The workshop covered the main components necessary for developing comprehensive business plans, focusing on how to evaluate and implement them within complex cultures. The workshop was hosted by the Sudanese Bankers Association and sponsored by the Governor of the Central Bank of Sudan, and Chaired by the Deputy Governor. It was a precursor to a 3-day training programme on the same topic to help capacity build and generate empirical data on Leaders in Developing Countries. The training programme then covered business planning issues in more detail by equipping attendees with the relevant skills required for developing and leading effective business plans, specifically supporting women leaders.
This workshop comes as part of 5 years of fruitful collaboration between Brunel Business School and the Sudan Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences. Professor Irani and other Brunel delegates have visited Sudan and delivered workshops prior to this one for Sudanese banks and women leaders in particular. The topics included leadership development, employability skills for higher education to boost economic growth, change management, and achieving business excellence.
A Brunel team (Professor Amir Sharif and Dr Tillal Eldabi from the Business School) also worked closely with the Sudan Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences in developing their MBA in Micro Finance with a British Council DELPHE award to the Academy.