The Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) is pleased to announce the Professional Certificate Programme (PCP) in Development Finance –Intermediate Level. The programme is scheduled to hold from July 29 to August 3, 2019, at the DBSA Training Center, Midrand South Africa. The programme partner is the Pan Africa Capacity Building Programme (PACBP).
The PCP in Development Finance is designed to enhance knowledge and build core professional skills required in development finance institutions and other organizations involved in delivering services towards achieving development agenda in Africa. The programme will provide broad understanding of the challenges, expectations and prospects in development financing, and upscale skills for successful delivery of innovative development finance services, mobilization of resources, modern approach to project management and lending among others.
The Intermediate Level of the PCP is a high level training and a continuation from the Foundation Level of the course. It is aimed at upscaling skills and competencies in DFI operation focusing on Project Preparation and Development; Project Appraisal and Credit Assessment Value Chain and Project Risk Assessment and Mitigation, Lending methodology, Micro Finance, Entrepreneurship Development and Management, Climate Finance and Sustainability, Governance and Leadership.
The training will adopt blended learning. It will focus on practical learning using real life scenario, case studies and practical exercises. The faculty members are experts with hands-on experience in development banking and finance.
Officials/Participants who successfully completed the PCP in Development Finance- Foundation Level course. Other officials in Development banks and finance institutions with upward of 5 years and above may be considered, but would have to go through AADFI assessment for consideration.
The Faculty for PCP in Development Finance are experts with cognate experience in development banking finance operations.
a. The PCP in Development Finance is administered by a Directorate comprising AADFI and PACBP. The faculty team is made of professionals with in-depth knowledge in development banking and finance operations.
b. AADFI training activities are governed by a set of rules to facilitate maximum learning and foster good relations among participants, instructors and Programme Directorate. Below are the relevant extracts of the rules for this workshop:
i. Nomination of a candidate is deemed to imply his/her readiness to comply with the advice of the instructors and the Programme Directorate.
ii. Participants are expected to attend all sessions, including group meetings promptly and regularly.