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, July 22, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019
Turin, Italy

The "25th Anniversary Boulder MFT" will feature three different concentrations to choose from:

  • Management & Leadership.
  • Policy & Funding.
  • Development.

Participants will design their own tailored experience by selecting four elective courses among Boulder’s 16 elective course offerings which are delivered by diverse and world-renowned faculty and cover a broad range of topics and viewpoints. 

Monday, July 22, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019
Turin, Italy

This new program offers 16 elective courses to choose from that will lead participants from considering how to define a digital transformation strategy, to best practices in product design and development, as well as change management required to undergo such a strategically important venture. These courses are taught by renowned expert faculty who are practitioners with global digital transformation experience.

Monday, July 22, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019
Turin, Italy

The 5th Edition of the  Boulder RAFP in English will be held from July 22 to August 2, 2019 in Turin, Italy and will bring together rural and agricultural finance specialists from around the world representing MFIs, Rural Banks, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance and Agriculture, Donor Agencies, Investors, Development Agencies, and more. The Boulder RAFP will be held alongside the Boulder MFT in English and the NEW Digital Transformation for Microfinance Institutions program.  

Monday, July 29, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019
Accra - Ghana

This one-week training is designed to enhance the professional skills of professionals within the microfinance sector.

The program would allow microfinance managers, consultants and trainers to develop the theoretical and practical skills necessary to improve the performance of their organizations.

Cost: The course fee for the programme is $1500 per delegate

Thursday, August 1, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019
Beirut, Lebanon

The Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS) articulate the minimum level of assistance required to support the economic recovery of vulnerable populations in the wake of crises. The MERS handbook offers tools and approaches that support practitioners, multi-lateral stakeholders, local market actors, governments and donors to support economic recovery through market-based response. The standards draw from the accumulated experience of the world’s leading humanitarian agencies and economic development practitioners.

Monday, August 12, 2019 to Friday, August 16, 2019
Abuja, Nigeria

This one-week interactive executive training is the first of its kind.

Monday, August 26, 2019 to Friday, September 6, 2019
Pietermaritzburg , South Africa

This is it, the final workshop of the Sustainable Microfinance and Development Program (SMDP) is coming to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa offered by the University of New Hampshire, hosted by SaveAct and delivered by VSL Associates and SaveAct.

Monday, August 26, 2019 to Friday, August 30, 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The program will provide managers the tools and processes needed to meet their organization’s leadership challenges. Over five days, participants will explore both ‘macro’ and 'micro' issues – from organizational structures, incentives and informal networks to managing performance and using feedback to enhance personal professional growth.

Participants will leave the program equipped with strategic insights, leadership skills, and a deep understanding of global business context needed to drive growth and profitability in a high-performing microfinance organization.

Sunday, September 1, 2019 to Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Master of Leadership in Development Finance online program is designed for emerging leaders who are passionate about finance and the role finance plays as a catalyst for economic development and growth in emerging economies worldwide


Monday, September 2, 2019 to Friday, September 13, 2019
Mombasa, Kenya

The School of African Microfinance (SAM) is an annual two-week training designed to build capabilities of institutions by developing individual knowledge and skills in order to achieve growth, impact and profitability.

Drawing from its experience working with institutions in Africa, SAM courses and forums are tailored to impart knowledge, skills, insights and ideas to make better decisions, have better practices and mindsets to serve the African markets. SAM is led by a team of experienced faculty who introduce participants to fresh perspectives and best industry practices.

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