Completed Activities


The following capacity building programmes were undertaken in the financial year 2016/17 by the Development Finance Resource Centre


Corporate Governace

7th - 8th March 2017, Windhoek, Namibia

The programme was at the request of the Agricultural Bank of Namibia to conduct training on corporate
governance for their board members and senior management.

The two-day programme covered principles of corporate governance, board effectiveness, governance and information technology, risk management, strategy, financial management and internal controls,  thics and governance.

The programme was attended by eleven (11) participants.


Monitoring and Evaluation

5th - 10th March 2017, Gaborone, Botswana

The programme was aimed at assisting participants in gaining a broad understanding of monitoring and evaluation, learning a world class framework for monitoring and evaluation, learn how to select indicators, how to set targets and monitor them, develop monitoring and evaluation - specific skills,
and acquire practical tools for monitoring and evaluation implementation.

This training was attended by twenty (20) delegates from five (5) DFIs in the region.


Risk Management

20th - 24th February 2017, Selibe Phikwe, Botswana

A special programme was delivered for the Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency. Theprogramme was aimed at assisting participants to improve their knowledge of assessing credit risk for business  financing.

Key topics were risk management architecture, business and financial due diligence, risk mitigation
and credit policy development.


Nineteen (19) delegates from the Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency attended the programme.


Project Appraisal for Small, Medium Enterprises and Enterprise Development

13th - 17th February 2017, Ezulwini, Swaziland

The Project Appraisal on Small, Medium Enterprises and Enterprise Development training programme was aimed at developing the skills for appraising SME projects for financing, and the policy context of promoting entrepreneurship and enterprise development. Participants were guided to appreciate the context, culture and practices of SMEs and entrepreneurship as well as the SME development ecosystem in order to render effective support to the client entrepreneurs through evolution and development of viable business projects.

The training was attended by twenty-five (25) delegates from DFIs and governments.


Public Private Partnerships

8th - 9th February 2017, Gaborone, Botswana

The two-day foundation programme was undertaken for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. It focused on assisting participants on how to implement Public Private Partnership projects, and how to structure the relationship between the public sector and the private sector, so that risks are borne by those best able to control them. The programme was also aimed at achieving and increasing value for public services through the exploitation of private sector skills and competencies.

Forty-eight (48) delegates from