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roots in flagrant abuse of credit/loan policies and poor analytical skills of some lending officers. Thus, sanctioning a performing loan or credit depends on strict adherence to good loan policies and procedures, and the character of the lending professionals among others.

The aim of the training was to impart knowledge on fundamentals required in Credit Relationship Management, Managing Problem Loans and Post Investment and strategies that will minimise their occurrence, optimise recovery of bad loans and nurture redeemable ones to good standing. It was indispensable for institutions that want to sustain good loan administration practices or are having difficulties in managing their loan portfolio.

The programme was attended by thirty (30) participants from twelve (12) member network DFIs in the region and seven (7) countries across the SADC region were represented. Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe were represented.

Mr. John Mheyamwa from the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa facilitated the programme.

 

Strategic Financial Reporting

17th - 19th March 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa

The aim of the programme was to equip decision makers with the necessary skills to strategically assess financial information and other organisational information in a manner that gives it a competitive advantage over its competitors and it is able to realise its mandate and achieve its corporate objective.

This is achieved when decision makers are able to assess how an organisation has performed in the past and how it plans to face off an uncertain future based on the known challenges.

Participants also used case studies to develop comprehensive analysis of management and financial results that will allow directors and senior executives to assess the organisations strategic strength. The programme incorporated strategic and risk to financial statements to determine the financial sustainability of organisations.

The programme was attended by eighteen (18) participants from fifteen (15) member network DFIs in the region. Eight (8) countries across the SADC region were represented. Countries represented were Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The programme was resourced by Mr. Charles Nyoka from the University Of South Africa. It was officially opened by Mr. Stuart Kufeni, Chief Executive Officer for SADC – Development Finance Resource Centre, who also gave an overview of SADC - DFRC and emphasised networking amongst delegates
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Project Management

9th - 12th December 2013, Maseru, Lesotho

The programme was aimed at introducing development finance practitioners to the 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.

 

It was a practical programme for practitioners to plan,