One day board members training on Introduction to Responsible Inclusive Finance

AMFI and SPTF have organized a one-day training called Introduction to Responsible Inclusive Finance for your institutional Board Members, which will take place September 19, 2019, from 9h00 – 17h00 at the Methodist Resort & Conference Center in Nairobi, Kenya.

As you may be aware, SPTF manages the Responsible Inclusive Finance Facility for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East/North Africa (RIFF-SSA/MENA), which was created to help financial service providers (FSPs) improve their social performance management practices and to build the skills of all stakeholders working in the inclusive finance sector. Through this facility, SPTF and AMFI are able to offer this training to you free of charge. We will also provide lunch and coffee break refreshments. Please note, however, that the facility is unable to fund the costs of accommodation and transportation for participants. Additionally, all participants must bring their own laptop computer to the training.

Space is extremely limited and open only to those directly invited by AMFI and SPTF. If you are interested in attending, please contact Gladys Bessane, administrative assistant to the RMF ( and Nancy Chotero, programs Manager, AMFI ( OR, to reserve your spot no later than Wednesday, August 28, 2019.  If we do not hear from you by then, we will offer your seat to someone on our waiting list.

The Responsible Inclusive Finance Introductory Training for Board Members introduces participants to what we mean by “responsible” and inclusive,” and how a commitment to being responsible and inclusive strengthens an FSP’s long-term sustainability as well as its ability to create value for clients. In addition, the training introduces the Universal Standards for Responsible Inclusive Finance (“Universal Standards”), which is the comprehensive set of management practices that an FSP should implement in order to be both responsible and inclusive. Next, the training will explore in detail the roles and responsibilities of board members in promoting responsible inclusive finance within their institutions. Specifically, the board should expect to establish/approve the FSP’s social strategy; review data to monitor progress toward social goals, hold the CEO accountable to achieving the social goals; and make strategic decisions about growth, prices, and profits that promote both strong financial performance and positive outcomes for clients.