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Afreximbank kick-starts 2019 Certificate of Finance in Int’l Trade



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African Export-Import Bank Afreximbank has stated that cohort of 11 African trade
finance practitioners have embarked on the 2019 version of the Certificate of Finance in
International Trade COFIT it offered in collaboration with the FCI+IFG Union and the
University of Malta.
The 2019 COFIT cohort will be the fourth for the programme which was launched in
2016 with nine students. COFIT was developed to meet the demands of the commercial
world and to offer a platform from which participants can increase their understanding of
all aspects of international trade, import-export business, finance of international trade,
supply chain finance and commercial finance factoring, invoice discounting and asset-
based lending, among other areas.
COFIT 2019 are being delivered in English in four full-time modules of one week each,
with two weeks in Malta and two weeks in Cairo. The first week to be delivered in Cairo
began on Monday, 8 April 2018.
Afreximbank offered partial scholarships of 50 per cent to five students from African
partner organizations to attend the programme to enable them gain essential insight,
awareness and understanding of international trade, both for career development and
for enhanced skills development.
Participating in the 2019 cohort from Afreximbank are Anthony Edordu of the Legal
Department; Leila Sebunya of the Credit Assessment Department; Mohammed Salihu
of the Client Relations Department; Benoit Messi of the Trade Finance Department;
Pamela Mensah of the Banking Operations Department; and Ernest Ahiagbe, also of
the Banking Operations Department.

They are joined by Nneka Elizabeth Oshobi of Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria; Ambrose
Binafiai, also of Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria; Fatima Tahwa of Paper Place Ltd.,
Zimbabwe; Rebecca Folake Bank-Ola of Adeleke University, Ede, Nigeria; and Farai
Mutamangira of Mutamangira & Associates Clairwood Chamber, Zimbabwe.

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