Capacity Building for Microfinance in Post-Tsunami Reconstruction, 2007

In September 2005, Citigroup Foundation sought the assistance of FDC to design and conduct a regional program of research, curriculum development, and train-the-trainer workshops to increase the capacity of microfinance providers to prepare for, and respond to, natural disasters. FDC conducted this program in India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Comprehensive best practice training materials in five languages were developed. More than 600 microfinance personnel from 100 microfinance organisations have been trained,and a cadre of some 60 trainers represent on-going momentum to continue the capacity building effort.

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