Training has always been a key part of Bert's work, and many of the projects listed elsewhere on this website included important training components. Each of these training programmes is based on adult-learning principles. Thus, all training courses are built around practical case studies and exercises, this way offering participants the chance to participate to the maximum and experience new working methodologies.
The main subjects of training have been the following:
Enterprise financing workshops, which were conducted in Zambia (2016-2018), Azerbaijan (1996 and 1997), Romania (1996), Uzbekistan (1996 and 1997), Ukraine (1998 and 1999), Kazakhstan (1998/99), Guinea-Bissau (1994) and The Netherlands (1995/96). This training was mainly aimed at consultants and credit advisors.
An adapted version was used in Bosnia (2003) to train senior managers, in Morocco for business advisors (2003) and Ghana (2008) for business advisors as well.
In Rwanda, bankers were trained in cash and loan planning and in risk assessment (2009-2011).
Agricultural credit training was provided in Kazakhstan to loan officers in preparation of a World Bank rural credit line (2000 / 2001 - seminars conducted for banks in eight oblasts throughout the country) This training was based on real-life agricultural loan applications in the country. Similar training was offered in Kyrgyzstan (2001 / 2002) to bank staff in preparation of World Bank and Asian Development Bank credit lines. In Romania, Bert trained staff of the local credit co-operative in the implementation of a new agricultural credit scheme (1996)
SME banking courses were conducted in Dubai, Riyadh (2x), Bahrain and Malaysia (2008/10).
Micro Finance Training was conducted in
was conducted inIndia (1995), the Netherlands (1995/96), Ireland (2010), Guinea-Bissau (1992/94) and Yugoslavia (Serbia) (1999).
For the Almaty (Kazakhstan School of Management courses were offered in Financial Resources Management and in Management of Investment Portfolios (2002).
Training in EU financial and contract procedures for EU, government and project staff was conducted in:
· Algeria 07/08/11/13, Morocco 07, Jordan 07/08, Egypt 07/08, Syria 08
· Djibouti 04, Congo Braz 05/'18, Chad 05/09(2x)/13(2x), Burundi 05, Cameroon 05'19, Mozambique 05/07, Guinea Bissau 06, Cape Verde 06, Gabon 06, Senegal 07, Guinea 08, Kenya 08, Jamaica 14/'18
· Brussels 06/09/10/'18, Curacao 10, Paris 08/10/12, Madrid 10, Pakistan 12, Botswana '19
Training for NGOs in Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers (International and European NGOs - ten one-week courses and several short training seminars) was conducted in the Netherlands and in Afghanistan (2002 - 2019). A total of seven specific seminars were held for IDH's programme and project staff (2018-2020), both staff in the Netherlands and abroad.
Other Services: M&E, Policy, SME banking and SME support, Procurement
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