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.

Monday, July 23, 2018 to Friday, August 3, 2018
Turin, Italy

The 24th Edition of the Boulder Microfinance Training (MFT) in English will be held in Turin, Italy. The 2018 program – for the first time available in a two-week format – will feature three different concentrations for participants to choose from:

  • Management;
  • Digital Financial Services;
  • Policy and Funding.

Participants can then select from over 20 elective courses delivered by our diverse and world-renowned Faculty covering a broad range of topics and viewpoints. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to Sunday, July 29, 2018
London, United Kingdom

The financial system plays a vital role in supporting sustainable economic growth and meeting financial needs. It does this by facilitating funding, liquidity and price discovery, while also providing effective risk management, payment and some monitoring services.

Any financial system designed to support and enhance financial inclusion most operate in an efficient and resilient manner and treats participants within the financial system fairly. This occurs when participants fulfil their roles and responsibilities in a way that engenders confidence and trust in the system.

Monday, August 13, 2018 to Thursday, August 16, 2018
Lagos, Nigeria

This course is designed to enable participants to be effectively equipped with knowledge and skills of microfinance and financial inclusion. This 4 ‐day training course is for microfinance managers and operators, regulatory bodies, investors, supporters, donors, legal advisors, board members and commentators on, financial inclusion and institutions which provide these services.

Target Audience:

Monday, August 27, 2018 to Friday, August 31, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Microfinance Association High Impact Leadership Program on Inclusive Finance will prepare you for the highest levels of global leadership.

The High Impact Leadership Program provides managers with the tools and processes needed to meet their organization’s leadership challenges. Over five days, participants explore both ‘macro’ and 'micro' issues – from organizational structures, incentives and informal networks to managing performance and using feedback to enhance personal professional growth.

Saturday, September 1, 2018 to Thursday, February 28, 2019

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.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Thursday, September 6, 2018
Lagos, Nigeria

The Microfinance Association Acceleration program will teach you the fundamental concepts specific to your country on how your institution can accelerate, improve its performance and at the same time deliver innovative products and services to those that at the bottom of the economic pyramid.

The Microfinance Acceleration program is shaped around strategic management consulting; it will assist you to integrate best practices for operations, governance, risk management, financial analysis and fundraising.

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Monday, September 10, 2018 to Friday, September 14, 2018
Turin, Italy

The ILO’s Impact Insurance Academy is a unique opportunity to learn from the ten years of experience and innovations in inclusive insurance facilitated by the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility.

By combining plenary sessions with specific electives by the choice of participants, participative activities, case studies and intensive discussions, the Academy offers a dynamic learning environment for participants and experts from all over the world to discuss ways of developing inclusive insurance.

The Academy Provides:

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to Thursday, September 20, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Innovative approaches are needed to address the needs of the 1.3 billion people lacking electricity, while simultaneously transitioning to a decarbonized energy system. For example, Bangladesh and Kenya have developed thriving self-sustaining markets for off grid lighting products. Learning from their experience and adjusting their approaches to local circumstances can help other countries to join the off-grid solar success story.

Monday, October 1, 2018 to Friday, October 5, 2018
London, United Kingdom

This one-week course aims to introduce the width and breadth of financial inclusion in context of microfinance institutions (MFIs). Participants will get a chance to comprehend and understand what mechanism across the globe have been used historically, as well as what are emerging processes to boost financial inclusion via financially affordable and socially acceptable processes to serves the ultimate purpose of inclusive growth and shared prosperity.

Course Content

Sunday, October 14, 2018 to Friday, October 19, 2018
Cambridge, MA - United States

Rethinking Financial Inclusion is a Harvard Kennedy School executive education program exploring frontier issues in finance for the underserved. Led by Harvard professors with years of experience designing and evaluating financial innovations, this one-week program combines an evidence-based approach with theoretical insights to expose leaders like you to the changing landscape of finance, enhance your understanding of client needs and equip you with the tools you need to design financial products that will satisfy them.

Rethinking Financial Inclusion will enable you to:

Training Menu

25/07/2018 to 29/07/2018
London, United Kingdom
13/08/2018 to 16/08/2018
Lagos, Nigeria
27/08/2018 to 31/08/2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
01/09/2018 to 28/02/2019