Through the invitation and support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), ADFIAP, represented by its Secretary General, Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, made a presentation on April 24, 2013 during the last day of the “Development Finance Workshop” on the current situation and trends on development finance in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the Association and its members’ activities and programs in infrastructure financing.
The 10-day course, organized by the Japan Economic Research Institute, Inc. (JERI) was held at JICA’s Tokyo International Center (TIC-JICA) and was attended by 18 senior officers of DFIs in Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe and Botswana. The objective of the workshop was to enhance the DFIs’ institutional and human capability to manage infrastructure finance based on an earlier needs survey conducted by JERI in these countries. Aside from presentations by various experts in Japan, the programme also included visits to infrastructure-related organizations.
The program is part of JICA’s support to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) through its subsidiary the SADC- Development Finance Resource Centre (DFRC) https://www.sadc-dfrc.org/ which serves as a sub-regional centre of excellence to strengthen the SADC development finance institutions (DFIs) network and to enhance their capacity to deliver on their mandates of economic growth, employment generation and poverty alleviation.
JICA https://www.jica.go.jp/english/ is an independent governmental agency that coordinates official development assistance (ODA) for the government of Japan and is chartered with assisting economic and social growth in developing countries and the promotion of international cooperation.
JERI https://www.jeri.co.jp/en/ is a research and consulting arm of the Development Bank of Japan Inc. which has earned reputation as the most reliable provider of advisory services to both public- and private-sector clients in Japan as well as internationally.