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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
By United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
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NAIROBI, Kenya, November 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- 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.

Photo 1: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=756 (Representatives of Kenya Treasury, Kenya School of Monetary Studies, BADEA and UNITAR during Closing Session)

Photo 2: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=755 (Course Director Dr. Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu and Comonwealth eBanking Advisor Mr. Godfrey Kyama)

Photo 3: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=757 (Group picture of participants and organizers)

Logo UNITAR: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/unitar.jpg

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.

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.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

For further information on the BADEA-UNITAR Training Programme, please contact:

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Public Finance and Trade Programme

Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Tel: +41 22 917 8873 / Fax: +41 22 917 8993

Email: [email protected] / Web site : http://www.unitar.org/pft

About UNITAR:

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) (http://www.unitar.org) is a training arm of the United Nations System, serving some 27,000 beneficiaries annually by conducting more than 400 capacity development and research activities around the world. The Mission of UNITAR is to deliver innovative training and conduct research on knowledge systems to develop capacities of beneficiaries in the fields of Environment; Peace, Security and Diplomacy; and Governance.

As an autonomous body within the United Nations System, UNITAR is governed by a Board of Trustees and is headed by an Executive Director. The Institute is supported by voluntary contributions from governments, intergovernmental organizations, foundations, and other non-governmental sources. http://www.unitar.org