Training opportunities

11- 15
Utilizing Agricultural Value Chain Development to Accelerate Financial Inclusion & Women Empowerment in Rural Africa

Monday, May 11, 2020 to Friday, May 15, 2020

Many microfinance institutions (MFIs) are facing increasing  competition, tougher regulations and/or branching out to embrace new market segments with innovative products. This Master Class seeks to equip participants with state of the art technical know how  in various topics and a good understanding in newer trends in the microfinance & financial inclusion space.

Course Content

  1. Responsible Microfinance &Financial Inclusion: Towards A New Paradigm, Salient Issues & Tracking Accountable Progress.
  2. Advanced Credit Risk: Principles and Techniques.
  3. Financial Analysis, Principles and Techniques and Key Performance Indicators.
  4. Fintech, Digitization, Digital Divide and Key Issues.
  5. Group Lending Methodologies.
  6. Financial Inclusion of Agriculture and Value Chain Finance: Critical issues.
  7. Rural Small Enterprise Finance.
  8. Attracting Top Notch Investors: What Must MFIs and Banks Do? The Role of Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Governance of Compensation, Audits, MIS and Related Areas in MFIs and FIs.
  9. Regulation and Supervision for Sustained Financial Inclusion, RegTech and Customer Protection.
  10. Presentation by participants in small groups, their key learning’s based on assigned reading given on arrival.

Tuition and Accommodation Expenses

  • $2,500 (includes course fee, five-night accommodation in a hotel & all training materials plus snacks & lunch).
  • Handouts, documentation and background literature will be assembled in a comprehensive participant hand book which will also be provided on USB device by the end of the training.
  • The fees also include two safari tours & a dinner.