ADFIAP, AADFI visit CIPE, explore grant funding

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ADFIAP and AADFI, represented by their Secretaries General, Messrs. Octavio B. Peralta and Joseph Alfred Amihere, respectively, visited the headquarters of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Washington, D.C. and met with Ms. Anna Nadgrodkiewicz, Program Officer of CIPE’s Global Programs, to explore grant funding for a capacity-building program for the World Federation of DFIs. The meeting was a continuing one from the initial exploratory talks that was held in Karlsruhe, Germany during the WFDFI Board of Governors meeting there in conjunction with the 1st Global Sustainable Finance Conference held on September 8-9, 2011.

The envisioned project will be building on the experiences, results, and resources of an earlier CIPE-supported ADFIAP program called “DFIs for Corporate Governance” and the multi-regional “Responsible Corporate Citizenship” program for development banks. The new demand-driven program will cover seminars and tools to be developed along the themes on corporate governance, responsible citizenship and performance measurement. The program is expected to be on stream in mid-2012 once the documentary and the procedural requirements by the funders are satisfactorily met.

CIPE www.cipe.org strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform and is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.

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