The fifth edition of the Certificate in Law and Regulation of Inclusive Finance wrapped up on 28 January 2021, with a record 50 participants from 27 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe completing the two-week course held online this year because of the pandemic.
“It was a very important learning experience for me”, said Elkhidi Elamin Abelrasoul, from Sudan and the first participant from this country to attend the Certificate, which is the result of a cooperation between the University of Luxembourg and Appui au développement autonome (ADA). It is further supported by the European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute and the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Certificate offers classes on regulatory supervision, law and ethics, investment vehicles and banking law, enabling an exchange between scholars, regulators and financial intermediaries, facilitating academic and non-academic cooperation. EIB Group staff teach courses on sustainable finance, microfinance at the EIB, banking law and impact measurement.
This year, the online format allowed more participants to attend and, upon graduation, join the cohort of alumni now well over 100 professionals from central banks, regulators, the private sector or academia.
The sixth edition of the Certificate in Law and Regulation of Inclusive Finance is scheduled to take place in January 2022.