The Fellows Development Programme is a unique capacity building programme aimed at developing and sustaining a cadre of regional experts in financial and macroeconomic management. Client institutions (central Banks and Ministries of Finance and Planning) nominate staff to participate in the Programme. Nominated officials go through a rigorous and competitive selection and interview process to become Candidate Fellows. Upon successful completion of training, Candidates graduate and go through an apprenticeship phase where they facilitate courses and support technical assistance missions. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, Graduate Fellows are accredited and become regional experts in their respective areas of specialisation. More…..
The Fellow’s Development Programme was conceived to address the Institute’s mission of sustainable capacity building on an accelerated basis. The programme is designed to develop officials in the region at the professional levels with clear potential of development into world class experts through an intensive programme of customized training, professional exposure to renowned institutions, attachment at exemplary institutions and “one-to-one” mentoring and coaching of fellows using leading experts in various areas of specialty.



Fellows Enrolment Status
MEFMI currently has a pool of 133 Fellows who fall under the categories of Candidate, Graduate and Accredited Fellows. Of these, only 37 or 28% are female. 26 or 20% of the Fellows are Candidates, 43% are Graduates while 38% are Accredited Fellows.
The MEFMI region is looking to become self-sufficient in relation to the number of MEFMI Fellows who are specialised in each area of the three main Programmes run by the Institute. However, the current number falls far short of the critical mass of at least two Fellows in each specialist area in each Member State. Presently, three (3) member countries do not have Graduate Fellows while four (4) do not have Accredited Fellows. This is partly attributed to the duration it takes for a Candidate Fellow to become a Graduate Fellow, while one (1) country recently joined the Institute. Since the inception of MEFMI, each Phase has only been able to have an average output of 15 Graduate Fellows, and eight (8) Accredited Fellows. Fellows play a significant role in the implementation of MEFMI’s Programmes through facilitating workshops and country missions.

Fellows Recruitment
The Institute recruited 37 Fellows in Phase IV. The Fellows were drawn from the Client Institutions covering various areas, including new or emerging areas in order to keep pace with the evolving nature of capacity building.In 2015, MEFMI recruited 19 Fellows who are currently undergoing training in various areas including new areas or areas where no fellow have been trained before. These areas include; Trade Policy and Regional Integration, Revenue Policy and Administration, Government Finance Statistics, Debt statistics and Reporting, Use of CS-DRMS (Management Tools and Public Debt Analytical Tool), retails payment systems and international remittances, Macro prudential supervision and Financial Stability, Financial Markets Development (Primary Markets-issuance of securities, Secondary Market Operations, Reserves Management - Back Office Operations (settlement, clearing, accounting of investments).


Fellows Status by Programme and Gender - April 2016

 

 

 

COUNTRY MACROECONOMIC MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL SECTOR MANAGEMENT DEBT MANAGEMENT % of Females TOTAL
Country/Status Candidate Graduate Accredited Candidate Graduate Accredited Candidate Graduate Accredited
Angola 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(0) 0 0% 1(0)
Burundi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0(0)
Botswana 0 0 0 0 1(0) 0 0 0 0 0% 1(0)
Kenya 2(0) 2(1) 2(1) 0 3(3) 4(0) 1(1) 4(1) 0 39% 18(7)
Lesotho 0 1(1) 0 0 1(1) 3(2) 0 1(1) 2(0) 63% 8(5)
Malawi 1(0) 1(0) 2(1) 1(0) 3(1) 2(0) 0(0) 4(2) 1(0) 27% 15(4)
Mozambique 1(0) 0 0 0(0) 2(0) 0 0 0 0 0% 3(0)
Namibia 1(1) 1(0) 0 0 1(0) 1(0) 0 2(1) 0 33% 6(2)
Rwanda 1(0) 0 0 0(0) 2(1) 0 0 1(0) 0 25% 4(1)
Swaziland 0 0 1(0) 0 0 0 0 3(0) 0 0% 4(0)
Tanzania 1(0) 3(0) 1(0) 2(0) 1(1) 5(1) 2(0) 3(1) 3(0) 14% 21(3)
Uganda 1(0) 1(0) 0 3(3) 1(1) 4(0) 2(1) 3(0) 3(0) 28% 18(5)
Zambia 0 2(1) 1(0) 2(1) 2(1) 3(0) 1(1) 1(1) 3(0) 33% 15(5)
Zimbabwe 3(0) 1(1) 3(0) 1(1) 0(0) 6(2) 0 5(1) 0 26% 20(6)
% of Females 10% 27% 20% 60% 50% 18% 50% 29% 0%
Total 10(1) 11(3) 10(2) 10(6) 17(9) 28(5) 6(3) 28(8) 12(0) 28%  133(37)

 

 

Note: Figures in brackets denote number of Female Fellows. Source: MEFMI Database.

 

 

Total 2016
Candidate Graduate Accredited Total
26 57 50 133
20% 43% 38% 100%
26(9) 57(21) 50(7)  133(37)

 

Note: Figures in brackets denote number of Female Fellows. Source: MEFMI Database.

Fellows Utilisation Status

MEFMI scaled up the utilization of graduate and accredited Fellows in capacity building activities from 14% in 2012 to 16% in 2015, while ensuring an appropriate balance of pairing with international resource persons.

 

Fellows Percentage Utilisation_ April 2016

 

 

Type of Resource Person 2012 2013 2014 2015
Fellows 14% 18% 14% 16%
Fellows and Regional Experts 37% 44% 39% 47%
International Experts 63% 56% 33% 32%