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National Building Society).  Countries represented were Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

BEDCO Board Induction

19th August 2014, Maseru, Lesotho

The DFRC conducted a Board induction programme for BEDCO for their new Board members in advance of a corporate briefing. The programme covered such areas as responsibilities and duties of boards, composition of boards, board committees, and duties of board committees in particular the audit committee and Board charters.

It also covered business ethics, risk management processes and strategic planning and performance and board dynamics.

Eleven (11) participants attended the programme, and they were all from the BEDCO management team.

Risk Management

18th - 22nd August 2014, Gaborone, Botswana

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 with respect to credit risk. It also focused on the concepts, tools and techniques of credit risk management, as well as dealing with aspects of market and operational risk.

The programme also explored best practices in institutional arrangements for risk management in DFIs and related institutions.

Thirty three (33) delegates from twelve (12) Development Finance Institutions within seven (7) countries in the region.  Non Development Finance Institutions from Botswana and Zambia also attended this programme and those organisations are Norsad Finance Limited and Zambezi River Authority.  Countries represented were Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Corporate Governance

29th July - 1st August 2014, Maseru, Lesotho

IThe programme was meant to raise awareness of the concept, practice and relevance of good corporate governance in the context of development finance institutions and the challenges they face within the African landscape. The programme also provided the opportunity for serving directors to improve their skills in the boardroom through a practical and interactive approach that involves case studies, group work and discussions, as well as the prospect of sharing experiences with directors on DFI boards from other African countries.  

This training was attended by twenty six (26) delegates from eight (8) Development Finance Institutions within six (6) countries in the region and one (1) Non Development Finance Institution from Lesotho.  Countries represented were Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia.


Advanced Project Management

10th - 13th June 2014, Maseru, Lesotho

The programme content was based on the latest Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ® 5th edition, 2013) which is an accredited ANSI standard (ANSI/PMI 08-001-2012). Delegates were able to learn about how to apply the Advanced Project Management approach to their projects.

This programme gave delegates