|May 31 - June 17, 2016||Application deadline: October 16, 2015|
Markets play an important role in shaping the livelihoods of communities around the world. Understanding how market systems work is essential for those who are engaged in community economic development. This certificate explores different pro-poor approaches ranging from creating a more conducive and enabling environment, to an emphasis on trade and market access, small and medium enterprise development, and the application of various financial instruments. It includes value chain development, making markets work for the poor and creating social enterprises. Participants will de-construct key concepts and tools, study real-world examples and conduct interactive exercises that will help them develop inclusive market systems.
|Scholarships are available through The MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program for this certificate.|
Who should take the program?
This 2.5 week course offered in June at the Coady International Institute in Canada is ideal for community development program officers, coordinators, and managers who are currently working with small-holder producers, supporting micro-enterprise development or income generating activities. This includes organizations engaged in livelihood promotion programs, the private sector, technical service providers, financial institutions and other stakeholders.
Related programs offered at Coady
Application deadline is September 1, 2015. We strongly recommend that applications be submitted 6 months prior to the start of the program. During higher volume times it can take up to one month from the time an application is submitted until a decision is made by the selection committee. It can also take up to 3 months to process a Canadian visa application.
For further information on the application process, click here.
|Accommodation and meals||1,150 CAD|
Program costs are subject to change.
All successful applicants are responsible for the cost of travel.
Most qualified candidates receive a scholarship to assist with program costs. Please visit the scholarship page.