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Africa Capacity Report Evaluation Validation Workshop

2 Fairbairn Drive Mt. Pleasant
28 Apr, 2015

The Africa Capacity Building Foundation will be holding a validation workshop, which will discuss the initial findings of an evaluation of the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of delivery as well as the impact of the African Capacity Report (ACR). The workshop, which will also discuss areas, which require further investigation, aims to secure buy-in and to stimulate ownership, utilisation of the findings and recommendations from the evaluation.

The workshop will be held on 28 April 2015 at the ACBF premises in Harare Zimbabwe.

The ACR is the flagship publication of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). It was first published in 2011 under the theme Capacity Development in Fragile States with subsequent ACRs in 2012 Capacity Development for Agricultural Transformation and Food Security, 2013 Capacity Development for Natural Resources Management and the most recent, 2014 Capacity Imperatives for Regional Integration in Africa. The 2015 ACR shall focus on Capacity imperatives for Domestic Resource Mobilization in Africa.

The validation workshop will provide an independent assessment conducted by Dalberg Global Development Advisors (Dalberg).


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