April 15, 2019 (MLN): The 49th iteration of International Central Banking Course and 46th iteration of International Commercial banking course concluded on April 12, 2019 wherein 43 delegates of 15 countries participated.
These included Algeria, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Egypt, Gambia, Jordon, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, Kyrgyz Republic and Pakistan. The training had started on March 25, 2019.
National Institute of Banking and Finance (NIBAF), the training arm of State bank of Pakistan, is conducting International training programs on Central banking and Commercial banking for participants of developing countries for the last many years. This program is sponsored jointly by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and Economic Affairs Division, Government of Pakistan as part of Pakistan Technical Assistance Program (PTAP).
The objective of the training program was capacity building of participants, developing working knowledge and insight in key areas of central and commercial banking operations through interactive sessions with policy makers, central bankers, and seasoned trainers.
The training program comprised of class room training from experts, group activities. The Program also included a study cum observation tour to Faisalabad city where a formal meeting with Faisalabad chamber of commerce was organized along with visit to few export oriented textile manufacturers.