This is the 16th year a microfinance practitioner workshop will be offered in New Hampshire. The Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP) New Hampshire Certificate will be held on campus at the University of New Hampshire and is sponsored by the Carsey Institute. The SMDP is designed for practitioners who are interested in expanding their knowledge of the fundamentals and the latest innovation in the fields of microfinance, microenterprise development and sustainable community economic development.
The SMDP NH Certificate will feature faculty and speakers who are leaders in the microfinance, community economic development and related fields including Malcolm Harper, Candace Nelson, Jan Maes, Joyce Lehman, Chuck Waterfield (invited), Daryl Collins, Megan Gash (invited) and others.
The SMDP NH Certificate begins with a Principles of Microfinance Precourse - This is a self-paced backgrounder on the history, key methodologies and design elements of microfinance. The pre-course will be moderated by Dr. Malcolm Harper and begins one month before the face-to-face workshop in Durham.
There will be several MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program scholarships awareded through a competitive application process. Applicants are expected to contribute full travel costs and up to $1,000 towards program costs.
SMDP NH Certificate students may be able to earn Masters-level academic credit for participation in the SMDP. The usual UNH summer tuition fees will apply, and academic credit students will be required to complete additional assessment assignments.
Deadline for registration is May 2, 2014.
Carsey Institute at UNH
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