Rural and Agricultural Finance in a Digital Era
The Boulder Rural and Agricultural Finance Program (RAFP) is a highly specialized training program developed by the Boulder Institute of Microfinance, it offers an immersive overview of cutting-edge concepts, methodologies and tools for rural and agricultural finance targeting rural finance practitioners, policymakers, support institutions, NGOs and development agencies.
The program will expose participants to recent innovations in product design and features, new business models and partnerships that can be useful in agricultural value chain finance; implementing solutions that are customer-centric through strategies with strong buy-in from multiple key stakeholders (smallholders, other value chain actors, agribusiness and financial sectors, government, donors, etc.). It will look at how digital innovations can be applied to develop more inclusive rural financial ecosystems with the emergence of agritech and digital financial services. And finally, participants will develop a more holistic understanding of how public-private collaboration and policies are critical enablers to take innovations to scale.
The program consists of a total of 10 Modules, all of which include Live Sessions with renowned faculty & guests, as well as self-guided work, which includes readings, assignments, group sessions, quizzes, forums, and more. These self-guided activities take place on our E-Campus, which is based on Moodle platform.
|Registration Deadline||October 4||Must have submitted the registration form and paid the tuition.|
|Introductory Session||October 5||Introductory Live Session from 1pm to 3pm GMT to familiarize participants with the ONLINE Campus|
|Self – Guided Work||October 5 – December 14||Work on the materials on the student portal (Boulder Online Campus) for an estimated 3 – 5 hours per week|
|Live Sessions||October 12 – December 14||Meet every Wednesday online from 1pm to 3pm GMT|
|Graduation Ceremony||December 21||Special live session for the online ceremony on Wednesday, December 21 from 1pm to 2 pm GMT|