Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Scholarships for ACP policymakers for top class training in microfinance

Scholarships for ACP policymakers for top class training in microfinance. Application open. For the fourth year in a row, the EU/ ACP Microfinance Programme is offering scholarships for Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) policymakers to participate in the Boulder Microfinance Training Programme that takes place in Turin, Italy, from 19 July to 6 August 2010. The Boulder Microfinance Training Programme, which is hosted by the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ILO), is considered one of the best international microfinance training programmes. It offers a specific courses dedicated to policymakers, and is taught in English and French by respected microfinance experts.The scholarship is worth 3,100 Euros and covers the tuition fees for the three week training. Selected candidates need to demonstrate they can cover their own travel, accommodation costs and per diem, and that they are proficient in English or French. Eligible candidates are government officials from Sub-Saharan ACP who make, or implement, policies that impact on access to finance, including senior staff of Central Banks, Supervisory/Regulatory bodies and Ministries of Finance. How to apply: Eligible ACP policymakers, who wish to attend the Boulder Microfinance Training, and need a scholarship to cover their tuition expenses, can apply by filling in the pre-registration form. The deadline for application is May 10, 2010.