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Webinar: Strengthening and adapting portfolio management for banks in West & Central Africa in the aftermath of the crisis (FR)

Nov 18, 2020 | Virtual (Online)


The EIB West and Central Africa SME Banking and Microfinance Academy 2020-2021

Webinar series

Making Finance Work For Africa (MFW4A) and the IPC, Horus and IECD Consortium, within the context of the European Investment Bank (EIB) TA Financial sector programme for West and Central Africa hosted a series of four (4) webinars for banks and microfinance institutions of these two (2) subregions.

This first webinar, which took place on 18th November 2020, covered the strengthening of loan portfolio and asset management by financial institutions during times of crisis, including distressed assets and non-performing loans

This webinar was delivered in French. 

Click here to access the recording of the webinar and the slides (FR). 

Banks and actors from the private sector were invited to discuss lessons learned from the crisis with regards to proactive loan portfolio management, including sharing knowledge and tools that open the path to a set of best practices. Panelists  also debated immediate responses and new paths to further strengthen the resilience of the banking sector in West and Central Africa, with a focus on credit and portfolio management.

Outcomes of this webinar session were as follows:

  • Create a better understanding of credit performance challenges faced by the West and Central African banks and share experience on how to adapt credit operations to the current environment post-crisis
  • Share best practices and lesson learned by banks with regards to portfolio management
  • How to deal with distressed assets and NPL management
  • Provide a platform to discussion actions/measures to manage loan portfolio and NPL under the new normal

Moderator: Bernard Koissy, IPC consultant & Hugues Kamewe, MFW4A


  • Martin Heimes, Head Financial Sector Debt financing, ResponsAbility
  • Victor Prévot, SME finance consultant, IPC
  • Célestin Mukeba, CEO, Equity Bank, DRC