Financial Sector Management Department Programmes

Regional Course on Foundation Banking Supervision (FSMP 001-R)

Date: February 5 - 16, 2018
Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue: Lagos, Nigeria

Objective

The objective of the course is to provide participants with the basic knowledge in banking supervision to enable them to effectively and efficiently perform their duties as bank supervisors.

Who May Attend

The course is targeted at junior level staff of central banks, policy-making ministries, deposit money banks, audit firms and other supervisory agencies in the financial sector with basic experience in examination and supervision of banks and non-bank financial institutions.

Regional Course on Productivity Enhancement for Executive Assistants and Personal Secretaries to CEOs (FSMP 002-R)

Date: February 26 - March 7, 2018

Duration: 8 Days

Venue: Accra, Ghana

Objective

Specifically, the course will enable participants to:

  • Learn and understand the roles, duties and responsibilities of the executive assistant/secretary, personal assistant and senior secretary;
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills in office administration and management essential for the effective discharge of their responsibilities;
  • Develop and upgrade interpersonal skills for office management; and
  • Update their knowledge of the latest office technologies

Who May Attend

Attendance is for executive secretaries/assistants, personal assistants and senior secretaries to chief executives of central banks, core financial and economic ministries, debt management offices, deposit money banks, money and capital market institutions, financial regulatory agencies and public/private sector organizations involved with financial and economic management.

Regional Course on Microfinance Regulation and Supervision (Level 1) (FSMP 003-R)

Date: March 12 - 22, 2018
Duration: 10 Days
Venue: Lagos, Nigeria

Objective

The course aims at enabling participants to promote innovative, rapid and balancing growth of the industry, leveraging on global best practices in microfinance banking.

Who May Attend

The course is designed for senior/middle level staff of central banks, national microfinance agencies, microfinance institutions and practitioners, rural/community banks, economic and financial policy-making ministries and NGOs involved in the supervision, management and operation of microfinance institutions.

Regional Course on Managing Human Resources for Organizational Effectiveness (FSMP 004-R)

Date: April 9 - 18, 2018
Duration: 8 Days
Venue: Banjul, The Gambia

Objectives

The main objective of the course is to examine the role efficient human resource management can play in organizational effectiveness and economic development. Specifically, the course will prepare participants to appreciate the need for change management, organizational culture as well as gender issues at work place. Also, the course will reel out strategic and policy issues in human resource management and their linkages to national/regional economic development


Who May Attend

The course is designed for senior/executive level staff in human resource/capital development or personnel departments of central banks, ministries of finance and planning, financial regulatory authorities and other user institutions in member countries with responsibility for capacity building issues in their organizations.

Regional Course on Combating Money Laundering and Other Financial Crimes (FSMP 005-R)

Date: April 30 - May 4, 2018
Duration: 1 Week
Venue: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Objective

The course intends to develop critical skills in tracking, money laundering and financial crimes perpetrated through the financial system in the sub-region


Who May Attend

The course is targeted at senior/middle level officials of central banks, deposit money banks, parliaments, core economic ministries, mass media, security agencies and other institutions responsible for ensuring compliance with anti-money laundering.

Regional course on Banking Supervision (FSMP 006-R)

Date: May 21 - June 1, 2018
Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue: Lagos, Nigeria

Objective of the Workshop

The course generally aims at upgrading the capacity of staff in banking supervision at an intermediate level. The course will provide participants with in-depth knowledge of the techniques of supervision, bank licensing and preventive measures needed to avoid bank failures.

Who May Attend

Attendance at this course is for Junior/middle level staff of Central Banks, Deposit Money Banks, audit firms and other supervisory agencies in the financial sector with basic experience in examination and supervision of banks and non-bank financial institutions.

Regional Course on Combating Cyber Security and Strategies in the Financial Service Industry (FSMP 007 - R)

Date: June 11 - 20, 2018
Duration: 8 days
Venue: Accra, Ghana

Objectives

The overall aim of this seminar is to expose participants to the threats posed by cyber-crimes to organizations and measures to mitigate these threats. The objectives are as follows:

  • Discuss cybersecurity concepts, themes etc., and explain the typical objectives cybersecurity programmes seek to achieve.
  • Identify typical goals and success criteria of cybersecurity policy frameworks/strategy and the accountability and responsibility of national and corporate leadership therein.
  • Evaluate different approaches for securing complex computer networks, discuss the risks and threat prevention measures, in different layers of services in the financial service industry.
  • Define cybersecurity assurance and monitoring measures, and discuss the approaches to promote compliance, using performance metrics.
  • Equip participants with knowledge of the key concepts and procedures required for the detection and prevention of such crimes.

Who may Attend:

This course is targeted at senior/middle level officials of Central Banks financial regulatory agencies, deposit money banks, core economic and finance ministries and other financial institutions.

Regional Course on Monetary Policy and Macro-Prudential (FSMP 008 – R)

Date: June 25 - July 4, 2018
Duration: 8 Days
Venue: Abuja, Nigeria

Objectives

The main objective of this course is to upgrade the knowledge and skills of the participants to effectively analyze monetary and macro prudential policies for price and financial stability. The course is aimed at enhancing participants’ competence in

  •  Formulating monetary policies and conducting monetary operations in the stages of market development; and
  • Analyzing various macro prudential measures that would limit the risks and costs of systemic crises.

Who Should Attend

Attendance is for senior/middle level officials in Central Banks (research, monetary policy, legal, financial surveillance departments, etc.); core economic and finance ministries, central statistical offices, research oriented institutions and other public/private organizations whose staff are involved in monetary, financial and economic management.

Regional Course on Economic and Financial Report Writing and Presentation Techniques (FSMP 009 –R)

Date: July 16 - 25, 2018
Duration: 8 Days
Venue: Monrovia, Liberia

Objectives

The main objective of the course is to produce competent and confident communicators with good knowledge about communication and the capability to structure, write and present more effective economic, financial and other technical reports. The course is aimed at enhancing participants’ competence in the following areas:

  • The use of correct grammatical structures in the English language in a clear and concise manner that is related to specific purpose, audience and readership.
  • The organization of information in logical forms for both oral and written presentations; and
  • The writing and presentation of better technical reports (economic and financial etc.)

Who May Attend

Attendance is for senior/middle level officials in Central banks, (research, monetary policy, legal, financial surveillance departments, etc.); core economic and finance ministries; central statistical offices, research-oriented institutions and other public/private organizations whose staff are involved in economic and financial reporting.

Regional course on Microfinance Operations and Regulations (Financial Inclusion) (FSMP 010–R)

Date: August 6 - 14, 2018
Duration: 7 Days
Venue: Lagos, Nigeria

Objectives

The course aims at enabling participants to learn innovative strategies in the leadership and management of microfinance institutions, upgrade their skills in microfinance programming and the role of financial inclusion in poverty reduction; develop a critical analysis of the broader issues in environments where microfinance initiatives are based; and analyze and adapt current best practices from varied experiences to their own situations

Who May Attend

The course is designed for senior/middle level staff of central banks, national microfinance agencies, microfinance institutions and practitioners, rural/community banks, economic and financial policy making ministries and NGOs involved in the supervision, management and operations of microfinance institutions.

Regional course on Advanced Banking Supervision and Financial Stability. (FSMP 012-R)

Date: September 3 - 12, 2018
Duration: 8 Days
Venue: Banjul, The Gambia

Objectives of the Training

The course is designed to assist participants to appreciate the need for financial stability and enhance their ability to limit the risk of systemic failure through various reform measures. In addition, the course will assist participants to understand contingency planning, risk-based supervision and the mechanics of assessing financial sector vulnerability

Who May Attend

The course is targeted at senior/middle level staff of central banks, deposit money banks, audit firms, and other supervisory agencies in the financial sector with considerable experience in examination and supervision of banks and non-bank institutions.

Regional Course on Microfinance Regulation and supervision – Level 2 (FSMP 013–R)

Date: October 8 - 19, 2018
Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue: Lagos, Nigeria

Objectives

The course aims at enabling participants to learn innovative strategies in the leadership and management of microfinance institutions; and analyze and adapt current best practices from varies experiences to their own situations.

Who may attend

The course is designed for senior/middle level staff of central banks, national microfinance agencies, microfinance institutions and practitioners, rural/community banks, economic and financial policy making ministries and NGOs involved in the supervision, management and operations of microfinance institutions.