About UEMOA (West African Economic & Monetary Union)
An organization of eight West African states, UEMOA was established to promote economic integration across countries that share the CFA Franc as a common currency. The treaty that concluded the establishment of UEMOA was signed in Dakar, Senegal, on 10th January 1994, by the heads of state of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. In 1997, Guinea-Bissau became the organization’s eighth (and only non-Francophone) member state.
About BOAD (West African Development Bank)
BOAD is an international multilateral development bank established in 1973 to serve the nations of Francophone and Lusophone West Africa. The bank is run by the Central Bank of West African States and its eight member governments. It is funded by member states, foreign governments and international agencies. The bank disburses long and medium-term loans. Since 2002 BOAD has offered support to private businesses involved in development projects of regional importance, as well as financing for micro-credit projects and small to medium-sized enterprises.
About GFCL (Global Finance & Capital Limited)
GFCL is a corporate financial advisory, registered in the United Kingdom and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). GFCL’s objective is to deliver independent, high quality advice based on internationally-accepted standards of corporate governance and to utilise its extensive global network to deliver tailor-made solutions for clients. Specialists in project finance, GFCL has, since 2006, assisted both public and private sector clients in successfully completing projects across a range of global locations including India, Bangladesh, Central Europe, the Middle East and West Africa.
About CREPMF (Regional Council of Public Savings & Financial Markets)
The Regional Council of Public Savings & Financial Markets is a division of the West African Economic & Monetary Union (UEMOA). The Council was founded in 1996 by the Council of Ministers of the Union, with the purpose of supervising the financial markets of UEMOA. The Council’s stated mission is to protect invested savings; to provide information to investors; and to ensure the smooth running of the region’s markets.