Secretariat starts year with office blessing, planning session

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SAM_0246The ADFIAP Secretariat, as its annual tradition, started the first day of work on January 3, 2011 with an office blessing officiated by Rev. Fr. Peter Nang, a Vietnamese Catholic priest based in Makati City, Philippines. On January 6, 2011, the Secretariat, gearing up for the year, met for a planning session to consolidate, document and set to implement the activities and programs of the Association for 2011, keeping in mind its members’ needs and aspirations as well as its focus on the strategic plan approved by the Board.

Top on the list of the activities for the year are the two big ticket events – the 34th ADFIAP Annual Meetings set to be held in Kyrenia, North Cyprus on April 20-23, 2011 and the CEO Forum VIII to be held in Thimpu, Bhutan in October (final dates to be announced later).

The Institute of Development Finance (IDF) has put out its training calendar for 2011, highlighted by the two credentialing programs for development bankers, the Core Development Banking Program (CoreDev) and the Development Bank Management Program (DevMan).

The ADFIAP Consulting (AC) focused, among others, in proposing to the Secretariat a restructure of its service business units to better serve its constituents as well as in setting its efforts on offering this year its holistic “SME Lending Business Management System” to capacitate members that have existing small and medium enterprise (SME) lending portfolios as well as those which are entering into this lending business.

The other units of the Secretariat – Membership, Knowledge Management and Finance and Administration – have also provided their plans to boost member services and engagement through more use of web-based technologies and resources.

For more updates on these activities and programs, please visit the ADFIAP website at www.adfiap.org

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