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Joint UNITAR/Pôle-Dette Training and Capacity Building Programme in the Legal Aspects of Debt, Financial Management and Negotiation for French-speaking African countries

 

Agreement Signed between UNITAR and Pôle-Dette for Training
in French-speaking Africa

UNITAR and Pôle-Dette (the training arm of two West and Central African Regional Banks, i.e. BEAC and BCEAO) have signed an Aide-Mémoire detailing joint training and capacity building activities in the Legal Aspects of Debt, Financial Management and Negotiation for Central and West African nations, mainly French-speaking. As part of this agreement, UNITAR will assist Pôle-Dette in conducting

(a) a Needs Assessment in relation to training in the legal aspects of debt and financial management, and

(b) a series of regional seminars between October 2001 and December 2002. Needless to say, all activities will be conducted in the French language.

What is Pôle-Dette?
Pôle-Dette is the technical training unit of the Banque des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale (BEAC) and the Banque Centrale des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (BCEAO), and is responsible for putting in place and running the training and capacity building programmes in relation to debt and financial management for Central and West African countries. Pôle-Dette has been given this mandate since 1999, which primarily includes the organization and conduct of high-level seminars as well as skills building workshops for senior and middle-level government officials involved in debt and financial management issues. It will also be responsible for conducting needs assessment and impact assessment missions in relation to its training programmes. Pôle-Dette is currently located at the BEAC Secretariat in Yaoundé, Cameroon.


Beneficiary Countries as part of new agreement between UNITAR and Pôle-Dette

This joint training programme will cater to fourteen countries from the Zone-Franc as well as two additional French-speaking countries which are not member of the Zone-Franc (Mauritanie and Guinée). Following is the list of sixteen countries which will benefit from training and capacity building activities as part of this programme:

Bénin; Burkina-Faso; Cameroun; Congo; Côte d'Ivoire; Gabon; Guinée; Guinée-Bissau; Guinée Equatoriale; Mali; Mauritanie; Niger; République Centreafricaine; Sénégal; Tchad; and Togo.


List of Activities (October 2001 - December 2002)

  • Mission 1: Joint UNITAR/Pôle-Dette/BEAC Needs Assessment Mission in the Legal Aspects of Debt and Financial Management (Yaoundé/Cameroon and Brazzaville/Congo, from 15 to 26 October 2001). - Completed

  • Mission 2: Joint UNITAR/Pôle-Dette/BCEAO Needs Assessment Mission in the Legal Aspects of Debt and Financial Management (Abidjan/Côte d'Ivoire and Dakar/Senegal, from 12 to 23 November 2001). - Completed

  • Joint UNITAR/Pôle-Dette Regional Awareness Seminar on the Legal Aspects of Debt and Financial Management for French-speaking Africa (Yaoundé - Cameroon, 3 to 5 December 2001). - Completed

  • Joint UNITAR/Pôle-Dette Regional Workshop on Negotiation and Drafting of Loan Agreements for French-speaking Africa (Dakar - Senegal, 17 to 21 June 2002). - Completed

  • Joint UNITAR/Pôle-Dette Regional Workshop on Arbitration and Dispute Resolution for French-speaking Africa (Dakar - Senegal, 24 to 28 June 2002). - Completed

Summary of planned (and completed) DFM Training Activities for 2001 | 2002

   
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