All Workshops

Joint Workshop on Advanced Foreign Exchange Spot and Swap Market Dealing

25/06/2018 - 29/06/2018 Johannesburg, South Africa

This is a joint workshop for Eastern, Southern and Western Africa Central Bank officials that will provide close to real-life simulations of trade in a foreign exchange market environment and will be tailored to central banks and deals extensively with market conventions, role of central banks in the foreign exchange markets, and forward and swap transactions.

Regional Workshop on Risk Management

04/06/2018 - 08/06/2018 Praia, Cabo Verde

The workshop will specifically focus on building the capacity of officers to implement best practice standards in accordance with the requirements of the World Customs Organization (WCO)’s Risk Management Compendium and the Revised Kyoto Convention. It will also include interactive discussions covering international best practice, regional initiatives and country experiences.

AFRITAC West 2 Workshop on Credit Risk

23/04/2018 - 27/04/2018 Abuja, Nigeria

The workshop will give the opportunity to member countries to fully understand the oversight of credit risks, and to have the opportunity to discuss with their peers some of the challenges and successes they face in the supervision of such risks.

Regional Workshop on Money Markets and Forex Markets Instruments

23/04/2018 - 27/04/2018 Accra, Ghana

This workshop targeted at central bank staff in AFW2 member countries is aimed at deepening the knowledge of the region’s central banks in the money markets and its instruments as well as FX markets and its instruments. It will also provide support for the interested participants in the preparations for the ACI Dealing Certificate.

AFRITAC West 2 Workshop on Cash Management

09/04/2018 - 13/04/2018 Accra, Ghana

The workshop is to reinforce the key fundamentals for effective cash management. This will be achieved through a mix of facilitation methods, including expert presentations on international best practices, sharing country experiences/peer learning via country presentations, and group discussions.

AFRITAC West 2 Workshop on Governance and Strategy

19/03/2018 - 22/03/2018 Accra, Ghana

This workshop is to enhance the management and oversight of banking supervision, enhance adherence to international standards, and promote more prompt action on recommendations flowing from the Fund’s TA

Workshop on ISORA and Managing Performance in Tax Administrations

26/02/2018 - 02/03/2018 Johannesburg, South Africa

The seminar will focus on the role of the (International Survey on Revenue Administration) ISORA in enhancing the effectiveness of performance measurement through enabling revenue administration management to have relevant information for control and decision making.

Regional Workshop on Compliance with CPSS-IOSCO Principles

22/01/2018 - 25/01/2018 Banjul, The Gambia

This intensive workshop will provide senior central bank officials involved in payment and settlement systems oversight and operations with a forum to exchange ideas on compliance with CPSS-IOSCO Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures (April 2012), the challenges facing the authorities and the strategies to achieve compliance. They will also discuss the principles, disclosure and assessment methodology with experts in payments system infrastructures. It will also address new developments in international standard setting, such as cyber resiliency and advance of FinTech. The core of the workshop will comprise a series of case studies in which the participants can assess the principles.

Regional Workshop on Macroprudential Framework for Regulation and Supervision

11/12/2017 - 15/12/2017 Praia, Cabo Verde

The workshop will discuss incorporating a macro-prudential approach to financial sector supervision.

Customs Regional Workshop on Integrity

04/12/2017 - 08/12/2017 Banjul, The Gambia

The seminar will look at: (i) identifying concerns relating to integrity including vulnerabilities; (ii) key elements and international good practice in developing effective integrity strategies; (iii) member country experiences including a review of the status and effective implementation of Codes of Conduct and integrity strategies; (iv) World Customs Organization (WCO) and regional initiatives; and (v) methods of reducing or removing opportunities for corruption.

Regional Workshop on Business Registers, Sampling and Estimation

29/10/2017 - 03/11/2017 Praia, Cabo Verde

The workshop will focus on the elements that underpin a high quality and well maintained business register from which sample surveys are drawn. It will also focus on sampling and estimation procedures in order to produce high quality results.

Worshop on Monetary Policy Communication

25/09/2017 - 29/09/2017 Accra, Ghana

The workshop is designed for staff involved in preparing internal and/or external monetary policy reports, MPC press releases including inputs to the analysis, forecasts, and communications to staff and decision makers. Communication helps educate central bank stakeholders on the objectives, and intermediate and operational targets of monetary policy; the instruments used to achieve them; and the role of central bank independence in a modern economic and financial system.

Regional Workshop on Risk-Based Internal Auditing

18/09/2017 - 22/09/2017 Monrovia, Liberia

The main objectives of the workshop are to acquaint participants with modern trends in internal auditing that enable adoption of a risk-based approach, share experiences across the AFW2 region in techniques and tools adopted in internal auditing, and identify necessary actions to be taken in each AFW2 member country to transition towards the adoption of the risk-based framework of internal auditing.

Tools for Successful Revenue Reforms

11/09/2017 - 15/09/2017 Accra Ghana

The workshop will examine the revenue reform strategy management cycle from planning, implementation and monitoring, and review how management tools like project management, performance management, and change management assist in successfully implementing and monitoring reform programs.

Regional Workshop on Fiscal Risk Management, SOEs and Private-Public Partnership

04/09/2017 - 08/09/2017 Accra, Ghana

The workshop will cover the identification, monitoring, and disclosure of fiscal risks arising from SOEs and PPPs. It will share relevant international and regional examples of approaches to addressing these issues, invite presentations on the current situation in each participating country, and help identify necessary actions to be taken in each country to improve current practice.

FX Market Dealing Simulation for Central Banks

04/09/2017 - 08/09/2017 Johannesburg, South Africa

This workshop will provide for close to real-life simulations of trade in a foreign exchange market environment. It is tailored to central banks and deals extensively with market conventions, intervention techniques, role of central banks in the foreign exchange markets, and forward transactions.

Regional Workshop on Stakeholder Engagement for Customs

04/09/2017 - 08/09/2017 Praia, Cabo Verde

The workshop will focus on building the capacity of the participating customs administrations to identify and engage with their key stakeholders. The program will include interactive discussions covering international best practice, regional initiatives and country experiences. Discussion sessions will encourage peer learning and sharing of experiences.

Strengthening Fiscal and Financial Reporting

07/08/2017 - 11/08/2017 Banjul, The Gambia

The main objectives of the workshop are to acquaint participants with recommended good practices in fiscal and financial reporting, share experiences across the AFW2 regions, particularly as they relate to recent PFM legislations and reporting requirement.

AFW2 Workshop on Compliance with CPMI-IOSCO Principles

31/07/2017 - 03/08/2017 Abuja, Nigeria

This intensive workshop will provide senior central bank officials involved in payment and settlement systems oversight and operations with a forum to exchange ideas on compliance with CPMI-IOSCO Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures, the challenges facing the authorities and the strategies to achieve compliance. They will also discuss the principles, disclosure and assessment methodology with experts in payments system infrastructures.