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being implemented this week respond to these expectations.

I take note that the programme will cover issues such as theory and practice of project management as well as the elements of project management such as modern techniques of project planning and scheduling, project cost estimating and budgeting, resource planning, risk management and quality management.  Other issues to be covered include concepts of project, different project organizational structures, project scheduling, resource allocation, risk analysis, quality assurance and project control techniques.  

These will give practitioners the leeway to plan, execute, monitor and control projects using modern project management techniques with computer applications hence more viable project will be seen.

I therefore once again, welcome all of you to this gathering and verge you to be attentive at all times to learn from each other, share ideas and network.

May I conclude by extending a word of thanks and gratitude to the CEO of the SADC - DFRC and his team for being hard at work in putting this programme together for us.  We are pleased with the enormous strides made by the DFRC and the DFI network in building capacity amongst the DFIs, network and policy research.

We look forward to more programmes in this regard as we seek to provide the regional development finance agenda and the development of the region as a whole.

I wish you all an enjoyable stay, and a productive engagement for the next five days.

I thank you