ADFIAP, IFCL-CENDB conduct smart SME lending webinar for small island economies

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ADFIAP, through its service unit, the ADFIAP Consulting (AC) Group, conducted a webinar on “SME Lending for Small Island Economies” jointly with Canada’s International Financial Consulting Ltd.-Centre of Excellence for National Development Banks (IFCL-CENDB). The 5-session, bi-weekly online training program started on January 13, 2021 and was completed on January 27, 2021.

The objectives of this innovative capacity-building program for national development banks (NDBs)were to: (a) incorporate best practices in credit policy execution for impact and sustainability (b) focus on NDBs’ risk appetite and be able to manage the risk of loan assets with intentionality and measurable objectives, and (c) manage and mitigate the risk of loss through a pragmatic, results-based credit analysis. The event brought together senior management officers of NDBs from small-island economies in the Caribbean region.

The course focused on the most pressing issues for NDB leaders, specific to the unique nature of small- island economies, including addressing the impact of COVID-19. It employed practical hands-on training designed to help lift organizations and individuals to meet their full potential. The program also featured real case studies from the participants that were conducted through live video sessions, peer-to-peer discussions and support, and practical resources.

The virtual sessions were led by expert facilitators and industry practitioners in IFCL’s Mr. Michael Collins, Senior Adviser, Risk and Governance and AC’s Ms. Arlene Orencia, Lead Consultant, Sustainable Finance, Credit Appraisal and Asset Management and were moderated by Ms. Kayla Anderson, Program Director, CENDB.

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