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Media Education and Communication Advisor @CMF in Nepal: Center for Micro Finance + Mark Lipton

I have a formal MANDATE! As a volunteer with the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and Uniterra’s Leave for Change (L4C) program, I’ll be working in Nepal for a month this summer.


I’ll be a “Media Education and Communication Advisor” for the Centre for Micro Finance (CMF) in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Center for Microfinance (CMF) was established in July 2000 to strengthen the capacity of microfinance institutions and enable them to provided savings, credit and other financial services to the poorest-of-the-poor families, especially women. CMF runs a wide range of programs designed to meet the emerging needs of microfinance institutions. To promote the microfinance sector, CMF engages in training, technical assistance, consultancy services, research, knowledge management, publication and documentation, dissemination of best practices and networking in partnership with national and international organizations.

CMF seeks the development of more innovative and effective training modules in order to increase trainees learning commitment as well as their information retention. Specifically, to update the content and audiovisual delivery of an existing microfinance training module using available audio visual computer in order to achieve maximum trainee impact. This module will serve as the proto-type for the audiovisual translation/conversion/ creation of other microfinance training modules. I will also provide on the job training for the two CMF counterparts to enable them to do this work in the future.