On September 1, 2017, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management’s e-Campus launched the new online course “Certified Expert in Financial Inclusion Policy“. It was developed and is conducted in close cooperation with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the financial inclusion association for central banks all around the world. The course specifically targets policy makers, regulators, and central bankers, but also managers of public and private banks.
“We are very happy that we could win a strong partner for this project. The Alliance for Financial Inclusion, an association with members from more than 90 developing countries, shares our vision of making financial services more accessible to the world’s unbanked,” says Fatma Dirkes, Board Member and Head of Frankfurt School’s International Advisory Services.
The “Certified Expert in Financial Inclusion Policy” provides participants with a broad understanding of the design and implementation of financial regulatory frameworks. It covers in detail financial inclusion policy areas like the application of global standards, consumer education and empowerment. Also, national strategies that ensure a coordinate approach to financial inclusion and measuring the impact of financial inclusion are part of the online course. It also focuses on three core components that drive financial inclusion: the financing of micro, small and medium enterprises, microfinance and microinsurance and taking the digital route to financial inclusion.
With more than 40 enrolled participants from 23 different countries the course is attracting a lot of attention worldwide. “Our goal with this course is to make an important contribution to the creation of a beneficial environment for financial inclusion in developing and emerging countries. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful cooperation with AFI”, Fatma Dirkes adds.