Microfinance capacity building competition
19 April 2010

EFInA recognizes the development of a sustainable microfinance industry in Nigeria is critical to achieving financial inclusion and access to finance, especially for the low income segment. The ability of microfinance banks/institutions to effectively provide financial services to the unbanked depends on strengthening their institutional capacity, through the development of management.

EFInA is pleased to announce that the Microfinance Capacity Building Competition is now open. EFInA will sponsor 3 managers from microfinance banks/institutionsbanks to attend the 16th Annual Boulder Microfinance Training Program in order to build capacity to expand financial services to the underserved and low income population in Nigeria. The deadline for submission of applications is 6pm on April 30th, 2010.

Boulder Microfinance Training Program 
Course: Boulder MFT Program: Management Concentration Certificate 
Venue: The Boulder Institute of Microfinance, Turin, Italy
Date: July 19 to August 6, 2010

Boulder Microfinance Training Program aims to develop skills that will assist managers to administer institutional practices effectively and efficiently learn proven and cutting edge microfinance techniques to facilitate the provision of quality service to clients.

Sponsored participants will be enrolled in a special intensive management track for Microfinance Managers. Participants will take 65 course hours of management-focused courses. At the end of the program, participants will receive the Boulder MFT Certificate that specifies that they have completed the management certificate requirements. In addition, the program features an assortment of round table discussions, panels and presentations organized by faculty and fellow participants.

Who can apply?
EFInA is looking to sponsor microfinance professionals who think strategically and are committed to furthering the industry with innovative, practical methods and techniques.

What is the application process?
Complete EFInA Microfinance Capacity Building Competition Application Form: Download here

All completed application forms along with the required documentation should be submitted to the Programme Manager at 

The deadline for submission is 6pm on April 30th, 2010

Application Submission Checklist

Your application submission must include the following:

• Completed Application Form
• Applicant CV
• Copy of ID card
• Copy of passport Data Page
• Copy of organisations’ Microfinance License from CBN 
• Copy of last organisation past 6 months returns to the CBN
• Letter of recommendation from your institution

For further information on our application and submission process, terms and conditions please go to: 
All completed application forms along with the required documentation should be submitted to the Programme Manager at 
• The deadline for submission is 6pm on April 30th, 2010
• EFInA will notify all applicants of the outcome of the competition by May 21st, 2010.

For further information contact the Programme Manager at

Confidentiality Clause 
EFInA agrees to regard as confidential all information attached to the application is not in the public domain