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10th Microfinance Training of Trainers (MFTOT 10)

A Blended Distance Learning Course

January 2015-May 2015

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) are pleased to announce the tenth delivery of the Microfinance Training of Trainers course (MFTOT10) which will run from January to May 2015.

The MFTOT10 is designed to strengthen the institutional capacity of microfinance in the Asia-Pacific region and African region by making high-quality microfinance training accessible to more decision-makers, professionals and practitioners in the field of microfinance as well as increasing the number and country coverage of accredited microfinance trainers in the Asia Pacific region and around the world.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Microfinance Training of Trainers Course (MFTOT)

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Introduction to Islamic Finance 2014

Session Dates Changed
March 12, 2014 until March 27, 2014
13:00-16:00 (East Africa Time)
19:30-22:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Please note we are not accepting participants from Japan.

Islamic finance has been growing rapidly in recent years and attracting greater attention in the wake of the recent financial crisis. The World Bank and the Islamic Development Bank have set out a framework for collaboration between the two parties and lend support to global, regional and country efforts in the development and expansion of Islamic finance globally.

In 2012, with the initiative of the Association of African Distance Learning Center (AADLC) , in partnership with the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) and the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), a comprehensive course “Introduction to Islamic Finance” was designed and organized to share fundamentals of Islamic finance with a special focus on policy makers and officials of the financial sector in Africa.
 
This program will be the second delivery following the success of the first program delivered in 2012

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Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Financing and Inclusive Growth

AFDC Distance Learning Seminar Series

Seminar 1: September 11, 12:00-14:00 (JST), 2013
Seminar 2: November 7, 10:30AM-12:30 (JST), 2013*
*Please note that the starting time has changed.

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are key drivers of economic growth, job creation and inclusive growth. However, access to finance, especially for MSMEs, remains largely limited in most emerging markets. Financing has been a long-time problem for MSMEs, which restrains them from sustainable development in the long run. This course aims to summarize and share experiences on “MSME Financing and Inclusive Growth” by governments and financial institutions in China, Japan, Korea in order to address the issue of providing sufficient financing support and financing access, and innovating financing pattern to promote sustainable development for MSMEs.

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9th Microfinance Training of Trainers (MFTOT 9)

A Blended Distance Learning Course

July-November 2013

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Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)  are pleased to announce the 9th delivery of the Microfinance Training of Trainers course (MFTOT9) from July to November 2013.

MFTOT9 is designed to strengthen the institutional capacity of microfinance in the Asia-Pacific region and African region. The course makes high-quality microfinance training accessible to decision-makers, professionals and practitioners in the field of microfinance and increases the number of accredited microfinance trainers in the Asia Pacific region and around the world. Two types of certificate are available for participants who complete the course depending on learning objectives, level of commitment and performance.

Online registration will be available from May 1, 2013 at MFTOT 9 course website.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Microfinance Training of Trainers Course (MFTOT)

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Health Insurance System

KDI-Development Case Study Series 2012

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Time: 11:30-14:00 (JST)

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Tran Thi Hoa, 2002

The role of health care in economic development has received increasing attention in recent years since poor health is a primary cause of impoverishment and bankrupt families. According to WHO in 2000, health-related impoverishment is derived from a lack of risk pooling and proper insurance system. A wave of health insurance initiatives has swept across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and compulsory social health insurance in many developing countries is taken as a popular approach to health care reform.

This session seeks to portray the experiences of Korea, Japan and the World Bank in the field of health insurance, and to share the implications that can be learned. They are expected to review theories and to analyze how health insurance systems have been designed and implemented at each stage of development. The participants will learn how having an effective health insurance system contributes to promoting sustainable and broad-based development of a country.

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Introduction to Islamic Finance

Intensive Course (4 Sessions)

May 14 - June 7, 2012
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2012

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Takiko Koyama, TDLC

Islamic finance has been growing rapidly in developing and developed countries in recent years. Islamic financial assets have expanded by over 10% annually and represented over 0.5% of global financial assets in 2010. The strong growth is likely to continue in the coming years despite the recent financial crisis. 

Islamic finance is operated free of interest and any ambiguity under the principle of profit-risk-sharing. In contrast to conventional finance, business transactions under Islamic finance require underlying genuine trade and assets.

The Islamic finance market is still below its true potential. Some countries in Africa and Asia are stepping up efforts to capitalize on the growing popularity of Islamic financial service industries. 

With the initiative of the Association of African Distance Learning Center (AADLC) and in partnership with the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) and the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), this course has been organized to share fundamentals of Islamic finance with a special focus on policy makers and officials of the financial sector in Africa and Asia.

Advance registration required (first-come-first-served).

Registration Deadline: April 30, 2012

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8th Microfinance Training of Trainers (MFTOT 8)

A Blended Distance Learning Course

December 2011 - April 2012

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Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)  are pleased to announce the 8th delivery of the Microfinance Training of Trainers course (MFTOT8) from December 2011 to April 2012.

MFTOT8 is designed to strengthen the institutional capacity of microfinance in the Asia-Pacific region and African region. The course makes high-quality microfinance training accessible to decision-makers, professionals and practitioners in the field of microfinance and increases the number of accredited microfinance trainers in the Asia Pacific region and around the world. Two types of certificate are available for participants who complete the course depending on learning objectives, level of commitment and performance.

Online registration is now available at MFTOT 8 course website (http://mftot.jointokyo.org).

Registration has been closed.

 

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Microfinance Training of Trainers Course (MFTOT)

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Economic Environment Assessment of Credit Rating for Banking Sector

VC seminar organized by AFDC, co-sponsored by TDLC, WB, Sri Lanka DLC and KDI School

Date: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
Time: 10:30-13:00 (JST)

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Roxana Bravo—World Bank

In accordance with Basel Accord, strengthened credit rating and risk management systems have been required to be built in commercial banks. Macroeconomic environment assessment plays a very important role in these systems. In the post-crisis world, all countries have to tackle increasingly complex issues in the international and domestic economic environment. In particular, commercial banks face a great challenge in the assessment field.

Many countries have put forward a series of measures to improve their financial supervision and credit rating systems, especially the credit rating system in commercial banks. The Chinese government has paid much attention to implementing the Basel Accord and improving risk management systems in its commercial banks. It is important for each country to share new approaches and experience in macroeconomic environment assessment field, and by doing so, to promote financial system stabilization.

In order to promote experience-sharing on economic environment assessment for credit rating in commercial banks, the Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center (AFDC) in collaboration with the World Bank, Tokyo Development Learning Center, The World Bank (TDLC), Sri Lanka Distance Learning Center and Korean Development Institute (KDI) School will hold a half-day VC seminar, to tackle the challenges in economic environment assessment in commercial banks in the post-crisis world.

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Microfinance Training of Trainers Course 7 (MFTOT 7)

A Blended Distance Learning Course

December 2010 - April 2011

The Microfinance The ADBI and TDLC are pleased to announce the seventh delivery of the Microfinance Training of Trainers course (MFTOT7) from December 2010 to April 2011.

The Microfinance Training of Trainers Course (MFT0T), first organized in February 2005, is a unique program that aims to enhance the knowledge of microfinance practitioners so that they may help to strengthen the institutional capacity of microfinance service providers in the Asia Pacific region. This course has received high rating from participants and become popular in many countries. Two types of certificate will be available for participants depending on their learning objectives, level of commitment and performance.

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The Asian Development Bank Institute(ADBI)
The Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)

Our thanks to the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) for contributing their CD-ROM and textbook to the Course.

Registration for this course has been closed.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Microfinance Training of Trainers Course (MFTOT)

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Session 3: Microinsurance and its application in disaster risk management programs

Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific – 2010 Distance Learning Seminar Series 

September 16, 2010 13:00-16:00 (JST)

The poor, with their limited assets and resources, are often excluded from formal insurance instruments. In many developing countries, the poor have resorted to other instruments – credits, grain banks, remittances, savings, etc – to tide them over during times of hardship. Microinsurance is thus seen as an effective instrument to protect the poor from the increasing impacts of disasters. It is flexible enough to suit the particular needs of the clients and to accommodate non-traditional institutional arrangements.
This session will highlight the various innovations on the application of microinsurance in DRM and the experiences and insights of practitioners.

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This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific - 2010 Series

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