MasterCard Foundation School of African Microfinance Training Programme (Funded to attend Training at Mombasa, Kenya) 2018

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The MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program in collaboration with the School of African Microfinance is offering scholarship opportunities to outstanding individuals active in financial inclusion to attend SAM 2018.

Application Deadline: 30th June 2018

Eligible Countries: Participants come from more than 20 different countries,but mainly East and Southern Africa, English speaking West Africa and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. This makes for unrivaled interaction both in and out of class.

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To Be Taken At (Country): Sarova Whitesands Beach Hotel – Mombasa, Kenya

About the Award: The School of African Microfinance annual two-week training, with up to 14 courses to choose from, is singularly focused on delivering the knowledge, skills and capabilities that ensure institutions have market-focused strategies; execute flawlessly – delivering appropriate products and services; and have the culture, structure and talent to perform.

Our world-class training is delivered by some of the most knowledgeable and experienced industry professionals, consultants and executives. Their unmatched international training experience ensures that training at SAM is effective. As the leading microfinance training program in Africa, since 2005, we have managed to deliver a phenomenal learning experience over two-weeks that results in Better Decisions, Better Practices, and Better Mindsets.

Careful selection of participants and limited attendance promotes an active exchange of ideas with the faculty and provides participants with a unique opportunity to meet and work with colleagues from a wide variety of frontier finance institutions and countries.

Type: Training

Eligibility: SAM brings together more than 100 middle level and senior microfinance managers, consultants, central bankers, micro-bankers from MFIs, banks, cooperatives & credit unions, donors & program staff with a desire to perform at a higher level.

Individuals from Africa who wish to apply to be considered for a scholarship, should demonstrate a passion to make greater impact. In addition, candidates should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be in management and/or leadership levels in microfinance institutions or banks with more than seven years industry experience.
  • Microfinance Consultants who have in the past provided implementation support financial institutions and are keen to increase their overall technical skills base.
  • Individuals from the financial institutions that apply different models in their service delivery e.g. savings and credit cooperatives.
  • Past scholars are not eligible to apply.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • The School of African Microfinance annual two-week training is designed to expand the collective capabilities of institutions by building individual knowledge and skills to achieve strategic goals; to achieve High Performance that creates sustainable value.
  • Successful applicants will be fully-funded to the Training programme in Kenya

Duration of Program: 3rd – 14th September 2018

How to Apply: All interested and eligible individuals should send their Curriculum Vitae and duly completed SAM Application Form to [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] before 30th June 2018 for consideration.

Visit the Programme Webpage for Details

Award Providers: MasterCard Foundation


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