Program Outline

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The IFC ‘FIT Initiative’ in an e-learning program which has been 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 and online platform specifically developed for the program

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

  • Online Core Learning Material on Trade Finance
  • Online Specialised traning in UCP 600
  • Online Support site for students
  • Online Collaboration Site for program stakeholders

Online Based Core Learning Material on Trade Finance

The Finance of International Trade (FIT) is comprised of the following Learning Units:

Online Specialised traning in UCP 600

Course content also includes ICC approved online training in UCP 600 provided by Coastline Solutions in Ireland.

Online Support site for students

Students will be incorporated into the eBSI Alumnii and will be able to collaborate through a purpose built learning platform.

Online Collaboration Site for program 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.

Major Initiative in development of South South Trade

The IFC FIT Initiative has been developed specifically to assist in bringing quality trade finance training to trade finance professionals in countries considered to be developing,
or lower to middle income economies as measured according to the 2009 GNI per capita statistics calculated using the world bank atlas method.  Within this classification the IFC FIT Initiative has been launched to date in Bangladesh (2008), Pakistan (2008), Nigeria (2009, Cambodia (2009), Vietnam (2009) and in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania under a regional project in East Africa in 2010.  Further country programs are previsaged in 2011 qnd 2012.  For further information contact info@ifcfitinitiative.com

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