CIPFA agrees training partnership in Botswana

20 Aug 15

CIPFA and the Botho University in Botswana have launched a public financial management training qualification for accountancy students studying in the southern African country. 

The new training agreement will also students to study for CIPFA’s professional qualification in International Public Financial Management, the only accountancy qualification based on International Public Sector Accounting Standards. This will also give the students the opportunity to achieve Chartered Public Finance Accountant status.

Announcing the agreement CIPFA Development chair Alan Edwards said: “CIPFA is delighted to be in Botswana, a vibrant and exciting country. As Botswana embarks upon adopting International Public Sector Accounting Standards, CIPFA and Botho University will jointly help students to get ready to deal with this challenge.

“This new partnership will equip students of Botho University with the right skills and expertise to ensure good public financial management in Botswana.”

Botho University’s vice-chancellor Sheela Raja Ram highlighted that Botswana had already started adopting International Public Sector Accounting Standards and that the partnership would improve the skills of accountants working in the local and the central governments in the country.

“We're extremely happy to partner with CIPFA in running this new curriculum – International Public Financial Management. We are the only institution in Botswana to have the accredited tuition provider status from CIPFA.”

Botho University was established in 1997 and has over 6,000 students and almost 500 staff members.

  • Judith Ugwumadu
    Judith Ugwumadu

    Judith writes about public finance, public services and economics across Public Finance International and Public Finance. She previously undertook reporting stints at Financial Adviser, Global Security Finance and The Sunday Express.

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