The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), under the patronage of the Republic of Azerbaijan and in partnership with the department in charge of Economic Development, Trade, Tourism, Industry and Minerals (ETTIM) of the African Union is convening a training of African Ambassadors and diplomats accredited to the African Union aimed at enhancing their understanding of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and support its implementation effectively.
ACBF’s engagement with African Ambassadors and diplomats accredited to the African Union provides an opportunity to foster collaboration among African countries and strengthen the coordination necessary for accelerating the implementation of the AfCFTA, with the ultimate objective of realizing the African Economic Community envisaged under the Abuja Treaty. Their involvement can help build consensus and mobilize support for the necessary reforms and policy adjustments at national and regional levels.
The training is expected to yield valuable recommendations and actions that can propel the AfCFTA forward, leading to increased intra-African trade, enhanced regional integration, economic growth, job creation, and improved livelihoods for the continent’s population.
ACBF will deliver the training with the technical support of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the International Trade Centre, the Pan African Manufacturers Association, and the Africa Business Council.
The training will be held at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the 20th and 21st of February 2024.
For more than 30 years, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has been building human capital and institutional capacity for Africa’s sustainable development. With membership from 40 African Countries, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), The African Union (AU), and The World Bank. ACBF is the leading institution for capacity development in Africa.
While serving all actors, ACBF recognizes the importance of and pays attention to improving the effectiveness of Africa’s public sector institutions at local, national, regional, and continental levels to become effective systems integrators and catalysts of sustainable and transformative change.
Since its creation in 1991, ACBF has trained over 50,000 personnel in civil service, most of whom hold key positions in Ministries of Finance, Planning, Economic Development, and Central Banks across the continent. The Foundation has established a network of over 50 think tanks supporting evidence-based policymaking across Africa and conducted numerous policy research/analyses, which have been critical in informing economic management and establishing benchmarks for success.
For more information, contact:
Fatou Diouf, Head of Communications and Influencing