MasterCard Foundation/School of African Microfinance scholarships to attend SAM Trainings in Kenya (Deadline: June 30,2018)

The MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program in collaboration with the School of African Microfinance is offering scholarship opportunities to outstanding individuals active in financial inclusion to attend SAM 2018.

About the program

The School of African Microfinance (SAM) annual two-week training is designed to expand the collective capabilities of institutions by building individual knowledge and skills to achieve strategic goals; to achieve High Performance that creates sustainable value.

The training, with up to 14 courses to choose from, is singularly focused on delivering the
knowledge, skills and capabilities that ensure institutions have market-focused strategies;
execute flawlessly – delivering appropriate products and services; and have the culture,
structure and talent to perform.

This world-class training is delivered by some of the most knowledgeable and experienced
industry professionals, consultants and executives. Their unmatched international training
experience ensures that training at SAM is effective.

Scholarship eligibility

Individuals from Africa who wish to apply to be considered for a scholarship, should demonstrate a passion to make greater impact. In addition, candidates should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be in management and/or leadership levels in microfinance institutions or banks with more than seven years industry experience.
  • Microfinance Consultants who have in the past provided implementation support to financial institutions and are keen to increase their overall technical skills base.
  • Individuals from the financial institutions that apply different models in their service delivery e.g. savings and credit cooperatives.
  • Past scholars are not eligible to apply.

How to apply

All interested and eligible individuals should send their Curriculum Vitae and duly completed SAM Application Form to with a copy to before 30th June 2018 for consideration.

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