A high power delegation of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) arrived in Monrovia over the weekend as guest of the Government of Liberia.
The head of the ACBF, Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie arrived on Sunday April 9, 2017 along with Dr. Fola Ayonrinde head of the ACBF West and Central Africa Region and Miss Joyce Ekuful, Program Officer of the West and Central Africa Region.
According to a release from the Ministry of finance and Development Planning (MFDP), the mission will hold discussions with Minister Boima S. Kamara on Liberia’s pledge to ACBF and other support initiatives and possible capacity areas of support from the ACBF to Liberia, focusing on areas of improvement in macroeconomic modeling and empirical research as well as support to the agriculture sector
While in Liberia, Professor Nnadozie and delegation will also meet with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to provide update on ACBF plans for capacity development in Liberia, proposal and request for President Sirleaf to be ACBF’s Champion, and possible ways in which ACBF can revamp its support to the Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC).
The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) was established in 1991 by African Governments and their Development Partners to help build sustainable human and institutional capacity for good governance and development management.
To its credit, the foundation has empowered governments, parliaments, civic society, private sector and higher education institutions in more than 45 countries and 6 regional economic communities.
ACBF supports capacity development through investments, technical support, knowledge generation and sharing across Africa. For Liberia, more than five public sector employees benefited from graduate studies through its financial support.