ADFIAP launches training course for small island SME lending with CENDB

Date January 14 - 29, 2021 Location Virtual, Seminar

January 14, 19,21, 26, 27 and 29

ADFIAP has partnered with the Centre of Excellence for National Development Banks ( to establish the ADFIAP-CENDB Leadership Series, developed to create meaningful impact by delivering innovative training programs that are designed to be highly interactive and practical. Initiated by our member, International Financial Consulting Ltd. from Canada, CENDB brings NDBs of similar size and mandate from different regions across the globe together to participate in joint training. The arrangement between ADFIAP and CENDB will facilitate collaboration between both ADFIAP and non-ADFIAP National Development Banks in a non-competitive, supportive international context.

The first course in the Series, Smart SME Lending for Small Island Economies, will bring together National Development Bank credit underwriting professionals from small-island economies across both the Pacific and the Caribbean, providing capacity building for peer institutions on best practices to lend more effectively.

This course focuses on the most pressing issues for NDB lenders, specific to the unique nature of small-island economies and addressing the impact of COVID-19. The course employs practical hands-on training that will help lift organizations and individuals to meet their full potential.

Led by expert facilitators, the 5-module course features real-world case studies informed by participant’s own challenges and successes.

The program will provide technology-based training for cohorts of 10-12 participants, featuring a mixture of live video sessions, peer-to-peer discussions and support, and practical resources – all accessed through the CENDB’s dynamic online knowledge centre.

The first session of the Smart SME Lending for Small Island Economies course is set to begin January 14th and is now open for registration at or by filling out the form here.

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