The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) organized the fourth Policy Institute Committee (PIC) meeting under the theme “The Policy Institutes Committee and ACBF: Effective Partnership for Capacity Building in Africa”. The main objective of the meeting was to raise awareness and document the role and importance of think tanks/policy institutes in shaping and influencing policy direction in Africa.
The Policy Institute Committee is a strategic knowledge network of the Foundation which brings together the ACBF-supported think tanks and policy institutes to share ideas, knowledge and experience to affect policy direction in the continent. The Committee meets twice a year in order to share ideas, knowledge and experiences on pertinent policy development issues, and the management of policy institutes/think tanks in Africa.
FANRPAN was represented by Lufingo Mwamakamba, Protocol and Partnership Manager.
The Policy Institutes Committee was launched on the 13th-14th June 2013 by ACBF. Subsequently, representatives of over 20 African think tanks and policy institutes met in April 2014, in Nouakchott, Mauritania; and in October 2015 in Mbabane, Swaziland.