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Message From the Governor of Central Bank

I am delighted to welcome you to the family of learners in Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance (AIBF). It is a great honor to inform you that the Afghan Financial Sector has been constantly growing in terms of institutions, number of players, portfolio size and complexity as well as the people being served. Ironically institutional and human resource capacities have been lagging behind while the sector is growing at a much faster pace. Consequently, the effectiveness and efficiencies are being greatly compromised across the sector on one hand and on the other hand sustainability of the growth achieved is becoming more and more uncertain. Having said this, strategically there is an urgent need to improve regulatory environment, enhance institutional management systems and business processes, and most importantly overcome the capacity gaps on the human resources side.

AIBF was established to address the capacity development needs of the Afghan Financial Sector and produce trained human resources. The institute aims to be the premier training and research center for financial sector in Afghanistan and the region. We want to be the main research and academic arm of the banking and financial industry, continuously upgrading the knowledge and skills relevant for employees in banks and MFIs. AIBF will serve as a centre of data and information on new and emerging issues in the banking and micro finance sector and provide training and capacity building services to financial institutions.

AIBF’s mission is to develop a pool of qualified banking and finance professionals to strengthen the financial sector and related infrastructure so as to support a high rate of economic growth in Afghanistan.  Through its in-depth understanding and practical experience in the country and the region, AIBF will support applied research that will help decision-makers in the public and private sectors. In partnership with accredited international institutes and universities, the institute will provide online and distance learning educational programs for individuals who may not have the pace and space for full time studies.

I extend to you a hearty welcome to join the Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance  and wish you all the success in your learning endeavor.

With warm regards,

HE Khalil Sediq