CIPFA launches UN training programme

June 2020

CIPFA is launching a new training programme, in partnership with the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The aim is to support and strengthen IFAD-funded projects in communities facing hunger and poverty.

The new Achieving Project Excellence in Financial Management (APEX) programme has been developed to improve the FM practices among key finance personnel, including the adoption of international accounting and reporting standards.

CIPFA CEO, Rob Whiteman, said: “There is a clear and direct correlation between good financial management, effective project management and achieving better outcomes.”

CIPFA will deliver bespoke APEX courses in-person and via distance learning to 250 key staff in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. The two-module course will run for three years. Locations for in-person training include Senegal, Kenya, Panama, Istanbul and Vietnam.