Boulder RAFP in EnglishBoulder RAFP in English

Program Design and Schedule


The Boulder RAFP Program lasts for two full weeks and is divided into two 1-week sessions. Each day is divided into blocks as well as optional lunchtime and after class special topic sessions, as well as social and networking activities. The curriculum focuses on strategic views and emerging trends, with the goal of empowering participants to push the field further.

Participants have the opportunity to take up to 4 formal elective courses out of more than 14 courses offered, covering the fundamentals of good practice and to interact with over 13 world-renowned faculty members. In addition, the program features an assortment of lunchtime networking meetings, round table discussions, panels, and presentations organized by faculty and fellow participants. The daily schedule is intense, stimulating, and designed to keep everyone lively and on their feet!

To gain a better understanding of the 2018 Boulder RAFP schedule of courses, click on the “course schedule grid” to the right.


Course Formats


  • The RAFP Master Class (Mandatory Attendance): Our  internationally renowned faculty will guide the sessions which is a mandatory activity for all participants of the RAFP. Each morning, from 8:30 - 10:00am, our speakers, together with leading experts in rural and agricultural finance and financial inclusion, present a holistic overview of a financial ecosystem that works for the poor in the rural household context.
  • The Electives Courses : Participants take 4 electives during the two week program: 1 one-week morning elective (10:30am-1:00pm) and 1 one-week afternoon elective (2:30-5:30pm) during the first week, and a different one-week morning elective and one-week afternoon elective in week two. 

    On the final Friday, there is a special class schedule due to the graduation ceremony. There will be no morning Master Class and both elective courses will be held in the morning before the graduation. Participants are free to depart in the late afternoon or evening. 

  • Optional Special Sessions: Participants have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of stimulating special topic presentations, networking meetings, and round tables delivered by faculty and participants at lunchtime.

  • Social Activities and Networking: There are a wide range of social, athletic, and cultural activities arranged during evenings and weekends. During the weekend, Boulder Institute will organize excursions to Amsterdam and other popular locations that you can sign up for during the program. These activities range in price from 50-90 Euro. 

There are two coffee breaks held during the day: 10:00am (after the morning Master Class and before the morning elective), and at 4:00pm (in the middle of the afternoon elective).

Boulder RAFP Certificate of Completion

At the end of the program, participants will have completed 70 course hours, and receive a certificate recognizing completion of the 2018 Boulder RAFP.

The 2019 RAFP in English grid will be published at a later date, for your reference, click bellow for the 2018 course grid.

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