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Human Resources Development and Capacity Building

23rd - 25th March 2015, Pretoria, South Africa

Human Resource professionals are seen as the drivers in the Organisation for pioneering cultural or organisational change and Talent improvement. In addition, organisational change is significantly more effective and sustainable when Human Resource professionals work in partnerships with line Managers throughout the process.

The objectives of the programme was for participants to be able to understand human resource development, how human resource development can be linked to the goals and strategies of an organisation as well as identifying the major external and internal factors that influence employee behavior and defining motivation and describing the main approaches to understanding motivation at work

This programme was attended by twenty three (23) delegates from eighteen (18) Development Finance Institutions within seven (7) countries in the region.  Countries represented were Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Financial Modelling

23rd - 27th February 2015, Pretoria, South Africa
9th - 13th February 2015, Pretoria, South Africa

The Department of Trade and Industry (South Africa) requested the DFRC to facilitate programmes for them.

The programmes were aimed at up-skilling staff in the areas of business valuation (especially discounted cash flow), scenario planning, management decision making, capital budgeting, cost of capital, financial statement analysis and project finance, using computer based applications.

They were also aimed at participants understanding the elements of financial modelling, developing and practicing financial modelling, being able to conduct simulations of different financing scenarios and practicing on various case studies of financial modelling and project finance.

Twenty six (26) delegates attended the first programme, of which twenty (20) were from the Department of Trade and Industry, three (3) from Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency – Botswana, two (2) Development Bank of Zambia and one (1) from Bank of Tanzania.

The second training was attended by twenty six (26) delegates of which twenty (20) were from the Department of Trade and Industry and five (5) from Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency – Botswana and one (1) Development Bank of Namibia attended the first training.

Corporate Governance

16th - 19th February 2015, Gaborone, Botswana

The DFRC conducted a training programme on corporate governance for the Local Enterprise Authority Board members and senior management.

The programme was to raise awareness of the concept, practice and relevance of good corporate governance in the context of development finance institutions and the challenges they face within the African landscape. The programme also provided the opportunity for serving directors and senior management to improve their skills in the boardroom through a practical and interactive approach that