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WABA Training Schedule 2017
 1. Report Writing and Presentation Skills
 2. Management Programme for Secretaries
 3. Management Programme for Personal and Special Assistants
 4. Human Resource Management
 5. Credit Facility Structuring, Documentation and Perfection of Securities
 6. Risk Management
 7. Fraud Prevention
 8. Documentation and Administration of Securities for lending
   
 

BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Regional Financial Institutions

Created by Africans in 1963, the AfDB is an international financial institution created to promote the economic and social evelopment of its member African countries. The AfDB includes the African Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Fund (ADF), the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF), and the Private Sector Department (PSD).

In 1972 the Governments of the five countries that were members of the Central Bank of Equatorial African States and Cameroon (Banque Centrale des Etats de l'Afrique Equatoriale et du Cameroun (BCEAEC)) signed a new Convention of Monetary Cooperation with France which established the Bank of Central African States (Banque des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale (BEAC)) to succeed the BCEAEC. Its members include Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea. BEAC is declared a "Multinational African institution in the management and control of which France participates in return for the guarantee she provides for its currency."

The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) is the common central bank of the eight (8) member states which form the West African Monetary Union (WAMU). BCEAO headquaters is located in Dakar, Senegal. Membership: Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Ctte d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

The Committee of Central Bank Governors was established in August 1995 as part of the Finance and Investment Sector of SADC. Since its inaugural meeting, the Committee of Governors has proposed several projects designed to contribute to the process of regional economic co-operation and integration.

The Bank (DBSA) was established in 1983. .In 1996 it was transformed to ensure it met the needs of the new South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region a a whole. The DBSA's key purpose is to address socio-economic imbalances and help improve the quality of life of the people of South and Southern Africa..

The East African Development Bank (EADB) provides financial and technical assistance for the promotion of industrial development and projects to promote regional cooperation in the member countries of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The IDC is a self-financing state-owned development finance institution whose primary objectives are to contribute to the generation of balanced sustainable economic growth in southern Africa. IDC achieves this by promoting entrepreneurship through the building of competitive industries and enterprises.

Established in 1985, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) has been transformed into the Common Market for Eastern and Southern African States (COMESA), as a financial arm of the integration arrangement. The main mission of the Bank is to act as a tool for contri- contributing towards the socio-economic development of its Member States through promoting intra-COMESA trade and the economic integration of the COMESA sub-region.

The West African Development Bank (BOAD) was established by an Agreement signed by the Member States of the West African Monetary Union (UMOA) on November 14,1973. The aim of the BOAD is to promote balanced development of the States of the Union and to achieve West African economic integration.

The West African Monetary Union is characterised by the recognition of a common monetary unit , the Franc of the African Financial Community (CFA F), which is issued by the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO). WAMU currently comprises : Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Ctte d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

Central Banks

African Capital Markets

Established in 1993, the aim of the African Stock Exchanges Association (ASEA) is to provide a formal framework for the mutual co-operation of stock exchanges in the African region. Its functions include the exchange of information and assistance in the development of member exchanges..

  • MBendi. African Stock Exchanges External Link 
    Africa's leading business website for information on the following African capital markets:
    • Abidjan Stock Exchange
    • Abuja Commodities Exchange
    • Botswana Stock Exchange
    • Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
    • Ghana Stock Exchange
    • Johannesburg Securities Exchange
    • Johannesburg Stock Exchange
    • Kampala Stock Exchange
    • Khartoum Stock Exchange
    • Lusaka Stock Exchange
    • Malawi Stock Exchange
    • Maputo Stock Exchange
    • Mauritius Stock Exchange
    • Nairobi Stock Exchange
    • Namibia Stock Exchange
    • Nigerian Stock Exchange
    • South Africa Futures Exchange
    • South Africa Stock Exchange
    • Stock Exchange of Mauritius
    • Swaziland Stockbrokers Ltd.
    • Tanzanian Stock Exchange
    • Zambia Stock Exchange
    • Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

 

 

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About WABA


     
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Our Mission and Objectives

 

What We Do at WABA
Our Leadership and Governance

 

     

The West African Bankers Association's mission is "to develop, promote, generate, coordinate and drive cross border banking and financial transactions that will enhance regional trade, economic and financial integration and development." ...read more

WABA creates avenues for the revision and exchange of information on banking practices in the sub-region in particular and in Africa in general, and a forum for the discussion of common problems. The enhancement of the promotion and strengthening of ...read more

WABA comprises 3 organs namely; The Secretariat, The Executive Council and the General Assembly, including the Executive Management, and the Board of Directors. The Secretariat is run by the Secretary General who is the Chief Executive Officer. ...read more

 
 
 
 
 
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