MEMBERSHIP

To be a professional member of the Association, you must have, or aim to develop professional experience within the microfinance sector. There are four categories of membership; these are Fellow, Associates, Affiliates and Graduate Academy.

 

FELLOW OF THE MICROFINANCE ASSOCIATION

 

This membership category is for practitioners that have at least 10 years experience in the microfinance industry. The Fellow of the Microfinance Association “FMA” is for a select group of individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the development of the sector.

 

Benefits of membership

 

  • Use of the Microfinance information portal
  • The use of the FMA - Fellow of the Microfinance Association 
  • On Line copy of Microcapital News
  • On Line copy of Microfinance Insights
  • Research Analyst - Undertake four pieces of work a year
  • Incluision in the Microfinance Association - Global Skills Register 
  • Mentoring of Graduate Trainees
  • Inclusion of name in our database on Speakers
  • Contribution to White Papers published by the Association
  • Corporate Discounts - Conferences and Training Seminars
  • Build Relationships
  • Weekly Micronews
  • International Development news
  • Briefing on a wide range of issues affecting the Microfinance sector

 

 

ASSOCIATE OF THE MICROFINANCE ASSOCIATION

 

This membership category is for practitioners that have at least five years experience in the microfinance industry. The practitioners must hold a middle management position with a microfinance institution, or a non governmental organisation that provides financial services.

 

Benefits of membership

 

  • Use of the Microfinance information portal
  • The use of the AMA - Associate of the Microfinance Association - designation after name
  • On line copy of Microfinance Insights
  • On line copy of MicroCapital News
  • 10% Discount - Professional Certificate in Microfinance
  • 5% Discout in Corporate courses
  • Research Analyst - two pieces of work a year
  • CV Presentation
  • Career Development and opportunities 
  • Mentoring
  • Support in organising Branch Networks
  • Incluision in the Microfinance Association  Global Skills Register
  • Free attendance - Career Connections
  • Personal Development Plans

THE ACADEMY

 

The membership category is for individuals that are pursuing or willing to pursue a career in the field of microfinance. As you develop your career within the industry by completing the certification examination, you can apply to become an Associate member of the association.

 

Benefits of membership

 

  • Use of the Microfinance information portal
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Help Desk Facility
  • Participation in career seminars
  • Assistance in developing Personal Development plans
  • Network with peers
  • Participation in Cutting edge research, case studies, surveys and white papers
  • Participation in forum, blogs and local networks
  • Registration on our Database on Internship opportunities
  • Assistance in formulating Personal Development plans
  • Mentoring
  • Quarterly Magazine - The Microfinance Professional
  • Latest Developments within the Microfinance Sector
  • On line copy of Microfinance Insights
  • On line copy of MicroCapital News
  • Registration Database - Internship
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How to join?

 

To join the Microfinance Association, you need to fill our application form. The Microfinance Association will consider your membership application, and let you know within fourteen days whether your application has been accepted. An annual membership fee is payable at the time of application. We do not charge a fee for processing your application

 

The annual membership fees are as follows:

Fellow of the Microfinance Association 
  £200
Associate of the Microfinance Association  £150
The Academy (Students)  £100
                                    

The membership fees are inclusive of VAT. 

 

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Code of Conduct

 

All members of the association will have to comply with the association’s code of conduct