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public sector and the private
sector, so that risks are borne by those best able to control them. This would also ensure increased value is achieved for public services delivery through the exploitation of private sector skills and competencies.

The programme was attended by forty-five (45) participants from various ministries and parastatals in Botswana, in addition to the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre staff.


Resource Mobilisation

21st - 23rd June 2016, Ezulwini, Swaziland

The programme was aimed at enhancing skills of developing and implementing resource mobilisation
strategies and processes, and identifying sources of funds as well as effective utilisation of funds.

The training taught fundamentals of projects, managing risk, investments, due diligence and structuring and packaging of bankable projects.

Specific objectives of the programme were to:

 • develop practical skills to help build the fundraising capacity of organizations;
 • develop a clear understanding of resource mobilisation strategies, best practice and processes; and
 • improve access to a global network of fellow fundraising professionals from around the world.

The training was attended by nineteen (19) delegates from DFIs representing five (5) countries in the region.


12th CEOs' Forum

9th June 2016, Gaborone, Botswana

The forum discussions focused on the theme, “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Implementation: DFIs as Catalysts”. The forum recognised that DFIs play a crucial role in the attainment of the SDGs, both at individual member state level and on a regional basis. In addition, recognition was also given to the fact that the G20 nations have made considerable financial resources available, through multilateral organisations, which could be accessed by DFIs in SADC in their pursuit to fulfil their developmental mandates.

Fifty-eight (58) delegates attended the forum.


Public Private Partnership

16th - 20th May 2016, Lusaka, Zambia

The programme assisted with the basic skills of understanding and preparing a public private
partnership projects.

The first two and a half days were referred to as foundation training where participants learned both
PPP principles and the application of concepts. The remaining two and a half days were spent developing
and structuring projects that could be potential public private partnerships. In this respect real life potential projects were used and participants worked on the projects with the assistance of the instructor.

Seventeen (17) delegates from five DFIs as well as the Public Private Partnership Unit from the Office of the President in Zambia attended the training.


Management Development Programme

13th - 15th April 2016, Windhoek, Namibia

The programme was aimed at upgrading and refreshing the leadership and management skills of supervisors, senior and middle management staff in development finance institutions and similar institutions to be more effective in achieving results with their teams.

The workshop target outcomes