To develop managerial skills of microfinance institutions and professional associations
Africa, Central America, South-East Asia
By working with networks of MFIs and professional associations, we are able to multiply the impact of our actions. The networks act as intermediaries and are the contact points for the MFIs, as well as the authorities and the regulatory bodies.
The networks generate an invaluable leverage effect: the training and expertise provided to a network are then passed on to all of the member MFIs. The networks are also able to centralise the difficulties encountered by their MFIs in order to bring them to the attention of the regulatory authorities in their country,
The professional associations and the networks are capable of covering a broad field of action, which is essential for the good development of the sector:
The final idea behind our support to networks is the transfer of skills to a local actor which is then capable of passing on the knowledge to all of the stakeholders concerned.
with the AMT (African Microfinance Transparency) network, whose aim is to boost the credibility of the African microfinance sector by encouraging a greater number of MFIs to both produce and disseminate transparent and standardised financial information on a regular basis. The AMT network was created in 2001 at ADA’s initiative.
You can become a member of AMT or discover all of the activities it undertakes in order to ensure greater transparency in the microfinance sector in Africa.
The AMT network is also one of the networks which organises the African Microfinance Week.
with the MAIN (Microfinance African Institutions Network) network, which was created at the initiative of several institutions which have lengthy experience in microfinance and the promotion of micro-enterprises in Africa.
As part of our collaboration with the MAIN network, we support the universities which have been supported by MAIN since 2001. Indeed, MAIN has helped to create three Master’s courses in three African universities:
ADA has been supporting UCAC and UCAO, the two French-speaking universities, since 2014 and in 2016 it decided to extend its support to English training at the UMU. We work in partnership with many universities around the world.
Furthermore, together with ADA, the MAIN network is also one of the joint organisers of the African Microfinance Week.
with the CIF (Confédération des Institutions Financières), which is a network of West African cooperatives. We support CIF in its efforts to develop the micro-insurance sector in West Africa. The first micro-insurance company was created in 2007 in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.