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 2, 2020 to Monday, August 31, 2020
Online

Risk is inherent in the delivery of financial services. It is therefore important for financial institutions to implement a systematic risk management approach.

The objective of this course is to deepen your understanding of modern risk analysis including credit, market, liquidity and operational risk and to implement this understanding in your institution. The course teaches global concepts applied to the special conditions of developing and emerging markets.

This course takes approximately six months assuming five to eight hours of self-study per week.

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 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

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 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

The “Certified Expert in Agricultural Finance” (CEAF) is an on-line course that covers a wide range of agriculture finance topics. Participants will gain a broad perspective on the concept of agricultural finance and acquire the necessary skills to design feasible operations, products and delivery channels. One focus of the course will be on lending to farmers and agribusinesses, in particular, how to manage risks and costs along the entire loan cycle.

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

The Certified Expert in Microinsurance provides you with an understanding of the target market, marketing strategies and distribution channels to be successful with this product proposition. This training tailored to insurance, microfinance and bank practitioners world-wide.

This course takes approx. six months assuming five to eight hours of self-study per week. It consists of eight mandatory units, which build upon each other.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 to Thursday, March 5, 2020
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Distribution is a particularly important question for those looking to deliver insurance to low-income people. With low margins, insurers need to find low-cost channels that can reach clients in large numbers. These challenges mean that insurers need to think differently about microinsurance distribution. This training will help equip insurers with a good understanding of the wide range of distribution possibilities, and provide them with tools and knowledge needed to establish and manage a distribution strategy.

Please note that this training will be held in French.

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.

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.

02/03/2020 to 31/08/2020
02/03/2020 to 31/08/2020
02/03/2020 to 31/08/2020
Online
02/03/2020 to 13/03/2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
02/03/2020 to 31/08/2020