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RAFP Master Class Grid

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The Boulder RAFP features a dynamic roundtable and interactive seminar each morning led by Emilio Hernández, from CGAP, Massimo Pera from FAO and Panayotis Varangis from the World Bank Group. Throughout the RAFP Master Class, our guest speakers accompanied by leading experts in rural and agricultural finance, present a holistic overview of a financial ecosystem that works for the rural households. Master Class guests discuss and debate several principal themes such as: What are the trends in Agricultural Financing? What is the role of Agricultural Finance in the Financial Inclusion Agenda? What are the challenges that lie ahead? The RAFP Master Class is a mandatory activity for all RAFP participants, and is held each morning of the 3-week training program.
Please refer to the 2016 Boulder RAFP Master Class Schedule below to get a better understanding of the Master Class design and topics covered.  The 2017 Master Class Schedule will be posted in the near future.

  Week 1
(July 18-22)
Week 2
(July 25-29)
Week 3
(August 1-5)
MONDAY
Introduction and Welcome
(Emilio Hernández, Panayotis Varangis)
Microfinance 3.0
(Robert Christen)
Rural Finance and Food Security
(Emilio Hernández)
TUESDAY
Introduction to Agricultural Finance and farmer segmentation
(Jamie Anderson, Panayotis Varangis)
Using Behavioral Economics to Improve Product Design
(Rafael Mazer, Natasa Goronja)
Agricultural Risk Management and Agricultural Insurance
(Ulrich Hess, Emilio Hernández)
WEDNESDAY
Diaries of the Poor
(Panayotis Varangis, Jamie Anderson)
Client Protection and Over-Indebtedness
(Richard Rosenberg, Natasa Goronja)
Innovations in Agricultural Insurance for Smallholder Families
(Emilio Hernández, Ulrich Hess)
THURSDAY
Financing Needs for Commercial Smallholder Farmers
(Gerhard Coetzee, Panayotis Varangis)
Unpacking mature and emerging smallholder finance models
(Miriam Cherogony)
Perspectives for the Future in Public Programs for Rural and Agricultural Finance
(Emilio Hernández, Michael Hamp)
FRIDAY
Financing Needs and Product Design
(Gerhard Coetzee, Panayotis Varangis)
Saving-led model of finance and smallholder engagement
(Miriam Cherogony)
Graduation

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