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Support for a Masters Degree in Gender and Peace Building

  • Project Name:
    Support for a Masters Degree in Gender and Peace Building
    Institution :
    Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS)
    • Core Competence:
      Enhancing critical capacities to promote political and social stability for transformational change.
    Project Region :
    West & Central Africa
    Country :
    Status :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    2 500 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) is awomen’s organization created in 1996 by African women leaders using international instruments such as the Beijing Platform for Action (1995) and UN Resolution (2000) as its main conceptual frameworks for guiding its programmes.  Since its inception, FAS has worked relentlessly at the forefront in the promotion of leadership and participation of women in conflict prevention, management and resolution continent wide. On the 3rd of August 2012 ACBF and FAS signed a US$ 2.5 million grant agreement towards a Masters’ degree in Gender and Peace Building. 

    Project Description:

    The project is aimed at: (i) Enhancing institutional and human capacity for media organizations in West Africa (ii) Strengthening legal protection mechanism for media practitioners (iii) Improving working environment for journalists, by promoting advocacy initiatives for freedom of expression.

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