2017 Summer Programs Review
From July 3rd to 28, 2017, John Deutsch International Queen’s University hosted 43 executives from Africa, Middle East and Central America for the 18th Program on Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis. We were fortunate to have 28 professionals joined us for the PIAR and 15 alumni for the Training of Trainers stream. The participants are from the following countries and organizations:
- Development Finance Institutions
- Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa.
- Caribbean Development Bank.
- Islamic Development Bank.
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID, Armenia).
- El Salvador
- Export and Investment Promotion Agency and FOMILENIO II.
- BUI Power Authority Ghana.
- Ghana Grid Company Ltd.
- Ghana Water Company Limited.
- National Investment Bank Limited.
- Volta River Authority.
- Ministry of Economic and Finance.
- Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation.
- Centre de Techniques de Planification et d’Économie Appliquée (CTPEA).
- The National Treasury – Public Private Partnership Unit.
- Tourism Finance Corporation.
- Ministry of Economic and Finance.
- Saudi Arabia
- Saudi Industrial Development Fund.
- Ministry of Finance.
- Ministry of Economic Planning and Development.
- Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development – Public Private Partnership Unit.
- Makerere University.
- Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.
- Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development.
- Zimbabwe Power Company.
- Graduate students from Queen’s University, Canada and,
Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus.
Despite a rigorous curriculum, the participants were unfailingly diligent. Their outstanding performance set the bar high for future programs.
Some of the highlights this year include: seminars conducted by distinguished and guest lecturers, such as:
- Professor Harberger of UCLA.
- Ms. Hanna Zowall, a Health Economist from McGill University.
Moreover, Outside the classroom, participants enjoyed some recreational activities including the 1000 Islands cruise, the BBQ at the home of Dr. Glenn Jenkins, football games, a Niagara Falls trip and breakfast and luncheons with the faculty, staff, and students of the Queen’s Economics Department.
With excellent program evaluation results, participants said that they would recommend the program to their colleagues.
We want to thank our alumni and participants for making the 2017 Program on Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis such a memorable and fruitful experience.
Click here to see the program’s alumni.
Featured Testimonials from 2017 participants:
“The program has helped build financial and economic capabilities and let me meet amazing people. It has been a wonderful experience, and I am grateful for it.”
Ms. Andrea Alexandra Sanabria Zepeda
Economic and Financial Specialist – PPP
Export and Investment Promotion Agency | El Salvador
“The PIAR course is both challenging and rewarding. The course offered me a great opportunity to enhance my knowledge and to expand my ability to use these skills. This is done through excellent state-of-the-art teaching in combination with practical applications. This knowledge and experience will be useful in my career and to improve the welfare of my country.”
Ms. Haikanush Bagratunyan
Program Manager | USAID – Armenia
2017 PIAR – ToT
“The program is well structured to understand the economic and financial tools and principles to evaluate projects.”
Mr. Abdullah S. Bin Tuwaym
Credit Team Leader
Saudi Industrial Development Fund | Saudi Arabia