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member states in the implementation of such programmes. The forum further shared experiences and pointed to directions of policy reform for the enhancement of the performance of SMEs in the SADC region.
The forum attracted seventy four (74) delegates from member DFIs, Governments, ICPs and other Stakeholders.
18th - 22nd May 2015, Maun, Botswana
The aim of this programme was to up-skill 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
It also covered elements of financial modelling, developing and practicing financial modelling, conducting simulations of different financing scenarios with the assistance of various cases.
The training was attended by thirty (30) delegates from DFIs and non - DFIs as well as governments. Nine (9) countries were represented: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
20th - 24th April 2015, Midrand, South Africa
The training was aimed at enhancing DFIs to understand, develop, package and deliver project finance to their clients, to make for a more effective execution of deals and achieve improved turnaround of project applications, better design of projects and improved performance of DFIs portfolios.
Specifically, the training programme sought to develop skills of staff to:
• Understand the nature of project finance;
• Define the role, objectives and interests of the partners in a project;
• Assess the risks of the project, and how to manage them;
• Understand the challenges of project implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
• Consider different resource mobilisation strategies;
• Gain an appreciation of economic and financial analysis of projects;
• Appreciate the requirements for project bankability;
• Develop capacity for project structuring and package, including security; and
• Identify relevant documents used in project financing.
This programme was attended by thirty (30) delegates from ten (10) DFIs in seven (7) countries in the region. Countries represented were Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania and Zambia.
The following capacity building programmes were undertaken in the financial year 2014/15 by the Development Finance Resource Centre
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.
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.