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Microfinance training opportunities

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by capito, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. capito

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    Training Opportunities
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    [TD="width: 600"]Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP) Certificate
    Date: 18 June – 29 June 2012
    Location: New Hampshire, USA
    Fee:
    $4,250
    Application Deadline
    : 4 May 2012 (to be considered for scholarship)
    This two-week program emphasizes a livelihoods approach to microfinance, enterprise, and community economic development. The course is held at the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire in the United States. The curriculum is built upon a foundation of the Five Capitals of sustainable livelihoods—natural, physical, human, social, and financial. It emphasizes tools and strategies of transparency and good management practices that honor the Triple Bottom Line (financial, social, environmental) of sustainability. More information >>
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    The MasterCard Foundation is offering scholarships to SMDP for African women practitioners with at least two years of work experience. The deadline is 4 May 2012. More information>>

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    [TD="width: 100"]Jul 8 -
    Jul 13

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    [TD="width: 600"]Frankfurt School Micro & SME Banking Summer Academy
    Date: 8 July - 13 July 2012
    Location: Frankfurt, Germany
    Fee:
    EUR 3,000
    Application Deadline
    : 31 May 2012
    The Frankfurt School's Micro & SME Banking Summer Academy is aimed at managers of microfinance institutions, commercial banks active in microfinance, and microfinance investors. Participants tailor their experience by selecting from a number of electives. The program emphasizes both technical aspects of microfinance and leadership. More information >>
    Scholarships
    The program offers 25 scholarships through the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme. More information>>
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    [TD="width: 100"]Jul 16 -
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    [TD="width: 600"]Boulder Microfinance Training (MFT) in English and French
    Date:16 July – 03 August 2012
    Location: Turin, Italy
    Fee:
    $4,500
    Application Deadline
    : 15 June 2012 (or earlier if the program reaches capacity)
    The Boulder Institute of Microfinance holds its 18th annual training program from July-August at the International Training Center of the ILO in Turin, Italy. The Boulder MFT program is one of the most popular and well attended microfinance training programs each year. The extensive course selection is complimented each day by a core symposium for all attendees, led by the president of the Boulder Institute, Robert Christen. More information >>
    Scholarships
    The Boulder Institute website provides tips on securing financial assistance to attend the Boulder MFT.
    EU/ACP Microfinance Programme is offering 20 scholarships to government officials from ACP countries who make or implement policies that impact access to finance. Applications must be made online here by 15 May 2012.
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    [TD="width: 600"]School of African Microfinance
    Date
    : 3 September - 14 September 2012
    Location: Mombasa, Kenya
    Fee:
    $4,950
    Application Deadline
    : 31 July 2012
    The School of African Microfinance (SAM) offers a two week training program aimed at mid- and senior-level professionals working in microfinance. The program format consists of plenary sessions to cover key topics, electives (participants choose 4 out of 14 options), and moderated discussions. The courses aim to provide participants with the tools to develop market focused strategies, deliver appropriate products and services, and lead high performing institutions. More information >>
    Scholarships
    A number of full and partial scholarships are available through a partnership with the MasterCard Foundation. More information>>
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    [TD="width: 100"]Sept 2012 -
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    [TD="width: 600"]European Microfinance Programme
    Date: September 2012 – September 2013
    Location: Brussels, Belgium
    Fee:
    TBD, fee for 2011-2012 program was EUR 835
    Application Deadline: 30 April 2012 (for students from developing countries)
    The European Microfinance Programme (EMP) is a one-year Master’s degree program focused on microfinance. The program is jointly organized by four European universities and five non-governmental organizations (ADA, BRS, CERISE, PlaNet Finance Belgium, and SOS Faim). Classes are taught in English at the University Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. In addition to course work, all students complete a 2 to 4 month internship at a microfinance institution in a developing country. Note that applicants must already have a Master’s degree to be eligible for the EMP. More information >>

    Scholarships
    The EMP is offering 12 scholarships for candidates from developing countries. The deadline is 30 April 2012. More information >>
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    Other Scholarships
    WAM-NY Training Scholarships for Women Microfinance Practitioners
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    [TD="width: 263"]Ready for Business by Robyn Nietert, 2011 CGAP Microfinance Photography Contest.
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    Women Advancing Microfinance-New York (WAM-NY) is sponsoring women microfinance practitioners at the mid-management level to attend specialized training programs to strengthen their skills and leadership opportunities. The eligibility criteria are:

    • Candidate should be a female working for an MFI;
    • Should have a minimum of 3 years of work experience in microfinance and a minimum of 1 year of work experience with her current microfinance employer;
    • Should have some level of management responsibility within her MFI. Preference will be given to those candidates in middle management positions;
    • Should have the language skills necessary to participate in the program of her choice;
    • Should agree to submit a brief post-training report communicating her learning and experience to WAM-NY.
    Preference will be given to candidates from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Candidates may select a program from the pre-approved list or suggest a program of their choice when applying for the scholarship. More details are provided in the application form (currently available in English or Spanish).
    The application deadline has been extended to 23 April 2012. They had a high level of interest and are currently processing applications received by the original deadline. Additional applications are welcome until the new deadline and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. More information>>
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    [TD="colspan: 4, align: left"]19 Apr 2012
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    [TD="colspan: 4, align: left"]Upcoming SEEP FRAME Training in DC
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    [TD="colspan: 4, align: left"]Thanks so much for putting this list together and sharing. These are all fantastic opportunities. In addition I wanted to mention SEEP's upcoming FRAME Training in DC (June 4-8, 2012) in case some people may be interested in shorter, more specialized courses. More details on SEEP's website. Thank you! SEEP Training in Measuring Financial Performance of Microfinance Institutions | The SEEP Network
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    [TD="colspan: 4, align: left"]Diana Dezso
    SEEP Network
    United States
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    source: microfinance gateway websiteMicrofinance Gateway>Microfinance Training Round-Up
     
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