The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is spearheading a regional workshop to put development finance institutions in 13 countries in a better position to be able to serve businesses in the creative sector.
The training exercise is seeking to equip representatives of the financial institutions with the necessary knowledge and skills to appraise loan applications for creative sector projects.
The workshop will be recorded and the Final Credit Appraisal Manual, inclusive of videos and other relevant information will be placed on CDB’s e-learning portal to be accessible by workshop participants, as well as other stakeholders within the creative sector to facilitate self-learning.
Forty-four representatives have been participating in the online workshop, which started on September 16. It will run on various dates from September through October fourth. The participants include intellectual property offices, business support organizations, as well as creative industries consultants from 13 CDB Borrowing Member Countries.