Microfinance Course

2011 Microfinance Course @ UCSD

Co-sponsored by the San Diego Microfinance Alliance (SDMFA), the Center for International Development at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU), the School of International Relations & Pacific Studies and the EPTEAM Network Association at University of California-San Diego (UCSD).

The course will be held at the Great Hall, University of California-San Diego (UCSD).

Moderator for all sessions – Dr. Robert Gailey, PLNU, Center for International Development    – pointloma.edu/cid


First SessionApril 12, 2011, 6-8pm – Teleconference with Chuck Waterfield, CEO & President of MicroFinance Transparency




Second sessionApril 19, 2011, 6-8pm – Update on latest research

Dr. Craig McIntosh, UCSD – IR/PS School of International Relations and Pacific Studies



Third sessionMay 3, 2011, 6-8pmJohn de Wit of Small Enterprise Foundation: challenges/issues of running a MFI in a developing country



Registration Fee: $10 (Students); $15 (Alumni or EPTEAM members); $25 (Regular)

Click here to register today! https://commerce.cashnet.com/FSOB

Contact: Anna Lu EPTEAM Network at UCSDEmail: atlu@ucsd.edu

For more info: http://sdmicrofinance.org/education/microfinance-102/



  • Directions to the Great Hall, UCSD:
  • From the north: Take I-5 South. Exit Genesee and go right (west) upon exiting. Turn left onto Torrey Pines Road (third light) Make a left onto Pangea Drive (fourth light) The Pangea Parking Structure will be on your left.
  • From the south: Take I-5 North. Exit La Jolla Village Drive and go left (west).  Follow La Jolla Village Drive (which becomes North Torrey Pines Road at the top of the hill) to Pangea Drive (4th light past N. Torrey Pines).  Turn right onto Pangea Drive.  The Pangea Parking Structure will be on your left.
  • ** Parking Fee Required: purchase from the pay station and display receipt on car dashboard (parking is $1.00 for 45 minutes).
  • Finding the Great Hall
    From the Pangea Parking Structure, the Great Hall can be seen just east of the parking structure across North Scholars Drive. It is the large building with a wooden, sail shaped roof. Guides and signs will help you find your way.