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.
*Please note that we are no longer accepting registrations for MFTOT 9. To view the MFTOT9 course website, please check here.
Microfinance is recognized as an effective development intervention that enhances access to financial services by low-income individuals. The Microfinance Training of Trainers (MFTOT) Course was initially jointly sponsored by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) in 2005. The interactive microfinance distance learning course (MFDL) developed by UNCDF is the core learning material for study. This course has received high rating from participants and become popular in many countries.
Over the past seven years, eight courses were successfully delivered in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world. Over 2,000 participants conducted self-study using the interactive e-Learning package, attended videoconference sessions, received online tutoring for 11 assignments and took part in the final exam. Among them, a total of 893 in 55 countries were accredited to become a fully certified trainer of the UNCDF MFDL course. Top 30 graduates who are located in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Ghana, India, Japan, Kenya, Lao PDR, Malawi, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, PNG, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam were engaged to work as tutors for the courses.
Since 2007, the course materials (workbook and interactive CD-ROM) have been translated from English into several local languages such as Chinese, Khmer, Lao, Thai, Vietnamese, Mongolian, and Bahasa Indonesia.
The ADBI and TDLC, joined by a new partner of China Development Bank (CDB) since MFTOT8 to support participants in African countries, are pleased to announce the ninth delivery of the Microfinance Training of Trainers course (MFTOT9) from July to November 2013.
MFTOT9 continues to pursue its goal of strengthening 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.
The course consists of 3 modules and special topics in microfinance.
At the end of Module I (The World of Microfinance), participants will be able to:
At the end of Module II (Financial Analysis), participants will be able to:
At the end of Module III (Institutional Analysis), participants will be able to:
Through interaction with experts during videoconference sessions on Special Topics in microfinance, participants will be able to broaden their understanding of key issues in microfinance.
The course features a unique, blended approach consisting of:
This course is aimed primarily at development practitioners, microfinance professionals, policy makers, donor staff, socially responsible investors, students, and others who want to improve their knowledge of best practices in microfinance.
Participants who wish to develop their skills in delivering microfinance training and become fully certified trainers of the UNCDF course can earn accreditation by completing all weekly assignments and the final examination for this course.
Statistics of previous courses showed that submission of assignments and receiving online tutoring help participants to master the knowledge of best practice of microfinance. Since MFTOT5, submission of assignments to a designated tutor has become mandatory for all participants. Two types of certificate will be available for participants depending on their learning objectives, level of commitment and performance.
Completion Certificate: Those who do not plan to become a certified trainer can earn a course completion certificate by completing the course assignments. They don’t need to take the final exam. Course assignments may be submitted in local language if the local language version of CD-ROM and a country tutor are available. The learning material translation has been undertaken in China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Accreditation Certificate: The accreditation is an important element of the course offering, and has great impact on the institutional capacity building for microfinance sector. Course participants can earn this certificate and become a fully certified trainer of the UNCDF MFDL course by completing all assignments and final exam in English with quality up to a standard.
*Certificates will be issued electronically in PDF.
The MFTOT9 courses will be sponsored jointly by ADBI, CDB and TDLC. Participants need to pay a course fee to receive learning materials and online tutoring. The revenue of participants’ fees is used to cover partially the operational costs.
To meet increasing demand to deliver this high quality learning program, we have introduced new participation fee structure since MFTOT7. A full course fee is USD 300. Participants in less developed and middle-income countries will receive financial supports from the course sponsors and organizers.
Country classifications can be found here.
*Please note that country is based on participant’s residence/location, not his/her nationality.
To successfully complete the course, participants should have:
In addition, participants will need:
VC#1: July 11 (Thursday), 2013
VC#2: Aug 1 (Thursday), 2013
VC#3: Sep 2 (Monday), 2013
VC#4: Oct 23 (Wednesday), 2013
This session is part of a larger series. For more information see Microfinance Training of Trainers Course (MFTOT)
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