9 November – 4 December  2020

Agricultural and Rural Finance Training Programme

New blended formula (e-learning + face-to-face)

E-learning session from November 9th to December 4th, 2020 + face-to-face session in 2021 for the 30 most assiduous participants in 2020

Following the success of the first edition, which was held in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso in 2019, the objective of this edition is to provide a unique forum to explore, reflect and exchange ideas and strategies for the rural and agricultural sector, with a particular focus on the impact of climate change, particularly in Africa.

Expert speakers will present specific activities and results, thereby making it possible to both identify and analyse the experiences in order to draw lessons in terms of the best practices throughout the globe.

This programme is organised by ADA (Appui au Développement Autonome), the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg (MAEE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through the CABFIN project, which aims to improve capacity building in rural finance.

Target Group

The programme is intended for the senior managers of financial institutions and public bodies who are in a position to use the principles and tools provided to formulate strategies to design and deliver products which contribute to the financing of agricultural value chains.

Programme

Due to the health crisis linked to Covid-19, the training initially planned in Luxembourg in face-to-face sessions in 2020 is adapted. A new formula proposes an introductory e-learning session in 2020 (4 weeks) and a face-to-face session in 2021 (2 weeks). Candidates who have applied for the training are automatically passed to the selection committee for this new formula. Successful candidates will, therefore, be able to follow the e-learning session from 9 November to 4 December 2020 and the 30 most assiduous participants will automatically be accepted for the scholarship for the face-to-face session in 2021.

Dates: The e-learning session will take place over 4 weeks, from 9 November to 4 December 2020 and the face-to-face session will take place over 2 weeks in 2021 (dates and place still to be defined).

Cost: The e-learning session is accessible free of charge on the application form. The 30 best participants in this session will automatically be accepted for the scholarship to the face-to-face session in 2021. Participation grants are awarded by ADA and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg. They include training fees, accommodation and meals.

Registration/admission: Applications for the e-learning 2020 session are closed. The 30 most assiduous participants will be automatically accepted for the scholarship for the face-to-face session in 2021.

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