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Ghana to host 31st Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of ACBF

18 May, 2022

The Government of the Republic of Ghana is hosting the 31st Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of ACBF on the 23rd of May 2022, at the International Conference Center.

The main objective of the meeting is to seek broad policy and strategic direction for the Foundation as well as discuss sustainability issues.  In this regard   the Board of Governors will receive from an update on the activities of the Secretariat and the 2021 Financial Statements from the Executive Board.

With 2022 being the last year of the current strategy (2017-2022), the meeting will also discuss what is on the horizon and consider the roadmap to develop the next strategy.

The 31st Annual Meeting presents an opportunity to showcase the continued relevance of the Foundation and increase its visibility. This is also an opportunity to deepen the partnership with member countries and strategic institutions such as multilateral and regional partners.

The Board of Governors of ACBF which is the highest policy making body of the Foundation comprises representatives of ACBF member countries and non-African countries, as well as the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Governors are usually African Ministers of Finance and/or Economic Planning, Directors-General or other high level representatives of international development cooperation agencies for non-African countries.

The Board of Governors has a Bureau of three members, (Chairperson and two Vice-Chairpersons) who are elected annually. The Minister for Finance of the Republic of Ghana, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, is the current Chair.

Its main responsibility is to set the broad policies for the operation of the Foundation, as well as the appointment of the independent members and chairperson of the Executive Board.


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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