AAIOB was established by members charter in 1997 in Johannesburg, SA with Ten (10) founding members.
The Mission of the Alliance as stated in its charter is "To promote co-operation and create greater understanding among members in banking education and training."
Its Vision is "To be recognized as the leading Organization and umbrella Body representing All Banking Institutes in Africa in the development of Banking Education and Training on the Continent."
Its Objective is "To co-ordinate and develop the Banking profession on the African continent through its member organizations by promoting Internationally Acceptable Professional Standards of Competence and Conduct."
Since its inception in 1997 the Alliance's major activities have been the following
Theme of the Conference
The theme of this year conference is : "Leveraging disruptive innovation as a catalyst toward Africa economic integration". Africa financial industry is rapidly changing. The major force behind this change is technology. We see blockchain technology being adopted, mobile payment made easy by telecommunication companies, all those followed by risks such as cyber crimes and other similar financial related crimes. How are the banking Institutes ready to deliver the right content to the financial sector players as the requirements for compliance are becoming tighter than before on the Africa continent. Also, how does innovation & technology be laveraged on by banking institute to develop talents that caneasily work across the continent as Africa become one trading block.
Objectives of the AAIOB Conference
The major objective of the conference is to sensitize the Banking industry on its role in the financial services sector and on the countrys' economy as a whole.The conference also aims to promote the Banking standards as the Banking is one of the key drivers of an economy.
Additionally, the AAIOB members will be provided with a platform to deliberate on the development of the right education that takes into consideration disruptive innovation in the financial sector and take measures on how to standardize education and how Africa certification programs can be mutually recognized across the continent.
The conference audience targets middle to senior level cadres in the financial services sector as well as professionals from academia, government, development institutions and regulatory bodies with a leaning to and interest in financial sector education issues and trends.