African Trade Insurance Agency
The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) is the beneficiary of the T.A. ATI is a pan-African agency which has independent legal standing. Capital for underwriting ATI’s capital and administrative expenses is provided by the member countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) via a World Bank Loan facility.
The goal of the project was to promote trade in and between firms in ATI’s member countries by developing credit insurance products. Mandate included the elaboration and feasibility assessment of cross-border credit risk insurance. The project was sponsored by the World Bank.
Rwanda Unguka Bank Ltd., 2013-14 – Implementing New CBMS
Unguka Bank (UB) received funding from the French Development Agency – through Incofin – for making its working more efficient by acquiring a new CBMS. Specific tasks were as follows:
- To identify major modules of required CMS considering anticipated growth of Unguka Bank Ltd. in medium term.
- To support UB in selecting CBMS vendor suitable for the job.
- To successfully perform migration process to the new CBMS.
- To keep UB’s operations working during the implementation and until new CMBS goes live.
FA combined a team of global and local experts in this area to: conduct diagnostics taking into account anticipated growth, current level of sub-optimal performance and meet Central Bank’s compliance requirements. This exercise covered hardware, connectivity, system performance and integrity. Next stage was to select suitable vendor through tendering process, based on diagnostic findings, involving making TOR for the bid and selection from bidders based on technical and financial matching. Migration stage involved supervision of customization, liaising with vendor implementation team and the bank management, developing standard operating procedures for implementation and working of the new system, and most importantly ensuring and reporting timely implementation of the new CBMS. It was also ensured that during and after the implementation, UB operations remain uninterrupted. The project was successfully completed with user training and post implementation support to ensure client’s satisfaction