On 2 March 2009, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Edwin N. Forlemu, ACBF Executive Secretary a.i., signed on behalf of ACBF and Carlos Lopes, United nations Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UNITAR, signed on behalf of UNITAR.