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Association of African Universities Capacity Developemnt Project for the Revitalization of Higher Education Institutions (AAU-CADRE)

  • Project Name:
    Association of African Universities Capacity Developemnt Project for the Revitalization of Higher Education Institutions (AAU-CADRE)
    Institution :
    The Association of African Universities (AAU)
    Project Region :
    West & Central Africa
    Country :
    Ghana
    Status :
    Active
    Phase :
    1
    Grant Number :
    167
    Grant Amount (USD):
    2 800 000
    Commitment Date:
    2006
    Closing Date:
    2010
    Phase :
    2
    Grant Number:
    285
    Grant Amount (USD):
    3 500 000
    Approval Date:
    April 2012
    Commitment Date:
    2012
    Closing Date:
    2016
    Introduction:

    The Association of African Universities (AAU) was established in 1967 with the mandate ofadvocating for the educational and related needs of African higher education institutions and, asfar as practicable, coordinating the means by which these needs may be met. To this end, the

    Association plays a critical role in networking universities and building capacity to help Africanuniversities across all regional and linguistic divides to carry out their functions. At its 47th Regular Meeting held in April 2012, the Executive Board approved a grant of US$3.5 million for to the Association of African Universities for Capacity Development Project for the Revitalization of African Higher Education Institutions (AAU-CADRE Phase II).

    Project Description:

    The main goal of the Association of African Universities Capacity Development Project for the Revitalization of African Higher Education Institutions is to improve the performance of African tertiary education institutions by strengthening the human, institutional and environmental capacity of the institutions and that of the AAU Secretariat in areas of leadership, management and use of ICT.

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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