During 8th to 11th August 2019, STEP project successfully conducted the first Training of Trainers for Co-opBank staff. 54 participants (24 women and 30 men) from various departments of Co-opBank Head office and 14 branches attended the four days event at Sport Hotel in Hanoi.

The training aims to develop the capacity of Co-opBank to provide support and coaching assistance to the PCF network. The training focused on risk management and financial products & services as well as teaching methods and techniques, environmental and gender aspects in finance sector. After the training the participants got understanding of

  • the key concepts of risk management and audit tool kit
  • credit appraisal method based on cash flow and the credit appraisal tool kit
  • environmental and social risks
  • gender equality in finance sector

The training of trainer was an important milestone of the deployment and implementation phase of the project. STEP project intends to provide more training and support to Co-opBank to further develop its capacity in the future.

The training will be followed with a series of training workshops for 75 pilot PCFs in which the selected trainers from Co-opBank will play a role in providing training support and assistance.