New Executive Secretary at the Helm of the African Capacity Building Foundation

4 September 2013
press release

Harare — ACBF appoints Dr Emmanuel Nnadozie as the Executive Secretary of the ACBF Secretariat

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) today announced the new Executive Secretary, Dr Emmanuel Nnadozie.  Dr. Nnadozie will be taking over from Dr. Frannie Léautier who has been Executive Secretary to ACBF since July 1st, 2009.

Dr Nnadozie, a Nigerian national whose work spans over 20 years in the development sector. He joined the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in 2004 as Senior Economic Affairs Officer and was appointed Director of Economic and NEPAD Division in 2009. At UNECA, he has led the production of the well acclaimed African Economic Report for 2010 and 2011 and the Least developed Countries Monitor.  He also served as a UN representative at various intergovernmental and continental forums and as coordinator for the UN system-wide support to Africa's development as well as the focal point for UN/UNECA's relations with African Union Commission, NEPAD Secretariat and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).  Before joining ECA, he was Professor of Economics at Truman State University in Missouri, United Sates. Emmanuel Nnadozie has written several books and book chapters which include among others, African Economic Development. Recognized as an educator, Emmanuel Nnadozie is member of many Honor societies and organizations, including Pi Delta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi. He received higher degrees at the University of Nigeria and the Université de Paris 1 Sorbonne.

Dr Nnadozie will assume duty as Executive Secretary of ACBF from December 1st, 2013.

About the African Capacity Building Foundation
ACBF was 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 and poverty reduction in Africa. ACBF's vision is for Africa to be recognized for its socio-political and economic capabilities and endowments – a continent with effective institutions and policies acquired through sustained investment in people and institutions. The Foundation is a leader, major partner and center of excellence for capacity building in Africa. The African Union currently serves as an Observer on the ACBF Board of Governors.

For further information, please contact:               
African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)               
PO Box 1562, Harare
Tel: + 263 4 700208/210

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