Month: September 2013

Introduction

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The Applied Microfinance Institute ( AMI ) focuses on developing practical skills that can be immediately applied by participants. Using the MicroSave toolkits as the core curriculum, AMI provides you the opportunity to develop and internalise applicable and actionable skills that can make a significant difference to you and your institution. Courses may include1 :

  • Process Reengineering
  • Product Marketing
  • Staff Incentive Schemes
  • Customer Service
  • Branding
  • Loan Portfolio Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Individual Lending
  • Costing and Pricing
  • Delinquency Management
  • Pilot Testing of Financial Services
  • Human Resource Management

1 Subject to finalisation of the faculty

Currently, senior and mid-level microfinance managers and consultants in Africa often travel to Europe or the United States to obtain quality analytical training in strategic and core operational areas of microfinance management while interacting with their peers. Even then, most of these programmes (and many training programmes available in Africa ) provide high-level, generic discussion rather than focused, practice oriented training designed to build skills.

The Applied Microfinance Institute has been designed to meet the demand for field oriented practical trainings. More often than not, there is a large disconnect between trainings and the requirement of the field, AMI seeks to bridge this gap and is based largely on well researched and tested toolkits from MicroSave.