29.11.2023 - 1.12.2023, Nairobi, Kenya

Financial Administration & Risk Management


With special emphasis on formats and requirements in the context of projects being co-financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany, BMZ

The workshop is directed to local, English-speaking partner organizations of German NGOs in Africa and offers an extensive program on the topic of Financial Administration of BMZ-projects.

Mr. Volker Sowade, External Auditor, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ), Mrs. Karin Wollgarten, Head of Finance & Administration (KOLPING INTERNATIONAL) and Mr. Ralf Tepel, Former Executive Director Karl Kübel Stiftung, Germany, will be presenting the requirements regarding the funding guidelines, financial administration and requirements of annual (audit) reports of BMZ projects.

Apart from that, qualitative standards of documents/reports being subject of the annual reports and audits will be communicated. In addition special emphasis will be laid on the issue of risk management, i.e. the team will sensitise on the relevance and importance of different dimensions of risks, risk assessment and appropriate steps to avoid or minimise risks. This will be done along very practical experiences and best practices from the field.

The presentations and discussions shall mainly follow very practical examples as well as representative case studies and best practices from the field of NGO-operations. In working group exercises current problems will be discussed and practicable solutions will be jointly elaborated.

To make the workshop most efficient for the participants, they will be requested to send their particular queries and expectations well in advance, so that the same can be appropriately addressed in the workshop.


Chief functionaries of NGOs, Project-Accountants and Chartered Accountants of NGOs,
Representatives of the German donor agencies (max. 2 participants from African NGOs and 1
representative from German partner organisations).

Previous Experience:

-Knowledge in accounts management
-Knowledge in English language

The workshop language will be English.

Registration and organisational details:

Course Fee:

The cost per person for the workshop is 110 Euro including food and accommodation during
the workshop days, shuttle from and to Nairobi airport and training materials
The course fee has to be transferred after registration.


Please send an e-mail to KatjaSchroer@kolping.net.
You will then receive the registration form by e-mail.
Please note that a maximum of two people per local NGO can be considered.
The total maximum number of participants is 50.

Deadline for Registration: Thursday, 31th August, 2023

Reimbursement of Travel Expenses: Travel expenses have to be covered by own funds.

For any clarification, please, contact KOLPING INTERNATIONAL in Cologne, Germany:
Mrs. Karin Wollgarten (KarinWollgarten@kolping.net) or Mrs. Katja Schroer (KatjaSchroer@kolping.net)