APMAS (India) in partnership with Coady International Institute (Canada) and Sadhikaratha Foundation (India)
This course is offered three times per year: |
December 4 - 16, 2017 - Hyderabad, India
March 2018 - Addis, Ethiopia
May 28 - June 13, 2018 - Coady campus, Canada
Community-based microfinance approaches are critical for achieving sustainable development goals that promise inclusion of the poor and marginalised sections of the society. These approaches are not only providing access to financial services, but also provide local support services to community members to manage their livelihoods, social networks, and lives. This course focuses on savings-led and member-owned models, such as Savings Groups, Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs), Self-Help Groups (SHGs) & their federations, Financial Cooperatives, Credit Unions, Livelihood (producer) Organizations and other community owned institutions with examples from across the world.
The course is designed to deepen understanding of concepts and practices of financial inclusion with focus on community-based microfinance approaches, offering a holistic perspective to participants about how these models can support women’s empowerment, agriculture, livelihoods, value-chain and enterprises in rural and urban areas, and how innovations such as linkage with banks and mobile payment system can reach millions that are outside formal banking system.
This program is intended for senior-level managers from Africa, Asia and other developing countries, representing large scale Government programmes, NGOs, rural finance practitioners, MFIs and bankers, policy makers, regulators and government officials, trainers, and donors that link with CBMF organizations for financial inclusion. A participant with University degree and good working knowledge of English language and two years work experience in microfinance is desirable.
We strongly recommend that applications be submitted 3 months prior to the start of the course. During higher volume times it can take up to one month from the time an application is submitted until a decision is made by the selection committee. It can also take up to 2 months to process an Indian visa application
The course fee is US $2,000 (Including Service Tax) for participants from all countries. The course fee would cover accommodation, food, local travel, field visits and course material. Candidates are fully responsible for covering the cost of their own travel. Limited scholarships are available for applicants from Africa and other developing countries, especially for women, depending upon the availability of funds.
APMAS Training Centre, Hyderabad,Telangana,INDIA
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Last date for receiving applications is October 15, 2017
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Plot 11 & 12, HUDA Colony, Tanesha Nagar, near Dream Valley, Manikonda,
Ranga Reddy district, Hyderabad - 500089
Telangana State, India