The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank Group (TDB Group) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Certified Chartered Economists (ICCE) to support the capacity building of TDB staff and partners in economics and finance, namely through the prestigious Chartered Economists Program.

Under the MoU, ICCE will provide specialized capacity-building programs in grants management, gender mainstreaming, economic policy analysis, and more to TDB staff, partners, and stakeholders. The training activities will take place under the auspices of TDB Academy.

ICCE is dedicated to equipping professionals in the economics and finance industries with the needed skill sets, expertise, and qualifications that help them rise to the top of their chosen career paths, and thus, shape the future of industries and the global economy.

TDB Academy, housed under TDB Group’s Trade and Development Fund (TDF), serves as the educational arm of the Group, offering training, seminars, high-level conferences, e-Learning, study tours, and other human and institutional capacity development interventions in the financial and investment segments of interest to TDB Group and its partners. The Academy aims to be an African trade and development finance education provider of choice, promoting and enhancing human capital for TDB and beyond.

Through this agreement, both TDB Group and ICCE are committed to building a global community of professionals, further impacting the continent and worldwide.

According to Prof. H.K. Pradhan, Chairperson of the Governing Council of the ICCE,

We are constantly evolving as a professional institution while sticking to our core objective of providing relevant contents and learning opportunities for all our global learners and partners.”

“We are truly happy about reaching this agreement with a prestigious development bank such as TDB. I am convinced that this partnership will inspire possibilities in providing cutting edge and bespoke capacity building for all stakeholders.”

Speaking on behalf of TDB Group, TDB Group Executive:

“TDB Group looks forward to enhancing the capacity of our staff and partners through this partnership between ICCE and TDB Academy. Continuously expanding the knowledge and skills set of our professionals is key to achieving sustainable development of the global economy and markets, both in Africa, and beyond.”
“Certification opportunities will allow us to increase capacity and create greater impact in our member states, driving economic, social, and environmental growth in our region.”


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