Please note that the third cohorte of the Anglophone EMT programme offered by ATAF and GIZ has been put on hold until further notice. After two very successful intakes time is needed to evaluate and strengthen the programme offer and its quality in order to meet the real needs of African Revenue authorities.  Moreover a need for a harmonised concept to better align the EMT Anglophone and the EMT Francophone, which is going into the second round this year, has become evident.  
The current EMT programme cooperation with BSEL and Witwatersrand University terminates at the end of the 2015/2016 academic year. 
We will inform you on any developments and the new starting date of the programme in due time.  

  The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) promotes efficient and effective tax administration, with the ultimate goal of improving the living standards of the people of Africa. It facilitates mutual cooperation among African tax administrations and other relevant and interested stakeholders by serving as a platform where progress, challenges and new directions for African tax policy and administration are being addressed. ATAF comprises 36 member states and has been growing steadily since its inception in 2009. 

ATAF runs a number of capacity-building initiatives, technical conferences and consultative research workshops to enhance African skills in specific areas of tax administration and build the foundations of future endeavours. Recently, blended e-learning courses on various issues relating to tax policy and administration have been offered to member states. It is against this background of innovative teachingmethods that ATAF embraces the Executive Master’s in Taxation as the precursor to combining African–European expertise and ultimately strengthening revenue authorities on the African continent. 

  The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as an innovative partner for the global challenges of tomorrow, operates in more than 130 countries worldwide. In its role as a German federal enterprise, it supports the federal government in achieving its aim of sustainable development in both international cooperation and international education. 

GIZ - commissioned by the German Federal  Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)  and co-funded by the European Union - has supported its partner institutions in Africa by providing technical assistance through the GIZ programme ‘Good Financial Governance (GFG) in Africa’. The backbone of the programme is the partnership with networks of African government officials in the areas of taxation, budgeting and fiscal oversight to support their aim to strengthen public financial management capacities across Africa: the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), the Collaborative African Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI), the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI) and the 2013 founded African Organisation of Public Account Committees (AFROPAC). The programme supports these partner organisations in offering knowledge, training and exchange opportunities to their members to develop and implement joint standards and improve financial governance.

The cooperation with ATAF and the ATAF secretariat has contributed  towards:
  • establishing ATAF as an international organisation;
  • delivering demand-driven ATAF research projects;
  • offering tailor-made capacity-development measures.

  Ranked among the largest universities of applied sciences in Berlin, the Berlin School of Economics and Law is deservedly proud of the expertise it has offered for over 30 years. The university has an academic staff of approximately 200 professors and 830 lecturers in addition to nearly 280 research and administrative personnel. 

Over time, BSEL has established a vibrant network of committed partners both within Europe and around the world. At present, the university has over 150 active cooperations with other institutions of higher education on virtually every continent. It is through the development of this international approach that the university is in a strong position to promote a wide range of exchanges for students and academic staff alike. 

BSEL and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg have a long-standing cooperation and are committed to strengthening their ties even further through this programme