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26th Annual Boulder Microfinance Training (MFT) Program

In light of the COVID-19 situation and our global community’s health & safety, we will be postponing the Boulder MFT.  All registrations received so far will be maintained in our database and transferred over to the new dates.  As soon as we have more information, we will communicate it immediately

The 26th Annual Edition of the Boulder MFT in English program dates will be announced in the future as soon as we have more information about the COVID-19 situation.  The program will bring together MFIs, Commercial Banks, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance, Donor Agencies, Investors, Development Agencies and more and will be held alongside the 2nd Annual  Digital Transformation of Microfinance Institutions program (DIGITAL) and the 6th Annual Rural and Agricultural Finance Program (RAFP).    

For information about our French language MFT, DIGITAL,  and RAFP programs, click here

The Boulder MFT English language program will offer 15 courses delivered by over 18 world-renowned experts on financial inclusion.  In addition, program participants will have the opportunity to take one course from the 14 other elective courses offered in the DIGITAL and RAFP programs.

The program also features an enhanced Boulder Master Class: New Financial Inclusion Paradigms led and facilitated by Robert Christen, and co-taught by over 12 special guests. Each morning, participants take part in this dynamic roundtable event by discussing and debating different aspects of financial inclusion including the customer journey, client centricity, and digital transformation, among other topics.

The Boulder Institute, led by our President and Founder, Robert Christen, has over 25 years of microfinance training experience and the collective expertise of over 200 faculty members. The Boulder MFT program provides an unrivaled opportunity for professionals working at every level of microfinance today. We are the only microfinance / financial inclusion training program that specifically aims to equalize the spread of knowledge and resources in different parts of the world by offering microfinance training in three languages.

Transform Your Thinking

Our immersion program creates the space for participants to deeply reflect on specific challenges, and share ideas and strategies on how to face the sector's pressing issues, using new tools and a fresh perspective. The program brings together professionals from the whole spectrum of microfinance including MFIs, support institutions, central banks, ministries of finance, bi/multi-lateral aid organizations, development organizations, investors, universities, and more.

As part of the program, you will:

  • Develop management skills that will prepare you to address institutional challenges and practices in an effective and efficient manner.

  • Participate in real-life, practical case studies that have been experienced and directed by our globally renowned faculty.
  • Strengthen analytical skills with tools and methodologies that will equip you to confront emerging issues.
  • Build an invaluable network of personal contacts that will remain with you throughout your professional career.

Learn tested and cutting edge microfinance techniques that will facilitate the provision of valuable services to your clients

If you need any additional information about the upcoming Boulder Institute Programs, please contact us at

Boulder Institute of Microfinance

120 E Washington Street Suite 325
Syracuse, New York 13202, USA
+1 (315) 760-3091

Boulder Institute