Microfinance Winter Academy
18 - 23 November 2012 Siem Reap, Cambodia
Real Cases in Real Places
Due to popular demand the successful format of Frankfurt School’s Summer Academy has expanded in both its scope and concept. From 18 to 23 November 2012 Frankfurt School jointly with ACLEDA Training Centre welcomed 29 international participants to its Microfinance Winter Academy in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This brand new and unique concept combined international best practices in microfinance with hands-on experiences of ACLEDA Bank following the motto “Real Cases in Real Places”.
Participants spent the week discussing the most recent issues in Microfinance including the topics Access of Capital, Operational Management, Credit Risk Management and Transformation. At the end of the week the real-feel of the Winter Academy was highlighted during a visit to a local ACLEDA Bank branch, where participants had a chance to discuss issues and topics addressed during previous class-room sessions directly with ACLEDA’s branch staff and management.
The Winter Academy gave microfinance practitioners, bankers and staff members of apex institutions from twelve different countries an opportunity to exchange complementary experience and specialised knowledge as well as discuss concerns, hence, learn not only from the international and local trainers but also from each other. The training was framed by a broad variety of social events including traditional dancing and cultural shows as well as a visit to the world famous temple ruins of Angkor.