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Kevin Urama

Kevin Urama holds MSc in Agricultural Economics (University of Nigeria), MPhil with distinction and a Ph.D. in Land Economy (University of Cambridge, UK). He is a seasoned development economist with extensive Africa-wide and global experience in inclusive green growth and sustainable development. He is currently the Senior Director of the African Development Institute (ADI), and former Senior Policy Advisor to the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Inclusive and Green Growth. Dr. Urama is highly experienced in strategy, policy development and implementation of activities to achieve inclusive and green growth in Africa. He previously worked as a Senior Consultant for the African Development Bank (AfDB), advising the President as a member of the Bank’s Transition Management Team, and involved in leading the Bank-wide capacity development efforts and supporting all African countries with cutting-edge policies to accelerate delivery on the High 5 priorities of the Bank, the SDGs and Agenda 2063 in countries and across regions.

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