Appraca Centrab

Exploring Progressive Modes of economic and financial cooperation in the Asia Pacific Region

Mission/Mandates/Objectives

Mission

As the training and research arm of APRACA, CENTRAB is committed to assist its member institutions in developing their rural finance systems through training and research.

Mandates

  • Design, conduct and evaluate regional level workshops, core, current and special courses as well as research and comparative studies on rural finance;
  • Establish system for supervision and technical audit of training activities to strengthen internal policy-making processes; and
  • Upgrade networking facilities and instructional resources.
    • Objectives

      • To facilitate and promote the transfer of innovative technologies, ideas and practices in rural finances between and among member institutions and countries;
      • To facilitate provision of training to member institutions; and
      • To facilitate national, regional and international cooperation in training, special studies, and researches in credit and other rural financial systems.

Upcoming Activities

  • International Study Visit Program on the Best Practices of Agricultural Finance, Japan Perspective
  • International Study Visit Program on Financial Inclusion and Agribusiness Models of Vietnam
  • International Program on the Best Practices of Microfinance, Bangladesh Experience
  • International Program on Enhance Team Effectiveness Through Capability Development
  • International Exposure Visit on Integrated Agri Entrepreneurship for Small Farmers