Training opportunities

26- 30
Advanced Program on Microfinance and Inclusive Finance

Friday, May 26, 2017 to Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Financial inclusion or inclusive financing is the delivery of financial services at affordable costs to sections of disadvantaged and low-income segments of society, in contrast to financial exclusion where those services are not available or affordable.

An estimated 2 billion working-age adults globally have no access to the types of formal financial services delivered by regulated financial institutions. For example, in Sub-Saharan Africa, only 24% of adults have a bank account even though Africa’s formal financial sector has grown in recent years.

It is argued that as banking services are in the nature of a public good, the availability of banking and payment services to the entire population without discrimination is a key objective of financial inclusion.

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

Application procedure

An application form can be requested by sending an email to


All applications should be submitted by 31 May 2017, late applications will be considered subject to availability.

Course Fees

  •  Tuition (Payment by 31 March 2017) – $2750
  •  Payments after 31March 2017- $3000