March 18 - 29, 2013 (Application Closed)
Offering in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Livelihoods and market development is a vast field with a number of approaches and actors operating simultaneously. This certificate explores different pro-poor approaches ranging from creating a more conducive and enabling environment, to an emphasis on trade and market access, micro-enterprise development, and the application of various financial instruments. The participants get an in-depth understanding of market-led approaches for livelihoods promotion, including latest methodologies and practices for sub-sector and value-chain analysis, small producer aggregation models, strategies and programs. The program facilitates contextual learning by focusing on regional issues, challenges and strategies.
This course is ideal for community development program officers, coordinators and managers who are currently supporting value chains with small producers, including organizations engaged in livelihood promotion programs, the private sector, technical service providers, financial institutions and other stakeholders.
Total fees are $1,900 CAD. This does not cover the cost of accommodation or meals.
We have limited scholarships available through The MasterCard Foundation’s Scholars’ Program. Apply early to request scholarship support.
The Coady Institute’s Certificates in Community Based Microfinance or Livelihoods and Markets will be held at the Organization for Women in Self Employment (WISE) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Applicants should apply at least two months before the start of the program. Applications are assessed as soon as they are received so apply early to ensure time for making travel and visa arrangements.
The Certificate Program Application form can be downloaded here and should be directed to:
Admissions Officer – Coady International Institute
St. Francis Xavier University
PO Box 5000, Antigonish, NS, Canada B2G 2W5
Phone 902.867.3953 Fax 902.867.3907