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The following capacity building programmes were undertaken in the financial year 2016/17 by the Development Finance Resource Centre
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.
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 the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development attended the programme.
13th CEOs' Forum
8th December 2016, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Theme for the forum was “How to Effectively Use Public Private Partnerships to Enhance Service Delivery and Develop Infrastructure”. The purpose was to introduce the fundamental principles of identifying and preparing bankable PPP projects. It highlighted the theoretical issues related to PPPs and
practical case studies from the public and private sectors.
The forum further discussed how DFIs can effectively meet their mandates and also contribute to
implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The forum was attended by fifty-eight (58) participants.
5th - 9th December 2016, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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