Addis Ababa – The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank Group (TDB Group), through its TDB Academy, organized a three-day training from 23rd– 25th August 2023 on risk management for commercial banks in Ethiopia to enhance their capacity on risk management.
The training brought together key stakeholders and mid and senior-level risk management officers from 14 Ethiopian commercial banks and a sovereign fund. The training equipped participants essential tools and strategies to navigate the evolving risk landscape effectively. With a strong focus on knowledge exchange and collaboration, the training fostered a deeper understanding of risk management practices tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities faced by Ethiopian banks.
The participants received training on risk assessment and identification, compliance and regulatory framework, credit risk and portfolio management, and crisis management and business continuity.
The interactive nature of the training enabled participants to engage with prominent experts in the field of risk management. The event also provided a platform for networking and knowledge sharing among participants from the various Ethiopian commercial banks.
“This initiative underscores TDB’s dedication to supporting its member states by fostering collaboration, knowledge dissemination and capacity-building to deliver growth in the region,” Sheila Amule, Group Executive, TDB Academy.
Risk management lies at the heart of the banking industry, ensuring the stability and growth of financial institutions. With the evolving economic landscape, it is crucial for banks to stay ahead by keeping abreast of the latest developments in risk assessment and mitigation.
About TDB Group
Established in 1985, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) is a regional development finance institution with investment-grade ratings and assets totaling USD 8.4 billion. TDB serves 25 economies in its region, with the mandate to finance and foster trade, regional economic integration, and sustainable development.
The TDB Academy is the capacity building arm of TDB Group, offering training, seminars, conferences, study tours and other human and institutional capacity development interventions in the financial and investment segments of interest to TDB and its partner.
TDB Academy is part of TDB Group, which also comprises TDB, the Trade and Development Fund (TDF), Eastern and Southern African Trade Advisers Limited (ESATAL), and TDB Captive Insurance Company (TCI).