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Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems

Nov
11

The Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program-Tanzania (SMDP-Tanzania)

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Arusha, Tanzania
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Nov 11, 2013 (Mon) - Nov 22, 2013 (Fri),

Overview

The Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program-Tanzania (SMDP-Tanzania) returns to Arusha for the third year with an emphasis on savings groups, value chain development and agricultural finance. Interest in Savings Groups is spreading beyond traditional development finance oriented NGOs to a wide range of facilitating agencies from religious and health organizations to agriculture and relief agencies. For the past seven years the SMDP has been the leader in Savings Groups training workshops on the African continent training more than 350 practitioners and our faculty are leading researchers and practitioners in the Savings Groups field. We will offer two tracks and four courses devoted to the most current savings groups programme development, management, monitoring and post-project SG models and innovative cases. Class sessions will challenge your assumptions and introduce new ways to approach savings groups programming. Field visits will enhance classroom learning and give participants a chance to see high performing savings groups in action.

SMDP Tanzania 2013 Savings Groups Courses

  • Savings Groups: Programme Design and Implementation Management
  • Savings Groups: Management Information Systems
  • Post-Project Challenges and Opportunities for Savings Groups
  • Evolution of SGs Post-Project: Analysis of Case Studies

Value Chain Development and Making Markets Work for the Poor are important strategies to help break down barriers of access to market opportunities for agricultural small holders and other low income producers. The SMDP Tanzania will bring together two expert practitioner/facilitators in the field of market development and agricultural finance to lead a highly participatory two week track which will encompass online learning, classroom sessions and field visits. Both in-class courses will include field visits featuring several market players in the local coffee value chain to explore the application of market research to program design and agricultural finance from the practical market opportunity perspective and with the aim of creating sustainable livelihoods for the communities we serve. These courses should be taken together and participants in the two week track will earn a SMDP Certificate in ProPoor Value Chain Development and Agriculture Finance.

SMDP Tanzania 2013 Value Chain Development and Agricultural Finance Courses

  • Pro-Poor Enterprise and Value Chain Development (PPEVCD)
  • Practical Skills for Agricultural Value Chain Financing

Scholarships are available and the registration deadline is September 28, 2012. For more information, visit the Sustainable Microenterprise and Development – Tanzania website

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