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Finance for Microfinance Managers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Accra - Ghana

11 November to 15 November, 2019

Cost: $1250

Who should attend?
  • Regulatory officers
  • Potential social investors
  • Senior managers in MFIs
  • Senior managers in NGO’s
  • Senior managers in socially responsible investment firms
  • Independent practitioners
  • Consulting firms
  • Central bank officials
  • Donor agencies
  • Change management consulting organizations
  • Private equity firms
  • Microfinance and microcredit practitioners


This one week training course for MFIs will provide participants with an understanding of the different tools used by MFIs, what they mean, and how they can be used to keep track of an institution’s financial performance over time. The first part of the programme will examine delinquency issues that affect the performance of microfinance institutions, while the second part will look into the risk management issues that could impact the performance of institutions.

Registration deadline: 1 November 2019

Venue: Ange Hill Hotel, East Legon 8 Minutes Drive from the Kotoka International Airport,  Accra, Ghana, West Africa

Part 1 – Delinquency Management


  • To understand the term delinquency, its causes, costs and negative implications for the sustainability of an MFI
  • To understand the importance of monitoring of the loan portfolio and the measurement of delinquency
  • To develop incentives to control and measures in order to avoid delinquencies
  • To understand the importance of provisioning and writeoff policies


At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand delinquency, its causes and costs and importance of why it needs to be effectively controlled
  • Monitor a loan portfolio
  • Develop incentives and measures to control and avoid delinquencies
  • Have a basic understanding of provisioning and write-off


  • Understand delinquencies
  • Causes of delinquencies
  • Cost of delinquencies
  • Monitoring of loan portfolio
  • Measurement of delinquencies
  • Incentives to control and measures to avoid delinquencies
  • Case Study
  • Portfolio Management
  • Warning Signs o Risk Assessment

Part 2 – Risk Management

Objectives: To ensure that Managers are aware of the many aspects of risk that they must consider and to provide options as to how they can be addressed and controlled


At the end of the course, participants will have:

  • A sound appreciation of the range of financial and operational risks that a business must address
  • Be able to identify and measure risks
  • Be able to develop risk strategies in terms of avoidance, mitigation or acceptance
  • Appreciate the need for a structured approach to audit, control and risk management
  • Determine clear lines of authority in risk management


  • The importance of pro-active risk management
  • The dimensions and measurement of risk
  • Determining overall strategy
  • Some tools and techniques to support decision making and risk management
  • The resources approach to risk assessment
  • Audit, control and risk management
  • Financial Risk
  • Organisational Risk
  • Credit Management



November 11
November 15
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