February 3, 2019
The course is designed especially with the field experiences and real cases of PKSF, BRAC and Grameen Bank which you will not find in any book. The title of the course is ‘Advanced Risk Management for Sustainable Growth of Microfinance Institutions’ designed for global microfinance industry practitioners addressing key issues of Risk Management for sustainable growth. This five-day course is designed to help MFIs develop and improve the quality of their own risk management processes. The focus is on problem prevention, early detection, and control. The participants get the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and tools they require not only to support their respective areas or functions in implementing effective operational risk management but also for integrating risk management with disciplines including audit, monitoring and compliance.
The course uses a combination of case studies, practical exercises and current affairs to bring material to life. This course covers the fundamentals of advanced risk management in a dynamic and interactive learning environment. It further uses the theory and practice of risk management in-line with the industry best practices.
The course will be led by distinguished professionals of international repute from Grameen Bank, BRAC, PKSF and the host organization, InM.
Benefits of Attending:
- Identify and prepare for threats vis-à-vis learn how to make contingency plans, explore strategies for developing and maintaining robust alternative plan for plausible risk management.
- Design practical risk management tool kit for immediate use in the microfinance organizations.
- An opportunity to learn the means of benchmarking the trainees’ organization in line with the KPI (Key Performance Indicators).
- Models of digital financial inclusion practices.
- Best practice sharing and networking with largest microfinance development organizations like BRAC, PKSF, and Grameen Bank.
This program is mainly targeted to senior microﬁnance practitioners, directors, senior managers, program/branch managers, banks dealing with microfinance, supervisory & regulatory bodies, and academicians involved in microfinance.
- Travel and Health Insurance: Air ticket cost and health insurance should be borne by the delegates/participants.
- The host organization will provide free accommodation and food at a well-furnished international training center, pick and drop from and/to airport, and city tours in historical places.
January 29, 2019
The 3rd Steering Committee (SC) meeting of FIN-B was held on 28 January 2019 at PKSF Conference Room. Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman of InM and the SC presided over the meeting. A total of 23 members and/or their representatives were present in the meeting. The organisations included
- Bangladesh Bank (BB)
- Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA)
- Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM)
- Bangladesh General Insurance Company Ltd. (BGIC)
- SME Foundation
- Integrated Development Foundation (IDF)
- Access to Information (A2i) Programme
- University of Dhaka
- Credit and Development Forum (CDF)
- Bank Asia Limited
- Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM)
The SC discussed probable working avenues of FIN-B and approved its work plan for 2019. The Committee expressed their appreciation over the publications of FIN-Biz, the half-yearly flagship journal of FIN-B and Finimile, a quarterly newsletter of the Network. In addition, the SC approved the proposal of organising the 1st FIN-B International Financial Inclusion Conference and Inclusion Fair 2019, to be held in July 2019 and a FIN-B member’s collaboration meeting in March 2019. Moreover, the Committee approved three project proposals, to be implemented through the leadership of FIN-B and with the collaboration of different organisations.
January 23, 2019
During 20 – 23 January 2019 the course titled “Accounts & Financial Management” was organised at InM Training Center jointly with PKSF for the Branch level Accounts Officers of PKSF Partner Organizations. A total of 23 participants attended the course. This four-day training aims at providing a framework of accounts and financial management to the microfinance practitioners so that they can understand, prepare and interpret financial statements methodically. The training sessions were facilitated by experienced resource persons mainly from InM and PKSF.
InM and PKSF jointly arranged the training programme on “Loan Management of Microenterprise” to further strengthen the microfinance sector through employment creation vis-à-vis financial sustainability of the MFIs. This four-day training aims at providing a framework of microenterprise operations and management related issues so that the practitioners understand the programme to a broader aspect and take effective decision at their organisational level while financing the enterprises. During 21 – 24 January 2019, InM organised this training courses where 23 participants, mostly programme coordinators, Area Managers, Branch Managers selected by PKSF attended the course. The training sessions were facilitated by the resource persons from InM and PKSF.
InM has imparted a ToT (Training of Trainers) course jointly with PKSF that has been designed to enhance the trainer’s capabilities necessary for effective training design and delivery methods. It also aims at giving concept on training process, critical factors that contributes to a successful management of a training programme, adult learning principles and their implications in training design and delivery, importance of linking training needs to organizational needs, using appropriate training methods and media to conduct and facilitate a training session etc. 20 participants attended the ToT course that took place during 27 – 31 January 2019 at InM Training Centre, Dhaka. The participants were mostly microfinance and training professionals. The training sessions were facilitated mainly by the PKSF and InM resource persons.
January 17, 2019
As per request of Executive Director, CODEC, a specialised course was designed for Branch Managers of CODEC. The title of the training is “Building Skills of Branch Managers on Microfinance Operations and Management at Field Level”. A total of 27 Managers joined the course at CODEC Training Centre, Chattogram during 14 – 17 January 2019.
This training especially focused on Risk Management at Branch level highlighting the early signaling techniques to avert losses due to delinquency. Senior and mid-level InM Trainers were the facilitators. It is pertinent to be mentioned that a total of 9 batches training will be conducted by InM in Patuakhali, Bagerhat and Chattogram.
January 15, 2019
InM and Integrated Development Foundation (IDF) have jointly established the ‘Innovation for Inclusive Development Company (IIDC)’ to develop, among other initiatives, an International Convention and Training Centre at Cox’s Bazar standard international facilities including dormitory, catering, convention centre, training and conference venues and other facilities.
The Company is run by the Board of Directors nominated by InM and IIDC. Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman, InM is the first Chairman of IIDC. The second meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 15 January 2019. Mr. Zahirul Alam, Managing Director of IIDC presented the agenda of the meeting. The Board approved the work plan for 2019 of IIDC along with other agenda. The Company is expected to move forward in the new year.