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.

Friday, August 14, 2020

COVID-19 as well as the measures (like lockdowns, stay home to stay safe directives, etc.) to tackle it have together resulted in a deep-rooted demand and supply macroeconomic shock that, in turn, has created an economic crisis impacting the whole world. Thus, COVID-19 perhaps represents the most serious test of the global financial system after the 2008 (global) financial crisis. When the loan repayment moratorium periods offered by central banks expire, the huge debt overhang may not be easily serviceable. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 to Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Learning Mode: MOOC

Global value chains (GVCs) powered the surge of international trade after 1990 and now account for almost half of all trade. This shift enabled an unprecedented economic convergence, wherein poor countries grew rapidly and began to catch up with richer countries. Since the 2008 global financial crisis, however, the growth of trade has stagnated and the expansion of GVCs has stalled. These trends have only been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, threats to the model of trade-led growth have emerged.

Monday, August 24, 2020 to Friday, August 28, 2020
Frankfurt, Germany

Inclusive financial services providers are undergoing rapid change. Many face increasing competition, tougher regulation or are branching out to embrace new market segments. The Inclusive Finance Summer Academy seeks to equip participants with deep technical know-how across six major themes:  Risk Management, Housing Finance, Digital Finance, SME Banking, Rural Finance and Human Resources. You will visit major German institutions related to your elective and develop a better understanding of current trends in emerging markets and developing economies.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 to Sunday, February 28, 2021
Online

Frankfurt School's Certified Expert in Microfinance is an excellent and comprehensive qualification for microfinance practitioners. It prepares you for the challenge of serving your clients in changing and increasingly competitive environments.

The course takes approximately six months assuming three to four hours of self-study per week. It consists of eight units, which build upon each other. The eighth unit is an elective, and is not mandatory. Some units include mandatory exercises that have to be solved online.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 to Sunday, February 28, 2021
Online

Risk management is about coping with the challenges of growth, complexity and competition in a sustainable manner.

Frankfurt School's Certified Expert in Risk Management is a comprehensive qualification for financial sector professionals with a special emphasis on the particular requirements of emerging and developing markets. It gives you the tools to measure risks and devise appropriate risk-taking and mitigation strategies that give your institution the competitive edge in delivering inclusive financial services in a rapidly evolving environment.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 to Sunday, February 28, 2021
Online

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are important engines of growth, jobs and social cohesion. However, the creation, survival and growth of SMEs is often hampered by access to finance. Thus, access to SME finance has become a key priority in developing and transition countries. Since the early nineties, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is combining advisory work, training, and policy advice with applied research. Our goal is to support financial institutions in developing and transition countries establish good practices in Micro and SME finance.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Gender in Digital Finance Course Overview

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.

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.

Monday, September 14, 2020 to Friday, September 18, 2020
Turin - Italy

The ILO’s Impact Insurance Academy is a unique opportunity to learn from twelve 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

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