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, May 25, 2018 to Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Washington, DC - United States

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, May 28, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018

This course looks at the broad landscape of digital identification (ID), covering the main reference schemes such as Aadhaar, eEstonia, BankID & Mobile Connect. It will explore the importance and different forms of ID, what they are and what they mean for financial services. The course will focus on how it is affected by global developments, understanding SDGs and financial inclusion issues and explore the impact of digital evolution gaining insight into trust frameworks.

Monday, June 11, 2018 to Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Nairobi, Kenya

Claims represent the tangible benefit of insurance to policyholders as positive experiences are key to developing trust. This training will provide microinsurance practitioners with the tools, knowledge and confidence to improve the claims management functions for their microinsurance programs, in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness and client value.

Monday, June 11, 2018 to Friday, July 6, 2018

This course offers a comprehensive perspective on how the remittance industry has developed and evolved and how it operates today. It will look at the history of these cross-border payments, established and emerging actors and mechanisms, the needs and interests of clients, and how technological and business innovations continue to open new frontiers for the remittance market. Unlike the vast majority of cross-border payments, which are made by international corporations and banks, remittances are made person-to-person and usually in low amounts.

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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, June 18, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018
London, United Kingdom

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 25, 2018 to Saturday, July 7, 2018
Chennai, India

This program offers aspiring researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners an opportunity to equip themselves with multidisciplinary approaches, skills and tools to address the rising challenges of development through the lens of finance. It provides participants with an introduction to rigorous quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis using latest tools and approaches in the field of evaluation. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 to Thursday, June 28, 2018

This course on Agriculture Value chain for microfinance and SME practitioners provides an understanding of the gaps and challenges of agriculture finance. The program would enable participants to sharpen their awareness of the fundamental issues of financing agriculture and agribusiness. 

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

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.

Training Modules:

Monday, July 9, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018
Pathum Thani, Thailand

This two-week program caters to the knowledge requirement of the uninitiated, entrants up till middle level managers' of microfinance institutions (MFIs), CBOs / NGOs, Banks who are considering setting up microfinance desks.

Program Topics:

Participants will learn a wide spectrum of financial inclusion and microfinance concepts and activities that include:

Training Menu

25/05/2018 to 30/05/2018
Washington, DC - United States
28/05/2018 to 22/06/2018
11/06/2018 to 12/06/2018
Nairobi, Kenya
11/06/2018 to 06/07/2018