In March 2011, the ACBF
held a High-Level Summit in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
executive board approved a grant of $2m on 15 December 2006 to support Phase III of the Institut de Developpement Economique (IDEC), a policy think-tank in Burundi.
Though many Africans have still not heard about the ACBF
, it was established on 9 February 1991 as an outcome of a partnership between African governments and the international donor community.
With headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, the ACBF
prides itself as the foremost, apolitical institution in Africa where people go for ideas on capacity building.
is based in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare.
supports capacity building initiatives in Africa through investments in capacity building institutions; technical assistance for capacity building projects and programmes; and engagement in knowledge and learning activities.
sees itself as the fourth devel- opment institution in the continent, along- side the AU, the ECA and the AfDB, and as a critical component to help create the capacity to implement the strategies devised at the highest levels.
Dr Anthony Mothae Maruping, commissioner for economic affairs at the African Union, highlighted how the AU had been working with the ACBF
in assessing the capacity requirements for implementing Agenda 2063.
Namibia sees the establishment of the ACBF
as a response to severity of Africa's capacity constraints and the challenge to invest in indigenous human capital and institutions in sub Saharan Africa," said Alweendo.
Frannie Leautier Executive Secretary on behalf of ACBF
Sharon Warmington and Peter Morrison, from BioFuels International, with Sandra Croasdale, of ACBF
Sandra Croasdale, chairwoman and founder of ACBF
, said: "The African Caribbean business community is one of the most enterprising in the world and BioFuels is a perfect example of this and its products range offer a green alternative to more conventional fuels.