International Certificate Course on Community-Based Micro Finance (CBMF) for Financial Inclusion

International certificate course


Community-Based Microfinance (CBMF) for Financial Inclusion

2-week International certificate course on Community Based Microfinance (CBMF) for Financial Inclusion is being jointly offered by Coady International Institute (Canada), APMAS (India) and Development Management Institute DMI (India) during 7th to 19th December 2015 at Development Management Institute (DMI), Second Floor, Udyog Bhawan, East Gandhi Maidan, Patna 800004, Bihar State, India.

Community-based approaches are critical for achieving sustainable development goals that promise inclusion of the poor and marginalized sections of the society. These approaches are not only providing access to financial services, but also provide local support services to manage their livelihoods and lives.

The 2 week's certificate course "Community Based Microfinance (CBMF) for Financial Inclusion" will focus on savings-led and member-owned models, such as savings groups, Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs), Self-Help Groups (SHGs) & their federations, financial cooperatives, credit unions, livelihood (producer) organizations and other community owned institutions from across the world. The course is designed on the premise of ensuring inclusive growth besides access to financial services for the economically poor & marginalized communities.

A few seats are reserved for international participants from Africa and Asia. For more information, please contact our website at,, and

The course fee is Rs. 85,000 for the participants from India, and US $ 2,000 for participants from other countries, including service tax. The course fee would cover accommodation, food, train/ airport pick and drop, field visits and course material. Candidates are fully responsible for covering the cost of their own travel. Limited scholarships are available for applicants from Africa, especially for women, depending upon the availability of funds.

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