UNIDO and IAEA join hands to deliver COMFAR trainings in the LAC region

UNIDO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organized two five-day training courses to improve the feasibility analysis skills of selected project counterparts of IAEA from Latin America and the Caribbean. The trainings, which were conducted during 13 to 24 September was delivered in Spanish in a remote-online modality, and was attended by 18 participants from 11 countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The training courses focused on UNIDO’s methodology for the identification of investment opportunities and the formulation and appraisal of investment projects based on UNIDO’s Computer Model for Feasibility Analysis and Reporting (COMFAR). The sessions were organized within the framework of IAEA project RLA0069 “Promoting Strategic Management and Innovation at National Nuclear Institutions through Cooperation and Partnership Building”, which aims at strengthening the sustainability and self-reliance of national nuclear institutions (NNIs) in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. In this sense, feasibility studies done with the help of tools such as COMFAR are very important in order to determine whether certain services and investment projects planned by NNIs are sustainable and profitable from a financial and economic standpoint.

COMFAR facilitates the fast computation of financial statements needed for financial and economic appraisal of investment projects; the software can be used for small- to large-scale projects, expansion, rehabilitation and modernization of existing enterprises and joint ventures. The COMFAR team at UNIDO headquarters offer trainings on “Financial Analysis of Investment Project Scenarios with application of COMFAR software” at three levels such as Beginners, Advanced and Training-of-Trainers.

To tryout a demo version of the software or for training, license enquiries, contact us comfar [at] unido.org (comfar[at]unido[dot]org)

To learn more about COMFAR, visit our webpage.