6th country to join the program and second in Africa!


flags_of_KenyaNairobi, Kenya

The 6th country to be added to the IFC FIT Initiative online Trade Finance e-learning program will be Kenya, and will act as regional hub for the East African nations of Uganda and Tanzania. The formal launch is scheduled to take place on 21st May 2010 when the IFC reaches the milestone of 100 seminars delivered under the Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP). This particular regional roll out will be followed-up with a seminar on the new rules on Demand Guarantees – URDG 758 on 31 May in Nairobi Kenya. Those interested in either event can contact us at info@ifcfitinitiative.com for further details.

Next Intakes

The next roll out of the IFC FIT Initiative

will commence for participants in

Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Nigeria,

Pakistan and Vietnam on the

14th of June 2010.
Those interested in participating in the

program or requiring further details

can contact the IFC FIT Program

Administration at info@ifcfitinitiative.com

or contact directly their local

coordinators listed in the table below.
The IFC FIT Program is now firmly

established with over 350 graduates

already! Will you be next?

The IFC ‘FIT Initiative’ is an e-learning

program that is designed with an important

dual purpose:
1. to train and certify international trade finance professionals
2. to build an online global network of international trade and finance professionals who will share knowledge and experience on an online platform specifically developed for the program

This Three Month program is delivered in a combination of the following learning elements:

Online Support site for students

Students will be incorporated into the eBSI Alumni and will be able to collaborate through a purpose built learning platform.Online Specialised training in UCP 600
ICC Approved Online Training in UCP 600 (Mentor or Upskill 600).

Online Collaboration Site for stakeholders

To leverage the network aspect of the ‘FIT’ Initiative all stakeholders (participants, tutors and coordinators) will have access to an online networking and collaboration system designed to facilitate exchange of ideas and contact building.
Online Interactive Core Learning Material
The Finance of International Trade (FIT) course is comprised of the following Learning Units:
* Methods of Payment
* Bills of Exchange
* Documentary Collections
* Documentary Credits
* Import Documentary Credits
* Bonds & Guarantees
* Forfaiting, Factoring & Invoice
* Structured Trade Finance
* Export Credit Agencies
* Complex Transactions
* Warehouse Financing
* GTFP Trade Facilitation Program

Next Intake Dates for the IFC FIT Initiative

The next program intakes will take place

in the following countries on 14 June 2010

flags_of_BangladeshBangladesh, contact Ataur Rahman,

Pakistan, contact Umar Farooq,


flags_of_NigeriaNigeria, contact Arije Abdulrasaq,

flags_of_VietnamVietnam, contact Martin Nguyen,

flags_of_CambodiaCambodia, contact
flags_of_KenyaKenya, contact


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