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Knowledge sharing meeting to promote results culture in WAEMU

Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso
31 May, 2016

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has organized a knowledge sharing meeting between the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and the African Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (AfCoP-MfDR) which will be held from the 31st of May to the 2nd of June in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Various nations and regional institutions have, over the years, increased their commitment to apply principles of managing for development results in the implementation of public policies. For Africa to become a global growth hub in the next years, it is crucial to take advantage of the potential that regional integration present; it will be equally important that it builds institutional capacities and instills a result culture in all development areas. This is pivotal in promoting Africa’s transformation through stability and competitive economies.

In a bid to support this agenda, the African Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (AfCoP-MfDR) has partnered with the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and its member states in order to fast track the implementation of regional policies through the application of the MfDR principles and tools in the management of public affairs. The MfDR spans over all spheres of public affairs management to improve the delivery of results. In line with this, the WAEMU AfCoP Regional Platform was launched in April 2013.

The meeting in Burkina Faso will draw representation from the 8 countries involved in the WAEMU AfCoP Regional Platform namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo. Participants will include delegates from public institutions involved in the targeted regional policies, the WAEMU Commission, the African Development Bank, the private sector, the AfCoP Youth Network and the AfCoP Gender Network.

The aim of the meeting is to promote a results culture in the Union (WAEMU) so as to advance the implementation of regional policies. A targeted strategy will be developed to improve knowledge sharing on the WAEMU online regional platform. Result-oriented work plans with timelines, key deliverables, roles and responsibilities of parties will also be developed during this period.

ENDS

For more information, please contact:

Frejus Thoto,

AfCOP Knowledge Management Expert 

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
2 Fairbairn Drive, Mt. Pleasant
P.O. Box 1562
Harare, Zimbabwe

+263 772 185 308 – 10

Email: F.Thoto@acbf-pact.org

Note to editors

This meeting is organized by the African Community of Practice – Managing for Development Results (AfCoP-MfDR). The AfCoP is a community supported by the African Development Bank and the African Capacity Building Foundation. This meeting was organized with the support of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), which is one of two regional economic communities involved in AfCoP.

For more information visit: http://afrik4r-fr.org/

 

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
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