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BANKERS INSTITUTE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT

 
Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), Lucknow, a Society promoted by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, is a premier institute for providing training, research and consultancy services in the field of agriculture and rural development banking in India and the Asia Pacific Region. The Institute was established in 1983 by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), the apex development bank supporting agriculture and rural development in India. BIRD provides training support to supplement Human Resource Development efforts of Banks (Commercial Banks, Cooperative Banks and Regional Rural Banks), Microfinance Institutions (MFIs), Government Departments, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) by organizing training programmes. Based on specific requirements of the organizations concerned, customized programmes are also conducted by the Institute. BIRD has been conducting training programmes for officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the top most civil service of the country as well as Indian Economic Service (IES). BIRD offers consultancy services to Banks, Government of India, State Governments, Development Agencies, NABARD, Non Government Organisations and international agencies in the fields relating to agriculture, rural development, rural banking, micro finance and capacity building in relevant areas. BIRD also conducts Applied Research and Studies for gaining insight into the development process of rural banking and related fields for suggesting alternative policy measures. BIRD participates in collaborative ventures with other training institutes, research organizations within and outside the country and acts as a forum for banks and development organizations in India and other developing countries for experience sharing and for learning from each other. Further, BIRD organizes Seminars, Workshops and Conferences in order to facilitate policy debate relating to Rural Development Banking, Microfinance and other relevant themes. BIRD conducts capacity building programmes in functional areas such as Financial Management, Human Resources Development, Financing Agricultural Projects and micro & small enterprises, Institutional Strengthening, Microfinance, Financial Inclusion, and Information Technology for banks. Apart from offering off the shelf training programmes, BIRD conducts client specific customized training programmes on demand. BIRD also organizes international training-cum-exposure visits on microfinance, hi-tech agriculture and agro processing as well as hosts various training programmes catering to the needs of International clients connected with agriculture, cooperatives, rural development microfinance, commodity markets, etc. C-PEC BIRD has a Centre for Professional Excellence in Cooperatives (C-PEC) committed to capacity building and certification of cooperative training system in India. The Centre is mainly engaged in certification of cooperative training institutions, designing of standardized and need based training modules for Cooperatives and certification of professional competencies of trainers, cooperative bank staff and officials. CRFIM BIRD has a Centre for Research in Finacial Inclusion and Microfinance (CRFIM) fully dedicated to research in the area of microfinance. The Centre is mainly engaged in microfinance research to facilitate policy initiatives and also to provide research inputs for improvement in design and delivery system for sustainable access to quality financial services by microfinance clients. The Centre also publishes a biennial Journal called Microfinance Review.
2019-2020
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1INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM ON GROUP APPROACH FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT18-Nov-201922-Nov-2019Middle/senior Officials with minimum 10-15 years experience in Micro Finance, Banking, Rural development and Financial inclusionProvides insights into Group Approaches viz., Self Help Groups, Joint Liability groups and their Federations for sustaining the livelihoods of marginalised communities, including small holders and women.
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Course Completed
2INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM ON RURAL CO-OPERATIVES03-Dec-201909-Dec-2019Middle/senior Officials with minimum 10-15 years experience in agriculture, rural development and financial inclusionProvides background of Co-operative Movement in India and its role in sustainable development of Agriculture and off farm rural livelihoods. It also covers converting the present credit co-operatives into full fledged farmers' service centers.
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Course Completed
3INTERNATIONAL WRITE-SHOP ON PROJECT FORMULATION: CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION09-Dec-201914-Dec-2019Middle/senior Officials with minimum 10-15 years experience in climate change, agriculture, rural development and financial inclusionProvides the necessary skills for formulation of concrete project proposals under climate change - Mitigation and Adaptation for submission to Adaptation Fund and GCF fund
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4INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM ON WOMEN EMPOWERMENT14-Jan-202019-Jan-2020Middle/senior Officials (Women) with minimum 10-15 years experience in agriculture, rural development and financial inclusionProvides focus on Women empowerment and strengthening of livelihoods through Group approach (Self Help Groups / Joint Liability Groups and their federations)
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5INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM ON FINANCING INCLUSIVE AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT10-Feb-202022-Feb-2020Middle/senior Officials with minimum 10-15 years experience in agriculture, rural development and financial inclusionProvides emphasis on Agriculture Credit in India and showcasing of the replicable models, with focus on small and marginal holders. It also covers the strengthening of Agri Infrastructure through innovative products like NRM, rural infrastructure development and effective market linkages.
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6POLICY PERSPECTIVES FOR DEVELOPING / STRENGTHENING OF AGRICULTURE02-Mar-202006-Mar-2020Senior Officials with minimum 15 years experience in Policy, Planning and StrategyProvides approaches to design and develop suitable policy framework for Agriculture with focus on inclusive development / growth, formulation of sub sectoral executable programs / schemes within the Agriculture sector and describe the role of credit.
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