Professional Development Program on Community based Financial Inclusion and Microfinance, 20th- 31st March 2017

This two week tranining  program is designed to provide concepts and practice of Financial Inclusion and Microfinance aswell as to provide a holistic perspective to practitioners. The program is ideal for entry level and middlemanagement participants from financial institutions and banks operating or opening a microfinance desk.

VENUE: Asian Institute of Technology Conference Centre, AIT Campus, Pathumthani, Thailand

DATES: 20 -31 March, 2017 both days inclusive


  • To understand and appreciate the concepts of Financial Inclusion and Microfinance as well as to practicethem in their work place better
  • To learn how microfinance helps livelihoods through Micro Enterprises and Job Creation
  • To understand risks better and learn techniques to mitigate them
  • To manage finances better and add up to the bottom lines
  • To help in innovating new products and set interest rates
  • To better understand issues such as Governance, Gender etc.
  • To manage microfinance institutions better
  • Entry to Mid level Managers from Institutions involved in Financial Inclusion and Micro Finance likeBanks, Banking Institutions, Micro / Financial Institutions, SACCOs, CBOs / NGOs and
  • Policy Makers from Governments of countries in Africa, South Asia, South East Asia and Far East.
Participants will learn a wide spectrum of Financial Inclusion and Microfinance concepts and activitiesthat 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

  • 8 days of class room study and 2 days of field visits covering 3-4 real time and relevant case studies.
  • Deliberations, Discussions, Exercises, Field Visit Case Studies, supported by classroom lectures.
  • Fully Interactive• Course Medium is English

For more information on the course please click here

COURSE DIRECTOR:         Dr. Sundar Venkatesh


COURSE COORDINATOR(S):          Ms. Kluaymai Thongkham and Ms. Farah Nashid Hossain 

Ms. Kluaymai Thongkham
AIT Extension, Asian Institute of Technology,
PO Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120,Thailand
Telephone: +66 25246501/2 (office)+66 890213767 (mobile)

Brochure Microfinance 20-31 March 2017.pdf3.92 MB