1. Managing Problem Loans & Rehabilitation of Non – Performing Credits

    Managing Problem Loans & Rehabilitation of Non – Performing Credits (Loan Portfolio Management Master Class- covering managing problem loans & Rehabilitation methodology)

    NOTE :

    The dates are provisional, and will be finally communicated in the Workshop Announcements.

    Venue & language : Accra – Ghana, English
    Date & duration : September 2011, 22 – 26

    Objective

    Acquire skills on how to tackle the challenges arising from growing negative impact of problem loans. Provide analytical bases for early identification of problem loans, and how to minimize cost of bad loans. Learn how to manage collaterals relating to problem loans.

    Who should attend ?

    Managers whose schedule includes Loan appraisal, approval, repayment monitoring and debt recovery. Credit & Investment Analyst, Loan Restructuring Officers.

    Register now at this link, http://www.adfi-ci.org/trainings/?id=55

  2. Project Monitoring and Evaluation

    Venue & language : Kigali – Rwanda, English
    Date & duration : September 2011, 5 – 10

    Objective

    To update skills for efficient monitoring & evaluation. Acquire knowledge to advise & develop M & E Framework, and sharpen skills in project reporting and reviewing

    Who should attend ?

    Managers responsible for project monitoring & evaluation, project follow-up Officers, Project Administrators, all those involved in project rehabilitation.

    Register now at this link, http://www.adfi-ci.org/trainings/?id=51

  3. Conference for Chief Finance Officers

    Conference for Chief Finance Officers

    Venue & language : Johannesburg – South Africa, English
    Date & duration : August 2011, 16 – 19

    Objective:

    To update skills on major financial issues and re -tool essential managerial skills that would enhance efficiency. To re – define new role for finance managers in addressing the challenges of the present financial environment

    Who should attend ?

    Chief Finance Officers, Heads of Finance & Accounts, Internal Auditors and Treasury Managers

    Conference link: http://www.adfi-ci.org/trainings/?id=63

  4. 2011 AADFI Ordinary General Assembly

    2011 AADFI ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO BE HELD IN LISBON (PORTUGAL) ON 6 & 7 JUNE, 2011

    The Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) will hold its 2011 Ordinary General Assembly in Lisbon, Portugal, on 6-7 June, 2011.

    The Provisional Program for the Ordinary General Assembly is as follows:

    06 June 2011 – Executive Committee Meeting (Closed Session)

    07 June 2011 – General Assembly Workshop (Morning)

    07 June 2011 – General Assembly Meeting (Afternoon)

    The General Assembly is the occasion for Chief Executives of African National Development Finance Institutions and their delegations to review the activities of the Association of the previous year. The Association’s Ordinary General Assembly is by tradition organized at the same venue and on the eve of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings. It provides opportunity for member-institutions and invitees from Multilateral Institutions, International Organizations and Donor Countries to hold bilateral discussions and exchange views at its Annual Assembly Workshop and General Assembly Meeting.

    Invitations and details of the General Assembly Meetings would soon be published.

    More on this link, http://www.adfi-ci.org/news/?id=41

  5. 2011 AADFI Ordinary General Assembly to be held in Lisbon (Portugal)

    The Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) will hold its 2011 Ordinary General Assembly in Lisbon, Portugal, on 6-7 June, 2011.

    The Provisional Program for the Ordinary General Assembly is as follows:

    06 June 2011 – Executive Committee Meeting (Closed Session)

    07 June 2011 – General Assembly Workshop (Morning)

    07 June 2011 – General Assembly Meeting (Afternoon)

    The General Assembly is the occasion for Chief Executives of African National Development Finance Institutions and their delegations to review the activities of the Association of the previous year. The Association’s Ordinary General Assembly is by tradition organized at the same venue and on the eve of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings. It provides opportunity for member-institutions and invitees from Multilateral Institutions, International Organizations and Donor Countries to hold bilateral discussions and exchange views at its Annual Assembly Workshop and General Assembly Meeting.

    Invitations and details of the General Assembly Meetings would soon be published.

    Follow this link for more details, http://www.adfi-ci.org/news/?id=41

  6. Mastering SMEs’ Credit Appraisal & Lending Decisions

    Venue & language : Nairobi – Kenya, English
    Date & duration : May 2011, 16 – 20

    Objective

    Sharpen skills in appraisal of SMEs Credit, develop policy for SMEs lending. Learn innovative approaches to improve profitability of SMEs lending and develop strategy to reduce incidence of mortality

    Who should attend ?
    Professionals involved in appraisal, monitoring and delivery of credit to SMEs

    Follow this link for more details, http://www.adfi-ci.org/trainings/?id=48

  7. Study Tour of Best Operating DFIs & SME Development Institutions in South Korea

    NOTE :

    The dates are provisional, and will be finally communicated in the Workshop Announcements.

    Venue & language : South Korea, English/French
    Date & duration : April 2011, 4 – 8

    Objective:

    Familiarize with and learn from successful DFIs & SME Development in South Korea. Develop synergy with SMEs and financing Institutions in South Korea.

    Who should attend ?

    CEOs, Board Members & Senior Mgt in DFIs their Supervisory Dept. SMEs Dev. Agencies

    Register now at this link, http://www.adfi-ci.org/trainings/?id=47

  8. Training on implementation of Prudential Standard Guidelines & Rating System (in partnership with SADC-DFRC & IDC)

    Seminar: Training on implementation of Prudential Standard Guidelines & Rating System (in partnership with SADC-DFRC & IDC)

    Venue & language : Johannesburg – South Africa, English/French

    Date & duration : February 2011, 21 – 25

    Objective

    To update knowledge on the application and implementation of PSGRS. Discuss modalities for 2nd Peer Review exercise using the PSGRS mechanism.

    Who should attend ?

    Heads of Finance, Risk Managers, Company Secretaries, and all those involved in the implementation of PSGRS in DFIs.

  9. AADFI Secretariat releases directives for the 2nd peer review of DFIs using the AADFI Prudential Standards, Guidelines and Rating System (PSGRS)

    In line with the AADFI’s efforts to strengthen African Development Finance Institutions, and entrench good governance in their operations, the Association’s Secretariat in accordance with the resolutions reached during the 1st Peer Review exercise held at the 2009 AADFI CEOs Forum, has announced that the 2nd Peer Review of member – institutions using the AADFI Prudential Standards Guidelines and Rating System (PSGRS) will take place in 2011. The result of the exercise will be evaluated and presented at the 2011 CEOs Forum scheduled for November 2011.
    The directives for the Peer Review exercise are as follows:

    1) Member – institutions should as a first step objectively conduct an internal assessment of their institution using the PSGRS. It is advised that the last audited account of the institution be used for the assessment.

    2) The Result of the self – assessment should be submitted to the External Auditor or Supervisory Department in the Central Bank of the institution concerned or as applicable for validation/ or certification.

    3) The validated or certified result should then be submitted to the AADFI Secretariat not later than June 30, 2011.

    4) The received results from member – institutions will be compiled and reviewed by the PSGRS Consultant.

    5) The final result of the 2nd Peer Review would be announced in November 2011 CEOs Forum.

    An Award has also been instituted for the best performing 5 DFIs based on the result of the exercise. It will be recalled that the essence of the PSGRS and the Peer Review exercise were to assist member – institutions in identifying their areas of weaknesses and strengths with a view to applying corrective measures to address identified weaknesses, thereby ensuring that African DFIs operate under international best practices.
    The PSGRS mechanism is directed at assessing DFIs in the following three (3) key areas: (i) Governance Standards, (ii) Financial & Prudential Standards, and (iii) Operational Standards.

    In 2009, 34 AADFI member – institutions subscribed to the exercise. Out of which the following five(5) institutions scored above 80% mark and were ranked as best performing in the following order: Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC); African Export – Import Bank (AfreximBank), Ibile Holdings Ltd, Nigeria; National Investment Bank Ltd, Ghana; and Swaziland Industrial Corporation (FINCORP), Swaziland. Therefore, with the successes recorded and enthusiasm in the implementation of the PSGRS in member – institutions, it is expected that all member – institutions will be part of the current exercise.

    A copy of the PSGRS document comprising the Background information, Instructions manual, Rating questions and Worksheets is available for downloading from the AADFI website at www.adfi-ci.org.

  10. 2nd Conference of Training & HR Managers in Dev. Banks and Finance Institutions

    Duration: Feb 28 – March 5

    Venue and Language: Luanda – Angola – English/French

    Workshop Title: 2nd Conference of Training & HR Managers in Dev. Banks and Finance Institutions

    Objectives:

    Update knowledge on current trends in HR practices and capacity building in DFIs, develop stakeholders’ partnership in promoting capacity – building as a success strategy for DFIs. Discuss strategies for re-engineering human resources in DFIs.

    Who Should Attend:

    HR & Training Managers, Personnel & Administrative Managers