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22 Apr, 2022

22 April 2022, Accra-Ghana: The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), the African Union’s specialised agency for capacity building will be hosting a training on Leadership & Governance, under its Tobacco Control Program which is funded by the Gates Foundation.

Phase II of the Tobacco Control Program aims to provide targeted support to existing partners in areas of Monitoring & Evaluation, Financial Management, Leadership, Governance, and Resource Mobilization, so as to address human and institutional capacity gaps. Phase II covers 10 beneficiary countries: Benin, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Kenya, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal and 4 additional countries where the investment has been conducted, namely Zimbabwe (ACBF), Uganda (CTCA), South Africa (UCT and SMU) and Togo (ATCA).

As part of its coordinating role for a smooth and harmonized implementation of the program, ACBF organizes an annual training workshop with the view to strengthen the human capacity of sub-grantees while offering a platform for sharing ideas and experiences. Sub-grantees need to have good practices in leadership and good governance as these critical skills can be leveraged to attract more funding for sustainability.

The 2022 Annual Training Workshop therefore, specifically aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of sub-grantees on leadership and governance.

The training workshop will take place form 25 to 29 April 2022, at the ACBF West and Central Regional Office in Accra, Ghana.

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