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.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The existing financial system is very complex at the moment, and that complexity creates risk. A new decentralized financial system made possible with cryptocurrencies could be much simpler by removing layers of intermediation. It could help insure against risk, and by moving money in different ways could open up the possibility for different types of financial products. Cryptocurrencies could open up the financial system to people who are currently excluded, lower barriers to entry, and enable greater competition.

Monday, May 7, 2018 to Friday, May 11, 2018

This one-week training course for MFIs will provide participants with an understanding of the different tools used by microfinance institutions (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.

Monday, May 7, 2018 to Friday, May 11, 2018

This training program helps microfinance institutions (MFIs) to diversify their product portfolio in a strategic and cost-effective manner. It covers different types of products, such as savings, micro-insurance, leasing, money transfers and non-financial services, analyzing examples from MFIs around the world to illustrate variations in the way these products can be delivered.

Friday, May 25, 2018 to Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The intensive six-day Harvard Business School-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance offers leaders from around the world an exceptional opportunity to connect with peers and engage with some of the HBS faculty's foremost thinkers in business strategy and management. The HBS Executive Education learning model immerses the world’s most promising leaders in a transformational experience that marries the best of strategic thinking with the most important advances in financial inclusion and impact investing.

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018

Prior to the advent of Microfinance Initiatives, well over half the Global Population was excluded from access to Formal Financial Services. This session takes a historical perspective and examines the various approaches taken by commercial banks, non-governmental organizations, credit unions, governments and microfinance institutions. It will define the concept of microfinance and financial inclusion, the paradigm shift and the evolution to sustainable entities and social enterprises.

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018

The 2018 Frankfurt Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy & Executive Trainings will offer you the chance to take a leading role in the climate finance story.

Three different courses will take you on a journey to think outside the box and demystify climate and renewable energy finance, delving into case studies and learning from discussions and group work with a clear hands-on focus tailored to the needs and realities of developing, emerging and industrialized countries.

Monday, July 2, 2018 to Friday, July 6, 2018

Savings and Credit Cooperatives have a key role to play in inclusive finance by providing financial services to those that are at the bottom of the economic pyramid. This program will enhance the role of Sacco’s in carrying out their activities. The five-day program is designed to enhance the collective capabilities of these institutions by building individual knowledge and skills to achieve strategic goals.

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Monday, July 16, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018

The 4th Edition of the Boulder RAFP in English will be held in Utrecht, Netherlands in July, 2018. These program 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.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to Sunday, July 29, 2018

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 27, 2018 to Friday, August 31, 2018

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.

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