Microfinance Courses

MFC 01

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Understanding the Operation of Microfinance Banks and Microfinance Funding
With the offshoot of the microfinance institutions in the banking industry, it is necessary for all concerned, especially those who want to source funds for SMEs to understand the operation of the new generation banks for the masses and how they source funds from them.

For Whom
Suitable for operators and regulators of microfinance banks, owners of SMEs and managers

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  • an overview of microfinance
  • beneficiaries of microfinance
  • origin of microfinance
  • access to credit facilities
  • finding sources operation of microfinance
  • prudential guidelines for microfinance by CBN
  • interest rates regime
  • microfinance methodologies.

MFC 02

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Micro Finance Strategy
This intensive training course is specially designed for any organization planning to start micro credit business or has just commenced it. It is an introductory course that will cover the basic planning process and how to run a successful trade.

For Whom
Directors and officers of micro-finance institutions, finance managers and credit officers.


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  • an over view of the operations of micro-finance institutions/banks
  • review of its accounting and internal control
  • cash control review · risk asset review
  • prudential review
  • planning loan portfolio and loan portfolio tracking system
  • report writing.

MFC 03

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Delinquency Management in Microfinance Institutions
Loan portfolio is the most important and largest asset of an MFIs as it generates income through interest and fees. The motivation for a client’s prompt repayment is the expectation to get a bigger loan with advancing cycles. Any outbreak of loan delinquency can quickly spin off control and cause havoc for the MFI. The course will expose participants to taking proactive steps to safeguard against delinquency.

For Whom
This course is suitable for Account Officers, Operations Supervisors/Managers, Branch Managers of MFIs.

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  • Delinquency management processes.
  • Delinquency preventive techniques in microfinance methodologies
  • Curative delinquency management strategies
  • Loan administration strategies to reduce delinquency rate in MFIs.
  • Measuring delinquency, repayment and default rates in MFIs
  • Designing incentives systems to reduce delinquency in MFIs.

MFC 04

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Risk Management, Internal Control and External Audit of Microfinance Institutions
Strengthening the MFIs’ internal control and audit policies and procedures to ensure that the institutions are able to mitigate risks properly and timely and are able to satisfy the regulatory requirements have become highly imperative. This is because of the strategic role that the MFIs play in the economy when creating wealth. This course will help microfinance institutions to develop and improve the quality of their risk management processes, internal audit functions, effective internal controls and their external audit.

For Whom
This course is suitable for Operations Supervisors/Managers, Internal Control Officers and Branch Managers of MFIs.

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  • Overview of risk and risk management.
  • Operational, financial and strategic risks management in MFIs.
  • Designing and implementing internal control processes
  • Understanding internal controls and internal audit in MFIs.
  • Internal audit and fraud control
  • Carrying out effective external audit for MFIs.

MFC 05

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Fundamentals and Methodologies of Microfinance
In Nigeria. Microfinance Banks have become very pivotal for the growth of micro economy of the nation. However, most operators are yet to acquire the in-depth knowledge of Microfinance Operations. The course offers more than the basics of microfinance. It exposes participants to the concept of the microfinance. It will also offer deeper understanding and insight to the fundamentals and principles of microfinance coupled with an appreciation of various microfinance methodologies.

For Whom
The course is suitable for all operators of Microfinance Banks including, middle, top manager and account officers of Microfinance Banks

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  • Definition and Principles of Microfinance
  • Impact of Microfinance on the poor and on the economy
  • Historic perspectives of Microfinance
  • Dual mission of Microfinance
  • Traditional and Innovative Microfinance Products and Services
  • Overview of Microfinance methodologies (history, features, terms and conditions and monitoring schemes).

MFC 06

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Market-Based Financial Product Design, Development and Marketing for MFCs
One of the most neglected areas in business management function in Microfinance Banks is marketing. Some businesses that make effort in this area fail in their approach. The course exposes the whole process of product design and development in Microfinance Banks that involves, assembling the product development team, design process, product costing and pricing, pilot testing, product launch and commercialization. Product branding, effective communication of MFBs competitive advantage and excellent customer care practices. The course will also expose participants to the marketing mix: Product, Price, Place, Promotion and People. Special emphasis will be given to crafting marketing communications and advertisements. It is often said that the best marketing strategy is to have satisfied clients.

For Whom
All staff of Microfinance Bank involved in the Design, Development and Marketing of the Products and Services of the Bank, including, Field/Account Officers, Officers in Product Development Unit, Operations Managers/ Supervisors and Branch Managers.


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  • Definition of Microfinance Products
  • Microfinance Products Design Process/Cycle
  • Parameters for Developing Financial Products for MFBs
  • Microfinance Product Costing and Pricing
  • Product Branding
  • Excellent Customer Care Management Techniques
  • Strategies for marketing new client and maintaining existing ones.

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