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Seminars/Workshops

Seminars/ Symposiums/ Workshops/ Special Studies

The SAARCFINANCE members conducted 17 Seminars, 3 studies, 3 workshops and 6 Governors' symposiums from September 1998 till December 2009 (Table 3).

Table 3: SAARCFINANCE Seminars/Workshops/Governors' Symposiums/ Studies during September 1998 – December 2009

Programs/ Host Central Banks
BB
RBI
NRB
SBP
CBSL
Total
Seminars
3
1
5
4
4
17
Workshops
-
3
-
-
-
3
Governors' Symposiums
2
1
-
-
3
6
Studies
-
1
1
1
-
3
Total
5
6
6
5
7
29

RBI: Reserve Bank of India
CBSL: Central Bank of Sri Lanka SBP: State Bank of Pakistan
NRB: Nepal Rastra Bank BB: Bangladesh Bank

A number of seminars/workshops/special studies have been conducted on common topical issues by some of the member countries of the SAARC region. The SAARCFINANCE members conducted 14 seminars, four Governors' symposiums, three studies and two workshops since the inception of SAARCFINANCE (i.e., September 1998) (Table 1).

Table 1: SAARCFINANCE Seminars/Workshops/Governors' Symposiums/ Studies during September 1998 – June 2008

Programs/ Host Central Banks
BB
RBI
NRB
SBP
CBSL
Total
Seminars
2
1
4
4
3
14
Workshops
-
2
-
-
-
2
Governors’ Symposiums
1
1
-
-
2
4
Studies
-
1
1
1
-
3
Total
3
5
5
5
5
23

RBI: Reserve Bank of India CBSL: Central Bank of Sri Lanka SBP: State Bank of Pakistan
NRB: Nepal Rastra Bank BB: Bangladesh Bank

 

January-June 2008

During January-June 2008, the following two Seminars were conducted under the SAARCFINANCE umbrella:

The State Bank of Pakistan organized a seminar on ‘BASEL II Implementation in South Asia’ at Islamabad during June 26-28, 2008.

An international workshop on ‘Off-site Surveillance’ was conducted by the RBI (Urban Bank Department) during March 4-7, 2008. The representatives of Central Banks of SAARC nations, among others, were also invited.

RBI conducted a pilot training programme for 15 journalists of Nepal at College of Agricultural Banking, Pune during February 5-9, 2008.

Two officials from the Bangladesh Bank, viz. Mr Md. Humayun Kabir and Mr. Md. Mokbul Hossain, visited the Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai during April 28-29, 2008 to study the automated note sorting, shredding and briquetting systems in RBI.