Jan Isaksen has been invited to become one of 11 member of the Executive Board of the African Capacity Building Foundation. The ACBF has its headquarters in Harare Zimbabwe and is an independent, capacity-building institution established on February 9, 1991 through the collaborative efforts of three multilateral institutions (the African Development Bank (AfDB), the World Bank, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)), African governments and bilateral donors. ACBF's objective is to build and strengthen sustainable human and institutional capacity in the core public sector, in the sector's interface areas with the private sector and civil society, in training and research institutions as well as within regional organizations in order to spur economic growth, poverty reduction, good governance and effective participation by Africa in the global economy.