The team in charge of the MANSA Repository Platform has concluded a new round of training sessions for African central banks and financial institutions as part of a programme to equip them to train their counterparts as verifiers and contributors to ensure the successful population of the platform.
Two training sessions, conducted in collaboration with the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) and the Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI), were delivered in June and July 2019, with one session taking place between 24 and 27 June and the other from 15 to 18 July.
The training also served as a way to continue to raise awareness about the Mansa Repository platform and to ensure continuous strengthening of knowledge about platform, its objectives and benefits, in addition to giving the institutions the capacity to start uploading their data onto the platform.
In an address to the participants, Dr. Naglaa Nozahie, CBE’s Deputy Governor on African Matters, said that CBE was committed to ensuring the adoption of the MANSA Repository platform by all African central banks and financial institutions.
Maureen Mba, Head of MANSA Business at the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), urged the participants to support the effort to promote and adopt the MANSA Repository platform and other initiatives being piloted by Afreximbank, saying that they constituted the main tools for driving and strengthening trade growth in Africa.
She noted that the MANSA Repository platform was Africa-focused and was built by Africans for Africans.
A total of 103 participants took part in the two sessions conducted in June and July, with most expressing appreciation for the significant and rich knowledge gained and requesting that similar trainings be conducted in their jurisdictions to increase awareness and foster adoption.
To date, about 150 institutions, including CBE, EBI, several Egyptian banks, 14 other African central banks and financial institutions as well as private sector entities, have completed the MANSA training.
The MANSA Repository platform has gone live and is being populated with information by an agency that has been engaged for that purpose.