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Thank you to all of our 2019 participants and faculty for an inspiring and dynamic Inaugural Edition of the Digital Transformation of Microfinance Institutions Program!

To register now for our upcoming 2019 Boulder Institute Programs, click here

?The NEW Digital Transformation of Microfinance Institutions was held in Turin, Italy at the International Training Centre of the ILO from July 22nd to August 2nd, 2019 alongside 25th Anniversary Boulder MFT in English and the 5th Annual Rural and Agricultural Finance Program (RAFP)There were 36 participants from 21 countries and 25 different institutions present at the inaugural DIGITAL program representing MFIs, Commercial Banks, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance, Donor Agencies, Investors, Development Agencies and more. ?  The three programs brought together a total of 161 participants from 45 different countries.  

The Digital Transformation program offered 9 courses delivered by 18 world-renowned experts on digital transformation and financial inclusion.  The program was especially designed for microfinance managers and other financial inclusion professionals who were seeking effective strategies to digitize their institution or institutions they support. In this program, we analyzed potential risks, challenges, and opportunities that these new technologies present.  Courses covered topics such as data management, business intelligence, product development, agile design, fraud, consumer protection, leadership, partnerships, regulation, and more.

The program also featured an enhanced  Boulder Master Class: New Financial Inclusion Paradigms led and facilitated by Robert Christen, Boulder Institute’s President and Founder, Gerhard Coetzee, CGAP’s Customer Value Team Lead, and Martin Holtmann, IFC’s Digital Finance and Microfinance Team Manager. Throughout the two weeks, the facilitators, together with 14 special guests led participants through interactive discussion and debate with a focus on the customer journey, client centricity, and digital transformation. 

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 programs create 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 programs bring 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.

The Boulder DIGITAL in English lasts two weeks, providing 70 academic course hours.

As part of the Boulder DIGITAL program, you will:

  • Observe successful experiences in the digitization of microfinance.
  • Deepen knowledge related to client segmentation and value propositions.
  • Understand agent banking management and key considerations for establishing effective commercial relations with third party payment systems.
  • Explore emerging themes and new technological challenges.
  • Strengthen critical thinking and systematic decision-making
  • Build an invaluable global network of personal contacts that will remain with you throughout your professional career.
  • Analyze the current state of the industry, confronting the challenges that financial inclusion presents on the world stage.

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

Join us for the
2nd Annual Digital Transformation of Microfinance Institutions Program!

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

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