Training opportunities

The objective of this section is to list training courses and workshops that are being offered at international and national level in the field of development banking, rural or micro finance, enterprise development and other related topics.

Courses may include university and training institute programmes that lead to qualifications, as well as ad hoc short courses for awareness raising or in-service training. Exchange visit and distance learning opportunities will also be listed when available.

Saturday, June 6, 2020 to Thursday, June 11, 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN) – an association of the Microfinance Providers in Pakistan, since its inception has been laser-focused on building capacity of the Microfinance sector through various local and international training programs. 

Monday, June 15, 2020

This seminar introduces the pioneering field of impact investments, investing in microfinance, and the financial inclusion of underbanked populations in developing economies, along the entire investment value chain.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 to Friday, June 19, 2020
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Many people see digital credit as a lever that can improve the financial inclusion of people who are unbanked or underbanked thanks to technology that reduces subscription and infrastructure costs. Digital credit also constitutes an opportunity for additional growth for the players.

How do financial institutions manage to respond to new customer demands in terms of digital? Customer relations remain a central element at the heart of the strategy of financial institutions, of course, but digital is considerably modifying this relationship.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 to Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Building on the course “Microfinance—Introduction”, this seminar conveys the skills necessary for analyzing investment opportunities and understanding investment strategies, risk mitigation, and new developments in investments in financial inclusion.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 to Friday, June 19, 2020

This two-day seminar enables participants to gain a basic understanding of microinsurance and learn in particular about key aspects and key challenges of providing insurance services in emerging and developing economies. The course is designed for organizations that support the development of microinsurance.

Monday, June 29, 2020 to Friday, July 3, 2020
Turin, Italy

Uninsured risk has devastating consequences on future generations and constrains their entrepreneurial capacities. In many developing countries, however, the insurance industry is not yet fulfilling its potential. The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility works to enable the insurance sector, governments and their partners to embrace impact insurance as a way of reducing households' vulnerability, promoting stronger enterprises and facilitating better public policies.

Monday, July 20, 2020 to Friday, July 24, 2020

This complimentary virtual event takes place at 10:00 am EST daily between 20-24 July 2020, during which you will hear insights, presentations and panel discussions from senior professionals of; Deutsche Bank, Northern Trust, Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse, CIT Bank, Rabobank, Societe Generale, Goldman Sachs, Lloyds Banking Group, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, HSBC and many more.

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Monday, July 27, 2020 to Monday, August 31, 2020
Accra, Ghana

This one-week training is designed to enhance the skills of professionals within the microfinance sector. The program will allow microfinance managers, consultants and trainers to develop the theoretical and practical skills necessary to improve the performance of their organizations.

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Monday, July 27, 2020 to Tuesday, July 28, 2020

This complimentary virtual event takes place at 10:00 am EST  daily between 27-29 July 2020, during which you will hear insights, presentations and panel discussions from senior professionals of State Street, Ameris Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Scotiabank, Deutsche Bank, BNY Mellon and many more.

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Monday, August 24, 2020 to Friday, August 28, 2020
Frankfurt, Germany

Inclusive financial services providers are undergoing rapid change. Many face increasing competition, tougher regulation or are branching out to embrace new market segments. The Inclusive Finance Summer Academy seeks to equip participants with deep technical know-how across six major themes:  Risk Management, Housing Finance, Digital Finance, SME Banking, Rural Finance and Human Resources. You will visit major German institutions related to your elective and develop a better understanding of current trends in emerging markets and developing economies.

06/06/2020 to 11/06/2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
16/06/2020 to 19/06/2020
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
16/06/2020 to 17/06/2020
18/06/2020 to 19/06/2020