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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 region, and ensuring the alignment of development finance strategy to the Regional Industrialisation Strategy as a key component of the SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan.


Sixty-seven (67) delegates from member DFIs, governments, international cooperating partners and other development stakeholders attended the forum.

 

Risk Management

30th November - 4th December 2015, Luanda, Angola

The programme was aimed at assisting participants in applying a risk management framework in the execution of their duties, while developing risk management policies, procedures and methodologies for their institutions, particularly with respect to credit risk. The focus was also on the concepts, tools and techniques of credit risk management, as well as aspects of market and operational risk.


Thirty-two (32) participants from five (5) development
finance institutions attended the programme and four
countries were represented - Angola, Lesotho, Malawi
and Zambia.

 

Corporate Governance

16th - 19th November 2015, Ezulwini, Swaziland

The purpose of 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 to improve their skills in the boardroom through a practical and interactive approach that involves case studies, group work and discussions, as well as the prospect of sharing experiences with directors on DFI boards from other African countries.


This training was attended by twenty one (21) delegates from development finance institutions representing four (4) countries in the region. Countries represented were Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.

 

Prudential Standards, Guidelines and Rating Systems

5th - 6th November 2015, Pretoria, South Africa

The DFRC has undertaken a training of Prudential Standards, Guidelines and Rating System. The workshop was aimed at enhancing the development finance institutions understanding of the AADFI Prudential Standards and Guidelines as a tool for self-assessment of their performance, as well as for developing interventions to build capacity and generally improve performance of the DFIs.


This workshop was attended by twenty one (21) participants from eight (8) countries. Countries represented were Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

 

Strengthening Project Value Chain for DFIs

25th October - 12th November 2015, Tokyo, Japan

The programme was fully sponsored