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Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems


Financial Services for the Poor Professional Development Course in Microfinance


Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Feb 3, 2012 (Fri) - Feb 17, 2012 (Fri),


The 'Financial Services for the Poor' Professional Development Course will be held in Bangladesh from February 3rd to 17th 2012. This unique course combines classroom instruction and lectures with 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 twelve day course will be led by Dr. Syed M. Hashemi, Director of the Development Institute of BRAC University 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 NGOs including BRAC, Grameen Bank, SafeSave, and ASA for participants to better understand microfinance in practice.

The course fee of $2,900 includes tuition, lodging, 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 20 participants. Highly motivated individuals with a strong interest in pursuing a career in international development or microfinance should apply by the October 31st 2011 deadline.

For further information or to download an application form, please visit:http://bit.ly/mfpro-info

You can also visit our website http://bit.ly/alforum or send inquiries to:mfcourse@allianceforum.org

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