2015 CGAP Photo Contest, Photo by Lin Chen

About the Webinar Series


The Risk Management Initiative in Microfinance (RIM) in partnership with the Microfinance Gateway is hosting a series of webinars on risk management for financial inclusion. As part of the series, four upcoming webinars will introduce tools and methodologies for microfinance institutions, advisory firms other financial service providers interested in strengthening risk management practices.

Join us as our invited speakers discuss effective strategies and share practical tools that can be used to enhance risk management within the financial inclusion industry. Please secure your place by registering below.


Risk Management, the Engine for Responsible Financial Inclusion

22 March 2017 | 9:00 AM ET (U.S.)

This webinar examines issues related to risk management in financial inclusion and discusses how RIM is leading a movement to address existing challenges. A dynamic panel discussion will highlight key lessons and introduce a number of tools that can be used by practitioners.

Target audience: Financial inclusion practitioners including donors, consultants, technical assistance providers, and executives and board members of financial service providers (FSPs).

Fishermen. Photo by Curt Carnemark, World Bank

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Risk Management Assessment: an Approach for Consultants

5 April 2017 | 9:00 AM ET (U.S.)

Join us in this webinar featuring a practical methodology and a toolkit for technical assistance providers and consultants who support FSPs in developing standardized risk management systems. Participants will gain insight into designing a risk management development plan aligned with business strategies of FSPs.

Target audience: Technical assistance providers and consultants who support FSPs in developing standardized risk management systems.

© Graham Crouch, World Bank

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Integrating Risk Management into Business Strategy: Tools for MFIs

17 May 2017 | 9:00 AM ET (U.S.)

This webinar features a methodology and a toolkit for microfinance institutions (MFIs) interested in developing a risk management system. Speakers will discuss the importance of integrating risk management into business strategy, how to develop a risk management system, and what resources are available for MFIs.

Target audience: MFI board members and senior managers.

© John Hogg, World Bank

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What’s Next? Building the Risk Management Profession in Financial Inclusion

7 June 2017 | 9:00 AM ET (U.S.)

As the financial inclusion industry matures, it is important to ensure that the risk management profession continues to grow, adapt, and professionalize. This webinar features a conversation between the CEO of Professional Risk Managers’ International Association and the Director of RIM. Speakers will introduce a framework for developing financial inclusion risk professionals globally.

Target audience: Financial inclusion practitioners, including donors, consultants, technical assistance providers, and executives and board members of FSPs.

© Curt Carnemark, World Bank

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