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, January 20, 2020 to Thursday, January 30, 2020
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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. 

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Monday, January 20, 2020 to Friday, January 24, 2020
Dubai, UAE

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.

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Monday, January 27, 2020 to Friday, January 31, 2020
Bali, Indonesia

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.

Saturday, February 22, 2020 to Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Fairview Hotel in Nairobi

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.

Monday, February 24, 2020 to Friday, February 28, 2020
Kent, UK

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.

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Monday, March 2, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.

Monday, March 2, 2020 to Monday, August 31, 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.

Monday, March 2, 2020 to Monday, August 31, 2020

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.

Monday, March 9, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020
Turin, Italy

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.

Monday, March 9, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020
Turin, Italy

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.

20/01/2020 to 30/01/2020
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
27/01/2020 to 31/01/2020
Bali, Indonesia
22/02/2020 to 25/02/2020
Fairview Hotel in Nairobi
24/02/2020 to 28/02/2020
Kent, UK