ADFIAP organizes briefing on infra and institution-building resources

ADFIAP, in cooperation with Planters Development Bank (PDB), organized a half-day executive briefing on January 26, 2012 at the PDB training center on an on-going infrastructure information development platform and good-practice institutional capacity-building programs for DFIs. The event was attended by 19 participants from ADFIAP member-DFIs and contact-organizations in the Philippines.

The National Infrastructure Information System (NIIS), a web-based information platform developed with support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Republic of Korea, was presented by Mr. Joe Lufkin, Director of the Infrastructure Finance Corporation Limited and ADB Consultant. NIIS facilitates infrastructure project preparation and financing through information gathering, reporting and exchange in three platforms: (1) Open Site, a publicly-accessible website that provides overall information and newsfeed on infrastructure projects (2) Knowledge Hub, a moderated social network platform for NIIS users to communicate to each other, and access resources and news on infrastructure development and (3) Project Platform, a unique web-accessible relational database application which allows users to create and manage complex data and documents regarding infrastructure and climate projects. NIIS users include project developers such as government and government agencies; project advisors and developers; and financiers such as banks, investment funds, DFIs and other financial institutions.

Two presentations on training and consultancy services for institution-building were made by the Development Bank of Turkey (DBT) and PDB Mr. Mehmet Serdar Kabukcouglu and Dr. Faruk Cengiz Tekindag of DBT briefed the participants on the operational aspects of the Bank, its technical assistance and consultancy services, and its partnership with ADFIAP on training and consulting. Mr. Vic Abainza, Head of the PDB-FMO Development Centre, briefed the participants on PDB’s activities, partnerships and SME lending model. Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, ADFIAP Secretary General, gave the welcome and closing remarks.

Please email the ADFIAP Secretariat at [email protected] for details of the event.