ECOWAS Fee Receives It Gear From GIZ To Equip Its Coaching Centre And Practice Inner Trainers

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Abuja, March 4, 2021 – The ECOWAS Fee has acquired supplies and equipments donated by GIZ to be used of ECOWAS Coaching Centre. The donation was a part of EU Institutional Assist programme to ECOWAS which is being applied by GIZ. The occasion which befell on the ECOWAS Coaching Centre in Asokoro Abuja additionally concided with the commencement of the primary set of inside ECOWAS Trainers.


In his welcome deal with, the Commissioner for Human Assets, ECOWAS Fee, Prof. Jeremias Dias Furtado, appreciated all for locating time to attend the Institutional Assist to ECOWAS (ISE) Launch/Official Handover ceremony of IT tools and commencement ceremony of the ECOWAS Inner Trainers Class of 2021 organized in collaboration with GIZ. He recalled that ISE was set as much as improve the effectiveness, effectivity and affect of the EU support in West Africa. He acknowledged additional the programme which is collectively funded by the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry for Financial Cooperation and Improvement has been dedicated to getting ready each ECOWAS Fee and ECOWAS Financial institution for Funding and Improvement (EBID) for the EU pillar certification in direction of making them immediately handle funds offered by the European Union. He added that the identification and coaching of in-house trainers, a few of whom graduated at the moment, was vital not solely to scale back the price of exterior trainers but additionally to construct a neighborhood pool of material consultants. “This neighborhood of inside trainers can be concerned within the coaching, teaching, and mentoring of present workers members and finally newcomers inside the ECOWAS Establishments and Businesses” he mentioned.


The Head of Cooperation, Delegation of the EU to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mrs. Cécile Tassin-Pelzer knowledgeable all that this occasion represented the formal launch of the EU-funded 4.85 million euros Institutional Assist to ECOWAS (ISE) programme. She added that the tools being handed over to the coaching centre type a element of the programme which was a follow-up programme to earlier interventions to strengthen the Public Finance Administration and institutional reforms initiated by ECOWAS.  She acknowledged that the programme which started in December 2020 will help ECOWAS and EBID to realize worldwide requirements in finance, audit, accounting and human sources, help validation course of for ECOWAS Employees Rules and Harmonized Human Assets Insurance policies and Procedures in addition to drafting and validating a brand new ECOWAS Code of Ethics. She concluded by saying “we’ll obtain the principle goal of the programme which is to contribute to the clear and accountable administration of each donor and ECOWAS personal funds, via compliance with worldwide requirements”.



In her remarks, the Head of Cooperation of the German Embassy in Nigeria, Mrs Susanne Schröder acknowledged that Germany has been supporting ECOWAS in strengthening administration competencies and preparations for EU pillar evaluation. She reiterated that the pillar evaluation is a really deep and thorough analysis of the inner processes of a company in direction of making them environment friendly. She added {that a} pillar-assessed ECOWAS Fee would obtain two main goals particularly to permit the fee to independently implement funds from the European Union and to show that the inner processes of the Fee are compliant with worldwide requirements of inside management, accounting and auditing processes in addition to information safety. He additional mentioned that the ECOWAS Coaching Centre can be a centerpiece for strengthening administration competencies which is able to type the constructing block for the way forward for ECOWAS’ unified and inter-institutional coaching idea.


The GIZ/ECOWAS Cluster Coordinator, Mr Ludwig Kirchner, in his transient comment thanked ECOWAS Fee for his or her cooperation over time and assures them that the ISE programme will result in improved workers productiveness and elevated work effectivity. The occasion ended with a commencement ceremony of ECOWAS inside trainers class of 2021.


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