ADFIAP’s IDF, LIBT forge strategic partnership for continuing education

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The Institute of Development Finance (IDF), the professional training and career service center of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the London Institute of Business and Technology (LIBT) laying out the groundwork for academic collaboration.

As a result of this partnership, the ADFIAP Career Credentialing Program (ACCP) will be complemented with an additional globally-recognized postgraduate qualification offered by LIBT in Strategic Management, Accounting & Finance, or Human Recourse Management depending on candidates’ preferences and aspirations.

According to Mr. Enrique I. Florencio, Secretary-General of ADFIAP: “Executive education creates the time and provides an environment to gain new knowledge, self-reflect, and discover actionable ideas to reenergize and revitalize old methods. This initiative will provide an opportunity for the participant to step back & look at the big-picture, assess leadership skills and identify gaps & areas which require improvement.”

Mr. Sesiri Pathirane, the CEO of LIBT, said: “We are honored to have partnered with IDF which is a globally recognized training and capacity-building body for development bankers. What makes this partnership fruitful is that both IDF & LIBT share the common goal of producing well-rounded and industry-ready professionals. Our learners will not only have the right skill set but also the mindset to confidently and competently perform in a chosen field and role; we are optimistic that this partnership will augur well for all parties involved.”

IDF is Asia’s first learning institute advocating continuous education and certification of the development banking profession. It is owned and administered by ADFIAP which is the focal point of development banks and other financial institutions engaged in the financing of sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. It counts among its 87 member institutions in 36 countries and territories. ADFIAP is a founding member of the World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI) comprising of similar associations in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, and a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The permanent Secretariat of ADFIAP is based in Manila, Philippines.

LIBT is a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate, and corporate training programmes with a strong presence in over 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. LIBT is accredited by UK Government-regulated diploma & degree-awarding bodies such as ATHE & QUALIFI and is affiliated with some of the leading universities in the United Kingdom. The Institution’s growing body of alumni currently consists of over 1500 members employed in executive and managerial positions around the world, across a multitude of industries.

For inquiries, email us at inquiries@adfiap.org c/o, Ms. Sandra Honrado, IDF & Membership Senior Executive.

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