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Training: Community Based Financial Inclusion and Microfinance

11 Nov 2016

This 2 week program is designed to provide concept and practice of Financial Inclusion and Microfinance as well as to provide a holistic perspective to participants. The program is ideal for entry level and middle management participants from financial institutions and banks operating or opening a microfinance desk.

LEARNING TOPICS:  Participants will learn a wide spectrum of Financial Inclusion and Microfinance concepts and activities that include:

  • Real time experience sharing through field visit case studies / special guest lectures
  • Financial Inclusion / Microfinance & Livelihood Finance
  • Behavioral Economics of the Poor and Financially Excluded
  • Microfinance Resources, Access to Finance & Delivery Channels, Structures
  • Microfinance Products, Product Designing & Interest Setting
  • Using Technology
  • Risk Management in Microfinance
  • Managing Microfinance Institutions (MFIs)
  • Sustainability, Ethics & Governance of MFIs
  • Discussion on Regulations in countries of participants
  • Impact on Livelihoods, Enterprise Creation and Social Performance
  • Challenges, Bridging Gaps & Looking Beyond MFIs
  • Transformation of MFIs
  • Various Experiments & Experiences in the sector

Learning Outcomes: Participants would be able to:

  • Understand and appreciate the concepts of Financial Inclusion and Microfinance
  • Practice them in their work place better
  • Learn how microfinance helps livelihoods through Micro Enterprise and Job Creation
  • Understand risks better and learn techniques to mitigate them
  • Managing finances better and add up to the bottom lines
  • Help in innovating new products and set interest rates
  • Better understand issues such as Governance, Gender etc.
  • Manage microfinance institutions better     

TIMING:  The training program will be held from 14 – 25 November 2016

VENUE: AIT, Thailand

CLIENT/DONOR:  Multiple donor and client.

PARTICIPANTS: This course is designed to meet the needs of entry level / middle management of Development Organisations / NGOs, Government Institutions, Finance Institutions, Microfinance Institutions and banks.

COURSE DIRECTOR:Dr. Sundar Venkatesh

COURSE COORDINATOR(S):   Ms. Kluaymai Thongkham  

CONTACT:  Ms. Kluaymai Thongkham

Asian Institute of Technology,

P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand

Email: pdc@ait.asia

Phone: +66 (0)2 524 6502