African Union welcomes US$11mn grant from ADF

The African Union Commission (AUC) will benefit from an African Development Fund grant of US$11.48 million to strengthen its governance and provide institutional support.

The grant was approved by the Fund’s regional public goods window just days before the African Union Assembly’s 35th ordinary session, which ended on Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), and Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa, deputy head of the African Union Commission, met on February 3 to discuss the organization’s future and difficulties. The grant will go toward the African Union Project’s institutional capacity building, which aims to increase the AUC’s ability to implement Agenda 2063.

Agenda 2063 is the African Union’s vision for “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.”

The AUC began a major institutional reform effort in 2017 with the goal of making the university more flexible, efficient, and financially self-sufficient. The initiative will keep these reforms going by updating its systems and enhancing its planning, coordination, and service delivery capabilities.

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