Microfact, a joint initiative of ADA and BRS, offers a new workshop to consultants and experts working with microfinance institutions (MFIs). Workshop participants will gain valuable knowledge on how to support MFIs in building their business plans and elaborating financial projections through the use of Microvision.
The workshop is highly interactive and practical, and it applies adult learning techniques. By working on different case studies, participants will get to know the tool, make different assumptions and develop scenarios. The main focus of the workshop is given to building and implementing a business plan for MFIs.
Microfact workshop has distinctive didactical features so as to generate:
Interactivity: participants will be working in groups, trying to reach a consensus on their main strategic orientations and main assumptions. Results of each group will be shared with the group and discussed.
Putting learning into practice: practical exercises and analysis of scenarios and trends are also part of the course. The workshop ends with a final case study encompassing all the notions reviewed.
Participation: after a large amount of hands-on time working on the computer, participants are invited to interpret and comment on the steps undertaken by themselves and by the other groups, in light of their specific operational context and institutional organization.
Exchange: consultants and experts will be encouraged to share their own experience and expectations, as to promote good practices in the business planning process with the use of Microvision.