On behalf of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Southern Africa Trade Hub project, Banyan Global delivered the three-day Persuasive Communications and Negotiations Training for Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. This innovative, interactive workshop was delivered in Lusaka, Zambia and Windhoek, Namibia to members of the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP). Women business owners from sectors including textiles and apparels, the service industry, tourism, construction, manufacturing, and real estate were trained on presentation, negotiation, and other aspects central to effectively communicating. Participants received one-on-one coaching and feedback on their sales and business pitches. They also had an opportunity to discuss in an open forum the cultural and gender-related constraints limiting Zambian and Namibian businesses as well as strategies to overcome them. Closing remarks were given and certificates presented by Zambia’s minister of gender, honorable professor Nkandu Luo, in Lusaka and the United States ambassador to Namibia, Thomas Daughton, in Windhoek. Similar persuasive communications workshops were delivered to members of the Botswana Women in Business Association and AWEP Zambia in August 2015.
Banyan Global introduces its latest course for microfinance institutions. The course is tailored to MFIs that are transforming into regulated, deposit-taking institutions or those that are growing and have more complex asset and liability structures. The course is appropriate for MFIs in stable and crisis political and economic environments. Banyan Global has been contracted for delivery of variations of this course in Pakistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan and the West Bank and Gaza. For more information, please email Banyan Global at firstname.lastname@example.org. DOWNLOAD PDF RISK MANAGEMENT
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This course is designed for bank managers and loan officers interested in lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It covers such topics as financial analysis of SMEs, the five Cs of credit, cash flow lending, information gathering and the importance of the site visit, loan structuring, the credit decision, loan monitoring, and workout. Banyan Global customizes this course according to each client and country context. Those interested in sponsoring the course should e-mail a request to email@example.com.
On behalf of the United States Agency for International Development’s Banking on Health project, Banyan Global created and delivered this three-day training workshop for private health providers in Zambia. Banyan Global is now delivering it to providers through the Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project. The workshop covers financial management, service mix and pricing, break-even analysis, business planning and goal setting, and access to finance.
On behalf of the United States Agency for International Development’s Banking on Health project, Banyan Global created and delivered this two-day training workshop for private health providers in Zambia. Banyan Global is now delivering it to providers through the Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project. The workshop covers business planning for health care providers and is a follow-on course to Improving the Financial Health of a Medical Practice.
Banyan Global created and is delivering a three-day training workshop for private health providers in Nigeria. The workshop covers financial management, service mix and pricing, break-even analysis, business planning and goal setting, and access to finance.
Banyan Global has developed a flexible participatory training that meet the needs of projects, institutions, government agencies, and other learning communities interested in integrating gender considerations into economic development initiatives. The training covers core topics related to the role of gender in program design and implementation and addresses common gender-based constraints. This training has been rolled out with two United States Agency for International-funded African trade hub projects that are seeking to maximize project benefits for women as well as men and improve food security through regional trade.
In April 2011 Banyan Global piloted training under the United States Agency for International Development-funded Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector project with small private health care businesses that participate in the BlueStar Social Franchise in Malawi. The training was designed for private health practices that are interested in improving their financial management and access to finance. The training covered key elements of business management, including goal setting, record keeping, stock management, financial management and reporting, and accessing finance.
Banyan Global facilitated training-of-trainers sessions for midwives, midwife tutors, doctors, and business-development advisors to roll out a foundational course in how to start and operate a private birthing station, entitled Establishing Community Midwives in the Community. The training included modules on entrepreneurship, making connections in the community and marketing, record keeping, stock control, business registration, banking, quality service, savings, and planning for the future. Through this training of trainers more than 900 community midwives will receive instruction.
On behalf of the United States Agency for International Development’s Banking on Health project, Banyan Global conducted four two-day trainings for loan officers of two commercial banks in Ethiopia. The trainings presented the findings of market research on the private health sector and discussed marketing strategies, opportunities, and risks in the sector, as well as cash-flow lending techniques for the private health sector.
On behalf of the United States Agency for International Development’s Banking on Health project, Banyan Global conducted a series of half-day workshops for four commercial banks in Ethiopia. The workshops presented the findings of market research on the private health sector and discussed market strategies, opportunities, and risks in the sector, as well as the loan-product needs of private-health-sector businesses.
Banyan Global facilitated a training-of-trainers session for business-development specialists to roll out a five-day course in basic business and financial management. The training covered modules on entrepreneurship, contracting, taxation, working with insurance companies, recording keeping, marketing, and planning. The newly trained trainers taught the course to 230 physicians running medical practices that were just privatized throughout Georgia.
Banyan Global delivered two consecutive courses to upper-level managers of banks and microfinance institutions in Azerbaijan. The courses focused on practical skills and tools for risk management to identify, measure, limit, and monitor risks associated with interest rates, exchange rates, liquidity management, and deposits. Internal-audit requirements and human resource requirements also were addressed. These trainings were delivered in partnership with the Azerbaijan Microfinance Association.
Lisa Tarantino, an associate with Banyan Global, worked with a team of consultants and the Azerbaijan Microfinance Association to deliver this training course, Tools and Techniques for Effective Financial Risk Management, to microfinance institutions and banks in Azerbaijan. The course, which Banyan Global offers commercially, focuses on how to measure, manage, and monitor foreign exchange, liquidity, and interest rate risks to improve sustainability and profitability and to meet the requirements of investors, commercial funders, and regulators. The course covers internal structures, testing techniques, limit setting, liability management, and funding structures so managers can better understand the relationship between risk management activities and managing risk itself. After taking the course, participants are able to assess their institution’s financial risk and employ proven risk-management techniques, tools, and resources.
On behalf of USAID’s Private Sector Partnerships–One project, Banyan Global conducted a half-day workshop for financial institutions in Nigeria. The workshop presented the findings of market research on the private health sector and discussed market strategies and product-development needs.