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Secretary of African Capacity Building Foundation visits Gambia

Jun 20, 2017, 10:32 AM

The executive secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Emmanuel Nnadozie, on Friday visited The Gambia to work with the new government.

He was received by the minister of women’s affairs, who also oversees the Office of the Vice President, Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajang.

Mr Nnadozie said his visit was to discuss how the foundation could work with the new government of The Gambia to promote development as well as help the government in achieving economic and social development objectives.

During his stay in the country, he would discuss with the government possibilities of working together in areas like conducting capacity need assessment with a view to understanding the state of skills that are available in the country and what areas need to be strengthened.

The ACBF secretary general said the foundation is an organisation that helps African countries to build their human capacity and strengthen their institutions so that they can use their own means and resources to achieve their goals.

The foundation, he said, had created more than 50 think tanks throughout the African continent in their 26 years of existence.

Mr Nnadozie said they hope to create a think tank in The Gambia that would play a role in helping to do studies and researches necessary to help the government make policies that are based on evidence and also provide a platform where stakeholders can come together to discuss policies issues.

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