creating sustainable microfinance

The Centre For Continuing Education in partnership with the Zimbabwe Association Of Microfinance Institutions are offering The Executive Certificate in Microfinance and Entrepreneurship (ECME) Course for Harare and Bulawayo Cohort.

About ECME

NUST Centre for Continuing Education and ZAMFI launched the Executive Certificate in Microfinance and Entrepreneurship (ECME) course in 2018 and since then 77 students have graduated with certificates from the program. The ECME course program was designed to develop the next generation of microfinance practitioners in the industry, equipped with cutting edge skills and knowledge related to international microfinance best practices and conduct.

The program is a six (6) month executive certificate program with two (2) blocks made up of four course modules. At the end of each block, the students will be requested to sit for an exam designed to test the application of knowledge, application and insights in a practical microfinance working environment.

2020 ECME February Intake

Registration for next year intake for February 2020 is now open. The first block of the course will start on 1 February 2020 and will run over 8 weeks both in Harare and Bulawayo concurrently. It is envisaged that respective MFIs should consider sending some of their staff members to undertake the program and if need be make payments for their members of staff.

  • Duration: 6 months split into 2 x 3 months blocks conveniently being weekend classes: full day Saturdays and half day Sundays.
  • Application Fee: a non-refundable fee of Z$50.00.
  • Tuition Fee: Z$400 per module i.e. Z$1600.00 per block. If payment is being done by the individual, a payment of half deposit of $800.00 shall be accepted with the balance payable within a three month period.
  • Application/Registration forms: these are available at the ZAMFI offices. Kindly send request for registration forms to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 31 December 2019.
  • Registration and payment of fees deadline: 24 January 2020.

Contact Details

74 Rhodesville Avenue
Greendale, Harare
Tel: +263–242 702146-7 or 2702173
Cell: +263 715 868595
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Name: Tinashe Pamacheche
3rd Floor, Mimosa Building
Cnr 9th Avenue/ Main Street
Tel: +263–09-67485
Cell: +263 778 149 459
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Name: George Nhepera

Below are the course modules for the two blocks of the program:

1st Block/Semester 2nd Block /Semester

Modules :

  1. Fundamentals of Microfinance
  2. Principles of Entrepreneurship
  3. Microfinance Lending and Risk Management
  4. Financial and Social Performance Analysis for Microfinance Institutions ( MFIs)

Modules :

  1. Small Business Risk Management
  2. Regulation and Supervision of Microfinance Institutions
  3. Market Research and Marketing of Microfinance Services
  4. Strategic Business Planning for Microfinance Institutions(MFIs)and SMEs

What they said about the 2019 intake


Outstanding trainers”
-Godfrey C. Chitambo, ZAMFI

Conducive learning environment, flexible learning hours and well organized trainers'.
-Obvious Mavuya, Zambuko Trust

“The trainers possesses both technical knowledge and practical experience and exposure to microfinance hence they are able to provide practical solutions to improve our organizations”
-Thomas Dube, Coverlink Microfinance

The program modules are relevant, practical with well-informed practicing trainers
-Mary Anne, Kurehwa, Sunbrid Holdings


Contact Details - Head Office

74 Rhodesville Ave
Harare, Zimbabwe
Landline: +263 24 2702 146/7 or 2702173
Email: info@zamfi.org


Mimosa Building(Opposite Bulawayo Centre)
Room 4, 3rd floor, 9th Avenue/J.M Nkomo Street, Bulawayo
Tel: +263 9 67485
Email: info@zamfi.org