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With our vision of an Africa Capable of Achieving Its Own Development we at the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) work to build strategic partnerships, extend grants, offer technical support and provide access to relevant knowledge related to capacity building in Africa. Our current 5-year Strategic Plan aims to promote the emergence of Skilled People and Strong Institutions to Transform Africa through delivering on our 2017-2021 Strategy based on four pillars: (i) Enabling effective delivery of continental development priorities; (ii) Supporting countries to achieve tangible development results; (c) Enhancing non-state actors, private sector and civil society to contribute to sustainable development; and (4) Leveraging knowledge and learning to increase development effectiveness. 

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