'Financial Services for the Poor' Professional Development Course in Microfinance
Alliance Forum Foundation and BRAC Development Institute
A one-week 'Financial Services for the Poor' Professional Development Course co-organized by BRAC Development Institute and the Alliance Forum Foundation will be held in Bangladesh from September 16th to 22nd 2012.
This unique course will combine classroom instruction, lecture, and observational visits to microfinance institutions (MFI) in the field to provide participants with a holistic understanding of microfinance grounded in the experience of Bangladesh.
The seven day course will be led by Dr. Syed M. Hashemi, Director of the BRAC Development Institute and Senior Microfinance Specialist of CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor), as well as, leading practitioners and academics from across the field of microfinance. Field visits will be made to a number of MFIs including BRAC, Grameen Bank, SafeSave, and ASA for participants to better understand microfinance in practice.
The course fee of $1,700 includes tuition, lodging for one week, local transportation to field visits, and course materials. Airfare, visa costs, fuel surcharge, etc. are not included and participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to Bangladesh.
Course participation is limited to around 25-30 participants. Highly motivated individuals with a strong interest in pursuing a career in international development or microfinance should apply by the June 31st 2012 deadline.
For further information or to download an application form, please visit: http://bit.ly/mfpro-info