We have a need in the critical skills of Project Management - Mr. Noni
OPENING REMARKS BY PETER NONI, CEO, TIB DEVELOPMENT BANK, AT DAR ES SALAAM TANZANIA, 15 TH FEBRUARY 2016
I am delighted to welcome you all to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to this special training programme on Project Management.
This programme is a collaborative exercise between the Development Finance Resource Centre (the DFRC), a subsidiary institution of SADC, and the cluster of our local development finance institutions (DFIs), namely, TIB Development Bank and National Development Corporation.
I have the pleasure and honor for the initiative of the collaborating partners to convene this programme in Tanzania as this is an important capacity building programme in its own right. I am also grateful for this opportunity to host it in Tanzania, where we have a need in the critical skills areas that this programme will be covering.
I am aware that we have some delegates from Angola amongst ourselves in attendance of this programme, as well as Tanzania Agriculture Development Bank. This shows the importance and the value of this programme.
The DFRC has been in existence for more than 10 years as the Secretariat of the SADC Network of Development Finance Institutions, providing capacity building, policy research and advisory services to an ever-growing body of development finance institutions and other development stakeholders in the region. In those years, significant strides have been achieved in placing development finance issues firmly on the regional development agenda, emphasizing once again the key catalytic role of development finance in the region. This has included greater cooperation amongst the DFIs in investment, projects and lending as well as benchmarking and sharing of experiences and best practices.
Our emphasis as a network is the need to develop infrastructure and SME activities requires that we ramp up on project management skills. This will allow the projects to be implemented effectively and timeously and at minimal cost to stakeholders.