Partnership to certify technical service providers for MFIs

Enterprise Partners (EP) in collaboration with the Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (gGmbH) have signed a letter of intent to develop an international certification scheme to train, mentor and certify Technical Service Providers (TSPs) for Microfinance Institutions (MFI) in Ethiopia.

The partnership aims to create a pool of locally qualified TSPs that could provide high quality and affordable technical assistance to MFIs ensuring that SMEs are better equipped in creating more job opportunities, in particular for women and the youth. The trainings will include various thematic courses such as risk management, strategy & business modeling, product development, customer service & relationship management and training of trainers (ToT).

In addition to this, Frankfurt School will provide direct assistance to AEMFI with set standards geared towards institutionalising and ensuring the sustainability of TSP trainings and certification programmes in the country. The first training session will begin in November 2018.

Enterprise Partners will have updated announcements and information posted on our website from the continuation of the training, upon its launch in the coming weeks.