Farewell to Mr Tetsuya Fukunaga, JICA Advisor (Development Finance) to the SADC-DFRC

The SADC-DFRC bad farewell to Mr Tetsuya Fukunaga, former JICA Development Finance Advisor to the SADC-DFRC. Mr Fukunaga was deployed to the SADC-DFRC by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency for a period of four years. He has had remarkable achievements during his tenure, and in particular, the following among others: 
i) Promotion of SADC-DFRC’s participation in the Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD 7);
ii) Enhancing training programs for SADC DFIs in EAC and COMESA countries in partnership with SADC-DFRC;
iii) Reviewing of JICA’s training programmes and mobilization of participation from the SADC member states;  
iv) Collecting and sharing of best practices of MSMEs promotion in Japan and Asian countries; 
v) Promotion of ODA Loans for infrastructure projects in the SADC region; and
vi) Exchanging knowledge and experience from Japan and Asian countries.
The SADC DFI Network has substantially benefitted from JICA and extends its appreciation for the continued support.