LIMPAC, BADEA, Others to Provide Capacity Building, “Seed Funds” to Women Cooperatives

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The Government of Liberia through the Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning with support from the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), and the African Capacity-Building Foundation (ACBF) will shortly provide a capacity-building training for 60 women entrepreneurs and women in agriculture from September 19th to 21st, 2018.

Also, during the same period, an “Advocacy Forum on Women Empowerment” through skills building will be hosted for over 150 Business Women and Entrepreneurs.

In addition to the training and Advocacy Forum, BADEA through the ACBF will also provide about US$25,000 in “Seed Fund or Capital” for five (5) women cooperatives based on a set of selections criteria, which is being developed by LIMPAC and ACBF.

At full disbursement of “Seed Funds” it will be expected to improve the status of women cooperatives across fifteen political subdivisions of Liberia.

The decision was made from a consultative discussion between officials of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and the head of the African Capacity-Building Foundation Mission, Mr. Dickson Antwi.

Mr. Antwi, the ACBF is in more readiness to support the Government of Liberia through the Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC), especially in the areas of institutional and human capacity building, which are critically needed for achieving the government of Liberia Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).

Meanwhile, in its ceaseless effort to positively impact human capacity development across Liberia, the Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) is currently conducting trainings for selected staff within the Ministry of Finance & Development Planning and staff across other agencies of government.

The first cycle of the training, mainly in report writing using MS-Word and data compilation and analysis using MS-Excel ended August 6, 2018 with more 95 staff of the MFDP earning various certificate of completions.

The next cycle of the training, which started on August 8, 2018, places more emphasis on advanced data analysis technique using MS-Excel and the STATA model statistical software.

The training in STATA will benefit about 36 government technicians from the Ministries of Finance, Commerce, the Liberian Revenue Authority (LRA), and the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo Information Services (LISGIS).

The trainings are been conducted within the Econometric Forecasting & Training Lab within the Ministry of Finance & Development Planning, which is funded by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).

At the end of the training, participants are expected to be well knowledgeable in advance Excel and Stata to impact their performance on their various jobs.

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