UNITAR and BADEA Launch New Regional Finance and Investment Training Programme at Kenya School of Monetary Studies (Nairobi, Kenya)


A programme intended to strengthen the economic, financial and technical cooperation between Arab States and African nations who are non-members of the Arab League

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 28, 2013/ The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) (http://www.unitar.org) launched a new regional Finance and Investment Training Programme at Kenya School of Monetary Studies (Nairobi, Kenya). The Programme is intended to strengthen the economic, financial and technical cooperation between Arab States and African nations who are non-members of the Arab League.

Group picture of participants and organizers

 

Held at Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) the first session addressed key issues related to Finance and Investment in Africa and ran from 4 to 15 November 2013. To facilitate the strengthening of African economic and financial linkages, the results-based training program specifically explored areas of: (i) regional investment facilitation, (ii) infrastructural development, and (iii) bilateral investment treaties.

Course Director Dr. Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu and Comonwealth eBanking Advisor Mr. Godfrey Kyama

Eighteen (18) senior and middle level finance sector officials from 17 Anglophone African countries successfully completed this two-week training workshop which is sponsored by BADEA, and received a Certificate of Participation from BADEA and UNITAR at the end of the course.

The second and third session under the BADEA-UNITAR Training Programme will be held in Dakar (Senegal) in the French language and in Maputo (Mozambique) in the Portuguese language. Governments of the countries concerned will be invited to nominate participants from December 2013. Further sessions in the English language will be announced in 2014.

SOURCE

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)


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