinated simultaneously with the agenda and results of the 2nd Official Turkey African Cooperation Summit. The Forum aims at making intellectual contribution to create a continental conscious on the basis of food, energy and water security and about improving human development, providing a strategic output, creating an interaction centered civil society and the thoughts to improve cooperation between Turkey and African countries on the basis of energy, food, water policies, and to present a noteworthy value to the parties with the capacity which is to be constructed in this way.

    The main theme will be: Energy, Food, Water Security and Human Development in Africa.

  • Apr
    08 - 09
    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) will hold the 3rd Africa Think Tank Summit on the theme “Creating a Sustainable Future for African Think Tanks in Support of SDGs and Agenda 2063”  on 8-9 April, 2016 at the Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

    The Summit will build on the recommendations of the 2nd Think Tank Summit that explored the ways in which Africa’s think tanks are currently making a difference in the continent’s transformation, and how they can become increasingly relevant and important contributors as the Agendas 2030 and 2063 roll out. The Summit It will offer a practical roadmap for think tanks to help countries implement these Agendas.   

  • Apr
    07 - 07
    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


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