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, March 25, 2019 to Friday, March 29, 2019
Nairobi, Kenya

This training is designed for senior and middle management (credit supervisors, credit officers, senior credit officers, micro credit managers responsible to managers) of microfinance institutions (MFIs) and other financial institutions for the purpose of strengthening their knowledge and build their capacities in the field of loan portfolio management.

Sunday, March 31, 2019 to Friday, April 5, 2019
Boston, Massachusetts - United States

The Harvard Business School (HBS)-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance is the first executive education program of its kind to provide high-level management and leadership training to those shaping the microfinance industry, including CEOs of leading microfinance institutions and executives of mainstream banks entering the microfinance market.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 to Friday, May 10, 2019

Savings Groups (SGs) are community-based financial institutions where members mobilize and manage their own savings, pooling this money in a loan fund from which they can borrow in amounts as small as $5. This approach has proved to be low-cost, highly sustainable, and extremely profitable for the member-owners while achieving significant scale, especially in remote rural areas in Africa and Asia. It is estimated that SGs are now established in more than 75 countries worldwide, reaching more than 15 million members in over 750,000 groups.

Monday, April 8, 2019 to Friday, April 12, 2019
Lusaka, Zambia

This one‐week course aims to introduce the implications and lessons learnt from financial inclusion for regulators and policy makers. Participants will get a chance to comprehend and understand what mechanisms across the globe have been used historically, as well as what are emerging processes to boost financial inclusion via financially affordable and socially acceptable processes to serves the ultimate purpose of inclusive growth and shared prosperity.

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Monday, April 15, 2019 to Friday, April 19, 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The challenge is to design financial products that meet the needs of low-income populations while ensuring the sustainability of financial providers. Government loans for the poor often meet with high default rates, while insurance products encounter very low take-up. An estimated 2 billion working-age adults globally have no access to the types of formal financial services delivered by regulated financial institutions.

Monday, April 15, 2019 to Friday, April 19, 2019
Dubai, UAE

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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Sunday, April 21, 2019 to Thursday, April 25, 2019
Dhaka, Bangladesh

This five-day course is designed to help MFIs develop and improve the quality of their own risk management processes. The focus is on problem prevention, early detection, and control. The participants get the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and tools they require not only to support their respective areas or functions in implementing effective operational risk management but also for integrating risk management with disciplines including audit, monitoring and compliance.

Monday, May 13, 2019 to Friday, May 17, 2019
Nairobi, Kenya

Many microfinance institutions are facing increasing competition, tougher regulations or are branching out to embrace new market segments with innovative products. This 2019 School seeks to equip participants with profound technical know‐how in the below subject areas and a good understanding of current trends in the financial inclusion space. The course will be interactive and will feature hand-picked faculty with many years of exposure and experience in the microfinance and financial inclusion space.

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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, 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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Training Menu

31/03/2019 to 05/04/2019
Boston, Massachusetts - United States
02/04/2019 to 10/05/2019
15/04/2019 to 19/04/2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates