ACBF Reaffirms Support To Support for Women In Agriculture

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The Head of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie has reaffirmed the ACBF’s support to Liberia particularly focusing on empowering women in agriculture, supporting macroeconomic forecasting capacity of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, and providing support for the revitalization of the Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) to become a robust and independent research think tank in Liberia.

According to a Ministry of Finance and Development Planning release, as the head of a three-man ACBF delegation to Liberia, the ACBF boss lauded the leadership of President Sirleaf and made specific mention of her leadership in fostering growth and development in Liberia, development of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), fighting Ebola in Liberia, as well as her recent role in mediating an amicable solution to the post -electoral crisis in the Gambia as Chairperson of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of States and Governments.

He asserted that Liberia is on the list of ACBF’s priority countries and as such the ACBF is fully ready to support Liberia in its development drive. Also discussed during the delegation’s meeting with President Sirleaf at her Foreign Ministry’s Office was proposal to commission an ACBF study on Liberia’s Capacity Needs Assessment to identify areas of capacity gaps and strategies on capacity utilization and retention.

Dr. Nnadozie used the occasion to call upon the President to promote the work of the continent’s lead capacity building institution by serving as a champion of the ACBF.

In his pledge to revitalize LIMPAC, he made query about the legal standing of LIMPAC.

The ACBF boss made these statements when he and his delegation visited President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

In response, President Sirleaf thanked the ACBF delegation for their visit to Liberia and the ACBF’s continuous support to Liberia including its plan for the revitalization of the Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center.

Source: allafrica.com

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