AFRITAC West 2-MCM Regional webinar on Strengthening Cybersecurity & Resilience
08/09/2021 - 09/09/2021 ( 05:30 AM - 11:30 AM ) Accra, Ghana
The MCM cyber team will present on BIS Guidance on cyber resilience for FMIs, end-point security for wholesale payment systems, tools and techniques to assess cybersecurity risk for FMIs, cross-border payments and implications for cybersecurity, including case studies on lessons learned on FMI cybersecurity and resilience. Also, three selected central banks from the region are expected to make presentations on their approach and issues on FMI cybersecurity and resilience.
AFRITAC West 2-MCM Workshop on Fintech
06/04/2021 - 08/04/2021 ( 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM ) Accra, Ghana
Fintech continues to flourish in the West African sub-region given the invention of mobile money, and multiple ventures and companies that are readily available to offer a wide range of financial services. A key driver of this expansive growth is the enormous proportion of unbanked and underbanked individuals in the region and the quest to improve financial inclusion. In addition, individuals may see business opportunities in cryptocurrencies, which offers profits, secure transactions and third-party redundancy. The fintech workshop aims to highlight the trade-offs between potential benefits attributable to fintech technologies and the added risks and vulnerabilities that should be addressed to support inclusive economic growth.
AFW2 Virtual Regional Workshop on Gender Budgeting
05/04/2021 - 09/04/2021 Accra, Ghana
The workshop will expose participants to the integration of gender budgeting with the annual and medium-term budgeting including the development of the fiscal strategy, budget preparation, budget execution, monitoring and reporting; and oversight. Participants will be introduced to gender specific budgeting tools and practices that complement the regular public finance management processes.
Regional Peer Learning Virtual Workshop: Public Investment Management
02/11/2020 - 06/11/2020 Virtual Workshop
AFW2, AFE and AFS will hold a joint regional peer learning workshop 2/11/20 to 6/11/20. The theme of the workshop is “Lesson learning from regional Public Investment Management units”.
The workshop which will bring together 25 regional countries targets heads of PIM Units or their deputies. It will provide a platform for participants to learn from each and to recalibrate their reform plans with lessons learnt. It will further create a collegial of PIM practitioners across the continent.
Invitations for participation have been sent to Ministries of Finance.
Regional Workshop on Strengthening Fiscal and Financial Reporting
02/12/2019 - 06/12/2019 Serrekunda, The Gambia
Regional Workshop on Cross-Border Supervision
18/11/2019 - 22/11/2019 Abuja, Nigeria
Regional Workshop on System of National Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA)
28/10/2019 - 08/11/2019 Accra, Ghana
Staff of statistical institutions will be invited to discuss and reach agreement on the implementation of key international best practices and standards in order to improve consistency in the compilation of national accounts statistics within the region.
Joint Seminar on Revenue Administration Governance
23/09/2019 - 25/09/2019 Cape Town, South Africa
The seminar will be held to discuss key governance emerging issues and challenges facing revenue administrations of member countries. Additionally, representatives of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), and Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI) will share their experiences working with revenue administrations.
AFRITAC West 2 National Workshop on Basel Core Principles' Self Assessment
16/09/2019 - 20/09/2019 Abuja, Nigeria
Regional Workshop on Monetary Policy Communication for Central Banks
02/09/2019 - 06/09/2019 Accra, Ghana
A regional workshop on Monetary Policy Communication for officials of member countries’ central banks. Participants will be trained on preparing internal and/or external monetary policy reports, monetary policy committee (MPC) press releases, including inputs to the analysis, forecasts, and communications to staff and decision makers to support transparency and effective communication.
AFW, AFW2 and WCO Regional Workshop on ECOWAS Customs Integrity Framework
24/03/2019 - 28/03/2019 Accra, Ghana
AFW2 Workshop on Reional Integration
28/01/2019 - 01/02/2019 Accra, Ghana
A one-week course to broaden understanding of various aspects of economic and monetary integration. Participants will make assessments using case studies involving country data, and deliver conclusions in short presentations.
AFW2 Workshop on Stress Testing of the Banking System
03/12/2018 - 14/12/2018 Praia, Cabo Verde
A working group of examiners from within the Banking Supervision Departments of Central Banks in AFW2 Member Countries and Guinea will be trained on conducting regular stress tests of the banks’ balance sheets.
Professional Attachment on Functions of Monetary Policy Committee at CBN
16/07/2018 - 24/07/2018 Abuja, Nigeria
This Professional Attachment is to give experts from the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) first-hand experience on Monetary Policy from the Central Bank of Nigeria, given that Nigeria has the most developed central bank in the region with a long-established Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).
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.