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execute, monitor and control projects using modern project management techniques with computer applications.

 

Participants also learnt concepts of project management, different project organisational structures, project scheduling, resource allocation, risk analysis, quality assurance and project control techniques.

 

The programme was attended by twenty two (22) participants from four (4) member network DFIs in the region and three (3) countries across the SADC region were represented. Countries represented were Botswana, Lesotho and Zambia.

 

Resourcing the programme was Dr. Peter Tobin of PTC Consulting from South Africa and Mr Robert Likhang, Chief Executive Officer of Basotho Enterprise Development Corporation officially opened, closed and presented certificates to delegates. Dr. Herrick Mpuku, the Programmes manager at the Development Finance Resource Centre (DFRC) welcomed delegates and gave an overview of the DFRC as well as what the DFRC activities involves.

 

Capacity Building Review

21st - 24th October 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa

The objective of the workshop was to review progress on capacity building in SADC Development Finance Institutions Network in the previous year to highlight achievements and challenges with a view to plan future interventions that are relevant, cost effective and value adding.

 

The programme also looked at appropriate tools for analysis of training needs, impact of training and assessment of organisational and individual performance with reference to real life case studies.

 

It was also briefed on Programme Planning and Implementation at Bank SETA, South Africa by Mr. Max Makhubalo, Chief Executive Officer of the Bank SETA. A presentation on Performance Management for Financial Institutions was also made at the workshop by Mr. Charles Nyoka , a management and financial consultant from UNISA, while Mr. Aboo Amod, from Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa made a presentation reform on Investment in human resource development.

 

The programme was attended by twenty five (25) participants from nineteen (19) DFIs in the region and countries represented were Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 

Mastering Appraisal and Financing of Small & Medium Agribusinesses

28th -1st  November 2013, Gaborone, Botswana

Mastering Appraisal and Financing of Small & Medium Agribusinesses: 28th November - 1st November 2013

 

The programme was a collaboration between the Association of African Development Finance Institutions, Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency and SADC-DFRC.

 

The objective of the workshop was to share experiences and lessons from institutional/countries perspectives on appraisal and financing of agribusinesses. Therefore participants made presentations on institutional bases on their experiences on procedure for appraisal and financing of agribusinesses.

 

It was attended by twenty two (22) delegates from ten (10) African countries. Countries represented