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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy recently signed an agreement to offer online training courses and accreditation programs on global trade and trade finance. The courses will be offered by ADB’s Trade Finance Program (TFP) using ICC Academy’s international training model and digital platform.

The first course will be available this February and subsequent courses will be rolled out during the first half of 2017. The initial phase will benefit 150 bank staff from approximately 80 TFP partner banks. The initial phase will offer 2 online Certification Programmes — the Global Trade Certificate (GTC) and the Certified Trade Finance Professional (CTFP). Through this capacity-building initiative, the TFP enables its partner banks to provide better financial support to local export and import companies.

“The ADB Trade Finance Program is committed to providing partner banks with the knowledge required to give companies the best possible support to reach their potential through international trade,” said Steven Beck, head of trade finance at ADB.
The ICC Academy is the International Chamber of Commerce’s ground-breaking e-learning platform. The ICC Academy delivers online certification and professional development services to meet the educational needs of banks, corporates, and other organizations at the forefront of international trade.

“ICC Academy is proud that with ADB, we have taken a step forward to train and progress capabilities in developing countries. We are committed to work with ADB to fill the ever-changing skill gap,” said Daniel Kok, General Manager at ICC Academy.