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.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

he frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, hurricanes and storms tend to increase due to climate change. There is little smallholders can do to cope with the financial impact of an extreme weather event, forcing them to resort to often negative coping strategies such as selling livestock, reducing food consumption or taking children out of school. Moreover, also financial institutions and agribusinesses suffer from loan defaults in the aftermath of extreme weather events.

Monday, April 20, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020
Boston, MA - United States

Financial Inclusion (FI) is a global development agenda to promote and extend affordable financial services for each segment of population within and across the geographical boarders to speed up the journey of enhanced economic activities, alleviation of poverty, minimization of gender and earning gaps and to ensure achievement of other sustainable development goals. The success or failure of achieving financial and non-financial targets are subject to proper designing and implementation of national financial inclusion strategy.

Monday, May 4, 2020 to Friday, May 15, 2020
Marseille, France

The Boulder Institute of Microfinance, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),  Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Capacity Building for Rural Finance (CABFIN) partnership, which also includes UNCDF, IFAD, WFP, GIZ and World Bank, has developed an in-depth and comprehensive agricultural finance training program.  By participating in the RAFP, you will gain and consolidate critical skills, and be able to:

Monday, May 25, 2020 to Friday, May 29, 2020
Washington, DC - United States

Financial Inclusion in its simplest form is the ability to access appropriate financial services in the formal financial system. However, it is not just about a bank branch or correspondent on the corner. It is about clients using sustainable, responsible financial products that add value to their daily lives. In other words, there is the need to develop the right product, at the right place, at the right price. The successful implementation of the national financial inclusion strategy is not only in the interests of the consumers of financial services.


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.

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 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, September 7, 2020 to Friday, September 18, 2020
Mombasa, Kenya

The School of African Microfinance (SAM) annual training program is a chance for executives to convene, connect and collaborate on top issues facing the financial inclusion industry.

Designed for middle to senior managers from microfinance institutions, microfinance banks, SACCOs, regulatory organizations and donor programs, SAM is known for gathering financial inclusion visionaries in a close setting for two weeks of innovative, eye-opening panel discussions and courses from world-class speakers and faculty on the most relevant and daunting challenges facing the industry.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 to Friday, September 25, 2020
Frankfurt, Germany

Until a few years ago, green and sustainable investment was considered idealistic - but unrealistic. Today, there are many impressive cases that showcase how impact finance can achieve the holy grail: a positive social and environmental impact, as well as a solid financial return.