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Women’s Capacity Building Project in Mali (RECOFEM)

  • Project Name:
    Women’s Capacity Building Project in Mali (RECOFEM)
    Institution :
    The Government of the Republic of Mali and the Women Umbrella NGOs
    • Core Competence:
      Professionalisation of the Voices of the Private Sector & Civil Society
    Project Region :
    West & Central Africa
    Country :
    Status :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 000 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    In order to promote and ensure the conditions for wider participation of women in the design, and implementation of public policies, the Government of Mali and the Women Umbrella Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) set up the Projet Renforcements Des Capacities Des Femmes Au Mali (RECOFEM) a wide program for capacity building of women NGOs.  In Oct 2004 the ACBF Executive Board approved a grant of US$ 1 million for RECOFEM. 

    Project Description:

    The overall goal of the project was to improve the ability of the Ministry of women affairs to play its role of ensuring better living conditions for women, and promoting gender equity; and professionalise the voice of major women umbrella NGOs so as to enable them to interface efficiently and effectively with the Government. 

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