Posted by: africanpressorganization | 13 August 2008

Uganda / Government of Uganda pledges us$ 250,000 to the African Capacity Building Foundation


 

Uganda / Government of Uganda pledges us$ 250,000 to the African Capacity Building Foundation

 

KAMPALA, Uganda, August 13, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Government of the Republic of Uganda has pledged US$ 250,000 to the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). The resources will help to finance the Foundation’s Strategic Medium-Term Plan (SMTP), 2007-2011. Uganda is one of the 45 member countries and international organizations of ACBF. The amount required to fully implement the Plan is US$350 million, of which US$200 million has been mobilized to date.

 

Uganda is one of the 45 Full members of ACBF. The following 34 countries and organizations have already announced pledges to support SMTP, 2007-2011: African Development Bank, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, Côte d’Ivoire, Denmark, Finland, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Rwanda, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

 

In acknowledging the pledge, Dr. Edwin N. Forlemu, Executive Secretary a.i. of ACBF, expressed the Foundation’s gratitude for the financial support of the Government of Uganda. He added that ACBF “would be worthy of even greater support from the Government of Uganda and other donors if we pursued our efforts to construct a credible results-based management framework and to register tangible and sustainable outcomes on the ground that make a difference in the lives of fellow Africans.”

 

Total resources committed thus far by ACBF to various interventions in Uganda amount to US$17 million. Beneficiaries include: the Economic and Policy Research Centre (EPRC); the Economic Policy Management Training Program (EPM); the Uganda National NGO Forum; the Uganda Country Network of ACBF-supported institutions; and the Uganda Country Capacity Building Program (UCCBP).

 

ACBF is Africa’s premier capacity-building institution. Established in February 1991, it is the outcome of collaboration between African governments and the international donor community. Its mission is to build sustainable human and institutional capacity for sustainable growth, poverty reduction and good governance in Africa.

 

ACBF intervenes in six core competency areas – namely, economic policy analysis and management, financial management and accountability, strengthening and monitoring of national statistics, public administration and management, strengthening of the policy analysis capacity of national parliaments, and professionalization of the voices of the private sector and civil society.

 

The Foundation’s 45 Full Members comprise 4 international development institutions (the African Development Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund) and 41 countries (Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-DRC, Côte d’Ivoire, Denmark, France Gabon, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Rwanda, Sao Tomé & Principe, Senegal, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Zambia and Zimbabwe). The African Union is an Honorary Member.

 

Based in Harare, Zimbabwe, ACBF has a three-tier governance structure comprising a Board of Governors (chaired by Mrs. Louise Clément of Canada), an Executive Board (chaired by Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Governor of the Bank of Uganda), and a Secretariat (headed by Dr. Edwin N. Forlemu).

 

 

 

SOURCE : African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).


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