2012 Africa Capacity Indicators Report (ACIR) – Capacity Development for Agricultural Transformation and Food Security – An in-depth Interrogation of its Findings
- Date: Thursday, 31 May 2012
- Venue: Arusha International Conference Center
- Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Moderator: Professor Korbla P. Puplampu, Chair, Department of Sociology, Grant Mac Ewan University, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
- Presenters panellists:
- Hon. Tendai Biti, Minister of Finance, Republic of Zimbabwe
- Hon. Marcel de Souza, Ministre d’Etat, Ministère de l’Economie, de la Prospective du Développement et de l’Evaluation de l’Action, République du Bénin
- Professor Newman Kusi, Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance, Republic of Ghana
- Dr. Frannie Léautier, Executive Secretary, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
While there is increasing optimism about Africa's development prospects – there still are remaining pockets of challenges that need addressing. Understanding the root causes, impediments, and enablers of Africa's development requires timely and evidence-based data and analysis. Transcending physical achievement to also gauge achievement in final outcomes requires indicators that can measure progress in quantitative and qualitative ways. It is line with the above that the African Capacity Building Foundation has just published its 2012 Africa Capacity Indicators Report on the theme: Capacity Development for Agricultural Transformation and Food Security.