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, May 20, 2019 to Friday, May 24, 2019
Nairobi, Kenya

In a microfinance institution, the board originates the business strategic direction, creates a framework for execution, guides on critical decisions that not only relate to provision of its products and services, but also in achieving sustainable growth, impact and profitability.  To effectively respond to the available opportunities and prevailing challenges in providing financial services, such board members need to develop unique and competitive strategies, and insights on financial inclusion for their target market.

Monday, May 27, 2019 to Friday, May 31, 2019
London, United Kingdom

This course is designed to enable participants to be effectively equipped with knowledge and skills to be able to deal with SME financing. This one-week training course is for microfinance managers and operators, regulatory bodies, investors, supporters, donors, legal advisors, board members and commentators on, financial inclusion and the institutions, which provide these services. 

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Saturday, June 1, 2019 to Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Frankfurt, Germany

Developing finance institutions are undergoing rapid change. Many of them face increasing competition, tougher regulation or are branching out to embrace new market segments. The Inclusive Finance Summer Academy seeks to equip participants with profound technical know-how in one of five subjects areas (operational risk management, SME banking, rural finance, housing finance and digital finance), visit major German institutions related to your elective, and develop a better understanding of current trends in developing communities.

Monday, June 3, 2019 to Friday, June 7, 2019
London, United Kingdom

Many microfinance institutions are facing increasing competition, tougher regulations or are branching out to embrace new market segments with innovative products. This masterclass seeks to equip participants with profound technical know‐how in principles of microfinance & financial inclusion, advanced credit risk, digital finance, SME banking, financial analysis & KPIs, innovative product development & pricing strategies, social performance management, regulations & supervisions and a good understanding of current trends in the financial inclusion space.

Monday, June 24, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019
London, United Kingdom

This one-week executive training is designed to enhance the collective capabilities of institutions by building individual knowledge and skills to achieve strategic goals. The program will allow microfinance managers, consultants and trainers to develop the theoretical and practical skills necessary to improve the performance of their organization.

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Monday, June 24, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019

Business Planning with Microfin will again be taught using Internet distance learning.  This course has a reduced time commitment, no travel costs, and allows participants to interact with each other and the instructor as the basics of Microfin are taught through the live input of a specially designed case study, reflecting real life solutions to data challenges some have faced with Microfin.

Monday, July 8, 2019 to Friday, July 12, 2019
Turin, Italy

The ILO’s Impact Insurance Academy is a unique opportunity to learn from more than 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.

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Monday, July 22, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019
Turin, Italy

The 5th Edition of the  Boulder RAFP in English will be held from July 22 to August 2, 2019 in Turin, Italy and will bring together rural and agricultural finance specialists from around the world representing MFIs, Rural Banks, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance and Agriculture, Donor Agencies, Investors, Development Agencies, and more. The Boulder RAFP will be held alongside the Boulder MFT in English and the NEW Digital Transformation for Microfinance Institutions program.  

Monday, August 26, 2019 to Friday, August 30, 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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

Participants will leave the program equipped with strategic insights, leadership skills, and a deep understanding of global business context needed to drive growth and profitability in a high-performing microfinance organization.

Sunday, September 1, 2019 to Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Master of Leadership in Development Finance online program is designed for emerging leaders who are passionate about finance and the role finance plays as a catalyst for economic development and growth in emerging economies worldwide


Training Menu

20/05/2019 to 24/05/2019
Nairobi, Kenya
01/06/2019 to 05/06/2019
Frankfurt, Germany
03/06/2019 to 07/06/2019
London, United Kingdom