Location: Lucknow, India
Host: Bankers Institute of Rural Development
The Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD) is a training, research and consulting facility promoted by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in India. Based in Lucknow, the institute has a full-time, highly-qualified and experienced teaching faculty in diverse areas, including microfinance, financial inclusion and Self-Help Groups.
The SHG movement is the flagship financial inclusion program of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. Initiated in the 1970s, it is the largest microfinance program worldwide and reaches over 100 million rural households across India. Self-Help Groups are a key instrument in inclusive development in India and, based on this experience, BIRD is offering a one-week, residential course (14-18 January, 2019) at its campus in Lucknow on “SHGs – A Tool for Financial Inclusion and Women’s Empowerment”
At the end of the program, the participant will:
The participative program will include case studies, field visits, group discussion and strategy development.
Middle to senior-level staff in public institutions, universities, NGOs and MFIs concerned with financial inclusion, rural development and women’s empowerment.
$750, including tuition and accommodation
14-18 January, 2019
Bankers Institute of Rural Development
Sector H, LDA Colony
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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