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.
The ADA Chair in Financial Law (Inclusive Finance) at the University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, together with Appui au Développement Autonome (ADA), a non-governmental organization in inclusive finance, and the European Investment Bank Institute, the educational arm of the European Investment Bank Group, launched in 2017 the Certificate in Law and Regulation of Inclusive Finance.
Entering its fourth year in 2020, the program is aimed at regulators, intermediaries and other inclusive finance organizations.
This one-week training course for microfinance institutions (MFIs) will provide participants with an understanding of the different tools used by MFIs, what they mean, and how they can be used to keep track of an institution’s financial performance over time. Participants would also learn how to format financial statements for decision making, adjust for inflation and subsidies, measure portfolio quality, asset/liability management, efficiency, and productivity.
The Social Performance Management program is an executive education program aimed at providing high-level management and leadership training to those shaping the microfinance industry, including CEOs, SPM Managers of microfinance institutions and executives of mainstream banks entering the microfinance market.
The Board Leadership for Impact Program (BLI) is dedicated to empowering corporate leaders in the social enterprise sector to achieve business growth and social impact. By focusing exclusively on executive leadership and reframing board effectiveness as a strategic imperative, BLI strengthens leadership and management to ensure these companies sustain business growth and drive social impact.
This program aims to challenge regulators, policy makers and practitioners on the importance of developing a regulatory framework on financial technology. Participants that attend the program will go through twelve fundamental modules that would equip them for future challenges as they address the increased role of financial technology. Participants will need to be prepared to be challenged in a stimulating and thought-provoking environment.
Microinsurance Master is the sector's first accelerator program. It starts with a two-week immersion at Hollard Insurance in South Africa, followed by eight weeks tailored coaching by industry leaders to boost your microinsurance activities. You will join a growing network of champions who continue to share and learn how to provide more and better risk alleviation solutions to low-income communities.
Hollard Insurance will select 20 motivated key-decision makers from organizations that are serious about making an investment in microinsurance in 2020.
In the growing area of Islamic microfinance, a diverse skillset is required. Professionals have to be knowledgeable in traditional retail banking, in the ethics of Islamic finance and in the relevant compliance and regulation issues. Frankfurt School of Finance & Management has designed this certification course to provide participants with the necessary skills and know-how to become a well-rounded Islamic microfinance professional.
Digital finance offers a transformational solution for financial inclusion. Powered by the mobile phone, new data and technological innovations, it has become affordable and convenient for unbanked customers to access and use formal banking services. While new technological developments and financial players bring tremendous opportunities, the emerging landscape is also becoming more complex and is putting increasing pressure on traditional providers to go digital.
Every day many opportunities to leverage financial services for economic growth and poverty reduction are missed. Nearly a third of all adults in the world still don’t have a bank or mobile money account and there is a persistent gap in access between men and women. Many of the accounts that have been opened are inactive. Insurance policies lapse, borrowers become overindebted, financial service providers experience undesirable levels of client turnover, and regulators struggle to protect consumers in today’s digital financial ecosystem.
This training course invites financial and non-financial actors to adopt a customer-centric approach to addressing issues of financial inclusion. It will examine the business case for customer-centricity as well as the process through which organizations can become more customer-centric, generating value for themselves as well as the customers they aim to serve.