Webinar: Organizational Models, Governance and Staffing - Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 (12:30 pm GMT Live Webinar)

Dear CoP Members,

We invite you to attend the webinar on:

Organization Models, Governance and Staffing: The Experience of The Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI), South Africa.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 (12:30 pm GMT Live Webinar)

The Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI) is a network of budget officials from Ministries of Finance and/or Planning in Africa and a recognised voice for public financial management issues across the continent. CABRI’s vision is that across Africa, public financial resources are managed with integrity, transparency and accountability for efficient and effective service delivery, economic growth and sustainable development. The network’s approach is based on peer-learning and exchange on policy, planning and budget reform issues that are pertinent to African countries. Since its official launch in 2008 and subsequent formation as an International Organisation in 2009, CABRI’s work now covers approximately 30 African countries.

The webinar will share CABRI’s experiences from an organisational development perspective. What steps were taken in moving from an informal network to an international organisation with its own governance structure and full-time Secretariat with a mandate to run the day-to-day business? The presentation will focus on some of the processes followed to set up a flexible institutional architecture, which safeguards ownership and is conducive for the peer-learning and exchange character of the network. 


Neil Cole is the Executive Secretary of the Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI), a professional network of senior budget officials in Africa. He previously was the Chief Director of the African Economic Integration unit at the South African National Treasury. He also gathered extensive public sector experience whilst working in the Budget Office of the National Treasury – first as the Director responsible for budget reforms and later as the head of the Expenditure Planning unit – responsible for the management, coordination, and compilation of South Africa’s national budget.