Building on a long history of successful collaboration commencing from the year 1998 in the organisation of joint training and capacity building programmes in the legal domains of debt and financial management, as well as in negotiation and the drafting of financial transactions, UNITAR and WAIFEM have decided to further leverage the advantages of new information technologies including e-Learning methodologies and web resources for skills building, networking and information exchange. Towards this end UNITAR and WAIFEM have agreed to consolidate and renew their cooperation in capacity building for a two year period from 2014 to 2016.
Through regional workshops and e-Learning methodologies, joint delivery and the use of web resources, beneficiaries from this cooperation will include public sector officials from West African and WAIFEM member countries in particular and Sub-Sahara countries in general. The two year cooperation agreement will commence in September 2014 with the launch of a regional e-Learning training on Debt Sustainability Analysis and other courses for West African countries. In addition, UNITAR will assist WAIFEM in its distance learning programmes particularly the Diploma courses and help build and strengthen the capacity of WAIFEM staff on delivering e-Learning and other relevant training methodologies of course delivery and information dissemination.
UNITAR’s and WAIFEM’s renewed cooperation conforms with WAIFEM’s mission to develop on a sustainable basis competencies in the fields of macroeconomic, debt and financial sector management amongst the staff of central banks, ministries of finance and economic planning as well as other public and private sector institutions with core economic management responsibilities.
UNITAR will help to realise this mission by providing specialised training and capacity building in debt and financial management to public sector government officials and central bankers, relying on its decades of experience in delivering high quality training and by leveraging new information technologies. UNITAR has in the past established its expertise in training services and offered distance learning and web-based training/e-Learning courses to debt managers from Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
To know more about the “Debt Sustainability Analysis” course and to register, please see: https://www.unitar.org/event/debt-sustainability-analysis
More information about WAIFEM can be found at: http://www.waifem-cbp.org/
For more information about UNITAR’s Public Finance and Trade Programme, please visit: http://www.unitar.org/pft