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CIDEF Accredited Course

(CDFA Membership Level)

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Qualification Criterion

 

To be admitted to the program, an applicant MUST have either (a)  A minimum of honours (or 4-year degree), Postgraduate Diploma, Master's or MBA (excluding Master's in Development Finance)  in Finance, Accounting Economics, banking or insurance. Full internationally recognised assessment-based membership of professional bodies in Accounting, Finance, Banking, Insurance or Economics (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, CFA, Chartered Banker, Actuary etc.) will also be considered.

Course Aims

 

The aim of the course is to provide participants with an opportunity to understand recent innovations and practices in finance for development. At the end of the course, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Discuss and analyze innovative finance practices to enable engagement with investors, foundations, development finance organizations, government and civil society approaches towards creating social and environmental impact.
  • Design, select and apply appropriate and creative approaches, solution, services, processes or technologies to complex social and environmental problems
  • Apply transformative perspectives in conceptualising, designing and implementing solutions that aim to address complex social challenges.
  • Develop concepts, mindsets, skills, and relationships that will enable them to engage and evolve as a active innovative financiers throughout their careers, regardless of position or sector
  • Examine current financial systems applications including bitcoin, Mobile Money, M-PESA and other financial products
Course Overview

 

The CIDEF Advanced Certificate in Innovative Finance aims  to give participants an overview of the developing  countries’  Innovative Finance space by examining the evolving roles of stakeholders, including investors, foundations, high net worth individuals, governments, corporates, communities, non-profits, social enterprises and social entrepreneurs, in developing and applying new financial vehicles /instruments and structures to allocate capital in a way that includes measurement of social and environmental impact.   This advanced certificate is ideal for professional bankers (working in the commercial, investment and central banking spaces), economists, accountants and insurance practitioners  who want to acquire  the Chartered Development Finance Analyst (CDFA) status  from the Chartered Institute of Development Finance (www.globalcidef.com)

Session will Include

  • Introduction & Definition of Innovative Finance
  • Mapping the Problem and Solution Landscapes for SDGs
  • Impact Measurement
  • Identifying Resources
  • Risk / Return / Impact
  • Structuring Funds along the Risk / Return / Impact Axes
  • Examples of innovative financial schemes (e.g. Bitcoin, Mobile Money, M-PESA etc.) and their impact on small businesses and society
Who Should Attend

 

The course will be valuable to professionals in the following areas:
  • Development Finance Institutions
  • Development Finance Institutions
  • Commercial and Investment Bankers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Project Developers
  • Government/PPP Agencies
  • Public Sector Managers
  • Accountants/Taxation Advisers
  • Share Market Analysts/Brokers
  • Privatization Executives
  • Company Treasurers/Directors
  • Credit Committee Staff
  • Rating Agencies
  • Project Managers/Engineers
Value of Course

 

On successfully completing the course, each successful participant will receive an internationally accredited certificate of the Chartered Institute of Development Finance.  In addition, you will qualify as a Chartered Development Finance Analyst (CDFA) through a conversion process by completing 3 courses. See www.globalcidef.com for more information.

Assessment

 

Online Class Exam
 
60%
 
Individual Assignment
 
40%
Fees

 

USD 1500

Duration of Course

 

6 Contact days

 

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

CONTACT
Tel: +27 21-914 6778
Fax: +27 21-914 4438
cidef@globalcidef.com