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Capacity Building for The Parliament of Sierra Leone

  • Project Name:
    Capacity Building for The Parliament of Sierra Leone
    Institution :
    Parliament of Sierra Leone
    • Core Competence:
      National Parliaments and Parliamentary Institutions
    Project Region :
    West & Central Africa
    Country :
    Sierra Leone
    Status :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    2 000 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    In 2008 the Parliament of Sierra Leone sought for ACBF supportto strengthen itsinstitutional and human capacity to enable it contribute to reconstructionefforts and measures to address developmentchallenges facing the country following the civil war of 1991 to 2002.InDecember 2008, the Executive Board approved a grant of US$ 2 million to Capacity Building for the Parliament of Sierra Leone.

    Project Description:

    The overall objective of the project is to enable the Parliament ofSierra Leone to effectively discharge its constitutional duties of legislation,representation and oversight over the executive. The specific objectives are to: (i) Strengthen institutional capacity of Parliament to enable it to provide an environment for effective legislative work (ii) Build Skills of parliamentarians and parliamentary staff to enable them effectively perform their duties (iii) Strengthen Parliamentary Committees to effectively carry out their oversight functions in monitoring reforms and policy implementation (iv) Institutionalize gender integration in parliamentary activities. 

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