Completed Activities


The following capacity building programmes were undertaken in the financial year 2015/16 by the Development Finance Resource Centre


Performance Management/Balanced Score Card

14th - 18th March 2016, Maseru, Lesotho

The programme was aimed to guide participants towards the implementation of a performance em that will provide a foundation for sound governance practices and principles in an organisation. Thus, this training intervention assisted participants to understand the different concepts, steps, tools, techniques and mechanisms to be incorporated into the development and implementation of an effective and practical performance management system.

Seventeen (17) participants from nine (9) development finance institutions and five countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe) attended the programme.


Capacity Building Review

10th - 11th March 2016, Maseru, Lesotho

The objective of this workshop was to review the progress, successes, achievements and challenges in the implementation of regional capacity building efforts of the DFRC with a view to redefining the priorities and targets as well as improve the product offer in the  coming year.

In this regard the workshop explored important topical issues which are of relevance to and critical to improving the skills base and capacity building development of the DFIs regionally. The identified areas of skills gaps and institutional strengthening would then form the basis of the DFRC’s interventions in the following financial year and by so doing underscore the institution’s continued relevance to stakeholders. Other topics covered related to building capacity for Public Private Partnership in DFIs.


Project Management

15th - 19th February 2016, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The aim of the programme was to introduce participants to the theory and practice of project management as well as the elements of project management such as modern techniques of project planning and scheduling, project cost estimating and budgeting, resource planning, risk management and quality management.

Participants also learned about project management basic concepts, tools and techniques, the role of the project management office, the relationship between project, programme and portfolio management and project management maturity.


Thirty-four (34) participants from six (6) development finance institutions from three (3) countries attended the programme. Countries represented were Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.


11th Chief Executive Officers' Forum

3rd December 2015, Luanda, Angola

The forum focused on discussing the state and prospects of industrialisation in SADC, and in particular the role of the DFIs following the adoption and prioritisation of industrial development encompassing SMEs under the auspices of a SADC Regional Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap.

In this context, the Forum explored the role that development finance institutions can play in promoting and facilitating industrialisation in the