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20 Years of Inclusive Finance Summer Academy!

Where the Experts are, 22.11.2021 - 26.11.2021


Inclusive financial services providers are undergoing rapid change. Many face increasing competition, tougher regulation or are branching out to embrace new market segments. The Inclusive Finance Summer Academy seeks to equip participants with technical know-how across some of the following areas: Risk Management, Housing Finance, Digital Finance, SME Banking and Rural Finance.  


Summer Academy: 22.11.2021 - 26.11.2021

Our mission at Frankfurt School – International Advisory Services has always been closely aligned with the UN economic development mandate.  The Summer Academy is a unique practitioner platform where you can develop the leadership skills necessary to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Details on the programme's agenda will follow in due course.

The CSEF Summer Academy will run in parallel to the Inclusive Finance Summer Academy. Learn more about the CSEF summer academy.

Our Summer Academy is designed to provide tangible take-home value: what you learn with us in Frankfurt, you can apply straight away in your own organisation. More than 1,000 participants over 20 years can’t be wrong – our trainings are cutting edge, delivered by leading experts in their field.  Yet, most important for the great success of our Summer Academies is the profile of the participants. You bring the regional expertise, diversity of backgrounds and the unique practitioner’s perspective. Learning from each other is an integral part of our training philosophy. This is your opportunity to stretch your network all around the globe.

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Our Tracks

Participants can select the track most applicable to them, their needs and career goals. We offer several specialisations:

Risk Management Track

It’s getting competitive out there in MSME financial services. Risk Management is the essential survival skill for inclusive finance leaders. The specialist track focusses on what every manager needs to know about risk management: how to address risk at the governance level, how to organize the identification, measurement and mitigation of exposures in a modern three-lines-of-defense approach. 

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Housing Finance Track

Offering housing finance in developing or emerging countries is a challenge. Affordability, fraud, legal problems, or a lack of long-term financing are persistent problems. In this course we will teach strategies and skills for implementing or enhancing housing finance operations both in your institution and other difficult environments.

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Human Resources (HR) Track

MFIs that grow fast or operate in a competitive environment often find it difficult to recruit the right people, get consistently high employee performance, retain good employees, and fill management vacancies. In this Track we will provide solutions to these challenges and practice hands-on some of the key HR skills for MFI managers on all levels.

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SME Finance Track

The SME banking track is intended for professionals from financial institutions interested in developing a strong SME banking business. The focus will be on cash flow lending, credit risk assessment, financial analysis, relationship management and SME products and services. The importance of recent trends will be discussed including Women in business, Supply chain finance and significant changes in SME service delivery requirements.

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Agricultural Finance Track

The Agricultural Finance course objective is to build the capacity of financial institutions to lend to agribusiness enterprises and expand their agribusiness loan portfolios. The course covers three main topics: agribusiness and agri-sector fundamentals, agribusiness credit analysis and agricultural value chain finance.

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Digital Finance Track

Digital finance offers a transformational solution for financial inclusion. Powered by the mobile phone, new data and technological innovations, it has become affordable and convenient for unbanked customers to access and use formal banking services. While new technological developments and financial players bring tremendous opportunities, the emerging landscape is also becoming more complex and is putting increasing pressure on traditional providers to go digital.

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Climate and Renewable Energy Finance Academy | July 2021

This 5-day training based in Frankfurt am Main has been designed for international public and private sector practitioners. It offers a comprehensive framework and best practices on sustainable energy financing projects in the context of international climate policy.

23rd - 27th November 2020

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Administrative Details

The tuition fee for the trainings is EUR 4,300 and it covers all training materials and full-board accommodation in single rooms for the duration of training including meals as well as transportation for site visits.

The Summer Academies are fully tuition based and not sponsored. Accordingly, participants have to cover the full costs of the training or find a sponsor.

15% early bird discount available

Registrations now open.

We are planning for our Summer Academy to go ahead this year, however we are constantly monitoring the ongoing situation as well as closely following the advice of the relevant Health Authorities. The health and safety of our guests and staff is our number one priority.


Please note that we can offer the following discounts:

  • 15% Early Bird discount
  • 10% for each institution sending more than one participant to a Summer Academy
  • 10% discount for alumni


The Summer Academy will be held at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Being one of the leading business schools in Germany and Europe, Frankfurt School offers modern facilities for an interactive senior training program. Our training rooms are equipped with the newest technology and the newest media to provide flexibility and quality in our training courses. We have a strong focus on the wellbeing of our guests and course participants, a good training environment, air quality and modern equipment.


The language of instruction will be English and no translation will be provided.

Sustainable World Academy Package

Receive an exclusive 30% discount when you combine your participation in the Inclusive Finance Summer Academy with one of Frankfurt School's e-learning courses. Further develop your knowledge in areas such as Risk Managment, Agricultural Finance, Digital Finance, SME Finance or Renewable Energy Finance online and part-time.

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Registrations or the Inclusive Finance Summer Acdemy are now open. Register today to benefit from our Early Bird discount!