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Sep

Friday, September 1, 2023

The online programme Master of Leadership in Sustainable Finance is designed for current and future leaders who are passionate about the contribution finance can make in the key societal challenges of our time. The programme is designed to build skills and expertise at the intersection of finance, sustainability and economic development. You will combine a […]

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24- 27
Jul

Oxford University’s Saïd Business School

Monday, July 24, 2023 to Thursday, July 27, 2023

Supporting financial regulators to develop policies that close the gender gap in financial inclusion; Building the women’s leadership pipeline in regulatory organizations. This multi-week global blended learning program, taught by Women’s World Banking and Faculty from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, brings together senior officials (male/female/nonbinary) from central banks and other regulatory agencies and high-potential […]

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26- 30
Jun

London, UK

Monday, June 26, 2023 to Friday, June 30, 2023

The Program is an executive education program aimed at providing high-level management and leadership training to those shaping the microfinance industry, including CEOs of leading microfinance institutions and executives of mainstream banks entering the microfinance market. This course will combine lectures, case studies, and the use of practical tools to allow participants to appreciate the […]

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26
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Sep

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 to Saturday, September 30, 2023

Supporting financial regulators to develop policies that close the gender gap in financial inclusion; Building the women’s leadership pipeline in regulatory organizations. This multi-week global blended learning program, taught by Women’s World Banking and Faculty from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, brings together senior officials (male/female/nonbinary) from central banks and other regulatory agencies and high-potential […]

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28- 29
Mar

Kigali, Rwanda

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 to Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Microfinance is considered as a tool to alleviate poverty in Africa, as it contributes a big percentage on access to finance for many African lives. This is the only way to reach low income people and those who live in rural area. A digital approach will serve to reduce cost and will provide an effective […]

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16- 17
Mar

Prague, Czech Republic

Thursday, March 16, 2023 to Friday, March 17, 2023

The current post-pandemic economic environment has significantly changed  the microfinance sector: MFIs’ operations, portfolio, and liquidity, as well as ways of cooperation and information exchange with the other microfinance stakeholders. Many financial markets see the changing value of the local currencies, prices for goods and services, and costs of hedging, and decreasing opportunities of attracting the new investments. In addition, a slowdown […]

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28
Feb

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

This webinar will take place on 28 February, from 13:00 to 14:15 CET and will be open to the public. The platform used will be Webex and there will be simultaneous interpretation in French and Spanish. Due to its innovative approach, Index insurance is rapidly growing in popularity as an alternative to traditional indemnity-based insurance.  For those regions […]

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14- 16
Feb

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC); Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 to Thursday, February 16, 2023

One billion women are not actively engaged with formal financial services. ¾ of those women have no access at all. In some countries, it will take over 100 years before we see gender equality in access if we don’t intervene. Over 300 leaders in financial services, investor, philanthropy, policy and technology communities will come together […]

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16- 26
Jan

Monday, January 16, 2023 to Thursday, January 26, 2023

The curriculum was developed by the ADA Chair in Financial Law (Inclusive Finance) in cooperation with ADA to meet the continuous need for talented and well-trained specialists in the growing field of inclusive finance. The programme combines traditional financial law with inclusive finance and development policy subjects.

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14
Dec

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

14 December 2022, 9 AM GMT (5 PM SGT) The financial inclusion of the 140 million migrant women is essential to the global development discourse. Remittances from these migrant women are not only a crucial source of income for millions of households in low- and middle-income countries but are also essential to the financial inclusion and resilience of the families receiving them. Despite the […]

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12- 14
Dec

Monday, December 12, 2022 to Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Digital finance is quickly changing the nature of financial service provision – with promising opportunities to reach more customers and offering a more complete suite of relevant products. However, providers face multiple obstacles leveraging this opportunity – platforms are not always accessible, customers are difficult to serve on digital-only channels, and ad-hoc partnerships pose obstacles […]

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08- 09
Dec

Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya

Thursday, December 8, 2022 to Friday, December 9, 2022

The 5th East African Banking & Microfinance Forum hosted by Trade and Development Bank (TDB), in collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB) will take place from 8-9 December 2022 at Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya as well as on-line. This two-day hybrid in-person and virtual forum will seek to discuss how the region, the continent and the global […]

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07
Dec

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

*Microinsurance Network (MiN) Members only event  

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06
Dec

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

MSEs remain underserved by traditional financial systems. But despite the growth of financial services, CGAP research shows persistent demand for informal services. This discussion will look at the significance of informal finance for MSEs and people in low-income countries: why they still use informal financial services in spite of flexible formal financial options, whether both […]

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05- 16
Dec

Monday, December 5, 2022 to Friday, December 16, 2022

A course for policy makers, practitioners and trainers Introduction to the course The ILO Social finance programme and the International Training Center of the ILO offer participants the possibility to become certified trainers in the ILO Financial education training package. This Online Training of Trainers (O-TOT) combines intense training of trainers on both content and […]

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05- 16
Dec

Monday, December 5, 2022 to Friday, December 16, 2022

Introduction to the course The ILO Social finance programme and the International Training Center of the ILO offer participants the possibility to become certified trainers in the ILO Financial education training package. This Online Training of Trainers (O-TOT) combines intense training of trainers on both content and methodological issues. The programme contains certification options to […]

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01
Dec

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Join this session to explore innovative approaches to addressing the gender digital divide in India. According to the GSMA consumer survey 2021, women in India are 41% less likely than men to use mobile internet. Of people who are aware of mobile internet, a lack of literacy and digital skills is a key barrier to […]

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21- 23
Nov

Monday, November 21, 2022 to Wednesday, November 23, 2022

An in-person and online event alongside the 7th World Congress on Rural and Agricultural Finance! On-site venue: Headquarters of the Fideicomisos Instituidos en Relación con la Agricultura (FIRA) in Morelia, Mexico. As the world struggles to address the worst food crisis in generations, agri-SMEs that play key roles across agricultural value chains are facing unprecedented […]

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16- 18
Nov

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 to Friday, November 18, 2022

A call for session proposals has been sent to all e-MFP members to help shape the EMW2022 programme. Further information will be available in the coming months. Mark your calendar now & join top professionals from the financial inclusion sector.

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15- 26
Nov

Online

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 to Saturday, November 26, 2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE 12 November 2021 Introduction to the course This course focuses on designing and implementing a financial education strategy (national, institutional or local). Participants will discuss experiences, lessons learned and international practical knowledge gained in this field. They will be provided with relevant tools, frameworks and instruments, and will consider the best practices applied […]

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14- 25
Nov

Online

Monday, November 14, 2022 to Friday, November 25, 2022

*APPLICATION DEADLINE 27 October 2022 Introduction to the course ApexFinCoop is a training and strategic planning programme that aims to empower financial cooperative apex organizations and support institutions to advance the scale and effectiveness of financial cooperatives in a specific country or region. ApexFinCoop is designed to support financial cooperative apex organizations in developing and […]

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14- 18
Nov

George Washington University

Monday, November 14, 2022 to Friday, November 18, 2022

Financial Inclusion in its simplest form is the ability to access appropriate financial services in the formal financial system. However, it is not just about a bank branch or correspondent on the corner. It is about clients using sustainable, responsible financial products that add value to their daily lives. In other words, there is the […]

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14- 16
Nov

Cape Town, South Africa

Monday, November 14, 2022 to Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) is the global meeting place for agrifood investment in Africa. Bringing together over 1100 key stakeholders – from governments, banks, financiers, investors, project owners, project developers, commercial farmers and the agro and food processing industry – to discuss trends that will likely influence food and agribusiness economics over the […]

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02
Nov

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Background: Financial cooperatives are important players in the world banking system, which reach the poorest people and have a substantial economic impact. They serve over 900 million people worldwide through the 500,000 cooperatives (including credit unions) working in more than 100 countries worldwide. Until the start of the millennium, the cooperatives in developing countries supported […]

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18
Oct
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03
Nov

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 to Thursday, November 3, 2022

*Inquiries to this request for applications may be submitted by email to financial.health@uncdf.org and cc to uncdf.rfa@uncdf.org by 27th October 2022. *All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (IST) on 3rd Nov 2022 through UNCDF e-investment platform: https://apply.uncdf.org/prog/community_of_practice_on_financial_health_and_innovations The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 46 least developed countries. With its […]

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05
Oct
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21
Dec

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 to Wednesday, December 21, 2022

This program addresses the digital innovations that are being applied to the provision of financial services to rural farming families and the broader commercial ecosystem in which they operate, with a special emphasis on the role of women-headed households. The program will take a client–centric approach to building an inclusive financial eco-system that supports farmer’s […]

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29
Sep

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Approximately 281 million migrants, nearly half of whom are women, live and work outside their home countries. Any unforeseen events affecting these migrants, such as death, sickness or job loss, negatively impact the financial stability of the recipient family, leading to an excessive debt trap, inequality and poverty. Insurance and pensions are essential safeguards for […]

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29
Sep

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Remittances are increasingly being recognised as a pathway to foster financial inclusion and reach the most vulnerable and poor. However, there is still a regulatory grey area in terms of supervisors’ role. This dialogue will explore the existing regulatory challenges and demands in facilitating remittance-linked insurance.

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29
Sep

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Join senior experts and practitioners from the African Development Bank, the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI), the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, Government of Zambia and Pula Advisors to share updates on work that supports women smallholder farmers to boost and protect their yields through digital microinsurance and agricultural data services. Following […]

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29
Sep

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Approximately 281 million migrants, nearly half of whom are women, live and work outside their home countries. Any unforeseen events affecting these migrants, such as death, sickness or job loss, negatively impact the financial stability of the recipient family, leading to an excessive debt trap, inequality and poverty. Insurance and pensions are essential safeguards for […]

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28- 29
Sep

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 to Thursday, September 29, 2022

You can find more details about this workshop through the event agenda here.

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26
Sep
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14
Nov

Monday, September 26, 2022 to Monday, November 14, 2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE 16 September 2022 Introduction to the course My.COOP is a training package and programme on the management of agricultural cooperatives. It was designed for existing and potential managers of agricultural cooperatives and members involved in managerial tasks, to improve the management of their cooperatives and to provide guidance to them to better cater […]

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20
Sep

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

 Time: 14.30-16.00 CEST Background Fulfilling the 2030 Agenda depends crucially on achieving progress in rural areas, which is where most of the poor and hungry lives. In recent years, the possibility of using public and development finance catalytically to mobilise commercial capital for investment in the agri-food sector has grown in interest. Historically, the agriculture […]

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12
Sep
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14
Oct

Monday, September 12, 2022 to Friday, October 14, 2022

A majority of insurers and distributors in traditionally underserved markets still struggle to offer insurance products that are viable for them and valuable for consumers. Capacity gaps among insurers’ staff are one of the factors inhibiting this progress. The Impact Insurance Facility of the ILO seeks to develop a sustainable flow of high-quality capacity building […]

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12
Sep

Monday, September 12, 2022

Access to micro-finance and credit by the small-scale fishers in Thailand is challenging. Financial services are the key to enable small-scale fishers to operate viable businesses and to make their fishing operations more sustainable. Many of the 1.7 million fishers in Thailand want to innovate to fish more responsible, use safer vessels,  produce higher quality […]

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03
Sep

Saturday, September 3, 2022

During the session on finance hosted by CAFI SSF, Rare and Environmental Defense Fund, we were able to hear experiences from on the ground challenges faced by small-scale fishers(SSF) face when accessing financial services. A direct testimony from fisher representatives from India, Mauritius, Kenya, Indonesia, Uganda, Chile, St. Vincent, and Honduras shared similar difficulties to […]

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01- 01
Sep

Thursday, September 1, 2022 to Sunday, September 1, 2024

*Application deadline 31st July The Master of Leadership in Sustainable Finance online program is designed for (emerging) leaders who are passionate about finance, and the role finance plays as a catalyst to boost economic growth in an inclusive and environmentally conscientious manner. Highlights: Part-time post-experience program (60ECTS), offered as a self-study modular format to allow […]

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15
Jul
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04
Sep

Friday, July 15, 2022 to Sunday, September 4, 2022

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 4th September 2022 This call for application is drawn to invite a global partner who could support in building the advocacy efforts for the portfolio, overall agenda and assist to amplify the various projects (interventions). Assist with messaging and managing of exclusive properties created for driving the agenda on FH globally. The […]

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15
Jul
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Aug

Friday, July 15, 2022 to Monday, August 1, 2022

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO AUGUST 1 AT 11:59 PM ET THIS YEAR’S IF50 THEME IS “MAKING DIGITALIZATION COUNT.” How can fintechs leverage data and digital infrastructure to make products more inclusive and impactful for customers in underserved markets? What is IF50? Inclusive Fintech 50 (IF50) is a global innovation competition that aims […]

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15- 29
Jul

Friday, July 15, 2022 to Friday, July 29, 2022

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Pacific Insurance and Climate Adaptation Programme invites partners specializing in developing frontier Artificial Intelligence solutions for climate disaster risk insurance applications to submit proposals for an interesting project in the Pacific. Interested firms must submit their proposals via email on etenderbox.pacific@undp.org by or before 11.59pm July 29, 2021 (Fiji Time) clearly marked with […]

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15
Jul

Friday, July 15, 2022

9.00 am Rome, 10.00 am Nairobi, 12.30 pm Delhi, 2.00 pm Bangkok, 3.00 pm Manila Event summary The event was attended by participants from financial service industry which included banking and insurance sector stakeholders, government institutions, fisherfolk organizations, bilateral agencies,  academic institutes, and NGO’s. The distinguished panel of speakers participated from public (Philippines Crop Insurance […]

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13- 15
Jul

Livingstone, Zambia

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 to Friday, July 15, 2022

This regional conference is a combination of high-quality training and plenary sessions aimed at sharing insights on inclusive insurance business models that are making access to low-income market segments in Africa possible. The organisation and implementation of this conference is based on the strong belief of the power of learning and sharing; the conference therefore […]

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13- 15
Jul

Livingstone, Zambia

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 to Friday, July 15, 2022

The 2022 Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Conference on Inclusive Insurance is part of the series of regional learning sessions aimed at contributing to the development of inclusive insurance markets in Africa. The 7th regional conference is hosted by the TAG Microinsurance Association, Munich Re Foundation and FinProbity Solutions. The conference is supported by the […]

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06
Jul

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Jul 06, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM The war in Ukraine began in February 2022, and evidence of its impact on global food systems continues to grow. Yet, much uncertainty remains around its effect on different actors in the agriculture sector, particularly agri-SMEs and the institutions that finance them. While it is understood that most […]

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01
Jul
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01
Aug

Friday, July 1, 2022 to Monday, August 1, 2022

All applications must be submitted by 23:59 hours (IST) on 01 August, 2022 using the UNCDF e-investment platform. UNCDF ‘s Financial Health programme (FHP) has partnered with the Government of Odisha to strengthen the financial lives of women entrepreneurs under the aegis of Mission Shakti Programme- a state government initiative to empower women through organizing them in self-help groups (SHGs). […]

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29- 30
Jun

Istanbul, Turkey

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 to Thursday, June 30, 2022

June 29–30, 2022 Istanbul, Turkey As we emerge from the pandemic, we’re eager to reconnect, discuss our concerns and share new perspectives—which is why this event will focus on microfinance investment landscape and opportunities, important sector updates, and the latest approaches to gender, green finance, technological challenges and financial inclusion of refugees and migrants. Over […]

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28- 29
Jun

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 to Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) invite you to the 2nd West and Central Africa SME Banking and Microfinance Academy for executives and middle managers from both SME banks and microfinance institutions from the region. Taking place on 28th – 29th June, the virtual forum is intended to discuss […]

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27
Jun

Monday, June 27, 2022

11.00-16.00 hours (Bangkok time) A High Level (Virtual) Regional Event was organized to present how digitalization can enable inclusive rural and agrifood system transformation under the FAO Digital Village Initiative. In particular, presentation 3 will bring in experience in “Leveraging multi-partnerships to enable digital solutions for agriculture finance: The case of Uganda“. Please see the […]

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15
Jun

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Wednesday 15 June 2022 13:00- 14:00 (GMT+1) Venue: LinkedIn Live Join the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2022 launching event to hear the latest data and insights on the mobile gender gap across low- and middle-income countries. You’ll also learn how GSMA partners are working tirelessly to improve digital and financial inclusion for women. Over the past […]

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13
Jun

Turkey

Monday, June 13, 2022

CAFI SSF Network participated virtually in the Regional Workshop on Planning and Policy Development Increasing Aquaculture Production organized on 13 June 2022 Antalya, Turkey as part of the project titled “Capacity Development for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Management in Central Asia (FISHCap) developed under the FAO-Turkey Partnership Program (FTPP). The workshop was conducted in partnership […]

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09
Jun

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Jun 9, 2022 03:00 PM in London Digital Financial Services (DFS) are a means to economically empower women. Good DFS design goes well beyond interfaces or marketing approaches: it is vital in ensuring that a financial service resonates with women. To achieve this, we need to understand women’s lives and realities, and how those impact their […]

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01- 01
Jun

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 to Thursday, June 1, 2023

The course explains the 9 overarching principles, which serves as a practical guide for governments, companies and international organizations embracing responsible digital payments in their journey to build trust, mitigating risks, and driving inclusive economies. At the end of the self-paced learning course, participants will be able to: Describe and explain the significance of the […]

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01
Jun
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01
Jul

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 to Friday, July 1, 2022

*Deadline extended to July 1st (23:59EDT) To help address the challenge of financial inclusion in Pacific Island Countries (PICs), the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is launching the Pacific Islands FinTech Innovation Challenge. The challenge aims to attract local and global FinTechs with market-ready solutions to address identified problem statements which represent the challenges […]

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17- 19
May

Lagos, Nigeria

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 to Thursday, May 19, 2022

This course on Agriculture Value Chain Financing provides an understanding of the gaps and challenges of agriculture finance. The programme would enable participants to sharpen their awareness of the fundamental issues of financing agriculture and agribusiness. The programme considers different business models, and the available instruments for accessing financial services. Furthermore, it examines the risk […]

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17- 18
May

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 to Wednesday, May 18, 2022

*The registration deadline is 15 May. The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and the Financial Services Institute (linked to the Financial Regulatory Authority of Egypt) will organize the training “Make change happen: Getting insurers ready to serve low income and emerging markets” on 17 and 18 May via Zoom. The language of instruction is English. The […]

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17- 18
May

Zoom

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 to Wednesday, May 18, 2022

*The registration deadline is 15 May Insurers and insurance providers need to make many changes in order to serve emerging consumers effectively. This training is designed to equip participants with a detailed framework for change management while presenting the specific changes that are needed to serve new markets and the lessons and insights from institutions […]

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17
May

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

17 May 2022 from 9:00-11:00 CEST (17:00-19:00 PHT) With climate change, natural disasters are becoming more frequent and severe. This affects developing and emerging economies in particular, because of a higher vulnerability that can be attributed amongst others to a strong reliance on climate-reliant activities such as farming. At the same time, there is a […]

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09
May
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24
Jun

Monday, May 9, 2022 to Friday, June 24, 2022

*APPLICATION DEADLINE 22 April 2022 Introduction to the course Proper management enables cooperatives to offer high quality, efficient and effective services to their members. Moreover, well managed agricultural cooperatives can also contribute to wider development issues such as food security, sustainable use of natural resources and inclusive employment creation. My.COOP is a training package and […]

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06
May

Friday, May 6, 2022

CAFI SSF Network participated in the symposium on International Symposium on Insulating Marine Fisheries Sector in South Asia from Uncertainties: Global Experiences with Insurance, Chennai, India, organized by Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organisation (BOBP-IGO). The objectives of the symposium were to i) understand the status of insurance in the fisheries sector in South Asia […]

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02
May
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Aug

Monday, May 2, 2022 to Monday, August 1, 2022

Supporting financial regulators to develop policies that close the gender gap in financial inclusion; Building the women’s leadership pipeline in regulatory organizations. This virtual, 12-week global program, taught by Women’s World Banking and Faculty from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, implemented together with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, brings together senior officials (male/female/nonbinary) from central […]

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02
May
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Jul

Monday, May 2, 2022 to Friday, July 1, 2022

The first Training of Trainers is tentatively scheduled to take place from 2-6 May 2022 (Part 1) and 16-20 May (Part 2). The second ToT is scheduled from 20 June until 1 July. The trainings will be conducted online through Zoom during the afternoon Philippine time. Background: The ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila), […]

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01- 02
May

Sunday, May 1, 2022 to Thursday, May 2, 2024

Object The training modules on green inclusive finance are aimed at interested stakeholders as an introduction to the topic. Intellectual Property The e-MFP Green Inclusive and Climate Smart Finance Action Group (GICSF-AG) is the owner of this training. More information on this matter and citation, please refer to the eMFP website Authors Davide Forcella (CBIFI, […]

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26
Apr

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

11.00 am Rome, 12.00 noon Kenya, 2.30 pm Delhi, 4.00 pm Bangkok, 5.00 pm Manila *Please contact info@rfilc.org for the credential of this webinar Summary of the event The webinar on “Role of Fish Farmers Producer Organizations (FFPO’s) in facilitating inclusive financial services for small-scale fisheries (SSF)” was organized by the Global Network for capacity […]

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25- 27
Apr

Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi

Monday, April 25, 2022 to Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Africa Saccos Week is a yearly conference & exhibition dedicated to the development of Savings and Credit Co-Operatives in Africa. The conference is open to everyone who can impact or be impacted by Saccos. This includes : central banks technology providers microfinance institutions Insurance Companies Regulation Authorities small and medium enterprises Saccos institutions This will be […]

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21
Apr

Thursday, April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022, 9 – 10 a.m. EST (3 – 4 p.m. CET)  Restrictive gender norms are often the root cause of persistent gender inequality in the financial market system and ignoring them can limit the effectiveness and impact of financial inclusion interventions. For example, collective expectations around childcare and household responsibility mean women spend […]

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20
Apr

Banque de Luxembourg

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Since 2006, ADA, with the support of its partners, has been organising the Midi de la microfinance (Microfinance Lunch Break), a one-hour conference-debate on a current topic in microfinance and sustainable finance. Online or in person, the event is open free of charge to anyone who wishes to participate. All you need to do is register online. […]

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18
Apr
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May

Monday, April 18, 2022 to Monday, May 9, 2022

Inquiries to this request for applications may be submitted by email to financial.health@uncdf.org and uncdf.rfa@uncdf.org by 02 May 2022. All applications must be submitted by 14:29 hours (EST) on 9 May 2022 using the UNCDF e-investment platform. The purpose of this Expression of Interest (EOI) is to invite firms or a consortium of firms working in the agri-techs, tech providers, e-commerce organizations, […]

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16
Apr
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May

Saturday, April 16, 2022 to Monday, May 16, 2022

Inquiries to this request for applications may be submitted by email to financial.health@uncdf.org and uncdf.rfa@uncdf.org by 06 May 2022. All applications must be submitted by 23:59 hours (IST) on 16 May 2022 using the UNCDF e-investment platform. The purpose of this Expression of Interest (EOI) is to invite firms or a consortium of firms working in tech providers, e-commerce organizations, marketplaces, technical advisory organizations etc. […]

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04- 29
Apr

Monday, April 4, 2022 to Friday, April 29, 2022

*The deadline for application is February 18th The Agricultural and Rural Finance (FAR) training programme is designed for managers of financial institutions and other inclusive finance actors in Africa who wish to develop financial products and services for the agricultural sector. It is organised by ADA (Appui au développement autonome), the Ministry of Foreign and […]

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30
Mar

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Wednesday 30 March 2022 14:00-15:00 BST Over the past ten years, mobile money has expanded from a niche offering in  a handful of markets, to a global financial service connecting over a billion people to the formal economy, offering diverse services and improving lives and financial security. The webinar will dive into the profound impact […]

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28
Mar
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Apr

Monday, March 28, 2022 to Friday, April 1, 2022

Registration Please send the form below to tisiana.baguet@houseoftraining.lu by 28th February 2022. This online training will be free of charge for the 22 selected candidates. By taking part in this training, you will:  Learn with experts based in the Luxembourgish financial centre Gain insights into the experience of other MFI representatives Learn how to us a Risk Management […]

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03
Mar

Thursday, March 3, 2022

*16h-17h CET on 03 March 2022 About the session This webinar, co-organized with the International Trade Centre (ITC), brings together a panel of representatives from both the supply and demand side of green finance targeting agri-SMEs and farmers’ organizations in the coffee sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The discussion will build on […]

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03
Mar

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022 Time: 9:00 AM – 10:10 AM ET Globally, men make up 80% of executive committees in major financial service providers. Yet, the business case has been evidenced repeatedly that gender-diverse leadership and executive committees afford greater stability, increased innovation, and reduced risk. What is holding back key decision-makers to enact positive change […]

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Mar
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Aug

Online

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 to Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Agriculture matters a lot for everyone on this planet: it provides affordable and healthy food, jobs and incomes for millions of people; its development is essential for environmental protection, poverty alleviation and in the context of climate change. Therefore, agriculture finance is a significant part of the finance sector. Farmers and agro-enterprises need loans, insurance, […]

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01
Mar
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Aug

Online

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 to Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The microfinance sector is dynamic and rapidly changing. Microfinance practitioners must be equipped with up-to-date knowledge and tools to strengthen their MFIs to be able to cope with the challenges of growth, complexity and competition. The Certified Expert in Microfinance(CEMF) course is an excellent and comprehensive qualification for microfinance practitioners. It prepares you for the […]

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14- 17
Feb

Egypt (Online)

Monday, February 14, 2022 to Thursday, February 17, 2022

*Deadline for registration: February 9, 2022 The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and the Financial Services Institute (linked to the Financial Regulatory Authority of Egypt) will organize the training Financial key performance indicators for inclusive insurance from 14 to 17 February via Zoom. The language of instruction is English. The course is offered with support from […]

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10
Feb

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Lessons from the second Inclusive Insurance Innovation Lab – Public Dialogue The second A2ii Inclusive Insurance Innovation Lab (iii-lab) took place from March 2020 – November 2021. Country teams from Argentina, India, Morocco and Rwanda worked on innovative approaches to develop their inclusive insurance markets. Recognising that vulnerable populations often do not know about insurance as a risk management tool and/or […]

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Mar

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 to Sunday, March 6, 2022

CGAP launched a call for expressions of interest for partners to pilot technology-enabled business models for advancing excluded or underserved micro and small enterprises’ (MSEs’) access to responsible credit. MSEs are one of the strongest drivers of economic development and employment creation. Access to finance remains a significant constraint for MSEs globally to survive shocks […]

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26
Jan
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03
Mar

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 to Thursday, March 3, 2022

*All applications and required documents should be submitted by March 3, 2022 23:59 Bangladesh Standard Time (BST) WEE-DiFine is a research initiative that seeks to generate a comprehensive body of evidence that addresses the impact of digital financial services (DFS) on women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and the causal mechanisms between the two by funding rigorous […]

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25
Jan
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16
Apr

Online

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 to Saturday, April 16, 2022

Learn how to develop an efficient, inclusive and stable financial sector that is essential for a thriving economy. What you’ll learn -Identify a framework for financialmarket development and financial inclusion, and why they matter for economic growth and development. -Measure the degree of financial development and inclusion for a country or countries using a wide […]

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25- 28
Jan

Bahirdar, Ethiopia

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 to Friday, January 28, 2022

The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions organizes a conference of this kind every two years. Major stakeholders in the microfinance sector, MFIs, Banks and Insurance companies, Fintechs, practitioners, academicians, federal and regional cooperative authorities and MFI partner organizations are expected to attend the conference. Participants from different organizations will present papers related to the theme. […]

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20
Jan

Thursday, January 20, 2022

 20 January 2022, 01 pm (Abidjan) / 02 pm (Cotonou, Paris, Frankfurt, Douala, Kinshasa) Within the context of the European Investment Bank (EIB) TA Financial sector programme for West and Central Africa, Making Finance Work For Africa (MFW4A) and the IPC, Horus and IECD Consortium are hosting a series of webinars for banks and microfinance […]

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17- 27
Jan

Monday, January 17, 2022 to Thursday, January 27, 2022

Launched in January 2017, the Certificate in Law and Regulation of Inclusive Finance is a joint project of the ADA Chair in Financial Law (Inclusive Finance) at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg, with ADA and the European Investment Bank Institute. Dedicated to regulators, intermediaries and other inclusive financial […]

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17- 27
Jan

Monday, January 17, 2022 to Thursday, January 27, 2022

Application deadline: 1st September 2021 The Certificate in Law and Regulation of Inclusive Finance is designed to educate and train future professionals in inclusive finance matters. Entering its sixth year in 2022, the programme is aimed at regulators, intermediaries and other inclusive finance organisations.  Possible topics of the 2022 programme: •    Performance Measurement and Management •   […]

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12
Jan

Online

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

8:00 to 9:00 EST ( GMT -05:00)  The “SME Finance Virtual Marketplace” is an online match-making platform that promotes partnership and collaboration between members of the SME Finance Forum, especially financial institutions, fintech companies and development finance institutions/ investors.  The virtual Marketplace is powered by GlobalLinker, an AI powered ‘Digital Ecosystem’ offering SMEs a range of services to build digital presence […]

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07
Jan

Friday, January 7, 2022

The application will be closed on 7 Jan 2022 The Assam AgriFin Xamahar (“Xamahar”) is a Challenge Fund or a competitive funding mechanism for supporting innovative approaches, especially by the private sector, to deliver financial services at scale for farmers in key agriculture value chains in Assam. It is funded by the World Bank and is being implemented […]

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09
Dec

Thursday, December 9, 2021

12.30 pm Bangkok, 1.30 pm Manila, 6.30 am Rome Press brief The webinar was organized by CAFI SSF Network in association with APRACA (Asia and Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association) and the FAO of the United Nations on “Financing innovation for sustainable fisheries with the private sector”. More than 85 participants from financial institutions, […]

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07
Dec

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

07 December 2021 9:00 am – 10:30 am EST Is a solvency crisis looming for the microfinance sector – particularly for small and medium-sized providers of microfinance?  If so, where will it most likely take hold, and what will happen to the customers now being served?  What can be done by stakeholders in the microfinance sector to […]

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06- 10
Dec

London, UK

Monday, December 6, 2021 to Friday, December 10, 2021

This one-week inter-active executive training is designed to deepen the understanding of concepts and practices of financial inclusion with a focus on Advanced Credit Risk, Financial Analysis, Regulations and Supervision, social Performance Management, Digital Finance, SME Banking, offering a holistic perspective to participants about how these models can support women’s empowerment, agriculture, livelihoods, value-chain and […]

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06- 10
Dec

London - UK

Monday, December 6, 2021 to Friday, December 10, 2021

The Strategic Management program is an executive education program aimed at providing high-level management and leadership training to those shaping the microfinance industry, including CEOs of leading microfinance institutions and executives of mainstream banks entering the microfinance market. This course will combine lectures, case studies, and use of practical tools to allow participants to appreciate […]

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01
Dec

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

December 1, 2021 | 2:00pm EST (1:00pm CST, 4:00pm ART/BRT) | Zoom Join this event and learn How to Do Business with Corporate Procurement at the World Bank Group, what it purchases, and what it is doing to increase participation of women-owned businesses in the procurement processes and across the supply chain. The event will also […]

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30
Nov
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02
Dec

Lagos

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 to Thursday, December 2, 2021

Excellent credit management and administration skills are fundamental for a sustainable and profitable microfinance organization. Yet many staff of MFBs and MFIs do not possess these core competencies. No wonder their organizations record highly unsustainable levels of non-performing loans. Some of the failures emerge at the product development and delivery stages, as products’ designs do […]

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17- 19
Nov

Online

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 to Friday, November 19, 2021

European Microfinance Week (EMW), organized by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), is one of the leading global events on financial inclusion and a unique meeting point for microfinance and financial inclusion professionals around the world. EMW brings together all sectors of the inclusive finance industry, including consultants and support service providers, investors, multilateral and national […]

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15- 15
Nov

Monday, November 15, 2021 to Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Cash and voucher assistance (CVA) has increasingly been the modality of choice in many crisis situations and using digital mechanisms for disbursement has been growing alongside it. This course has been designed for participants to understand how mobile money enabled CVA works in practice, and what is needed to ensure effective operations work to the […]

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15- 26
Nov

Online

Monday, November 15, 2021 to Friday, November 26, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE : 14 October 2021                                                          Tuition €850 Introduction to the course This course focuses on designing and implementing a financial education strategy (national, institutional or local). Participants […]

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15
Nov

Monday, November 15, 2021

15 November from 14:00 – 15:30 CET How are gender transformative approaches good for business? This interactive, virtual event brings together leading global corporates, standout local businesses and high-level thought leaders to reflect – and act – on opportunities in the agricultural sector to build more gender transformative business models.

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10- 12
Nov

Uganda (online)

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to Friday, November 12, 2021

Overview: Small businesses are vital to economic development. Yet, they are exposed to high risks and often struggle more than larger businesses to cope with them. Insurance represents an important tool to help businesses better manage risks, but small businesses worldwide are generally underinsured or have no insurance at all. For insurers, small businesses represent […]

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09
Nov

Online

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The Green Products training is the third part of the Green Inclusive Finance series. It will provide an introduction to the methodology, processes, and key milestones related to green product development. The session will also cover how to disburse, monitor, and report on green products. Practical case studies will be presented to show how various MFIs […]

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02- 11
Nov

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 to Thursday, November 11, 2021

Background Cooperative Financial Institutions (CFIs) are important providers of financial services to poor and middle-income people, and significant drivers of financial inclusion. Aside from their strong presence and relevance in developed economies, especially Europe and North America, CFIs are highly significant in financial inclusion in the developing world. Their pervasive presence in rural areas, and […]

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02- 03
Nov

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 to Wednesday, November 3, 2021

2 – 3 November 2021 | 9:00 (GMT+3) The payments, banking and financial services sectors are undergoing an unprecedented period of disruption and change.  In an ever-evolving reality, collaboaration is the key to survival. Seamless Africa brings together the entire financial ecosystem to discuss, debate and evaluate the future of the industry. Join the event to […]

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01
Nov
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03
Dec

Monday, November 1, 2021 to Friday, December 3, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE 27 September 2021 Introduction to the course A majority of insurers and distributors in traditionally underserved markets still struggle to offer insurance products that are viable for them and valuable for consumers. Capacity gaps among insurers’ staff are one of the factors inhibiting this progress. The Impact Insurance Facility of the ILO seeks […]

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01
Nov
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01
Dec

Monday, November 1, 2021 to Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Application Deadline / Date Limite pour Postuler The next application deadline is 1 December 2021. If you miss this deadline, your application will be considered during the third quarter of 2021. La prochaine date limite pour postuler est le premier décembre 2021. Si vous posez votre demande après cette date, votre soumission sera considérée pendant le troisième […]

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29
Oct

Friday, October 29, 2021

Date & Time:  29 October 2021 (10.00 am -12.00 pm Bangkok/ 6.00 am -8.00 am Nairobi/5.00 am- 7.00 am Rome/ 8.00 pm-10.00 pm Seattle)   WEBINAR PRESS BRIEF:  The webinar “Guidelines for increasing access of small-scale fisheries to insurance services” was organized by the CAFI SSF Network, in association with FAO & APRACA on 29 […]

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26- 28
Oct

Jamaica

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 to Thursday, October 28, 2021

The last fifteen years have seen the insurance sector in emerging markets enjoy steady growth in client outreach and premium volumes. New technologies are boosting market coverage. The global middle class is predicted to number nearly five billion within two decades — but many of these individuals will still lack a formal safety net provided […]

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26- 27
Oct

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 to Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Tuesday, 26 October,10:00 to 12:00 CEST to Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 10:00 to 12:00 CEST Climate change and social issues are high on the agenda of governments across the globe. As finance moves towards a more central role in powering a sustainable future, it is coming under increasing scrutiny and is in the process of […]

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18- 24
Oct

Monday, October 18, 2021 to Sunday, October 24, 2021

The SAM is the African Microfinance Week, known by the French acronym for «Semaine Africaine de la Microfinance». This is a major conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years in a different African country. The main ambition of the SAM is to provide a unified African […]

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18- 22
Oct
ADA

the Kigali Convention Center in Kigali, Rwanda

Monday, October 18, 2021 to Friday, October 22, 2021

The African Microfinance Week (SAM -Semaine africaine de la microfinance in French) is a conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years. After the launch of the 1st SAM in 2013 in Arusha (Tanzania), a 2nd edition in 2015 in Dakar (Senegal), a 3rd in 2017 in […]

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14- 15
Oct

Brussels, Belgium

Thursday, October 14, 2021 to Friday, October 15, 2021

The European Microfinance Network (EMN), in collaboration with Inpulse and microStart, is delighted to announce that its 18th EMN Annual Conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 14-15 October 2021. The first physical event of this dimension for the microfinance sector since the pandemic began, this next edition will focus on the essential: networking and bringing people […]

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12
Oct

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Date: October 12th, 2021 Time: 9:00AM – 12:35PM EDT In its third year, Women’s World Banking’s Fintech Innovation Challenge provides a global stage to highlight Fintech innovations serving unbanked and underserved women in order to build their security and prosperity in the face of global inequalities. Despite years of progress in advancing financial inclusion, nearly […]

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07
Oct

Thursday, October 7, 2021

October 7, 2021 at 8:00 am EDT Join this webinar to hear from VP Bank in Vietnam and the CARE Ignite project. In 2018 VP Bank Vietnam became the first Vietnamese bank to adopt a strategy specifically designed for women-owned SME’s.  The 2017 IFC market study highlighted a  $1.19 billion financing gap for women-owned SMEs […]

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07
Oct

Virtual Event

Thursday, October 7, 2021

For the past six years, FSD Kenya has been hosting its annual lecture that continues to contribute to Kenya’s inclusive financial system and support its long-term development goals. Working closely with the Government, financial service industry, donors, and other partners, the lecturers share groundbreaking research, innovations, and debate platforms through which notable speakers share candid […]

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05- 06
Oct

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 to Wednesday, October 6, 2021

As part of the EIB Financial Sector Technical Assistance Program for West and Central Africa, EIB in partnership with MFW4A is organizing the EIB Academy – a two-day forum taking place on 5 – 6 October 2021. Debates and interactive presentations will lead to reflection on various essential themes such as; how financial institutions (FIs) […]

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30
Sep

Thursday, September 30, 2021

This webinar introduces ATLAS, a data platform which provides an all-in-one approach to data management in financial inclusion, from data reporting to analytics and benchmarking. Launched in 2020, ATLAS centralizes data from financial service providers on pricing, client protection, social and financial performance, providing a solution that helps make the financial inclusion industry accountable. Who is ATLAS […]

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28
Sep

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

September 28, 2021 at 9:00 am ET Join for the conversation to hear from Access Bank and KIT Royal Tropical Institute . Access Bank is one of the largest commercial banks in Africa. Access Bank recognized the potential growth opportunity of the women’s market fifteen years ago and in 2014 formalized this focus through their […]

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08
Sep

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing financial services. It drives down costs, opens up new data possibilities on which to make decisions, and promises new efficiencies for financial services providers. But how might the industry leverage this technology to pursue inclusion—without repeating or amplifying the mistakes of the past? Join us and a panel of experts as […]

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02
Sep

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Thursday, September 2nd, 15.00-16.00 CET Background The rural finance project management units of International Organizations are generally able to monitor their achieved implementation progress and immediate results in increased household / SME access to rural financial services. However, project management units are facing challenges in assessing the outcomes of rural finance projects on beneficiaries’ livelihoods […]

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02
Sep

Thursday, September 2, 2021

This webinar will feature a fireside discussion with two prominent actors in the area of agri-SME finance who will share their recent experience with partnership-based green finance initiatives. About the Webinar Many recent efforts to increase the flow of inclusive green finance in agriculture have involved the development of partnerships bringing together a variety of […]

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01- 02
Sep

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 to Thursday, September 2, 2021

Access to affordable insurance plays an important role in sustainable economic development. There is a need for all stakeholders to work together in addressing the insurance protection gap in the region. The significant uninsured exposure to national catastrophes remains a particular challenge facing climate change. Policymakers need to align their disaster prevention and relief efforts […]

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30
Aug
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01
Sep

Egypt (online)

Monday, August 30, 2021 to Wednesday, September 1, 2021

This online training is to learn all about: the various types of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and how to reach them the different insurance types and how these are offered to SMEs designing products and distribution strategies to meet the needs of SMEs Agenda: Below is an overview of the different sessions of this […]

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26
Aug
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05
Nov

Online

Thursday, August 26, 2021 to Friday, November 5, 2021

Program objective: Participants in this DT Certificate will obtain a thorough understanding of the key ingredients in any pathway toward digital transformation. After this program participants will be able to help guide their organizations through the process of redesigning their relationship with clients and field staff, putting together a digital ecosystem, creating usable data, and […]

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18
Aug

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

*Webinar Press Release: AFRACA- FAO- CAFI-SSF Network, 18 August 2021 Baseline Assessment on the current situation of financial and insurance services provision to the Small-Scale Fishers (SSF) and aquaculture sectors in Africa A joint webinar was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) and the Global Network […]

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10
Aug

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

AFI in collaboration with VISA is organizing a Public Private Dialogue (PPD) Training, followed by a Member Training on Contactless Payment Innovations on 10 August 2021 at 09:00 am to 12:00 pm (UTC). The trainings which will be held before the 9th Annual AfPI Virtual Leaders’ Roundtable on 12 August 2021 will deep dive into expanding digital payments […]

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09- 13
Aug

Abuja, Nigeria

Monday, August 9, 2021 to Friday, August 13, 2021

This course aims at broadening and pushing the boundary of fundraising to a new level in which directors and managers of microfinance institutions/banks, financial cooperatives, financial non-governmental organizations and other similar financial entities can identify funding from a series of available sources, use both traditional and modern funding vehicles, including bank linkages, national apex funds, […]

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29
Jul

Thursday, July 29, 2021

About the Webinar Agriculture transformation that involves the production of high-value food products and post-harvest processing offers significant business opportunities for agribusiness SMEs. Long-term (LT) finance is critical for investments in building the needed infrastructure and agribusiness capacity, improved technologies, and equipment to make agriculture more productive, efficient, profitable, and resilient. The Long-term investment capital […]

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28- 29
Jul

Online (via Zoom)

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 to Thursday, July 29, 2021

this online training is to learn all about: making changes to your current inclusive insurance offering models, products and processes that have enabled MFIs around the world identifying ways to make your inclusive insurance offering more value to your target market Agenda Below is an overview of the different sessions of this two-day workshop: List of […]

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27- 28
Jul

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Fintech for Sustainable Development workshop aims to raise awareness among financial institutions on the strategic role that fintech could play in addressing the financing challenges of the sustainable development agenda including the role of fintech in: improving financial inclusion of underserved groups (low-income citizens and SMEs), building resilient infrastructure (e.g. energy), fostering innovation (small […]

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21
Jul
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30
Aug

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 to Monday, August 30, 2021

Applications deadline: 11.59 pm EDT on 30 August 2021  UNCDF makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 46 least developed countries. With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local […]

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07- 09
Jul

Uganda (online)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 to Friday, July 9, 2021

Overview: Distribution is a particularly important question for those looking to deliver insurance to low-income people. With low margins, insurers need to find low-cost channels that can reach clients in large numbers. These challenges mean that insurers need to think differently about microinsurance distribution. This training will help equip insurers with a good understanding of […]

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07
Jul

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

7 July 2021, 3-4 pm CEST/9-10am EDT/2-3pm BST    ABOUT THE WEBINAR The global coronavirus pandemic has upended the financial inclusion sector. The challenges have been immense, and the full scale of the cost – to families, businesses, institutions – is not yet known. To understand the impact on the sector, the European Microfinance Platform […]

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01
Jul
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06
Aug

Thursday, July 1, 2021 to Friday, August 6, 2021

Inquiries to this request for applications may be submitted by email to financial.health@uncdf.org and uncdf.rfa@uncdf.org by 6th August 2021. All applications must be submitted by 23:59 hours (IST) on 15th August 2021 using the UNCDF einvestment platform: UNCDF has partnered with the Government of Odisha to further strengthen the financial lives of women entrepreneurs under the aegis of Mission […]

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01
Jul

Thursday, July 1, 2021

FAO and IFAD are hosting a webinar on applying gender transformative approaches to achieve women’s financial inclusion for improved food security and nutrition. Women’s access to quality financial products and services can contribute to the growth of their businesses and to their own economic empowerment. Yet women are less likely than men to own a […]

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30
Jun

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

 3:30 – 4:30pm CET. About the Webinar The Inclusive rural financial services and agri-SMEs: Lessons from IFAD’s portfolio event will feature a presentation of the main findings of a recent stocktaking exercise, which assesses IFAD’s capacity to deliver inclusive financial services in the rural space as well as to promote pro-poor rural financial markets through […]

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30
Jun

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Deadline for application: 30 June 2021 at 23:59 (GMT time) Through its over US$60 million fund, the FFR works to reduce poverty and promote development by leveraging both international and domestic remittances and migrant capital in rural areas of developing countries. In this context, the FFR intervenes in Africa through the Platform for Remittances, Investments and […]

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29
Jun

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

June 29, 2021 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm CEST Agricultural lending is considered “high risk” by formal financial institutions, as farmers are more vulnerable to changes in weather, rainfall levels, pests, and infestations, as well as price fluctuations. As a result of these perceived and actual risks, loans for smallholder farmers require high rates of […]

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28
Jun

Online

Monday, June 28, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:15 PM (CEST) How digitalization can bring about productive growth for micro and small enterprises English, French and Spanish interpretation will be provided AGENDA   Welcome remarks Vic Van Vuuren, Director Enterprises Department, ILO Opening remarks Martha Newton, Deputy Director-General for Policy, ILO Roberto Suárez Santos, Secretary-General, IOE Andrea Ostheimer, Executive Director […]

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24
Jun

Thursday, June 24, 2021

02:00pm -04:00pm BKK, GMT+7 With an estimated 87% of the world’s smallholder farmers centered in South East Asia, these farmers represent a critical contribution to global food security. Agri finance technologies (Agri-FinTech) are strengthening smallholder farmers’ ability to weather crises and adopt new technologies by securing their bottom line. Join the webinar as it discusses […]

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16- 18
Jun

The United Nations in Nairobi

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 to Friday, June 18, 2021

The seventh Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID), organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank Group and the African Union, taking place at the United Nations in Nairobi on 16-18 June 2021. Under the auspices of the Central Bank of Kenya, this year’s GFRID Africa – 2020-2030 will mark the first […]

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15
Jun

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

11:30AM – 1:00PM ED Are digital platforms missing out on a new market opportunity? As the future of digital finance rapidly approaches, the most inclusive players will capture new market segments among digitally connected entrepreneurs. Join the webinar as it discusses the ways in which digital literacy, e-commerce, social commerce, and digital marketing might serve […]

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15
Jun

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar financing has electrified the homes of more than 100 million people and transformed many households that aren’t connected to the electrical grid. CGAP’s theory of change suggests that PAYGo solar can be an inclusive business model which improves access to energy and finance in ways that can likely benefit women. However, a […]

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09
Jun

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Wednesday 9 June 2021 12.00 – 13.00  (UTC+2)/ on Zoom Translation from French to English.  To better understand the impact of the pandemic on MFIs and their clients, ADA, in association with the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation and Inpulse, launched waves of surveys to monitor and analyze the effects of the crisis among its partners in […]

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08- 10
Jun

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 to Thursday, June 10, 2021

Ethical Finance 2021 will be held between Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th June 2021 and is themed “Financing a Sustainable Future: Climate and Beyond”. The Summit will begin with leadership showcases hosted in five global financial centres on day one with a focus on climate finance and natural capital, ahead of COP26, on day two.  […]

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02
Jun

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

9AM Jakarta / Hanoi / Phnom Penh 10AM Singapore / Hong Kong / Manila 10PM EDT New York (Tuesday, June 1) This webinar will cover Women’s World Banking’s latest report, which provides a conceptual framework to move Indonesian women from financial inclusion to empowerment. It will focus on: Analysis of norms governing women’s agency Ability […]

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01
Jun

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

In recent research, CGAP has identified no fewer than 400 fintech solutions across the Arab world. With nearly half of these solutions having financial inclusion potential, expanding access to only a fraction of the untapped market presents a multi-billion-dollar revenue opportunity. To capture this value and deepen financial inclusion, funders and support organizations have an important […]

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26- 27
May

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 to Thursday, May 27, 2021

  The workshop is co-organized by CABFIN and SAFIN. The event will take place on 26-27 May from 13:30 to 16:30 CET.   About Though there is no single definition, broadly speaking, green finance is finance for boosting public and private investments in economic activities that produce positive environmental impacts and contribute to a transition to a […]

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20
May

Thursday, May 20, 2021

MFI does not need to fall behind with digitalization. Embracing innovation requires setting up a few practical systems. It also requires the courage to change your definition of failure. In this webinar, we are helping MFIs to define and manage their structure for supporting innovation. We will review internal and external sources of innovation. We […]

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19
May

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

19 May 2021  15:00-16:30 Rome time (CEST)  Young entrepreneurs are an essential driving force for the growth of the agricultural sector, yet they face many challenges including access to formal financial services. In the framework of the FAO’s Integrated Country Approach (ICA) for boosting decent jobs for youth in the agri-food system, we have recently […]

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18- 21
May

Online

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 to Friday, May 21, 2021

Overview: Inclusive insurance providers see the need for increased understanding and expertise in pricing their products. This training will help pricing specialists responsible for calculating different projections to better understand the specificities of the inclusive insurance sector in order to better place and monitor insurance products.   Training Objectives: By the end of this course, […]

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12
May

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

May 12, 2021  3:30 – 4:30 PM IST/6:00 – 7:00 AM EDT The panel will discuss on how FSPs and regulators can effectively support women Jan Dhan customers as the gateway to build households’ economic resilience, role of Public Sector Banks in this journey and need for sex-disaggregated data in designing financial products for women. […]

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11
May
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31
Oct

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021

AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL FINANCE TRAINING PROGRAMME (FAR 2021) ***Blended learning (online + in-person)*** NEW: English edition Online session – 17 May to 11 June 2021 – 30 places available > In-person session – October 2021 – 15 places available Registration/admission: please visit the website linked below to access the eligibility criteria and the registration form which must be completed by […]

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05
May

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Please RSVP Now for the Global Digital Development Forum on May 5th, 2021, co-organized by USAID, Chemonics, Digital Impact Alliance, IntraHealth International, IREX, TechChange, and Save the Children. GDDF 2021 will be different from other ICT4D conferences and other online events. We are committed to community-driven sessions that explore digital development challenges and opportunities with four […]

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29
Apr

Thursday, April 29, 2021

On the 29 April 2021, in partnership with MiN, Nigerian Microfinance Platform will be organising the 6th Annual Symposium, which Executive Director of Microinsurance Network Katharine Pulvermacher will be attending as one of the speakers. Venue: The DOVER Hotel, 14 Aromire Street, Off Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria and online

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26
Apr

Monday, April 26, 2021

Date: 26 April 2021 Time: 15.00-16.30 hrs. Bangkok time (GMT+7 hrs.) Innovations in digital technology-enabled solutions proved to be one of the most potent vehicles to provide financial services for the smallholders and other actors in the agricultural value chains at a lower cost, increase speed, security and transparency. These technologies also support the financial […]

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21- 22
Apr

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 to Thursday, April 22, 2021

This online training to learn all about: the various types of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and how to reach them the different insurance types and how these are offered to SMEs designing products and distribution strategies to meet the needs of SMEs Trainer background: Camyla Fonseca leads the knowledge and capacity building initiative, as […]

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08
Apr

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Date & Time:  8 April (12.00 noon Bangkok, GMT +7) and (8.00 am Kenya, EAT) Organized under Global Network for capacity building to increase access of small-scale fisheries to financial services (CAFI SSF Network) Press coverage The Global Network for capacity building to increase access of small-scale fisheries to financial services (CAFI-SSF Network) organized the […]

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01
Apr

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) in partnership with the Development and Economic Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) at ODI: A leading global affairs, are hosting a 2-webinar series based on DEGRP flagship publications. Date: 01 April 2021, 1 pm GMT (Abidjan) Background In the last decade, there has been a broad deepening of the banking […]

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29
Mar
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01
Apr

Monday, March 29, 2021 to Thursday, April 1, 2021

This training to learn all about: what inclusive insurance is and how insurance can be sold to emerging consumers the key characteristics of emerging consumers and how insurance is distributed through new retail channels the relationship between client value and financial results Trainer information: Pranav Prashad is the technical lead on agriculture insurance, alternative distribution […]

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08
Mar

Monday, March 8, 2021

March 8, 2021 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Women’s World Banking, the World Bank, the Better Than Cash Alliance, and the United Nations Capital Development Fund invite you to join our Call to Action on March 8, International Women’s Day! Today, 247 million women 15+ are living below the extreme poverty line […]

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04
Mar

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Making Finance Work For Africa (MFW4A) and the IPC, Horus and IECD Consortium, within the context of the European Investment Bank (EIB) TA Financial sector programme for West and Central Africa are hosting a series of four (4) webinars for banks and microfinance institutions operating in these regions. This webinar will cover topics around gender […]

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04
Mar

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Mar 4, 2021 at 10:00am – Mar 4, 2021 at 11:00am ET Women have shouldered a disproportionate share of the pandemic’s economic fallout, making it vital to ensure that innovations in financial products and services support them and don’t leave them further behind. What is the role of data in making this happen? How can […]

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04
Mar

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Thu, Mar 4, 2021 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CET Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa contributes to the economic development, employment, and food security of the continent. Agricultural small and medium enterprises (agri-SMEs) are key actors in agricultural value chains, which also channel finance and technology to farmers. While agri-SMEs face many challenges and barriers, access […]

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04
Mar

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Venue: Online (only registered participants) 04 March 2021; Time: 09.30 am till 12.30 pm IST (GMT+5.30 hrs.) The Regional Policy Forum on ‘Development support to promote agribusiness clusters,  organized by Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) , will be addressed by experts from the International […]

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03
Mar

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Wednesday, March 3, from 14:00 to 15:00 CET (8:00-9:00 EST / 13:00-14:00 GMT). Following on from our first webinar on January 27, 2021, which focused on the women’s insurance market opportunity and business case, we are delighted to invite you to a second webinar, looking at why a gender-sensitive response is critical as the industry responds to […]

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01
Mar
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31
Aug

Monday, March 1, 2021 to Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Reflecting sustainability criteria, especially climate change, in financial markets is increasingly gaining attention as opportunities and risks arising in this context are changing business practices. The course will prepare participants to understand major drivers and constraints of transforming the financial system to a more sustainable one. Furthermore, it will familiarize participants with the business, regulatory […]

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01
Mar
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31
Aug

Online

Monday, March 1, 2021 to Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Climate change presents a risk to the global economy and consequently the finance sector. However, it also presents an opportunity for innovative financing to increase the economic and social resilience to climate impacts. As facilitators of the economy, financial institutions have a central role in the transformation to low carbon and climate-resilient development. Their responsibility […]

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01
Mar
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31
Aug

Online

Monday, March 1, 2021 to Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Starting on March 2021, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management will offer the following six-month online certification courses on: Climate & Renewable Energy Finance. Climate Adaptation Finance. Sustainable Finance (in English or German). Financing NDCs (in English or French).

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01
Mar
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31
Aug

Online

Monday, March 1, 2021 to Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Starting on March 2021, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management will offer the following six- month online certification courses on: Microfinance (in English or French). Islamic Microfinance. Microinsurance. Agricultural Finance (in English or French). Digital Finance (in English or French). SME Finance (in English or French). Financial Inclusion Policy. NEW: ESG and Impact Investing.

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01
Mar
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14
Apr

Monday, March 1, 2021 to Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The 2021 European Microfinance Award “Inclusive Finance and Health Care” intends to highlight initiatives that facilitate access to quality and affordable health care for low-income communities. The European Microfinance Award is a prestigious annual award with €100,000 for the winner and €10,000 for the 2 runners-up, to promote financial inclusion initiatives and highlight their innovating […]

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24
Feb

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Data on agriculture financing may be difficult to find. ATLAS offers potential to manage data analytics on agriculture financing from several sources. In addition to financial and social metrics on Financial Service Providers with agriculture portfolios, ATLAS offer agile technology to develop additional, dedicated modules to meet specific needs. ATLAS is a new data platform launched in 2020, after […]

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22- 26
Feb

Online

Monday, February 22, 2021 to Friday, February 26, 2021

Inclusive insurance is an important risk management tool for emerging consumers. Before entering the market, it is crucial that potential and new players have an understanding of the concept of inclusive insurance and the emerging market in order to offer quality insurance products. Training Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will be able […]

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28
Jan

Thursday, January 28, 2021

With Artificial Intelligence (AI) often looked at through its most mind-blowing aspects such as self-driving cars, processing natural languages or facial recognition, entire industries are still trying to figure out exactly what to do with it, or if it even makes sense to them at all. Microfinance assuredly fits in that category, with the extra […]

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20
Jan

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The e-MFP Green Inclusive & Climate Smart Finance Action Group (GICSF AG), convened by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), was created in 2013 with the objective of raising awareness about the challenges related to inclusive finance and the environment, enhancing the knowledge and actions of inclusive finance actors in dealing with environmental issues, and facilitating cooperation among green […]

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20
Jan

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The e-MFP Green Inclusive & Climate Smart Finance Action Group (GICSF AG), convened by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), was created in 2013 with the objective of raising awareness about the challenges related to inclusive finance and the environment, enhancing the knowledge and actions of inclusive finance actors in dealing with environmental issues, and facilitating cooperation among green […]

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19- 26
Jan

Online

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 to Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The online program will take place on January, 19, 21, and 26, 2021 in English. The Boulder Institute of Microfinance, in partnership with the Capacity Building in Rural Finance (CABFIN) Partnership, is pleased to announce its first Online Masterclass series “Digital Transformation on of Rural and Agricultural Finance,” featuring sector leaders who will present their […]

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19- 20
Jan

Online

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 to Wednesday, January 20, 2021

A global platform set up by ACCESS to support the drive for universal and comprehensive financial inclusion in India through policy dialogue, knowledge dissemination and influencing policy making process. The Inclusive Finance India platform contributes to creation of an enabling ecosystem for effective and efficient access to financial services at the last mile. Convened annually, […]

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18
Jan
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28
Feb

Monday, January 18, 2021 to Sunday, February 28, 2021

Application Deadline: 28 February 2021 23:59 EST UNCDF is seeking applications from customer research-focused consulting firms to: I. Conduct comprehensive demand research on migrant remittances using data analytics from institutional databases, II. Carry out a Lean Data Survey, III. Conduct qualitative behavioural research using HCD techniques, IV. Develop a HCD toolkit on inclusive digital remittances and […]

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18- 28
Jan

Mix with 15 participants physically present in Luxembourg and 50 remotely

Monday, January 18, 2021 to Thursday, January 28, 2021

Launched in January 2017, the Certificate in Law and Regulation of Inclusive Finance is a joint project of the ADA Chair in Financial Law (Inclusive Finance) at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg, with ADA and the European Investment Bank Institute. Aimed at regulators, intermediaries and other inclusive financial […]

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12- 31
Jan

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 to Sunday, January 31, 2021

Deadline for submission: 23:00 on 31st January 2021 Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5). The purpose of this request for applications (RFA) is to develop, host and manage online learning solutions for Better Than Cash Alliance (the Alliance) Secretariat team, its members and other stakeholders. This initiative aims to promote exchange of learnings and experiences, on […]

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07
Jan

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Session I – Enhancing financial inclusion and resilience of remittance families  Track I aims to address coordination needs and opportunities among international, regional and national stakeholders towards supporting common efforts in the effective implementation of adequate mitigation measures. This track will bring forward the perspective of remittances beneficiaries’ current needs, will identify adaptable good practices […]

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21
Dec
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15
Mar

Monday, December 21, 2020 to Monday, March 15, 2021

Summary:UNCDF in partnership with the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) and the Government of Uganda under the Office of the Prime Minister is implementing a four-year Programme referred to as the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU). The general objective of the Programme is to consolidate stability in Northern Uganda, eradicate […]

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17
Dec

Thursday, December 17, 2020

8:30AM, EST The knowledge series bridge the knowledge gap for government officials and practitioners about the development and use of disater-responsive financing mechanisms and instruments for the agriculture sector.

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17
Dec

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Time: 2.00 pm, Bangkok time (GMT+7 hrs.) Duration: 75 min The overarching objectives of the webinar series FINSMART offered by APRACA jointly with other national/international agencies are aimed to build the capacity of financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific region engaged with the smallholders and downstream actors in the agricultural value chains so as to ensure […]

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09
Dec

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Time: 2.00 pm, Bangkok time (GMT+7 hrs.) Duration: 75 min The overarching objectives of the webinar series FINSMART offered by APRACA jointly with other national/international agencies are aimed to build the capacity of financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific region engaged with the smallholders and downstream actors in the agricultural value chains so as to ensure […]

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08- 10
Dec

United Arab Emirates

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 to Thursday, December 10, 2020

Digital finance is quickly changing the nature of financial service provision – with promising opportunities to reach more customers and offering a more complete suite of relevant products. However, providers face multiple obstacles leveraging this opportunity – platforms are not always accessible, customers are difficult to serve on digital-only channels, and ad-hoc partnerships pose obstacles […]

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08
Dec

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Tuesday, December 8, 20209:00 – 10:30 am EST (15:00 – 16:30 hrs CET) About this webinar Agriculture transformation that involves the production of high-value food products and post-harvest processing offers significant business opportunities for agribusiness SMEs. Long-Term (LT) finance is critical for investments in building the needed infrastructure and agribusiness capacity, improved technologies, and equipment […]

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07- 11
Dec

London, United Kingdom

Monday, December 7, 2020 to Friday, December 11, 2020

Many microfinance institutions are facing increasing competition, tougher regulations or are branching out to embrace new market segments with innovative products. This 2020 Winter Academy seeks to equip participants with profound technical know‐how in principles of microfinance & financial inclusion, advanced credit risk, digital finance, SME banking, financial analysis & KPIs, innovative product development & pricing […]

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02
Dec

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Time: 8:00 to 9:15EST ( GMT -05:00 ) Assessing the credit risk of SMEs is one of the most challenging tasks for creditors as the financial information of SMEs is not always available or complete. Strained economic conditions from COVID-19 pandemic and disrupted supply chains put further pressure on businesses, especially SMEs, thus increasing the potential […]

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30
Nov

Monday, November 30, 2020

Microfinance institutions reach over 140 million low-income people worldwide and play a crucial role in sustaining livelihoods. With extreme poverty forecast to rise by at least 88 million this year, its first increase in decades, the role of MFIs becomes ever more critical. Learn from leaders in the MFI sector on how they are working […]

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26
Nov

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Time:  9.00 am CET/3.00 pm Bangkok time, Duration: 75 min Abstract: The success of doing business with SMAEs lies in understanding the whole value chain of agriculture, target markets, and making financing judgement based on less than perfect information. Hosted by  Asia and Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA), CABFIN Partnership and  FAO Technical […]

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19
Nov

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Time: 2.00 pm, Bangkok time (GMT+7 hrs.) Duration: 75 min The overarching objectives of the webinar series FINSMART offered by APRACA jointly with other national/international agencies are aimed to build the capacity of financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific region engaged with the smallholders and downstream actors in the agricultural value chains so as to ensure […]

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18- 20
Nov

Luxembourg

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 to Friday, November 20, 2020

European Microfinance Week (EMW), hosted by e-MFP, is one of the top events in the financial inclusion calendar and a unique meeting point for microfinance and financial inclusion professionals working worldwide. EMW brings together all sectors of the inclusive finance industry including consultants & support service providers, investors, multilateral & national development agencies, NGOs and researchers. With […]

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16- 20
Nov

Monday, November 16, 2020 to Friday, November 20, 2020

Boulder Institute of Microfinance and International Finance Corporation (IFC) invite CEOs, Board Members, and other senior financial inclusion professionals to explore the role of leaders in times of exponential challenges, generated by disruptive technologies and market forces. The field of financial inclusion currently faces a contradiction in many markets: clients remain unbanked while certain market pockets have […]

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12
Nov

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Time: 2.00 pm, Bangkok time (GMT+7 hrs.) Duration: 75 min The overarching objectives of the webinar series FINSMART offered by APRACA jointly with other national/international agencies are aimed to build the capacity of financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific region engaged with the smallholders and downstream actors in the agricultural value chains so as to ensure […]

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10- 12
Nov

Online

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 to Thursday, November 12, 2020

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the symposium on Policy and Regulatory Environment for the Development of China’s Inclusive Rural Digital Finance Services: Practice, Experience and Prospects that is being jointly organized by FAO with the Chinese Academy of Financial Inclusion (CAFI) in the framework of the CABFIN partnership. The symposium will be composed of […]

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09
Nov
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04
Dec

Monday, November 9, 2020 to Friday, December 4, 2020

This eWorkshop is funded by the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND), a regional organization based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AGFUND works mainly in the field of development and growth at the international level through an effective partnership with the United Nations Organization, with regional and national development organizations, with public institutions, with the private […]

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05
Nov

Thursday, November 5, 2020

This year marks the start of the Decade of Action to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Despite immense challenges in 2020, we cannot lose sight of these long-term global goals. That’s why this year’s Inclusive Business Forum will focus on concrete actions that create and accelerate inclusive and sustainable business initiatives with developing markets – as […]

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05
Nov

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Thursday 5th November 2020, 15:00 – 16:10 CET Abstract: In recent months, the COVID-19 crisis has brought about a process of accelerated financial digitization around the world, especially in those countries where it was still lagging compared to regional trends. On the side of the demand for finance, both developed and developing countries have experienced […]

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02- 27
Nov

Monday, November 2, 2020 to Friday, November 27, 2020

Recently, inclusive economic growth and sustainable development have gained traction as a development policy paradigm in the developing countries. In parallel to this development has been the wider and growing recognition of the key role of inclusive finance in the development process and the need to address the strong existence of financial exclusion in the […]

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02- 06
Nov

Online

Monday, November 2, 2020 to Friday, November 6, 2020

About the conference The last fifteen years have seen the insurance sector in emerging markets enjoy steady growth in client outreach and premium volumes. New technologies are boosting market coverage. The global middle class is predicted to number nearly five billion people within two decades — but many of these individuals will still lack a […]

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02
Nov

Monday, November 2, 2020

Digital technology has greatly expanded access to financial services over the last decade, but the quality and range of services available to low-income customers remains limited. While mobile money providers, microfinance institutions, and other financial inclusion champions face regulatory and operational constraints on their capacity to deepen financial inclusion, many traditional banks are encumbered by […]

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29
Oct

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The current COVID-19 crisis is bringing into sharp relief the vulnerability of agri-food systems and creating new challenges whose repercussions may be felt in the sector for a long time. Among other things, it is showing the limits of our capacity to anticipate shocks and is testing the risk management capacity of all actors active […]

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27
Oct

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

In this online session, the Microfinance Association will introduce its unique lending model, FinScore, which combines both qualitative and quantitative data relating to those that are at the bottom of economic pyramid. This lending software would allow microfinance institutions to make algorithm-based decision making that would allow more institutions to make loan application decisions and […]

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26- 28
Oct

Bangkok Thailand

Monday, October 26, 2020 to Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Since its formation, the SME Finance Forum has been on top of all of the major trends in this field. We predicted the importance of partnership when all around us were emphasizing fintech-bank competition. We declared that competitiveness in financing now had to include additional non-financial support for improving SMEs themselves – a reversal of […]

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15
Oct

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Digital Finance, Mobile money and other emerging technological innovations deeply transform the way MFIs serve and monitor their clients. Furthermore, the current Covid-19 crisis has created both opportunities and risks for the inclusive finance sector which started to develop and adopt innovative practices to deal with it. There is now room for new models beyond […]

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05- 07
Oct

Kenya

Monday, October 5, 2020 to Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) will focus on opportunities and challenges in the African remittance market, and the impact these flows can have on the sustainable development of migrants’ communities of origin. The three-day forum will also explore how innovation and technology in the market can lower remittance transfer cost and promote greater financial […]

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30
Sep

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This webinar session will allow panelists to discuss how precision agriculture technologies can be used to improve visibility through the crop season. Agricultural insurers in remote areas are often faced with stark choices with regard to onboarding of farmers, monitoring the season’s progress and conducting claim assessments. Scalable registration of numerous farmers as well as […]

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28- 29
Sep

Dubai

Monday, September 28, 2020 to Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The two-day program will bring together practitioners and leading financial inclusion experts . Summit Themes: Financial inclusion, the changing landscape. Financial inclusion: The next generation. Harnessing change to accelerate financial inclusion. Digital financial services in the fintech era. The future of financing for micro, small and medium enterprises. Using the block chain to drive financial […]

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23- 25
Sep

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 to Friday, September 25, 2020

Until a few years ago, green and sustainable investment was considered idealistic – but unrealistic. Today, there are many impressive cases that showcase how impact finance can achieve the holy grail: a positive social and environmental impact, as well as a solid financial return. The Frankfurt School (FS) Impact Finance program will equip you with […]

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23- 24
Sep

Maputo Mozambique

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 to Thursday, September 24, 2020

Mondato Summit Africa offers a venue for industry leaders to learn from experts and peers in an intimate setting. Mondato lends its expertise with specialized content and adroit facilitation to encourage substantive conversations and collaborative problem solving. The intensity and interactivity of the proceedings foster the formation of natural, foundational relationships between participants. Held in […]

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17- 18
Sep

Nairobi Kenya

Thursday, September 17, 2020 to Friday, September 18, 2020

According to expert reports, agriculture sector in Africa is the least productive in the world. Small-scale and subsistence farmers, pastoralists, and fishermen produce most of the food consumed in this region, yet they continue to face a number of challenges. Lack of capital for investment contributes significantly to the lowering of small scale farmers’ productivity […]

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16
Sep

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

SME Finance Forum members Only With the digitization of the supply chain, several technologies have emerged, connecting new players and making lending faster and more efficient. In this webinar, we will look at trends in supply chain finance, and how SCF platforms can utilize AI, machine learning, and other technologies to help financial institutions and […]

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14- 18
Sep

Monday, September 14, 2020 to Friday, September 18, 2020

The ILO’s Impact Insurance Academy is a unique opportunity to learn from twelve years of experience and innovations in inclusive insurance facilitated by the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility. By combining plenary sessions with specific electives by the choice of participants, participative activities, case studies and intensive discussions, the Academy offers a dynamic learning environment for […]

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07- 18
Sep

Monday, September 7, 2020 to Friday, September 18, 2020

The School of African Microfinance (SAM) annual training program is a chance for executives to convene, connect and collaborate on top issues facing the financial inclusion industry. Designed for middle to senior managers from microfinance institutions, microfinance banks, SACCOs, regulatory organizations and donor programs, SAM is known for gathering financial inclusion visionaries in a close setting […]

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24- 28
Aug

Monday, August 24, 2020 to Friday, August 28, 2020

Inclusive financial services providers are undergoing rapid change. Many face increasing competition, tougher regulation or are branching out to embrace new market segments. The Inclusive Finance Summer Academy seeks to equip participants with deep technical know-how across six major themes:  Risk Management, Housing Finance, Digital Finance, SME Banking, Rural Finance and Human Resources. You will […]

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27
Jul
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31
Aug

Monday, July 27, 2020 to Monday, August 31, 2020

This one-week training is designed to enhance the skills of professionals within the microfinance sector. The program will allow microfinance managers, consultants and trainers to develop the theoretical and practical skills necessary to improve the performance of their organizations. Course Outline: Introduction of microfinance. Product development for microfinance institutions (MFIs). Social performance management. Delinquency measurement […]

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27- 31
Jul

Monday, July 27, 2020 to Friday, July 31, 2020

This one-week training is designed to enhance the skills of professionals within the microfinance sector. The program will allow microfinance managers, consultants and trainers to develop the theoretical and practical skills necessary to improve the performance of their organizations. Course Outline: Introduction of microfinance. Product development for microfinance institutions (MFIs). Social performance management. Delinquency measurement […]

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01
Jul

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

In recognition of the well-understood macro-, meso- and micro-level challenges and risks associated with rural and agricultural finance, the need for a system-level approach to managing those risks is gaining increasing traction in the thinking and programming of the community of practice. Within this system-level view, the concept of holistic, integrated risk management as a […]

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29
Jun
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03
Jul

Monday, June 29, 2020 to Friday, July 3, 2020

Uninsured risk has devastating consequences on future generations and constrains their entrepreneurial capacities. In many developing countries, however, the insurance industry is not yet fulfilling its potential. The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility works to enable the insurance sector, governments and their partners to embrace impact insurance as a way of reducing households’ vulnerability, promoting stronger […]

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16- 19
Jun

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 to Friday, June 19, 2020

Many people see digital credit as a lever that can improve the financial inclusion of people who are unbanked or underbanked thanks to technology that reduces subscription and infrastructure costs. Digital credit also constitutes an opportunity for additional growth for the players. How do financial institutions manage to respond to new customer demands in terms […]

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06- 11
Jun

Saturday, June 6, 2020 to Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN) – an association of the Microfinance Providers in Pakistan, since its inception has been laser-focused on building capacity of the Microfinance sector through various local and international training programs.  PMN is gearing towards leading the ‘2nd Regional Microfinance Bootcamp’ in Dubai that will take place from 06-11 June 2020 at Metropolitan Hotel, Dubai. The 6-day […]

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02- 05
Jun

Yangon Myanmar

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 to Friday, June 5, 2020

This global forum will confront the most pressing financial inclusion question of the day:  How do we promote inclusion and trust in digital financial services while fostering innovation and growth? The gathering will bring together financial service providers, fintechs, regulators, investors, and digital financial service experts for three days of trainings, panels, and interactive breakout discussions, […]

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25- 29
May

Monday, May 25, 2020 to Friday, May 29, 2020

Financial Inclusion in its simplest form is the ability to access appropriate financial services in the formal financial system. However, it is not just about a bank branch or correspondent on the corner. It is about clients using sustainable, responsible financial products that add value to their daily lives. In other words, there is the […]

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11- 15
May

Monday, May 11, 2020 to Friday, May 15, 2020

Many microfinance institutions (MFIs) are facing increasing  competition, tougher regulations and/or branching out to embrace new market segments with innovative products. This Master Class seeks to equip participants with state of the art technical know how  in various topics and a good understanding in newer trends in the microfinance & financial inclusion space. Course Content Responsible […]

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07
May

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Preparing for catastrophes – how climate risk insurance can help to strengthen resilience against climate change and what we can learn from it in the current crises. With changing climatic condition humans and communities are presented with ever-increasing challenges. Expected climate change presents not only a serious threat to vulnerable countries and communities but has […]

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05
May

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

This webinar is based on a study by Geopoll released in November 2019 and entitled “The State of Financial Services in Sub-Saharan Africa – How Youth in six African Nations Spend, Save and Invest”. Geopoll is a mobile-based services provider offering surveying solutions to financial sector stakeholders in order to gather data about the financial […]

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04- 15
May

Monday, May 4, 2020 to Friday, May 15, 2020

The Boulder Institute of Microfinance, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),  Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Capacity Building for Rural Finance (CABFIN) partnership, which also includes UNCDF, IFAD, WFP, GIZ and World Bank, has developed an in-depth and comprehensive agricultural finance training program.  By participating in the RAFP, you will gain and consolidate critical skills, […]

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28
Apr

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

As part of its series of activities on the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) is hosting a webinar on Development Finance Institutions’ (DFIs) response in support of African Financial Sector following the pandemic. This webinar follows a previous MFW4A webinar hosted by African financial sector practitioners and business […]

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27
Apr

Monday, April 27, 2020

This webinar will focus on advancing gender equality in and through cooperatives. The speakers will share their experiences and research findings as to why women join or establish cooperatives and how they fare in cooperatives as founders, leaders, members, and workers. They will further explore the potential and challenges that cooperatives face in advancing women’s […]

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23- 24
Apr

Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam Netherlands

Thursday, April 23, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020

The theme of Africa Trade and Investment Convention this year is “The Challenges and Opportunities of Financing Businesses in Africa.” The conference is focused on highlighting Africa’s investment opportunities while creating an opportunity for entrepreneurs, government delegations and business leaders to meet with investors. Over 50 speakers will provide detailed insight into the economic transformation that many parts […]

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23
Apr

Belgium

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The European Commission – Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB) are pleased to invite you to participate to the ‘Sixth annual EU conference on EAFRD financial instruments for agriculture and rural development in 2014-2020’, that will take place on 23 April 2020 in Brussels, […]

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23
Apr

Charlemagne Building, European Commission, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels Brussels Belgium

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The fi-compass ‘Sixth annual EU conference on EAFRD financial instruments for agriculture and rural development in 2014-2020’, organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), will take place in Brussels on 23 April 2020. The conference will gather experts and practitioners to hear and exchange experience on the EAFRD supported financial […]

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21- 23
Apr

Abuja Nigeria

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 to Thursday, April 23, 2020

The 12th Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference is leading the conversation in digital development to bring together hundreds of public, private and civil society organizations, eager to share practical insights on applying digital technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Tracks and Format: Agriculture. Digital Diversity (Disability and Gender). Digital Financial Inclusion (DFI). […]

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20- 24
Apr

Monday, April 20, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020

Financial Inclusion (FI) is a global development agenda to promote and extend affordable financial services for each segment of population within and across the geographical boarders to speed up the journey of enhanced economic activities, alleviation of poverty, minimization of gender and earning gaps and to ensure achievement of other sustainable development goals. The success […]

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19- 20
Apr

Dhaka Bangladesh

Sunday, April 19, 2020 to Monday, April 20, 2020

1.7 billion adults in the world are unbanked. Among them, more than half are women.  The rise of digital financial services is expected to advance women’s financial inclusion. Yet, there is a persistent gender gap in account ownership. In Bangladesh, the gap is 29 percentage points, the highest in the world. How can we find simple solutions to […]

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16- 19
Apr

Singapore

Thursday, April 16, 2020 to Sunday, April 19, 2020

Some of the biggest challenges microfinance institutions (MFIs) struggle to overcome today are high operating costs, scalability and low earnings. And it is widely understood that the provision of fintech innovations is expected to help MFIs reduce their costs, increase operational efficiency and remain competitive in the rapidly changing financial landscape.  Additionally, new players like […]

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15- 16
Apr

Dubai United Arab Emirates

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 to Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Asia -Africa financial inclusion summit is a thought leadership event on financial inclusion. The two-day program will bring together practitioners and leading experts on financial inclusion. The summit will cover the following themes: Financial inclusion, the changing landscape. Financial inclusion: The next generation. Harnessing change to accelerate financial inclusion.        Digital financial services in the […]

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15
Apr

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) is hosting a webinar on the impact of current health crisis on the African financial sector. The session will discuss in forward-looking terms how ongoing market turmoil and trade disruptions due to concerns about the impact of the coronavirus on the global economy will affect the African financial sector. […]

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10
Apr

Friday, April 10, 2020

This webinar brings together expert practitioners and researchers to discuss how we should be thinking about the impact of COVID-19 and pandemic control policies on poor households in developing countries, what policy interventions are plausible and possible, what role does microfinance have to play, and what needs to happen to enable the global microfinance industry […]

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08
Apr

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

he frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, hurricanes and storms tend to increase due to climate change. There is little smallholders can do to cope with the financial impact of an extreme weather event, forcing them to resort to often negative coping strategies such as selling livestock, reducing food consumption […]

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31
Mar
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Apr

Maputo Mozambique

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 to Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Mondato Summit Africa offers a venue for industry leaders to learn from experts and peers in an intimate setting. Mondato lends its expertise with specialized content and adroit facilitation to encourage substantive conversations and collaborative problem solving. The intensity and interactivity of the proceedings foster the formation of natural, foundational relationships between participants. Held in […]

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29
Mar
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03
Apr

Sunday, March 29, 2020 to Friday, April 3, 2020

The HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance is the first executive education program of its kind to provide high-level management and leadership training to those shaping the microfinance industry, including CEOs of leading microfinance institutions and executives of mainstream banks entering the microfinance market. Fees The program costs $8,850 USD including tuition, fees, housing and meals. Attendees […]

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23- 27
Mar

Monday, March 23, 2020 to Friday, March 27, 2020

This course seeks to equip participants with state-of-the-art technical knowhow in the below subjects: Course Content: Session 1: Responsible Microfinance &Financial Inclusion: Towards A New Paradigm, Salient Issues & Tracking Accountable Progress. Session  2: Advanced Credit Risk: Principles and Techniques. Session 3: Financial Analysis, Principles and Techniques and Key Performance Indicators. Session 4: FinTech, Digitization and Digital Divide: […]

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23- 25
Mar

Monday, March 23, 2020 to Wednesday, March 25, 2020

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the African Development Bank estimates that without concerted action, nearly 50 percent of youth will be unemployed or economically inactive by 2025. An estimated 18 million new jobs will be needed each year until 2035 to absorb the growing labor force in the region. However, the problem is not only unemployment, but […]

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18- 20
Mar

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 to Friday, March 20, 2020

Inclusive insurance providers see the need for increased understanding and expertise in pricing their products. This training will help pricing specialists responsible for calculating different projections to better understand the specificities of the inclusive insurance sector in order to better place and monitor inclusive insurance products. Registration Fee: $100

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17
Mar

Ottawa Canada

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Join global practitioners, donors, funders, and other thought leaders for a one-day learning event exploring non-traditional finance to deliver sustainable and scalable agricultural innovations for smallholder farmers. NTF4Ag: Emerging Lessons and New Frontiers will be a highly interactive platform for attendees to connect and learn from each other’s experiences in designing, testing, and scaling non-traditional […]

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16- 20
Mar

Monday, March 16, 2020 to Friday, March 20, 2020

The digital transformation (DT) initiative entails a shift to a branch-lite operating model and the delivery of services through digital instruments and channels; the offering of new digitally-enabled products; a data-driven approach to all aspects of decision-making, including credit decisions and product development; and expands its capabilities through linkages with partners such as technology providers, […]

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13- 19
Mar

Friday, March 13, 2020 to Thursday, March 19, 2020

Managing risk is an inherent part of delivering financial services today. This course covers the critical issues of financial analysis and risk management in a dynamic and interactive learning environment. The course will use the theory and practice of financial analysis and risk management in-line with standards and sector specific global best practices. This seven-day […]

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12- 13
Mar

Lisbon Portugal

Thursday, March 12, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020

Microfinance is constantly facing significant changes: microfinance products are being developed and modified by microfinance institutions (MFIs); more and more financial institutions, banks, fintech and other organizations, such as credit unions, guarantee funds and mobile operators are getting involved in microfinance; national authorities are developing and tightening up regulations in order to facilitate and speed […]

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10- 12
Mar

Durban South Africa

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 to Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Global Savings Groups Conference Series is a biennial conference that engages a large and diverse community of stakeholders. The event develops and promotes improved standards of practice, mobilizes knowledge, strengthens partnerships and alliances, and creates opportunities for cross-organizational learning. Since 2011, The SEEP Network has been an active contributor to the Global Savings Groups Conference Series. […]

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10- 11
Mar

Steigenberger Aldau Beach Hotel in Hurghada Egypt

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 to Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Over the years, the microfinance industry in the Arab region has experienced significant developments aiming to contribute to poverty alleviation, achieve broad-based economic development and improve access to finance which ultimately advance financial inclusion and help in achieving several goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The continuation of success of these developments highly dependent on understanding […]

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09- 13
Mar

Monday, March 9, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020

This training course invites financial and non-financial actors to adopt a customer-centric approach to addressing issues of financial inclusion. It will examine the business case for customer-centricity as well as the process through which organizations can become more customer-centric, generating value for themselves as well as the customers they aim to serve. During the course, […]

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09- 13
Mar

Monday, March 9, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020

Every day many opportunities to leverage financial services for economic growth and poverty reduction are missed. Nearly a third of all adults in the world still don’t have a bank or mobile money account and there is a persistent gap in access between men and women. Many of the accounts that have been opened are inactive. Insurance […]

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09- 10
Mar

Lagos Nigeria

Monday, March 9, 2020 to Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The world over, it has been observed that as microfinance institutions grow and begin to achieve huge scale in terms of outreach of loans to low income segments of the society, challenges related to how to secure financing in the amounts needed and under acceptable terms become more & more apparent. Needed are also ancillary […]

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04- 05
Mar

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 to Thursday, March 5, 2020

Distribution is a particularly important question for those looking to deliver insurance to low-income people. With low margins, insurers need to find low-cost channels that can reach clients in large numbers. These challenges mean that insurers need to think differently about microinsurance distribution. This training will help equip insurers with a good understanding of the […]

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04
Mar

Washington United States

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Does access to finance lead to women’s political empowerment? Despite the great strides being made globally towards gender equality, the full economic and political empowerment of women remains elusive. Men still outnumber women in decision-making roles and vastly outnumber women in legislatures around the world. To address this problem, some believe that empowering women politically should start […]

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02
Mar
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31
Aug

Monday, March 2, 2020 to Monday, August 31, 2020

The “Certified Expert in Agricultural Finance” (CEAF) is an on-line course that covers a wide range of agriculture finance topics. Participants will gain a broad perspective on the concept of agricultural finance and acquire the necessary skills to design feasible operations, products and delivery channels. One focus of the course will be on lending to […]

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02
Mar
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31
Aug

Monday, March 2, 2020 to Monday, August 31, 2020

Digital finance offers a transformational solution for financial inclusion. Powered by the mobile phone, new data and technological innovations, it has become affordable and convenient for unbanked customers to access and use formal banking services. While new technological developments and financial players bring tremendous opportunities, the emerging landscape is also becoming more complex and is […]

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02
Mar
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31
Aug

Monday, March 2, 2020 to Monday, August 31, 2020

In the growing area of Islamic microfinance, a diverse skillset is required. Professionals have to be knowledgeable in traditional retail banking, in the ethics of Islamic finance and in the relevant compliance and regulation issues. Frankfurt School of Finance & Management has designed this certification course to provide participants with the necessary skills and know-how to become […]

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02
Mar
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31
Aug

Monday, March 2, 2020 to Monday, August 31, 2020

The Certified Expert in Microinsurance provides you with an understanding of the target market, marketing strategies and distribution channels to be successful with this product proposition. This training tailored to insurance, microfinance and bank practitioners world-wide. This course takes approx. six months assuming five to eight hours of self-study per week. It consists of eight mandatory units, […]

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02
Mar
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31
Aug

Monday, March 2, 2020 to Monday, August 31, 2020

Risk is inherent in the delivery of financial services. It is therefore important for financial institutions to implement a systematic risk management approach. The objective of this course is to deepen your understanding of modern risk analysis including credit, market, liquidity and operational risk and to implement this understanding in your institution. The course teaches […]

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02- 13
Mar

Monday, March 2, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020

Microinsurance Master is the sector’s first accelerator program. It starts with a two-week immersion at Hollard Insurance in South Africa, followed by eight weeks tailored coaching by industry leaders to boost your microinsurance activities. You will join a growing network of champions who continue to share and learn how to provide more and better risk […]

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02- 13
Mar

Monday, March 2, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020

Microinsurance Master is the sector’s first accelerator program. It starts with a two-week immersion at Hollard Insurance in South Africa, followed by eight weeks tailored coaching by industry leaders to boost your microinsurance activities. You will join a growing network of champions who continue to share and learn how to provide more and better risk […]

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26- 27
Feb

Charlemagne Building, European Commission, Rue de la Loi 170 Johannesburg South Africa

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 to Thursday, February 27, 2020

The conference programme will address how banking technologies are ensuring profitability in operations, and how developments in artificial intelligence, regulation technology, cloud computing, cybersecurity and digital banking are affecting the financial services space. The panel of speakers include representatives’ of the major players in the industry which creates hope for all consumers and thought leaders […]

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24- 28
Feb

Monday, February 24, 2020 to Friday, February 28, 2020

This course combines delegates’ actual budgeting experiences, both successes and challenges, with a customized case study which draws upon the trainer’s 25 years of experience in the Microfinance Industry. Microfin is not just a simple budgeting spreadsheet for Microfinance Institutions, but a holistic enterprise planning tool, designed to help budgeting managers, CFOs, and operations officers […]

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24- 28
Feb

Monday, February 24, 2020 to Friday, February 28, 2020

This program aims to challenge regulators, policy makers and practitioners on the importance of developing a regulatory framework on financial technology. Participants that attend the program will go through twelve fundamental modules that would equip them for future challenges as they address the increased role of financial technology.  Participants will need to be prepared to be challenged […]

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22- 25
Feb

Saturday, February 22, 2020 to Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Board Leadership for Impact Program (BLI) is dedicated to empowering corporate leaders in the social enterprise sector to achieve business growth and social impact. By focusing exclusively on executive leadership and reframing board effectiveness as a strategic imperative, BLI strengthens leadership and management to ensure these companies sustain business growth and drive social impact. […]

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18- 20
Feb

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 to Thursday, February 20, 2020

AlHuda CIBE is pleased to announce the Second International Interest-Free Banking and Takaful Forum with two post event workshops on Operational, Technical and Shariah Aspects of Interest-Free Banking & Finance on 19 February and Operational Aspects of Interest-Free Banking and Takaful on 20 February. The conference and workshops will focus on operational, technical and Shariah aspects of Islamic banking, finance and Takaful as financial stability […]

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12- 13
Feb

Kigali Rwanda

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 to Thursday, February 13, 2020

Now in its 4th edition, FINTEX Africa (formerly known as Dot Finance Africa) is Africa’s flagship event on fintech and banking innovation. Bringing together more than 300 industry leaders from 25+ countries across Africa, this prestigious event presents the very latest in banking & fintech innovation – everything from API platforms to cloud computing; data […]

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06- 07
Feb

Rome Italy

Thursday, February 6, 2020 to Friday, February 7, 2020

Following the success stories of the microfinance summit throughout the years, Euro Events is inviting you to its brand new edition which brings together experts, decision-makers, knowledge bearers and microfinance masterminds from all over the globe to present their stories, share their knowledge and discover to you the paths forward towards success, prosperity and ultimate […]

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27- 31
Jan

Monday, January 27, 2020 to Friday, January 31, 2020

The Social Performance Management program is an executive education program aimed at providing high-level management and leadership training to those shaping the microfinance industry, including CEOs, SPM Managers of microfinance institutions and executives of mainstream banks entering the microfinance market. This course focuses on overcoming major challenges to inculcate and strengthen a system of social performance management in […]

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22- 23
Jan

Eendrachtsweg 25d, 3012LB Rotterdam Netherlands

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 to Thursday, January 23, 2020

AFIFORUM brings together the entire value-chain for Asia’s financial services sector under one roof. The first edition of AFIFORUM brought together more than 550 delegates, representing the beating heart of Asia’s financial industry. At its core is building a resilient financial system that combines financial inclusion and private sector growth with sustainable development. AFIFORUM has […]

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20- 30
Jan

Monday, January 20, 2020 to Thursday, January 30, 2020

The ADA Chair in Financial Law (Inclusive Finance) at the  University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, together with Appui au Développement Autonome (ADA), a non-governmental organization in inclusive finance, and the European Investment Bank Institute, the educational arm of the European Investment Bank Group, launched in 2017 the Certificate in Law and Regulation of Inclusive Finance. […]

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20- 24
Jan

Monday, January 20, 2020 to Friday, January 24, 2020

This one-week training course for microfinance institutions (MFIs) will provide participants with an understanding of the different tools used by MFIs, what they mean, and how they can be used to keep track of an institution’s financial performance over time. Participants would also learn how to format financial statements for decision making, adjust for inflation […]

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20- 21
Jan

Universidad del Pacífico | Jesus Maria Peru

Monday, January 20, 2020 to Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The School of Economics and Finance of Universidad del Pacífico (Peru), the Center for Empirical Research in Business (CIEN) of Universidad Diego Portales (Chile) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), invite scholars to present and discuss their work with peers at the first conference on financial stability and sustainability, which to be held on the 20th and 21st of January 2020 in the […]

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12
Dec

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Lack of proximity has long been identified as an obstacle to sustained take-up – and sustained use – of formal financial services. However, efforts by financial service providers (FSPs) to address the “proximity gap” have been hampered by a shortage of useful, practical information on how to close it. This how-to webinar led by Savings at the Frontier […]

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11
Dec

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Smallholder farming households in sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia and Latin America collectively require more than USD 240 billion in agriculture finance to optimize their farm operations. The last five years have seen an unmistakable acceleration in the number of providers engaging smallholder farmers through new products and service delivery models. From formal financial […]

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09- 13
Dec

Monday, December 9, 2019 to Friday, December 13, 2019

This Business Planning With Microfin course will be taught through an online training platform. The training differs from the in-person training in several important elements. There is no way to consolidate 30+ hours of training over five days into just 10 hours with internet-based training. Much of the rich discussion and interaction among participants cannot take […]

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09- 11
Dec

Monday, December 9, 2019 to Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Digital finance is quickly changing the nature of financial service provision – with promising opportunities to reach more customers and offering a more complete suite of relevant products. However, providers face multiple obstacles leveraging this opportunity – platforms are not always accessible, customers are difficult to serve on digital-only channels, and ad-hoc partnerships pose obstacles […]

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05
Dec
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30
Apr

Thursday, December 5, 2019 to Thursday, April 30, 2020

Designed specifically for microfinance institutions (MFIs) this course aims to develop participants’ competencies for managing MFIs. In addition to a broad-based understanding of business management, the course provides the learners with an understanding of the theories and practices of entrepreneurship and innovation in a variety of organizational contexts. These range from new business ventures and small businesses to not-for-profit organizations. You will have […]

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05
Dec
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28
Feb

Thursday, December 5, 2019 to Friday, February 28, 2020

Learning Objectives: Expose participants to the historical background and methodological approaches employed by the major implementing organizations in expanding financial inclusion at the last-mile through savings groups. Guiding financial inclusion practitioners through a focused roadmap of financial capability, addressing customer needs, technology-enabled business models and client protection to effectively manage financial linkages with Savings Groups. […]

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04- 05
Dec

New Delhi India

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 to Thursday, December 5, 2019

Inclusive Finance India is a global policy platform on financial Inclusion setup with the objective of enabling cross-pollination of best practices and breakthroughs, specifically to influence India’s Financial Inclusion strategy and campaign. Inclusive Finance India, with its legacy of more than 14 years, has provided a strong articulation for building a vision and a strong […]

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02- 06
Dec

Monday, December 2, 2019 to Friday, December 6, 2019

The Strategic Management program is an executive education program aimed at providing high-level management and leadership training to those shaping the microfinance industry, including CEOs of leading microfinance institutions and executives of mainstream banks entering the microfinance market. This course will combine lectures, case studies, and use of practical tools to allow participants to appreciate the […]

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02- 06
Dec

Monday, December 2, 2019 to Friday, December 6, 2019

The field of financial inclusion currently faces a contradiction in many markets: clients remain unbanked while certain market pockets have become oversaturated and highly challenging. Our new Back to Boulder:  Enhancing Strategic Relevance in Microfinance program brings together leaders from within and outside of the microfinance community, as well as international experts in leadership and change management, […]

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29
Nov

Friday, November 29, 2019

28- 30
Nov

Agadir Morocco

Thursday, November 28, 2019 to Saturday, November 30, 2019

Despite economic growth, social inequalities continue to rise and concerns about climate change are increasingly evident. In the 21st century, the process of economic and social transformation must involve a solidarity society that is committed to share, to improve social services, to defend human rights and above all to take care of our planet. This […]

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27- 28
Nov

Amsterdam Netherlands

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 to Thursday, November 28, 2019

Globally, some of the largest and fastest growing SME financiers may not have started as banks. From tech companies, logistics firms, commodities traders, and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods distributors, financial institutions are facing increasing competition from the real sector in financing small businesses. The real sector firms enjoy a competitive advantage in the form of large […]

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26- 27
Nov

Mumbai India

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 to Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is set up under an Act of Parliament and is the principal financial institution, for promotion, financing and development of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector and co-ordination of the functions of the various Institutions engaged in similar activities. Over the years, through its various financial […]

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26- 27
Nov

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 to Wednesday, November 27, 2019

This training will provide microinsurance practitioners with the tools, knowledge and confidence to improve the claims management functions for their microinsurance programs, in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness and client value.

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26- 27
Nov

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 to Wednesday, November 27, 2019

This program aim is to challenge senior executives using the critical thinking concept. Participants that attend the program will go through 10 fundamental modules. Participants will need to be prepared to be challenged in a stimulating and thought-provoking environment. This transformation program is also used as a diagnostic tool. It allows for analyzing a microfinance institution by identifying the specific […]

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21- 22
Nov

Thursday, November 21, 2019 to Friday, November 22, 2019

Claims represent the tangible benefit of insurance to policyholders as positive experiences are key to developing trust. This training will provide microinsurance practitioners with the tools, knowledge and confidence to improve the claims management functions for their microinsurance programs, in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness and client value. Training Objectives: By the end of this course, […]

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20- 22
Nov

Luxembourg Luxembourg

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 to Friday, November 22, 2019

European Microfinance Week, organized by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), is a key industry event hosting high level and in-depth discussions by all sectors of the financial inclusion community working worldwide. Welcoming 500 professionals each year, it’s a unique meeting point and an excellent forum for networking. The unparalleled three-day event attracts leading experts, opinion […]

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20
Nov

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Most digital financial services users around the world live in cash-based societies, and they require a cheap and easy way to switch between the worlds of cash and digital currency. Agent networks that provide this service tend to cluster around urban and peri-urban areas and larger rural towns. However, global evidence shows that emerging agent network […]

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19
Nov

University of Nairobi's Chandaria Auditorium Nairobi Kenya

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The annual lecture is FSD Kenya’s flagship event. Held every year since 2015, the annual lecture highlights new thinking and raises cutting-edge issues in the field of financial inclusion. Past speakers have included Dr. Tavneet Suri, a development economist and associate professor of applied economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of […]

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18- 20
Nov

Monday, November 18, 2019 to Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Join a fast-track Microfin course combining delegates’ self-study in the evenings with a streamlined case study while maximizing classroom time to provide the delegates with the same experience as the standard five-day course at a discounted price. Microfin is not just a simple budgeting spreadsheet for Microfinance Institutions, but a holistic enterprise planning tool, designed […]

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11- 23
Nov

Monday, November 11, 2019 to Saturday, November 23, 2019

The broad objective of the two-week International Program on Inclusive Banking and Finance is to provide a forum to senior executives of different financial institutions of different countries to learn the emerging opportunities and innovations in business models in lending to rural, agribusiness and MSME markets. In addition, the program will provide necessary skills and perspectives to meet […]

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11- 15
Nov

Monday, November 11, 2019 to Friday, November 15, 2019

This 2019 school seeks to equip participants with state-of-the-art technical know-how in the principles of responsible microfinance, sustained financial inclusion, advanced credit risk, financial analysis & key performance indicators (KPIs), group vs agent led banking, corporate governance, governance of risk management, governance of compensation, governance of audits, management information system (MIS), social performance management, digital […]

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06- 07
Nov

Manila Philippines

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 to Thursday, November 7, 2019

There are 1.7 billion people who are outside of the formal banking and financial system, more than half of which are in Asia and the Pacific. They struggle with high fees and risky systems to undertake even simple financial transactions. In order to improve the lives of poorest and most vulnerable, it is crucial to […]

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05- 07
Nov

Dhaka Bangladesh

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to Thursday, November 7, 2019

The inclusive insurance sector has experienced persistent growth in client outreach and premium volumes over the past ten years. Today, nearly 300 million low-income citizens in developing countries are covered by an insurance policy. New technologies are boosting market coverage. In Asia alone, the number of people insured through mobile phones exceeds 40 million. Furthermore, […]

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05- 07
Nov

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka Hotel Bangladesh

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to Thursday, November 7, 2019

The 2019 edition of the Impact Insurance Forum will focus on the topic “Insurance for women: Opportunities for insurers”. Globally, the socioeconomic status of women and their power to make decisions and influence household spending is increasing. Women now tend to earn more and to have better control of their assets, which significantly impact their ability […]

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05
Nov

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance for Emerging Markets will take place in Dhaka from 5 – 7 November 2019. Approximately 450 experts from around the world will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in inclusive insurance for emerging markets. The conference will be hosted in cooperation with the Bangladesh […]

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04- 08
Nov

Monday, November 4, 2019 to Friday, November 8, 2019

This one-week inter-active executive training is designed to improve the participants basic knowledge to advanced practical knowledge on provision of financial services with particular emphasis on expansion of products range, SME, regulations & supervision, risks, impact assessment, case study and the way forward. Target Audience: Microfinance and microcredit practitioners. Regulatory officers. Potential social investors. Senior managers […]

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04
Nov

Monday, November 4, 2019

Co-hosted by MIX and FinDev Gateway, this webinar aims to provide viewers with a deeper understanding of MIX Market’s role building transparency in the microfinance industry and how, in its new home on the World Bank’s Data Catalog, the dataset can be combined with other global finance and development data for richer insights. Viewers will […]

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30
Oct
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01
Nov

Hotel Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort | Punta Cana | Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 to Friday, November 1, 2019

Foromic is an annual event that focuses on reinventing inclusion with creative initiatives, based on digital solutions and new business models, that have the potential to improve lives for all. Foromic provides a unique opportunity to learn about new trends, develop connections and do business in the field of inclusion.  

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25
Oct

Friday, October 25, 2019

This webinar will discuss how the regulatory landscape is shifting with the advent of digital financial services, the challenges policymakers are facing, and the ways that the Handbook on Consumer Protection for Inclusive Finance can help regulators and the entire inclusive finance industry to strengthen consumer protection frameworks. As digital technologies transform inclusive finance, with […]

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23
Oct

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Since its inception, mobile money has unleashed a wave of investment and innovation that has disrupted traditional ideas about financial services and transformed the lives of hundreds of millions people. The incredible growth of mobile money in recent years has demonstrated the power of mobile technology in reaching the financially excluded. By enabling a breadth […]

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22- 24
Oct

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to Thursday, October 24, 2019

Digital finance is quickly changing the nature of financial service provision – with promising opportunities to reach more customers and offering a more complete suite of relevant products. However, providers face multiple obstacles leveraging this opportunity – platforms are not always accessible, customers are difficult to serve on digital-only channels, and ad-hoc partnerships pose obstacles […]

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22- 23
Oct

Singapore

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Some of the biggest challenges microfinance institutions (MFIs) struggle to overcome today are high operating costs, scalability and low earnings. And it is widely understood that the provision of fintech innovations is expected to help MFIs reduce their costs, increase operational efficiency and remain competitive in the rapidly changing financial landscape.  Additionally, new players like […]

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22- 23
Oct

Singapore

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Join Women’s World Banking for the next edition of the Making Finance Work for Women Summit. More than 300 global leaders from the financial services, investor, philanthropy, policy and technology communities will come together to examine key issues and innovations in financial inclusion for women. Plenaries, panels, and debates will feature experts in the field […]

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22
Oct

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

School entrepreneurs, as independent business owners, play a vital role in community development. By operating a local school, they can make investments that not only grow their school and create an enabling learning environment, but benefit their entire community – from creating jobs and generating demand for local businesses, to providing a space for networking […]

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22
Oct

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Join this Financial Inclusion Week webinar to learn how Caribou Data explored digital platform usage for managing micro and small business operations in Kenya. We know that many people use Facebook and WhatsApp as tools for managing their business, but what does that look like in practice? Which platforms are the most popular? Do different […]

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21- 25
Oct

Monday, October 21, 2019 to Friday, October 25, 2019

As some organizations pursue financial inclusion as their ultimate goal, others are driving toward financial health or the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Meanwhile, financial institutions and fintechs are aiming to profitably serve low-income markets. In the face of these trends, we can’t help but ask: What is financial inclusion for? Financial Inclusion: For What? is a call to action […]

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21- 25
Oct

Ouagadougo Burkina Faso

Monday, October 21, 2019 to Friday, October 25, 2019

The African Microfinance Week (referred to as the SAM, based on the French acronym) is a major conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years. The main ambition of the SAM is to provide a unified African platform for exchange on the microfinance issues facing the African […]

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15- 17
Oct

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 to Thursday, October 17, 2019

This course on Agriculture Value chain for microfinance and SME practitioners provides an understanding of the gaps and challenges of agriculture finance. The programme would enable participants to sharpen their awareness of the fundamental issues of financing agriculture and agribusiness. The programme considers different business models, and the available instruments for accessing financial services. Furthermore, […]

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14- 18
Oct

Monday, October 14, 2019 to Friday, October 18, 2019

This one-week course aims to introduce the implications and lessons learnt from financial inclusion for regulators and policymakers. Participants will get a chance to understand what mechanisms across the globe have been used historically, as well as what are emerging processes to boost financial inclusion via financially affordable and socially acceptable processes to serves the […]

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14- 15
Oct

Dakar Senegal

Monday, October 14, 2019 to Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The 2019 Cracking the Nut conference will focus on balancing public concerns for food security with private, market-based solutions. Applying a food systems lens, this two-day learning event will bring together some of the world’s leading experts in rural development, sustainable agriculture, agricultural finance, water sanitation, health and nutrition. The conference will convene high-level representatives from the private sector, governments, donors and […]

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07
Oct
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28
Nov

Monday, October 7, 2019 to Thursday, November 28, 2019

Savings Groups (SGs) are community-based financial institutions where members mobilize and manage their own savings, pooling this money in a loan fund from which they can borrow in amounts as small as $5. This approach has proved to be low-cost, highly sustainable, and extremely profitable for the member-owners while achieving significant scale, especially in remote […]

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07- 11
Oct

Monday, October 7, 2019 to Friday, October 11, 2019

This course focuses on designing and implementing a financial education strategy (national, institutional or local). Participants will discuss the experiences, lessons learned and international practical knowledge gained in this field. They will be provided with relevant tools, frameworks and instruments, and will consider the best practices applied by various institutions and actors globally. As an outcome […]

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05- 07
Oct

Saturday, October 5, 2019 to Monday, October 7, 2019

The inclusive insurance sector has experienced persistent growth in client outreach and premium volumes over the past ten years. Today, nearly 300 million low-income citizens in developing countries are covered by an insurance policy. New technologies are boosting market coverage. In Asia alone, the number of people insured through mobile phones exceeds 40 million. Furthermore, […]

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01- 02
Oct

Kampala Uganda

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Banking on The Last-Mile conference brings together practitioners to discuss their experiences and emerging practices in digitizing savings groups, linkage banking (financial linkages with savings groups), digital financial services (broadly), and agency banking at the last mile. The interface of financial technology with savings groups models (VSLAs, SILCs, SfC, S4T etc) as platforms at the […]

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27
Sep

Friday, September 27, 2019

This Business Planning With Microfin course will be taught through an online training platform. The training differs from the in-person training in several important elements. There is no way to consolidate 30+ hours of training over five days into just 10 hours with internet-based training. Much of the rich discussion and interaction among participants cannot take […]

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24- 26
Sep

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 to Thursday, September 26, 2019

Financial Inclusion in its simplest form is the ability to access appropriate financial services in the formal financial system. However, it is not just about a bank branch or correspondent on the corner. It is about clients using sustainable, responsible financial products that add value to their daily lives. In other words, there is the […]

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19- 20
Sep

Thursday, September 19, 2019 to Friday, September 20, 2019

Distribution is a particularly important question for those looking to deliver insurance to new markets. With low margins, insurers need to find low-cost channels that can reach clients in large numbers. These challenges mean that insurers need to think differently about inclusive insurance distribution. This training will help equip insurers with a good understanding of […]

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18- 19
Sep

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 to Thursday, September 19, 2019

Microfinance institutions (MFIs) can be one of the most effective distribution channels for delivering microinsurance, given their trust-based relationship with low-income communities and infrastructure to provide financial services. Unfortunately, many MFIs do not offer insurance products and of those that do, nearly half offer standard credit-life products only. This training seeks to guide financial institutions […]

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17- 19
Sep

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to Thursday, September 19, 2019

Digital is the new normal. It has already transformed industries such as media, transportation, and retail and is now sweeping through financial institutions. But when it comes to a financial institution’s risk function, unique challenges and opportunities accompany digitization.  Global CEOs and CROs tend to be cautious when considering the very idea of a digital […]

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17- 18
Sep

Nairobi Kenya

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Africa Agri-Finance Forum aims to bring all the interrelated parties together for discussions that will refocus agriculture finance in alignment with the continent’s requirement.  A myriad of factors like policies; risks and costs associated with rural area access; fluctuating prices & markets; unpredictable weather patterns; lack of expertise of financial institutions in managing agricultural loan portfolios, etc. are […]

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16- 20
Sep

Monday, September 16, 2019 to Friday, September 20, 2019

This training is designed for senior and middle management (credit supervisors, credit officers, senior credit officers, micro credit managers responsible to managers) of microfinance institutions (MFIs) and other financial institutions for the purpose of strengthening their knowledge and build their capacities in the field of loan portfolio management. This training exposes participants to various portfolio […]

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11- 13
Sep

Kigali Rwanda

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to Friday, September 13, 2019

Hosted by the National Bank of Rwanda (NBR) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the 2019 GPF aims to showcase the experience of Rwanda and highlight how the use of technology will bring progress in financial inclusion of the most vulnerable groups, especially women and youth. Since the adoption of the Denarau Action Plan […]

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10- 12
Sep

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to Thursday, September 12, 2019

MAIN (Microfinance African Institutions Network) in collaboration with GHAMFI (Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network) is pleased to invite you to its training workshop on Financial and Social Performance Indicators for MFIs. The general objective of the workshop is to give MFIs a better insight into the actual financial and social situation of their own organizations and […]

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10
Sep

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Savings Groups provide a safe place for millions of men and women to save in underserved markets across the world. As Savings Groups mature, however, they are confronted with an expanding set of risks related to money management, the safety of group funds, procedural drift, conflict between members and governance, and evolving relationships with regulatory […]

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06
Sep

Cape Town South Africa

Friday, September 6, 2019

Today, families, small businesses, and communities around the world struggle to rebound from adverse shocks. While insurance can be a powerful financial tool for weathering these rainy days, its reach has been limited.  Innovative insurtech models are finding new ways to make insurance affordable, accessible and appropriate for customers in emerging markets. In South Africa, […]

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04- 05
Sep

Tokyo Japan

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 to Thursday, September 5, 2019

The 2019 Asia Pacific Financial Inclusion Forum will be hosted by FDC, the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and Banking with the Poor (BWTP). Additional support for the Forum is provided by the Inclusive Growth and Development Caucus whose members represent several prominent industry stakeholders including ADBI, Bank Mandiri, Bloomberg, EY, Lanka […]

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02- 13
Sep

Monday, September 2, 2019 to Friday, September 13, 2019

The School of African Microfinance (SAM) is an annual two-week training designed to build capabilities of institutions by developing individual knowledge and skills in order to achieve growth, impact and profitability. Drawing from its experience working with institutions in Africa, SAM courses and forums are tailored to impart knowledge, skills, insights and ideas to make […]

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01
Sep
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31
Aug

Sunday, September 1, 2019 to Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Master of Leadership in Development Finance online program is designed for emerging leaders who are passionate about finance and the role finance plays as a catalyst for economic development and growth in emerging economies worldwide Highlights: 18-24 months / part-time program. Online program that gives you an internationally recognized academic degree. Networking possibilities through forum […]

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26
Aug
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06
Sep

Monday, August 26, 2019 to Friday, September 6, 2019

This is it, the final workshop of the Sustainable Microfinance and Development Program (SMDP) is coming to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa offered by the University of New Hampshire, hosted by SaveAct and delivered by VSL Associates and SaveAct. The Sustainable Microfinance and Development Program comes to South Africa for the final two-week workshop of the SMDP entirely devoted […]

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26- 30
Aug

Monday, August 26, 2019 to Friday, August 30, 2019

The program will provide managers the tools and processes needed to meet their organization’s leadership challenges. Over five days, participants will explore both ‘macro’ and ‘micro’ issues – from organizational structures, incentives and informal networks to managing performance and using feedback to enhance personal professional growth. Participants will leave the program equipped with strategic insights, leadership skills, […]

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20
Aug

Singapore

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Blockchain Summit Singapore is Asia’s Leading Blockchain for Business Event. The Summit is a one-day conference and exhibition connecting over 1500 industry leaders, business decision makers, tech innovators and investors. Based on unrivalled content and exceptional networking opportunities, Blockchain Summit is the largest dedicated Blockchain Event Series in the world. No co-located side events. A purely […]

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19- 23
Aug

Monday, August 19, 2019 to Friday, August 23, 2019

Many microfinance institutions are facing increasing competition, tougher regulation and/or are branching out to embrace new market segments with innovative products. Financial Inclusion Advocacy Centre proudly presents the 2019 Executive Applied Microfinance & Financial Inclusion Leadership Program. This 2019 program seeks to equip participants with state-of-the-art technical know‐how in the Principles of Responsible Microfinance, Sustained […]

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19- 21
Aug

Monday, August 19, 2019 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Product development plays an embryonic role in continues improvement and development of Islamic banking institutions. This training provides a hands-on experience and take-to-office guidelines for designing and implementing Islamic financial innovation wit overall objectives of improving the banking efficiency and outreach. The participants will be introduced with banking product expansion and reconfiguration strategies, to decide […]

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14- 15
Aug

Tokyo Japan

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 to Thursday, August 15, 2019

International Conference on Blockchain and Data Science plans to engage members from academia, industry and government to discuss the current and future challenges of digital economy and innovations. The Conference aims to address the scope of the smart digital economy which is secure and transparent.  The event will include workshops, seminars, special sessions, presentation sessions to engage the […]

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12- 16
Aug

Monday, August 12, 2019 to Friday, August 16, 2019

This one-week interactive executive training is the first of its kind. It is designed to enhance the participants basic knowledge to advanced practical knowledge with regard to the provision of a wide range of customer-centric financial services with specific emphasis on responsible microfinance, sustained financial inclusion, advanced credit risk, financial analysis, group and agent banking, […]

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05- 08
Aug

Monday, August 5, 2019 to Thursday, August 8, 2019

To improve their institution’s value proposition and outreach, organizations should understand and use market research effectively. This training is designed to increase an organization’s ability to gather consumer insights that can be translated into a product offering suitable to its target audience, thereby increasing the probability of a profitable and sustainable insurance business model. In […]

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01- 02
Aug

Thursday, August 1, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019

The Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS) articulate the minimum level of assistance required to support the economic recovery of vulnerable populations in the wake of crises. The MERS handbook offers tools and approaches that support practitioners, multi-lateral stakeholders, local market actors, governments and donors to support economic recovery through market-based response. The standards draw from the accumulated experience of […]

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29
Jul
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02
Aug

Monday, July 29, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019

This one-week training is designed to enhance the professional skills of professionals within the microfinance sector. The program would allow microfinance managers, consultants and trainers to develop the theoretical and practical skills necessary to improve the performance of their organizations. Cost: The course fee for the programme is $1500 per delegate

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25- 27
Jul

Nairobi Kenya

Thursday, July 25, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019

Over the course of this three-day international forum—organized in partnership with MSC (MicroSave Consulting) and ADA— the event participants will confront the most pressing financial inclusion question of the day: How do we promote inclusion and trust in digital financial services while fostering innovation and growth? Target Audience: The gathering will bring together financial service providers, regulators, investors, and […]

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22
Jul
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02
Aug

Monday, July 22, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019

This new program offers 16 elective courses to choose from that will lead participants from considering how to define a digital transformation strategy, to best practices in product design and development, as well as change management required to undergo such a strategically important venture. These courses are taught by renowned expert faculty who are practitioners […]

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22
Jul
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02
Aug

Monday, July 22, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019

The 5th Edition of the  Boulder RAFP in English will be held from July 22 to August 2, 2019 in Turin, Italy and will bring together rural and agricultural finance specialists from around the world representing MFIs, Rural Banks, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance and Agriculture, Donor Agencies, Investors, Development Agencies, and more. The Boulder RAFP will be held alongside […]

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22
Jul
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02
Aug

Monday, July 22, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019

The “25th Anniversary Boulder MFT” will feature three different concentrations to choose from: Management & Leadership. Policy & Funding. Development. Participants will design their own tailored experience by selecting four elective courses among Boulder’s 16 elective course offerings which are delivered by diverse and world-renowned faculty and cover a broad range of topics and viewpoints.  The […]

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09- 11
Jul

Lagos Nigeria

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 to Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Digital PayExpo is an annual conference that aggregates key industry players both in the supply and demand-side to discuss and showcase ways of promoting the financial inclusion agenda in Nigeria and other emerging economies. The participants play an active role in the conference by participating in the panel/plenary discussions. In addition, the event offers a unique opportunity […]

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08- 12
Jul

Monday, July 8, 2019 to Friday, July 12, 2019

The ILO’s Impact Insurance Academy is a unique opportunity to learn from more than ten years of experience and innovations in inclusive insurance facilitated by the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility. By combining plenary sessions with specific electives by the choice of participants, participative activities, case studies and intensive discussions, the Academy offers a dynamic learning […]

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01- 05
Jul

Monday, July 1, 2019 to Friday, July 5, 2019

The role of financial markets in driving the transformation towards a low-carbon climate resilient economy is fundamental to the efficient implementation of global ambitions in the post-Paris Agreement phase. Realizing a successful transformation requires thought leaders to understand and critically analyses the key aspects of private capital engagement at various levels and from different sources. The […]

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25- 26
Jun

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 to Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Blockchain Summit London is the leading blockchain for business event in Europe. Connecting over 5,000 industry leaders, business decision makers and tech innovators, Blockchain Summit London is a two-day conference and exhibition dedicated to the business of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). Based on unrivalled content, 200 visionary speakers and exceptional networking opportunities, Blockchain Summit London is […]

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24- 28
Jun

Monday, June 24, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019

Business Planning with Microfin will again be taught using Internet distance learning.  This course has a reduced time commitment, no travel costs, and allows participants to interact with each other and the instructor as the basics of Microfin are taught through the live input of a specially designed case study, reflecting real life solutions to […]

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24- 28
Jun

Monday, June 24, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019

This week-long course will enable participants to share experiences and engage in discussions with other experts of the financial sector. The 2019 Overview Course of Financial Sector Issues aims at providing a solid knowledge of the fundamentals of the financial sector and an opportunity to learn about the latest thinking in key areas. The theme […]

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24- 28
Jun

Monday, June 24, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019

This one-week executive training is designed to enhance the collective capabilities of institutions by building individual knowledge and skills to achieve strategic goals. The program will allow microfinance managers, consultants and trainers to develop the theoretical and practical skills necessary to improve the performance of their organization. Program Topics: Changing face of microfinance and road to […]

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24
Jun

Nairobi Kenya

Monday, June 24, 2019

As part of the series of events for NpM’s Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food (G4IFF) workstream, this session will present insights from the three winners of the NpM Innovator’s Challenge: Agri-wallet, Apollo Agriculture and VanderSat. The companies will present their efforts in integrating geodata information with financial services for smallholder famers in Kenya. An open discussion will […]

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17- 21
Jun

Monday, June 17, 2019 to Friday, June 21, 2019

This one‐week interactive executive training is designed to enhance the participants’ basic knowledge to advanced practical knowledge with regard to building world-class responsible financial institutions that provide a wide range of need-based customer centric responsible financial services. The course will provide participants with specific knowledge and skills that can help them create world class institutions—with […]

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10- 14
Jun

Washington, DC United States

Monday, June 10, 2019 to Friday, June 14, 2019

Financial Inclusion in its simplest form is the ability to access appropriate financial services in the formal financial system. However, it is not just about a bank branch or correspondent on the corner. It is about clients using sustainable, responsible financial products that add value to their daily lives.  In other words, there is the […]

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06
Jun

Thursday, June 6, 2019

3:00pm Rome | 8:00pm Bangkok| 4:00pm Nairobi | 9:00am Washington  Based on an upcoming publication, the webinar will present a series of diverse case studies and examples of agricultural value chain finance (AVCF) in sub-Sahara Africa. Agricultural value chains and AVCF have become commonly used terms but often without really understanding the fundamentals and applications. […]

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03- 07
Jun

Monday, June 3, 2019 to Friday, June 7, 2019

Many microfinance institutions are facing increasing competition, tougher regulations or are branching out to embrace new market segments with innovative products. This masterclass seeks to equip participants with profound technical know‐how in principles of microfinance & financial inclusion, advanced credit risk, digital finance, SME banking, financial analysis & KPIs, innovative product development & pricing strategies, […]

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01- 05
Jun

Saturday, June 1, 2019 to Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Developing finance institutions are undergoing rapid change. Many of them face increasing competition, tougher regulation or are branching out to embrace new market segments. The Inclusive Finance Summer Academy seeks to equip participants with profound technical know-how in one of five subjects areas (operational risk management, SME banking, rural finance, housing finance and digital finance), […]

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29- 31
May

Istanbul Turkey

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 to Friday, May 31, 2019

The 22nd MFC Annual Conference will tackle the practical side of digitalization in the financial inclusion sector through case studies, trend analysis and discussion of emerging best practice. The agenda will include a full range of workshops, panel discussions and side meetings to explore different aspects of the digitalization in financial inclusion, including: Agile ways of working. Developing […]

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28- 29
May

Johannesburg South Africa

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 to Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The financial inclusion summit is a thought leadership event on financial inclusion. The two-day program will bring together practitioners and leading experts on financial inclusion. The summit will cover the following themes: Financial inclusion, the changing landscape. Financial inclusion: The next generation. Harnessing change to accelerate financial inclusion.        Digital financial services in the FinTech era. […]

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27- 31
May

Monday, May 27, 2019 to Friday, May 31, 2019

This course is designed to enable participants to be effectively equipped with knowledge and skills to be able to deal with SME financing. This one-week training course is for microfinance managers and operators, regulatory bodies, investors, supporters, donors, legal advisors, board members and commentators on, financial inclusion and the institutions, which provide these services.  Course […]

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20- 24
May

Monday, May 20, 2019 to Friday, May 24, 2019

In a microfinance institution, the board originates the business strategic direction, creates a framework for execution, guides on critical decisions that not only relate to provision of its products and services, but also in achieving sustainable growth, impact and profitability.  To effectively respond to the available opportunities and prevailing challenges in providing financial services, such […]

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13- 17
May

Monday, May 13, 2019 to Friday, May 17, 2019

Many microfinance institutions are facing increasing competition, tougher regulations or are branching out to embrace new market segments with innovative products. This 2019 School seeks to equip participants with profound technical know‐how in the below subject areas and a good understanding of current trends in the financial inclusion space. The course will be interactive and […]

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07
May

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Poor and vulnerable people in emerging markets and developing countries are affected most by natural disasters. They suffer disproportionately due to their higher vulnerability and exposure and lower ability to cope and recover. In 2019, our Consultative Forums will explore how insurance providers, policymakers, insurance regulators and supervisors can collaborate to reduce the protection gap […]

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06
May
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28
Jun

Monday, May 6, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019

Savings Groups (SGs) are community-based financial institutions where members mobilize and manage their own savings, pooling this money in a loan fund from which they can borrow in amounts as small as $5. This approach has proved to be low-cost, highly sustainable, and extremely profitable for the member-owners while achieving significant scale, especially in remote […]

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02- 04
May

Tashkent Uzbekistan

Thursday, May 2, 2019 to Saturday, May 4, 2019

The region has significant potential for Islamic banking and finance industry in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is rather untapped. Islamic banking and its products are likely to be most popular in the CIS countries comprising the highest concentration of Muslims. The aim of this forum is to explore the untapped market of CIS countries […]

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02
May

Thursday, May 2, 2019

TIME: 9:30 -10:30 AM EST Research can open doors for more gender equitable futures. Gender analysis is built on an understanding of the differences and inequalities in the interrelated lives of women, men, and members of other gender diverse groups, often shaped by unequal power relations and norms that dictate what roles, attitudes and behaviors […]

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22
Apr
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05
Jul

Monday, April 22, 2019 to Friday, July 5, 2019

Reduce your need for external consultants: Action research and systems thinking for emerging leaders working with savings groups and SACCOs. Informal and semi-formal savings groups, producer groups and SACCOs are important mechanisms to support households and small businesses to effectively save, borrow, build assets and cope with emergencies. These models reach vulnerable populations and regions […]

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21- 25
Apr

Sunday, April 21, 2019 to Thursday, April 25, 2019

This five-day course is designed to help MFIs develop and improve the quality of their own risk management processes. The focus is on problem prevention, early detection, and control. The participants get the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and tools they require not only to support their respective areas or functions in implementing effective […]

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15- 19
Apr

Monday, April 15, 2019 to Friday, April 19, 2019

This one-week executive training is designed to enhance the collective capabilities of institutions by building individual knowledge and skills to achieve strategic goals. The program will allow microfinance managers, consultants and trainers to develop the theoretical and practical skills necessary to improve the performance of their organization. Program Topics: Changing face of microfinance and road to […]

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09
Apr

Johannesburg South Africa

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Mondato Summit Africa 2019 is the sixth annual digital finance & commerce (DFC) thought leadership and executive retreat hosted by Mondato, a boutique advisory firm specializing in DFC. The conference is an intimate gathering of 100-125 executives from the financial services, telecom, retail, investment and tech industries, the focus is on finding innovative and scalable […]

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08- 12
Apr

Monday, April 8, 2019 to Friday, April 12, 2019

This one‐week course aims to introduce the implications and lessons learnt from financial inclusion for regulators and policy makers. Participants will get a chance to comprehend and understand what mechanisms across the globe have been used historically, as well as what are emerging processes to boost financial inclusion via financially affordable and socially acceptable processes to […]

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04
Apr

Lagerstrasse 104, 8004 Zurich Switzerland

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Join advocate and author, Dr. Mara Catherine Harvey, on her quest to bestow financial confidence at an early age and to empower the next generation. As women are currently underserved as investorsand are also the most critical group to invest in, this is an important movement that affects the future prosperity of all people, in every country around […]

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03- 04
Apr

Washington, DC United States

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 to Thursday, April 4, 2019

Participants will have an opportunity to share investment lessons in social performance and impact management, discuss recent strategies for digital transformation, and share the latest developments in impact investing tools for financial inclusion and the larger impact space, which are critical to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting will also include deep-dive sessions […]

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03- 04
Apr

Washington, DC United States

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 to Thursday, April 4, 2019

Participants will have an opportunity to share investment lessons in social performance and impact management, discuss recent strategies for digital transformation, and share the latest developments in impact investing tools for financial inclusion and the larger impact space, which are critical to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting will also include deep-dive sessions […]

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31
Mar
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05
Apr

Sunday, March 31, 2019 to Friday, April 5, 2019

The Harvard Business School (HBS)-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance is the first executive education program of its kind to provide high-level management and leadership training to those shaping the microfinance industry, including CEOs of leading microfinance institutions and executives of mainstream banks entering the microfinance market. The intensive six-day program offers leaders […]

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25- 29
Mar

Monday, March 25, 2019 to Friday, March 29, 2019

This training is designed for senior and middle management (credit supervisors, credit officers, senior credit officers, micro credit managers responsible to managers) of microfinance institutions (MFIs) and other financial institutions for the purpose of strengthening their knowledge and build their capacities in the field of loan portfolio management. This training exposes participants to various portfolio […]

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19- 20
Mar

Cape Town South Africa

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 to Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Network Forum is a curated global community for the custody, settlement and post-trade industry.  Its key aim is to provide a structured networking environment for this tight-knit industry group, in which key issues are discussed, developments are communicated and best practice shared. This Meeting promises yet again to be the key gathering point for […]

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18- 29
Mar

Monday, March 18, 2019 to Friday, March 29, 2019

The Boulder Institute of Microfinance, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY) and the Capacity Building for Rural Finance (CABFIN) partnership, which also includes UNCDF, IFAD, WFP, GIZ and World Bank, has developed an in-depth and comprehensive agricultural finance training program.  By participating in the RAFP, you will gain and consolidate critical skills, […]

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18- 19
Mar

Monday, March 18, 2019 to Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Index-based insurance is a different kind of insurance that has the potential to create opportunities for farmers to access finance and better farm inputs that can help protect their livelihoods after sub-optimal growing seasons. This type of insurance operates in a system that includes government and the private sector, local insurance companies and international reinsurers, […]

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13
Mar

Liverpool United Kingdom

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The biggest gathering of the industry committed to fair and responsible finance will bring together thought leaders and practitioners to discuss the economic landscape and future of the responsible finance industry. It is the best place to learn about new innovations and best practice in tailored workshops, and network with your peers. The centerpiece of […]

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06- 08
Mar

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 to Friday, March 8, 2019

Inclusive insurance is an important risk management tool for emerging consumers. Before entering the market, it is crucial that potential and new players have an understanding of the concept of inclusive insurance and emerging consumers in order to offer quality products to the market.  This course is interesting for insurance practitioners exploring and setting up inclusive […]

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06- 07
Mar

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 to Thursday, March 7, 2019

This course will use a unique mix of expert plenary presentations, interactive discussions and small group exercises (with plenary presentations by small groups) where serious learning is expected to occur through deep REFLECTIVE and FOCUSSED analysis of real life cases. The cases to be used for the course have been specially prepared using public domain […]

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19- 21
Feb

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 to Thursday, February 21, 2019

Mobile Money is quickly changing the nature of financial service provision – with promising opportunities to reach more customers and offering a more complete suite of relevant products. However, providers face multiple obstacles leveraging this opportunity – platforms are not always accessible, customers are difficult to serve on digital-only channels, and ad-hoc partnerships pose obstacles […]

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18
Feb
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29
May

Monday, February 18, 2019 to Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Microinsurance Master seeks to inspire and strengthen emerging and established leaders so that their organizations thrive in providing more and better risk alleviation solutions to the low-income communities they serve.  It starts in the Philippines with two weeks of immersion training at Pioneer Microinsurance, an inspiring champion that grew from 250,000 to 18 million microinsurance enrolments in just five years.   Participants will learn […]

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18- 22
Feb

Monday, February 18, 2019 to Friday, February 22, 2019

This is an executive education program aimed at providing high-level management and leadership training to those shaping the microfinance industry, including CEOs of leading microfinance institutions and executives of mainstream banks entering the microfinance market. This course will combine lectures, case studies, and use of practical tools to allow participants to explore inclusive financial services […]

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18- 21
Feb

Monday, February 18, 2019 to Thursday, February 21, 2019

The “philosophy and practice” of access to financial services by the poor and financially marginalized communities is generally believed to be an effective instrument against poverty and important policy intervention to promote gender mainstreaming. Conceptualization of poverty as restricted access to financial capital intensifies the importance of microfinance. Assessment of microfinance industry is imperative in many […]

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14
Feb

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Co-hosted by MIX and FinDev Gateway, this webinar aims to provide clarity into inclusive fintech and, specifically, how to determine what makes a fintech “inclusive.” Bringing together diverse perspectives from government, think tanks, and practitioners, the webinar will highlight new frameworks that can help investors, policy makers and others to better understand, assess, and navigate the […]

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13- 14
Feb

Cape Town South Africa

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 to Thursday, February 14, 2019

With over 390 senior decision-makers attending, Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa is an important conference where participants can engage in real business deals, and to discuss the latest developments in the African structured finance and debt markets. The event will help to find the answers to the key challenges to finance the continued GDP growth of Africa, […]

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07
Feb

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Funding Africa’s Growing Green Financing Needs Through Islamic Finance Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) is pleased to present a webinar titled ”Funding Africa’s Growing Green Financing Needs Through Islamic Finance” on Thursday, 7th of February 2019 at 11:00 am GMT (06:00 am | Washington; 02:00 pm | Nairobi). In recent years, a number of […]

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07
Feb

Luxembourg Luxembourg

Thursday, February 7, 2019

2019 is an important year for ADA as they celebrate their 25th anniversary and organize the fourth edition of the SAM, African Microfinance Week, in October in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, which will focus on the real impact of inclusive finance.   Thus this year’s 46th Midi de la Microfinance et de l’inclusion financière will be linked with these two important events. Discussions […]

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06
Feb

Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

This event aims to explore and discuss innovative financial inclusion strategies that can create clear pathways to financial and economic solutions. More than 18 countries will be participating in this event. The theme of the forum is to explore the untapped potential of the interest-free finance market of Africa and to adopt the latest trends, address […]

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01
Feb

Friday, February 1, 2019

Savings Groups (SGs) are community-based, self-managed groups, in which members mobilize and manage their own savings, investing this money in a loan fund from which they can borrow in amounts as small as $5. This approach is proving to be low cost, highly sustainable, and extremely profitable for the member-owners and achieving significant scale, especially […]

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29- 30
Jan

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Making Finance Work for Africa Secretariat (MFW4A) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) organized in the second half of 2018 two regional Financial Sector Dialogues, in collaboration with the Africa Economic Research Consortium (AERC). The ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) Financial Sector Dialogue took place on 27 and 28 September 2018 in Abidjan, […]

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24- 25
Jan

Istanbul Turkey

Thursday, January 24, 2019 to Friday, January 25, 2019

EuroEvents is officially inviting you to join the third Annual Global Microfinance Summit (GMS2019), in the inspiring and exciting city of Istanbul! Close to 200 senior microfinance practitioners all over the globe will meet to discuss, network and understand the main challenges the industry is facing at the moment. The conference will present success stories […]

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22- 24
Jan

Cairo Egypt

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 to Thursday, January 24, 2019

The second edition of the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium provides a forum for dialogue for brings together telecom regulators, central banks, mobile network operators, digital financial service (DFS) providers, standards bodies, international organizations and fintech innovators to share their experience and views on the main challenges to be addressed for scaling up DFS. The main objectives […]

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14
Jan

Monday, January 14, 2019

15:00 16:00 (Timezone: GMT+1) The food and agriculture-related UN agencies estimate that ending poverty and hunger requires additional financing in agriculture and rural development of USD140 billion per year. Of this amount, USD 50 billion per year would be needed from the private sector, primarily in on-farm and agro-processing investments, and USD 90 billion per year from […]

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01
Jan

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Understanding risk and its management play a central role in boosting the agricultural sector, food security, and the broader economy of developing countries. Stakeholders, including farming households, value-chain actors and policymakers, need participate in the holistic assessment of agricultural risk, and the development and implementation of management strategies.

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11- 12
Dec

New Delhi India

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 to Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Inclusive Finance India is a global policy platform on financial Inclusion setup with the objective of enabling cross-pollination of best practices and breakthroughs,specifically to influence India’s Financial Inclusion strategy and campaign. Inclusive Finance India, with its legacy of more than 14 years, has provided a strong articulation for building a vision and a strong ecosystem with clearly defined roles for stakeholders […]

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03- 06
Dec

Monday, December 3, 2018 to Thursday, December 6, 2018

Course Description Savings Groups (SGs) are community-based, self-managed groups, in which members mobilize and manage their own savings, investing this money in a loan fund from which they can borrow in amounts as small as $1. This approach is proving to be low cost, highly sustainable, and extremely profitable for the member-owners and achieving significant […]

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29
Nov

Dusseldorf Germany

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The African Investment Day (DE) is the first event exclusively panelled by experts from the continent and  dedicated to open and develop strong trade and investment ties, open doors into francophone Africa and a proactive approach by the panellists to further promote Africa and its investment opportunities. This platform will create an avenue for investment […]

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27- 28
Nov

Jakarta Indonesia

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 to Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Mondato Summits are executive conferences focused on thought leadership in the Digital Finance & Commerce (DFC) space. With a content-rich, interactive format, Mondato Summits bring together leading experts and their peers to undertake substantive dialogue, uncover actionable insights and advance common objectives. Held at an intimate, opulent venue, and approximating more a senior- level retreat […]

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26- 30
Nov

Monday, November 26, 2018 to Friday, November 30, 2018

Course Description The majority of the world’s poor earn their living in small-scale businesses and farms. By helping these businesses increase profits, sales and assets; we can reach the poor and help them lift themselves out of poverty. To do this on a large scale, we need to think big, and act strategically. Some programs […]

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26- 30
Nov

Monday, November 26, 2018 to Friday, November 30, 2018

Boulder Institute, in partnership with the International Finance Corporation, successfully launched the inaugural Back to Boulder:  Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets in 2016. It is with extreme pleasure that we announce the 3rd edition of this program designed for C-Suite level executives and board members of financial service providers which will be held […]

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26- 29
Nov

Monday, November 26, 2018 to Thursday, November 29, 2018

Strengthen credit risk and delinquent portfolio management capacity within your microfinance institutions (MFIs) or small and medium enterprise (SME) bank. Enhance credit risk assessment and management practices and improve processes for early risk identification, loan portfolio monitoring and delinquent portfolio management. Learning is achieved both by knowledge delivery and, equally, through the exchange of experience and best practices. In this […]

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26- 28
Nov

Gaborone Botswana

Monday, November 26, 2018 to Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Radix Legal & Consulting Limited (RLC) and Kelobang Godisang Attorneys (KGA) in partnership with The Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA) of Botswana are delighted to offer the opportunity to explore first-hand, the business opportunities available in Botswana by attending an investment forum in Botswana’s capital city Gaborone to be held on 26 November to 28 […]

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25- 26
Nov

United Arab Emirates

Sunday, November 25, 2018 to Monday, November 26, 2018

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics (AlHuda CIBE) has planned to conduct “8th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum” with a two-day post-event training workshop on “Islamic Microfinance –Operations, Practices and Outreach” on 27 -28 November 2018. Global Islamic Microfinance Forum (GIMF) is an annual apex gathering of Islamic Microfinance, Rural Finance, funder/ donor agencies, multilateral […]

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21- 22
Nov

Durban South Africa

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 to Thursday, November 22, 2018

In partnership with Development Finance Practitioners, the Chartered Institute of Development Finance (CIDEF) organized a conference which will focus (not exclusively) on panel and research discussions. Various thematics will be discussed, including among others: Impact of intra-Africa trade tariffs on Africa’s Development; Financing for WHOSE Development? – From Poverty to Power; Latest Developments in Structured […]

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20
Nov

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. (U.S. Eastern Time)  CGAP’s Gateway Academy acts as a market facilitator among training service providers (TSPs) who design, develop, and deliver professional development courses to meet the learning needs of staff working in financial service institutions. Partnerships have impacted every angle of Gateway Academy’s approach to market, program, platform development, and ongoing […]

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19- 24
Nov

Monday, November 19, 2018 to Saturday, November 24, 2018

Access to financial services has a clear and direct impact on livelihoods, economic growth, and inclusive social and economic development. When refugees and women, in particular, are financially included, they are more empowered, more resilient, and better prepared to respond to economic shocks. There are a number of international and local organizations currently implementing livelihood […]

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15- 16
Nov

New Delhi India

Thursday, November 15, 2018 to Friday, November 16, 2018

The 25th World Congress is co-organized by WSBI, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), State Bank of India and the National Savings Institute. The World Congress aims at bringing WSBI members and all interested retail bankers and stakeholders together to discuss the topics that define the future of the retail banking sector. It will […]

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14- 16
Nov

Luxembourg

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 to Friday, November 16, 2018

European Microfinance Week is a key industry event hosting high level and in-depth discussions by all sectors of the financial inclusion community working worldwide. Welcoming 500 professionals from dozens of countries each year, it’s a unique meeting point and an excellent forum for networking. The unparalleled three-day event attracts leading experts, opinion-leaders and policy-makers to its […]

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12- 15
Nov

Monday, November 12, 2018 to Thursday, November 15, 2018

This course is designed to enable participants to be effectively equipped with knowledge and skills of microfinance and financial inclusion. The four-day training course is for microfinance managers and operators, regulatory bodies, investors, supporters, donors, legal advisors, board members and commentators on, financial inclusion and the institutions, which provide these services. Fees & Expenses: $1,000.00 […]

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11- 12
Nov

Cape Town South Africa

Sunday, November 11, 2018 to Monday, November 12, 2018

The African startup ecosystem is on the move. Not only is the number of ventures growing, but the quality of the businesses is improving. Never before has the pipeline of African innovation been so investible. And where talent leads the way, money is close to follow. More than 60 angel networks are setting up across […]

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07- 09
Nov

Gauteng South Africa

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 to Friday, November 9, 2018

The Africa Investment Forum is where project sponsors, borrowers, lenders and investors will come together to accelerate Africa’s investment opportunities. The Africa Investment Forum, the African Development Bank, and its partners will accelerate private sector investments in Africa through a combination of: Pipeline Development: Pooling the collective efforts of development institutions to augment project pipelines, […]

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07
Nov

New York United States

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

During this one-day event, more than 125 leaders from the financial services, consumer products, and technology industries, investors, philanthropists and government will examine key issues in financial inclusion and advance innovations for low-income women through a variety of panel discussions and workshops. Discussion Topics:  Priorities for women’s financial inclusion. Investing with a gender lens. Financing women in the […]

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06- 08
Nov

Lusaka Zambia

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 to Thursday, November 8, 2018

Approximately 450 experts from around the world will join the “Inclusive Insurance for Emerging Markets” to discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in inclusive insurance for emerging markets.  The conference will feature panel discussions on key topics addressing an interdisciplinary audience. Additional working group sessions will deal in depth with subtopics. Interactive […]

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06- 08
Nov

Lusaka Zambia

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 to Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Conference will bring together over 400 participants and experts from around the world who will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in microinsurance. Around 80 speakers will share their knowledge in around 30 sessions. The microinsurance sector has experienced persistent growth in client outreach and premium volumes over the past […]

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06- 07
Nov

Amman Jordan

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 to Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Sanabel’s members represent some of the pioneers of microfinance in the Arab region who have been successfully capable of transforming from microcredit programs to microfinance institutions, companies and banks, developing various financial and non-financial products and services, adopting innovative delivery channels and reaching out to new market segments which enabled them to achieve sustainability. Their […]

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06
Nov

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

15:00 – 16:00 (CET) The goal of the webinar is to introduce risk taxonomy as a key component of operational risk management and credit risk management for microfinance institutions looking to serve farmers in developing countries.  Risk management, as a field and a body of knowledge, has been used sparsely in agriculture finance, especially at […]

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06
Nov

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

This Forum provides an interactive and open environment for discussing lessons learned and exchanging experiences on forefront issues confronting practitioners working in inclusive insurance. The Forum is a pre-conference session that is part of the 14th International Microinsurance Conference, which is hosted by the Microinsurance Technical Advisory Group of Zambia (TAG) and the Munich Re Foundation in […]

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05- 09
Nov

Monday, November 5, 2018 to Friday, November 9, 2018

The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology Foundation (LHoFT) strongly believes that financial technology is crucial to advancing financial inclusion, empowering groups that have been left behind by the traditional financial system. Whether it’s financing for rural farmers, point of sale technology for underbanked merchants, or specialized insurance products, the positive impact being driven by entrepreneurship […]

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30- 31
Oct

Singapore

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Growth in the Asia Pacific (APAC) microfinance sector has been rampant and sharp differences emerge across the region. In 2017, the average global growth rate for the micro, small, medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) was 10-15 percent. And, the Asia Pacific region had the highest growth expectancy by 25-30 percent, albeit the quite diverse socio-economic contexts, market […]

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29
Oct
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02
Nov

Monday, October 29, 2018 to Friday, November 2, 2018

Since 2015, nearly 90 partner organizations have engaged thousands of people worldwide to discuss the most pressing actions needed to advance financial inclusion globally. In 2018, the conversations from last year will continue and will engage an even wider community of stakeholders to discuss this year’s theme “Getting Inclusion Right”. The 2017 Global Findex revealed […]

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29- 31
Oct

Barranquilla Colombia

Monday, October 29, 2018 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Foromic, the leading event in Latin America and the Caribbean focused on issues related to financial inclusion and enterprise development, returns for its 21st edition to Barranquilla’s Puerta de Oro Center. Different activities will delve into how innovation, driven by emerging technologies and disruptive business models, is transforming the concept of inclusion in financial services, […]

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25- 26
Oct

Windsor Hotel Nairobi Kenya

Thursday, October 25, 2018 to Friday, October 26, 2018

MFW4A and AfDB will convene with governmental authorities of the region, in addition to donors, multilateral and regional financial institutions, and private sector representatives for a dialogue on accelerating the financial sector development in the Eastern and Southern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya from 25 to 26 October 2018. The objective of this high-level meeting is […]

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22- 26
Oct

Monday, October 22, 2018 to Friday, October 26, 2018

This one‐week course aims to introduce the implications and lessons learnt from financial inclusion for regulators and policy makers. Participants will get a chance to comprehend and understand what mechanisms across the globe have been used historically, as well as what are emerging processes to boost financial inclusion via financially affordable and socially acceptable processes to […]

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22
Oct

Monday, October 22, 2018

Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs) need capital. They need startup capital, they need expansion capital and they also need working capital to manage their day-to-day operations. The small merchants in Africa that FIBR has been researching need several types of financing to manage the ups and downs of a small and often informal, retail business. And yet, […]

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18- 19
Oct

Thursday, October 18, 2018 to Friday, October 19, 2018

AlHuda CIBE is a well-established name in Islamic financial and Education Market focusing on Awareness, Education, Training, Promotion, Advisory and Publications on Islamic Banking and Finance around the globe from the last twelve years. In context of continuing our efforts for the development of professional excellence, we are pleased to offer “Two Days Specialized Training […]

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18
Oct

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The intensive six-day Harvard Business School-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance offers leaders from around the world an exceptional opportunity to connect with peers and engage with some of the HBS faculty’s foremost thinkers in business strategy and management. The HBS Executive Education learning model immerses the world’s most promising leaders in a […]

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16- 17
Oct

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 to Wednesday, October 17, 2018

This course intends to acquaint participants with the indicators and benchmarks used for the purpose of analyzing performance of Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs). The training will be organized in the form of a workshop spread over two days. Role-plays, case-studies, exercises and presentations will be used extensively for effective assimilation of the concepts by the participants. The […]

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16- 17
Oct

Vienna Austria

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 to Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Climate business is the economic growth story of today—and tomorrow. As of 2018, 189 countries have submitted plans to shift their economies and infrastructure to reduce carbon and increase their resilience to climate change. The two-day client-focused event will offer innovators in climate-smart business, investing, and policymaking an indispensable opportunity for new business development, networking, […]

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15- 19
Oct

Monday, October 15, 2018 to Friday, October 19, 2018

Most microfinance and financial inclusion providers aim to fulfill a dual mission: the provision of financial services to poor people and financial sustainability. Though there are increasing numbers of large financial service providers (FSP) who claim to be robust and successful, they as well as the majority of programs recognize that they often operate without […]

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14- 19
Oct

Sunday, October 14, 2018 to Friday, October 19, 2018

Rethinking Financial Inclusion is a Harvard Kennedy School executive education program exploring frontier issues in finance for the underserved. Led by Harvard professors with years of experience designing and evaluating financial innovations, this one-week program combines an evidence-based approach with theoretical insights to expose leaders like you to the changing landscape of finance, enhance your understanding […]

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12
Oct

Friday, October 12, 2018

The webinar will open with the description of the stream of work being done by the Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) in rural and agricultural finance space, describing phases of the project and the methodology followed to implement the project, documentation and dissemination of the results.  It will then be followed by the description on the pro-poor financial services provisions […]

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03- 05
Oct

Bilbao Spain

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 to Friday, October 5, 2018

This year the joint MFC and EMN conference will focus on the implications of the digital revolution on financial and social inclusion. The event aims to explore how microfinance institutions can be proactive in embracing and making the most of technology to provide valuable opportunities for entrepreneurs, start-ups and social enterprises. Is there a new […]

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03- 05
Oct

Bilbao Spain

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 to Friday, October 5, 2018

Microfinance Centre (MFC) and European Microfinance Network (EMN) are pleased to announce that their joint annual conference will take place from 3-5 October 2018 in Bilbao, Spain. The event will be a meeting of minds and ideas and will be the perfect opportunity for members and other industry experts to network, exchange experiences, learn from an impressive line-up of guests and […]

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03- 04
Oct

Jharkhand India

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 to Thursday, October 4, 2018

The objectives of this event are to enable various stakeholders join in a common platform for discussion on various programs, policies, approaches, methods, key challenges, progress and prospect about financial inclusion and digital payment system in Jharkhand and to develop new methods and approaches including leveraging new technology for financial inclusion. Conference Themes: Status of […]

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02
Oct

Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The 9th Annual Responsible Finance Forum: Investing in Responsible Finance and Innovation for Africa’s Digital Economies (RFF Africa 2018) will focus on Africa’s evolving digital landscape. The Forum will bring together investors, industry, policymakers, practitioners and innovators to assess critical challenges facing Africa today as well as its potential to accelerate investments in responsible digital financial services. Participants will engage with […]

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01- 12
Oct

Monday, October 1, 2018 to Friday, October 12, 2018

This two-week course focuses on building skills and knowledge in community-based approaches to sustainable development initiatives. The course emphasis is on economic strengthening models such as the Social enterprise, Market systems approach and Community Microfinance and Financial Graduation. Participants will learn about latest developments and innovations in the fields through in-depth case-studies, field visits, and […]

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01- 05
Oct

Monday, October 1, 2018 to Friday, October 5, 2018

The course will focus on designing a financial education strategy (national strategy, institutional intervention or a local project) and its implementation. Participants will discuss the accumulated experiences, lessons learned and international practical knowledge. They will be provided with relevant tools, frameworks, instruments and will discuss lessons learned and current best practices applied by various institutions […]

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01- 05
Oct

Monday, October 1, 2018 to Friday, October 5, 2018

This one-week course aims to introduce the width and breadth of financial inclusion in context of microfinance institutions (MFIs). Participants will get a chance to comprehend and understand what mechanism across the globe have been used historically, as well as what are emerging processes to boost financial inclusion via financially affordable and socially acceptable processes […]

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28
Sep

Mumbai India

Friday, September 28, 2018

Financial institutions in India are now facing massive disruption. At a time when financial products and services are increasingly seen as homogenous, the emergence of AI, Blockchain, FinTech, RegTech, etc., has greatly contributed to the intensification of an already competitive landscape. Futuristic Financial Intelligence Summit 2018 is first-of-its-kind event that offers the industry of banking […]

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27
Sep

Lugano Italy

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Commodity trade experts from multinationals, trading companies, financial institutions and service providers. Organised in partnership with the Lugano Commodity Trading Association (LCTA), the event will gather over 200 commodity trade experts from multinationals, trading companies, financial institutions and service providers, the event will assess the key trends impacting global commodity markets and trade, from geopolitical […]

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26- 27
Sep

Cairo Egypt

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 to Thursday, September 27, 2018

Join Afreximbank, the Egyptian Factoring Association, and FCI at the ‘Conference on Factoring as a Tool for Financing SMEs,’ which will be followed by a Factoring Training Workshop on 26-27 September 2018 in Cairo, Egypt. The Conference will focus on the developments and prospects of Factoring, Receivables & Supply Chain Finance in the African and […]

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26
Sep

Sandton South Africa

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

LanteOTC Africa investor Summit will offer buy-side investor communities key insights to the industry’s challenges and opportunities to interact with peers on ground-breaking innovative industry processes, in discussions led by global industry leaders. The event brings together some of the top investors and prominent thinkers in Venture Capital, Private Equity, Legal and everywhere in between. […]

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25- 26
Sep

Nairobi Kenya

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 to Wednesday, September 26, 2018

According to expert reports, agriculture sector in Africa is the least productive in the world.   Small-scale and subsistence farmers, pastoralists, and fishermen produce most of the food consumed in this region, yet they continue to face a number of challenges.  Lack of capital for investment contributes significantly to the lowering of small scale farmers’ productivity […]

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18- 20
Sep

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to Thursday, September 20, 2018

Innovative approaches are needed to address the needs of the 1.3 billion people lacking electricity, while simultaneously transitioning to a decarbonized energy system. For example, Bangladesh and Kenya have developed thriving self-sustaining markets for off grid lighting products. Learning from their experience and adjusting their approaches to local circumstances can help other countries to join […]

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10- 14
Sep

Monday, September 10, 2018 to Friday, September 14, 2018

The ILO’s Impact Insurance Academy is a unique opportunity to learn from the ten years of experience and innovations in inclusive insurance facilitated by the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility. By combining plenary sessions with specific electives by the choice of participants, participative activities, case studies and intensive discussions, the Academy offers a dynamic learning environment for participants […]

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07
Sep

The Hague Netherlands

Friday, September 7, 2018

The main objective of the conference is to bring together the donor and the investor community and provide them a platform to discuss this critical issue and work towards sustainable solutions for refugees.  The conference has four main objectives: Demonstrating a sense of urgency for private sector to invest: The refugee crisis has created the largest […]

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06- 07
Sep

Thursday, September 6, 2018 to Friday, September 7, 2018

For the 8th consecutive year, Uniglobal is committed to continue with the tradition of bringing on board a unique network of experts and senior level speakers who will share their experiences and perspectives on current and future trends and challenges in microfinance despite the difficult economic climate and ongoing changes in regulation. The event will equip development […]

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04- 06
Sep

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Microfinance Association Acceleration program will teach you the fundamental concepts specific to your country on how your institution can accelerate, improve its performance and at the same time deliver innovative products and services to those that at the bottom of the economic pyramid. The Microfinance Acceleration program is shaped around strategic management consulting; it […]

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03- 07
Sep

Monday, September 3, 2018 to Friday, September 7, 2018

This international practical training has been convened by Affluence Training Company Limited having over three years hands on experience in international level trainings. Affluence Training Company Limited a bonafide member of the Tanzania Association of Microfinance Institutions (TAMFI) as service provider for training and consultancy. This internationally-flavored practical training brings together microfinance stakeholders (participants and […]

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01
Sep
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28
Feb

Saturday, September 1, 2018 to Thursday, February 28, 2019

Digital finance offers a transformational solution for financial inclusion. Powered by the mobile phone, new data and technological innovations, it has become affordable and convenient for unbanked customers to access and use formal banking services. While new technological developments and financial players bring tremendous opportunities, the emerging landscape is also becoming more complex and is […]

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28- 29
Aug

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 to Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Inclusive insurance is the provision of insurance products to new client segments. A vast majority of the population in Nigeria work in the informal or agricultural sectors and do not have access to insurance. They represent a new business opportunity to the insurance industry. Research has shown that, though there is a very low level […]

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27- 31
Aug

Monday, August 27, 2018 to Friday, August 31, 2018

The Microfinance Association High Impact Leadership Program on Inclusive Finance will prepare you for the highest levels of global leadership. The High Impact Leadership Program provides managers with the tools and processes needed to meet their organization’s leadership challenges. Over five days, participants explore both ‘macro’ and ‘micro’ issues – from organizational structures, incentives and informal […]

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13- 16
Aug

Monday, August 13, 2018 to Thursday, August 16, 2018

This course is designed to enable participants to be effectively equipped with knowledge and skills of microfinance and financial inclusion. This 4 ‐day training course is for microfinance managers and operators, regulatory bodies, investors, supporters, donors, legal advisors, board members and commentators on, financial inclusion and institutions which provide these services. Target Audience: Microfinance and microcredit […]

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30
Jul
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04
Aug

Monday, July 30, 2018 to Saturday, August 4, 2018

This one-week training is designed to enhance the professional skills of professionals within the microfinance sector. The program will allow microfinance managers, consultants and trainers to develop the theoretical and practical skills necessary to improve the performance of their organizations. Course Outline: Introduction of microfinance; Changing face of microfinance; Risk management; Product developments; Basic financial analysis; […]

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25- 29
Jul

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to Sunday, July 29, 2018

The financial system plays a vital role in supporting sustainable economic growth and meeting financial needs. It does this by facilitating funding, liquidity and price discovery, while also providing effective risk management, payment and some monitoring services. Any financial system designed to support and enhance financial inclusion most operate in an efficient and resilient manner […]

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23
Jul
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03
Aug

Monday, July 23, 2018 to Friday, August 3, 2018

The 24th Edition of the Boulder Microfinance Training (MFT) in English will be held in Turin, Italy. The 2018 program – for the first time available in a two-week format – will feature three different concentrations for participants to choose from: Management; Digital Financial Services; Policy and Funding. Participants can then select from over 20 […]

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18
Jul

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Women comprise approximately 50 percent of the labor force in sub-Saharan Africa and yet, are less likely to access financial services – like credit, insurance, and savings – which limits their purchasing power and excludes them from their local economy. As a result, women lose out on income-generating opportunities, which could lead to their economic empowerment and […]

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17- 19
Jul

Rwanda

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 to Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mobile for Development is a dedicated global team within the GSMA, which brings together its mobile operator members, tech innovators, the development community and governments, to prove the power of mobile in emerging markets. Mobile for Development identifies opportunities and delivers innovations with socio-economic impact in financial services, health, agriculture, digital identity, energy, water, sanitation, […]

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16- 27
Jul

Monday, July 16, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018

The 4th Edition of the Boulder RAFP in English will be held in Utrecht, Netherlands in July, 2018. These program will bring together rural and agricultural finance specialists from around the world representing MFIs, Rural Banks, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance and Agriculture, Donor Agencies, Investors, Development Agencies, and more. The 2018 Boulder RAFP will offer 12 elective courses to choose from […]

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09- 20
Jul

Monday, July 9, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018

This two-week program caters to the knowledge requirement of the uninitiated, entrants up till middle level managers’ of microfinance institutions (MFIs), CBOs / NGOs, Banks who are considering setting up microfinance desks. Program Topics: Participants will learn a wide spectrum of financial inclusion and microfinance concepts and activities that include: Real time experience sharing through […]

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02- 06
Jul

Monday, July 2, 2018 to Friday, July 6, 2018

Savings and Credit Cooperatives have a key role to play in inclusive finance by providing financial services to those that are at the bottom of the economic pyramid. This program will enhance the role of Sacco’s in carrying out their activities. The five-day program is designed to enhance the collective capabilities of these institutions by building […]

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27
Jun

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Time: 02:00 pm, Abidjan | 10:00am, Washington | 04:00pm, Paris Of the billion people worldwide living on less than US$1 per day, known as the poverty line, nearly 75 percent depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Unpredictable rainfall is one of the largest sources of risk poor farming households face, as low or excess rainfall […]

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26- 28
Jun

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 to Thursday, June 28, 2018

This course on Agriculture Value chain for microfinance and SME practitioners provides an understanding of the gaps and challenges of agriculture finance. The program would enable participants to sharpen their awareness of the fundamental issues of financing agriculture and agribusiness.  The program considers different business models, and the available instruments for accessing financial services. Furthermore, […]

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25
Jun
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07
Jul

Monday, June 25, 2018 to Saturday, July 7, 2018

This program offers aspiring researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners an opportunity to equip themselves with multidisciplinary approaches, skills and tools to address the rising challenges of development through the lens of finance. It provides participants with an introduction to rigorous quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis using latest tools and approaches in the field of […]

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20- 21
Jun

Kenya

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 to Thursday, June 21, 2018

“Innovate to Capture the Growth Potential”, is the theme for the Africa Insurance & Reinsurance Conference scheduled for the 20th & 21st June 2018 in Nairobi Kenya at The Villa Rossa Kempinski Hotel. The theme is informed by the overarching direction to transform product offerings & revolutionize distribution channels so as to generate returns and […]

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19
Jun

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

19 June 2018 | 10:00AM EST, 4:00PM CEST, 8:30PM IST | 1hr Palladium is an international development company with over 50 years of experience, 2,000 employees and offices globally. As a firm, Palladium is committed to the concept of creating Positive Impact, or the enduring creation of social and econom- ic value in the countries where we work. It […]

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18- 22
Jun

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018

The 2018 Frankfurt Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy & Executive Trainings will offer you the chance to take a leading role in the climate finance story. Three different courses will take you on a journey to think outside the box and demystify climate and renewable energy finance, delving into case studies and learning […]

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18- 22
Jun

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018

Prior to the advent of Microfinance Initiatives, well over half the Global Population was excluded from access to Formal Financial Services. This session takes a historical perspective and examines the various approaches taken by commercial banks, non-governmental organizations, credit unions, governments and microfinance institutions. It will define the concept of microfinance and financial inclusion, the […]

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14
Jun

Rome Italy

Thursday, June 14, 2018

In 2016, annual spending on climate finance was US $383 billion worldwide, with the private sector contributing more than 63 percent of the total. The private sector is doing more than ever, but much of this investment is directed to growing markets for wind and solar energy. In the agriculture sectors, more needs to be […]

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12- 13
Jun

Antigua Guatemala

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to Wednesday, June 13, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the next Cracking the Nut conference will take place on June 12-13, 2018 in Antigua, Guatemala and will focus on encouraging the uptake of new technologies for agriculture and access to finance, in a way that promotes resilience.  Connexus Corporation is working with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Catholic […]

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11
Jun
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06
Jul

Monday, June 11, 2018 to Friday, July 6, 2018

This course offers a comprehensive perspective on how the remittance industry has developed and evolved and how it operates today. It will look at the history of these cross-border payments, established and emerging actors and mechanisms, the needs and interests of clients, and how technological and business innovations continue to open new frontiers for the […]

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11- 12
Jun

Monday, June 11, 2018 to Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Claims represent the tangible benefit of insurance to policyholders as positive experiences are key to developing trust. This training will provide microinsurance practitioners with the tools, knowledge and confidence to improve the claims management functions for their microinsurance programs, in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness and client value. This training is designed for practitioners making recommendations […]

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06
Jun

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Agriculture is an inherently risky activity. This risk exposure can make and keep farmers poor. Agricultural index insurance can help farmers avoid costly coping mechanisms and unlock opportunities for increased investment and greater resilience, but such positive development impacts largely depend on the quality of the index insurance product and its appropriateness in a particular context […]

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30
May
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01
Jun

Washington United States

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 to Friday, June 1, 2018

The theme for the 2018 Conference is “Breaking the Mold – New Ideas for Financing Affordable Housing”. The conference will not only create awareness of the major challenges in developing or strengthening housing finance markets but will also focus squarely on solutions and resolution of these challenges by highlighting innovations, new ideas and global experiences […]

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28
May
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22
Jun

Monday, May 28, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018

This course looks at the broad landscape of digital identification (ID), covering the main reference schemes such as Aadhaar, eEstonia, BankID & Mobile Connect. It will explore the importance and different forms of ID, what they are and what they mean for financial services. The course will focus on how it is affected by global […]

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25- 30
May

Friday, May 25, 2018 to Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The intensive six-day Harvard Business School-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance offers leaders from around the world an exceptional opportunity to connect with peers and engage with some of the HBS faculty’s foremost thinkers in business strategy and management. The HBS Executive Education learning model immerses the world’s most promising leaders in a […]

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22- 24
May

KIGALI Rwanda

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Global Savings Groups Conference is a biennial event that engages a large and diverse community of stakeholders, develops and promotes improved standards of practice, mobilizes knowledge, strengthens partnerships and alliances, and creates opportunities for cross-organizational learning. Each event in this series has also served as a catalyst to increase the scale, sustainability and impact […]

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22
May

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Following almost seven years of implementing the AAF Technical Assistance Facility, TechnoServe is keen to share results and important lessons about how technical assistance facilities work in practice as well as how they can be optimised. The AAF TAF programme has been a proof of concept: using the vehicle of an independent technical assistance facility […]

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14- 15
May

Monday, May 14, 2018 to Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The course is a comprehensive training to develop key knowledge and skills needed for insurance companies to enter the low-income market in a manner that is both valuable for clients and viable for roviders. The content of the course will be sourced from the ILO’s wealth of knowledge in microinsurance practice which has been translated […]

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08- 10
May

Lusaka Zambia

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to Thursday, May 10, 2018

The 10th ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they’ve used innovations in technology to increase the impact of their work. Highly interactive and hands-on, the conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, executives, and others who offer a range […]

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08- 10
May

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to Thursday, May 10, 2018

Since its inception over ten years ago, the Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) has served as a platform to raise awareness, facilitate dialogue and promote collaboration on the contribution of migrant remittances to development. By bringing together Member States, international organizations, private sector and civil society, the Forum allows stakeholders to showcase […]

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07- 11
May

Monday, May 7, 2018 to Friday, May 11, 2018

This one-week training course for MFIs will provide participants with an understanding of the different tools used by microfinance institutions (MFIs), what they mean, and how they can be used to keep track of an institution’s financial performance over time. Participants would also learn how to format financial statements for decision-making, adjust for inflation and […]

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07- 11
May

Monday, May 7, 2018 to Friday, May 11, 2018

This training program helps microfinance institutions (MFIs) to diversify their product portfolio in a strategic and cost-effective manner. It covers different types of products, such as savings, micro-insurance, leasing, money transfers and non-financial services, analyzing examples from MFIs around the world to illustrate variations in the way these products can be delivered. The course helps microfinance managers to explore the characteristics of new market […]

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03
May

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The existing financial system is very complex at the moment, and that complexity creates risk. A new decentralized financial system made possible with cryptocurrencies could be much simpler by removing layers of intermediation. It could help insure against risk, and by moving money in different ways could open up the possibility for different types of […]

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02- 04
May

London United Kingdom

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 to Friday, May 4, 2018

AFSIC is one of the most important African investment events held globally. It has a very strong investment focus and is attended by many of the most important global investors investing into Africa and by investors interested in learning more about African investment opportunities. Now in its 6th year AFSIC 2018 will be held in London on 2nd to 4th May 2018. […]

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22- 26
Apr

Marrakech Morocco

Sunday, April 22, 2018 to Thursday, April 26, 2018

The annual AVCA Conference is a major private equity gathering globally, attracting investors who collectively manage over US$1.5trn in assets. Over the past 15 years, the AVCA conference has become one of the most important forum for promoting, developing, and stimulating private investment in Africa. The conference continues to be a rallying beacon, shedding light […]

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22- 25
Apr

Sunday, April 22, 2018 to Wednesday, April 25, 2018

This year’s summit will look at Islamic economy to define the role of the financial sector, and utilize its tools and technologies as growth accelerators and as means to facilitate transactions free from traditional bureaucratic processes and drive financial inclusion. The emergence of Fin Tech opens a host of investment opportunities in the digital Islamic […]

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17
Apr

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

16- 18
Apr

Belgrade Serbia

Monday, April 16, 2018 to Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The goal of the conference is – to enhance the dialogue between the keyplayers on the agricultural insurance markets of Europe and Asia. Insurance, Reinsurance and Broker companies get the great opportunity to discuss various issues related to developing markets. Conference sessions will focus on technical aspects of agricultural insurance, innovative approaches in agricultural insurance, portfolio management […]

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11
Apr

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The course on “Housing Finance in a Changing Global Environment” will be taught from June 18th, 2018 to June 28, 2018, at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Objectives Both policymakers and private practitioners need cutting-edge information on the housing finance sector. This course addresses that need by providing an intensive period […]

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10- 11
Apr

Lagos Nigeria

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 to Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Banking and financial services must seek ways to increase their mass and tap into the financially excluded population (which is more than 60 %). The agenda to deliver financial services to those that banks have traditionally not reached should now more than ever be at the top of corporate growth strategy. The conference will also […]

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10- 11
Apr

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 to Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The  2018 edition  in Nigeria will be held under a timely theme “Sustaining the Momentum in the Financial Inclusion Agenda” and informed by the overarching direction in the financial inclusion agenda being adopted by most governments in the region. The conference will look at new and innovative financial technology solutions that will make financial inclusion […]

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14- 15
Mar

Johannesburg South Africa

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 to Thursday, March 15, 2018

Challenging and disrupting the remittances and money transfer environment With cross border payments increasingly on the rise, the stage is set for continued innovation, with threats and opportunities to the payments eco-system, continuously challenging and disrupting the remittances and money transfers environment. The fourth installment of Trade Conferences International’s (TCI) signature event – the Cross […]

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12- 23
Mar

Monday, March 12, 2018 to Friday, March 23, 2018

The Boulder Institute of Microfinance, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Capacity Building for Rural Finance (CABFIN) partnership, which also includes UNCDF, IFAD, GIZ and World Bank, has developed an in-depth and comprehensive agricultural finance training program.  By participating in the RAFP, you will gain and consolidate critical skills, and be able to: Distinguish the financial […]

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12- 16
Mar

Monday, March 12, 2018 to Friday, March 16, 2018

Many microfinance institutions are facing increasing competition, tougher regulations or are branching out to embrace new market segments with innovative products. Financial Inclusion Advocacy Centre proudly presents the 2018 Executive Microfinance & Financial Inclusion School. This 2018 School seeks to equip participants with profound technical know‐how in Principles of Microfinance & Financial Inclusion, Advanced Credit […]

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08- 09
Mar

Johannesburg South Africa

Thursday, March 8, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018

Africa has a huge need for financial inclusion; therefore, governments, regulators and banks are looking at various supporting technologies to bring more financial services to the end user. Blockchain technology opens new avenues for traditional banking, mobile banking, payments and remittance services. More and more startups and established companies are now looking to disrupt this […]

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26
Feb
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09
Mar

Monday, February 26, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018

Microinsurance Master is a comprehensive ten-week program for microinsurance leaders. The program starts with a two-week immersion training at Pioneer Microinsurance in the Philippines, mostly out of the classroom. Next, participants will receive eight weeks of tailored coaching by industry leaders to get the training takeaways kick started back home. Microinsurance Master wants to inspire and strengthen microinsurance […]

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21- 22
Feb

Kigali Convention Centre Kigali Rwanda

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 to Thursday, February 22, 2018

Now in its 3rd year, Dot Finance Summit Africa is Africa’s largest FinTech event. DFS Africa brings together the entire FinTech ecosystem, including incumbents, innovators, startups, investors, regulators and more. Over 1,000 FinTech professionals from 60+ countries connect for two days of insights, inspiration and networking. ​From AI to biometrics, and blockchain to RegTech, DFS Africa […]

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20- 21
Feb

Accra Ghana

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 to Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The financial inclusion summit is a thought leadership event on financial inclusion, The two-day programme will bring together practitioners and leading experts on financial inclusion. The Financial Inclusion Summit is the thought leadership event on financial inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa: The 2018 Summit will: Explore the opportunities and challenges of the next generation of financial […]

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19- 23
Feb

Bolivia

Monday, February 19, 2018 to Friday, February 23, 2018

The Helix Institute’s introduction to digital credit, is a foundational course that explores the increasingly growing facet of the digital credit product. It provides knowledge for those considering to either deepen their knowledge or those who seek to offer a responsible digital credit product. It will further provide key factors that influence the suitability and […]

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19- 22
Feb

Mamallapuram India

Monday, February 19, 2018 to Thursday, February 22, 2018

Join the SPTF, CGAP, Dvara (formerly known as IFMR Finance Foundation) and LeapFrog Investments for a Customer Centricity Learning Event and SPTF Annual Meeting. This goal of this year’s learning event “Customer Centricity: Enabling Financial Choices and Positive Outcomes for Low-Income Customers” is to influence financial service providers, investors, and policymakers to adopt a business model that is based on understanding and serving […]

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14- 16
Feb

Kinshasa Congo (Kinshasa)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 to Friday, February 16, 2018

Adaptability of Risk Sharing Financing Mechanism in African Agriculture The Conference aims to build on some of the key recommendations made during the Central Bank Roundtable Policy Forum held in Togo in March 2017. One of the key delivery areas in promoting Risk-Sharing Financing Mechanisms involves creating a broad buy-in from private sector financial and […]

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31
Jan
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01
Feb

Frankfurt Germany

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 to Thursday, February 1, 2018

Supply Chain Finance Summit is in-depth event tracks the transformation of supply chain finance (SCF); showcasing the latest innovations within the industry for both domestic and cross-border financing, examining the future of technology-enabled supply chain models, and driving the conversation on increasing access of SCF for SMEs and emerging markets. Blockchain for SCF Masterclass – An […]

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25- 26
Jan

Vienna Austria

Thursday, January 25, 2018 to Friday, January 26, 2018

The second edition of Microfinance summit will indicate different perspectives between the West and the East Europe while identifying future challenges and overcome bottom lines. As the important segment is also comprised inclusion of the very rural and nun-developed areas among developing countries and helping them to find out new ways distributing the finances. Alongside […]

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22- 26
Jan

Monday, January 22, 2018 to Friday, January 26, 2018

This five-day course offers leaders from around the world engaged in successfully achieving their organizational mission of integrating financial returns with social value via creating a culture and system of social performance management using a systematic approach. The Social Performance Management program is an executive education program aimed at providing high-level management and leadership training to those […]

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16- 18
Dec

New Delhi India

Saturday, December 16, 2017 to Monday, December 18, 2017

​The 69th Executive Committee meeting of Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) and International Forum ‘Role of Rural and Agricultural Finance to achieve Sustainable Development Goals will be held in New Delhi, India, from 16 December to 18 December 2017. The primary objective of this international forum is to realize the organic relationships between the Sustainable Development Goals […]

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11- 13
Dec

Monday, December 11, 2017 to Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Digital finance is quickly changing the nature of financial service provision – with promising opportunities to reach more customers and offering a more complete suite of relevant products. However, providers face multiple obstacles leveraging this opportunity – platforms are not always accessible, customers are difficult to serve on digital-only channels, and ad-hoc partnerships pose obstacles […]

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07- 08
Dec

Dijon France

Thursday, December 7, 2017 to Friday, December 8, 2017

Microfinance has sought out to include individuals that financial institutions exclude. The mission had been progressively widening to Alternative Finance, which has thrived outside of conventional financial instruments and channels.   Alternative Finance takes different types such as angel investment, asset funding, cash flow funding, crowdfunding, crypto-currencies (Bitcoin), fair investment, fintech, slow money, pension fund […]

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04- 16
Dec

Monday, December 4, 2017 to Saturday, December 16, 2017

Community-based microfinance approaches are critical for achieving sustainable development goals that promise inclusion of the poor and marginalised sections of society. These approaches are not only providing access to financial services, but also provide local support services to community members to manage their livelihoods, social networks, and lives. This course focuses on savings-led and member-owned […]

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29
Nov
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01
Dec

Abbaye de Nemunster Luxembourg

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 to Friday, December 1, 2017

European Microfinance Week (EMW), hosted by e-MFP, is one of the top events in the microfinance calendar and a unique meeting point for microfinance professionals working worldwide. EMW brings together all sectors of the inclusive finance sector including consultants & support service providers, investors, multilateral & national development agencies, NGOs and researchers. With an unparalleled program and […]

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29
Nov
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01
Dec

Bangalore India

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 to Friday, December 1, 2017

​The first edition of the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium will be held in Bangalore, India, from 29 November to 1 December 2017. The Symposium is being organized jointly by the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), jointly with  the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and the Committee on Payments […]

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27
Nov
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01
Dec

United States

Monday, November 27, 2017 to Friday, December 1, 2017

Back to Boulder: Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets program brings together leaders from within and outside of the microfinance community, as well as international experts in leadership and change management, to provide participants with practical tools, cases and experiences in the areas of: Risk Governance: Developing strategic responses to risk and crisis in order to protect […]

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27
Nov
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01
Dec

Monday, November 27, 2017 to Friday, December 1, 2017

Back to Boulder: Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets program brings together leaders from within and outside of the microfinance community, as well as international experts in leadership and change management, to provide participants with practical tools, cases and experiences in the areas of: Risk Governance: Developing strategic responses to risk and crisis in order to protect […]

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20
Nov

New York United States

Monday, November 20, 2017

The term “de-risking” has been used to describe the practice of financial institutions exiting products and terminating or restricting relationships with clients, including in groups, who are perceived as presenting a “high-risk” of an undesirable outcome. Rather than attempting to manage associated risks and/or mitigate economic challenges, some financial institutions have opted in favor of […]

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15
Nov

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Intro Rural Finance Training Course focuses on how the development finance toolbox can be structured to support rural communities and help them with strategies to invest in infrastructure, redevelopment, and job creation. This course differs from other curriculums in that it focuses on designing programs targeted to serve rural communities. Leaders in rural and […]

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11- 13
Nov

Saturday, November 11, 2017 to Monday, November 13, 2017

Digital finance is quickly changing the nature of financial service provision – with promising opportunities to reach more customers and offering a more complete suite of relevant products. However, providers face multiple obstacles leveraging this opportunity – platforms are not always accessible, customers are difficult to serve on digital-only channels, and ad-hoc partnerships pose obstacles […]

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07- 09
Nov

LIM Peru

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to Thursday, November 9, 2017

The 13th International Microinsurance Conference will take place in Peru from 7-9 November 2017. Approximately 400 participants and experts from around the world will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in microinsurance. The conference will be hosted by APESEG in cooperation with the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network. The […]

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07- 08
Nov

Beirut Lebanon

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sanabel, the Microfinance Network of Arab Countries was officially established in 2002, and together this year it will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary which will be reflected in the conference theme “Financial Inclusion in the Arab Countries; A Journey of Collaboration and Achievements”. Spanning from Morocco to Yemen, Sanabel members have led the sector from its infancy […]

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06- 10
Nov

Monday, November 6, 2017 to Friday, November 10, 2017

The one week interactive executive training is designed to improve the participants Basic Knowledge to Advanced Practical Knowledge on Provision of Financial Services with particular emphasis on Expansion of Products Range, SME, Regulations & Supervision, Risks, Impact Assessment, Case Study and the Way Forward.   This Course is for: those who have some experience and […]

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01- 03
Nov

Berlin Germany

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Friday, November 3, 2017

This year’s conference will explore issues around “Digitization of SME Finance”. The action-packed 3-day event will include interactive sessions, study tours to high-performing institutions, fintech demos, a B2B marketplace and networking opportunities.

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30
Oct
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03
Nov

Monday, October 30, 2017 to Friday, November 3, 2017

Financial Inclusion Week is a week of global conversation on the most important steps to advance financial inclusion. During the event, stakeholders will explore how new products and partnerships are empowering customers. Financial Inclusion Week aims to strengthen the diverse community of players involved in building a more inclusive financial ecosystem.  Digital channels are revolutionizing […]

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26- 27
Oct

Tbilisi Georgia

Thursday, October 26, 2017 to Friday, October 27, 2017

This year’s  Central Asian & Caucasus Microfinance Forum theme is: “Microfinance Goes Digital: Opportunities & Challenges in the Caucasus & Central Asia.” The microfinance market in Central Asia & Caucasus is young and dynamic. The regional microfinance market is acute and recently gaining popularity. Microfinance investment opportunities have significantly grown and diversified in recent years as […]

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23- 25
Oct

Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Monday, October 23, 2017 to Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Women’s World Banking will host biennial Making Finance Work For Women Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on October 24th and 25th, 2017. The Summit will convene 300 participants in a variety of innovative sessions addressing the most important issues in women’s financial inclusion. Attendees and participants will include leaders from the financial services, consumer […]

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18- 20
Oct

Cape Town South Africa

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017

The Chartered Institute of Development Finance and the Africagrowth Institute, in partnership with major development finance institutions, academic institutions and governments, is organising a 3-day conference to discuss issues around development finance sustainability and role played by development finance support agencies in global development. As commercial and investment banks continue to reduce lending globally, development […]

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09- 13
Oct

Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Monday, October 9, 2017 to Friday, October 13, 2017

The African Microfinance Week  is a conference organised by the African networks AMT (African Microfinance Transparency), MAIN (Microfinance African Institutions Network) and AFRACA (African Rural & Agricultural Credit Association) and by ADA with the support of the Luxembourg Cooperation. During the conference, the participants will: meet the decision makers, public and private lenders, MFI directors and microfinance investors; build new […]

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06
Oct

Friday, October 6, 2017

INNOVATE – Adoption of Agricultural Innovations through Non-Traditional Financial Services, is a three-year initiative implemented by MEDA and funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). INNOVATE will assess the potential of non-traditional finance to enable large scale adoption of agricultural innovations among women and men smallholder farmers in South Asia, South America and East […]

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02- 04
Oct

2800 South Potomac Avenue Arlington, VA, VA 22202 United States

Monday, October 2, 2017 to Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The 2017 SEEP Network Annual Conference will bring together leading practitioners, funders, research organizations and private sector actors dedicated to promoting more inclusive and resilient markets and financial systems. Under the conference theme – Catalyzing Transformative Change – we will deepen our understanding and commitment to approaches that bring about large scale positive change. We will explore […]

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26
Sep

New York, NY United States

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Microfinance CEO Working Group (MCWG) cordially invites you to join an intimate cocktail reception with the CEOs and their Digital Financial Services staff to discuss digital technology and the innovations that are shaping the industry. The event will take place at 6:00 – 8:30pm. Event Venue: DLA Piper, 1251 6th Ave, New York, NY The […]

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18- 22
Sep

Monday, September 18, 2017 to Friday, September 22, 2017

This training programme builds on the highly acclaimed Making Microfinance Work: Managing for Improved Performance. It includes chapters on various product options and how to combine different product menus to serve specific market segments, and concludes with discussions about managing partnerships and devising strategies to achieve a diverse product portfolio. This training is designed for middle […]

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14- 15
Sep

New Delhi India

Thursday, September 14, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017

This national conference aims to provide stakeholders with a platform to deliberate on specific sectoral concerns and challenges in the implementation of India’s Financial Inclusion Program and identify strategies to reinvent inclusive finance in digital era.  The conference would also provide insights that can shape the future work agenda and action plan of policymakers, regulators, practitioners […]

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13- 15
Sep

Sharm El Sheikh Egypt

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) organizes the Global Policy Forum (GPF) as the keystone event for its membership. Each year, it is co-hosted by a different member institution in a different region of the world. The 2017 AFI GPF will take place from 13-15 September in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt and will be the showcase […]

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12- 13
Sep

London United Kingdom

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The 2017 forum aims to connect key stakeholders in the agriculture finance and climate finance space. This strategic event will convene leading financiers, investors, policy makers, climate funds and donors, as well as a wide range of key innovative actors from the public and private sectors, and provide them with an opportunity to understand how they may collaborate […]

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04- 15
Sep

Monday, September 4, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017

Financial institutions, such as microfinance institutions and banks at the forefront of delivering financial services to millions of unbanked are required to maintain and improve operational efficiency, portfolio quality and capital reserves. MFIs and banks must mitigate against possible significant withdrawals of savings and deposits, declining flow of remittances and rising inflation. To meet these […]

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04- 08
Sep

Monday, September 4, 2017 to Friday, September 8, 2017

The regional training programme is designed to help participants from insurance supervisors to understand the importance of taking a proportionate approach to regulation and supervision to improve access to insurance services and ensure low-income consumers are adequately protected. The programme also covers recent practices and ideas from selected countries that have advanced the field of […]

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01
Sep

Friday, September 1, 2017

New Online Master Program is designed for emerging leaders who are passionate about finance and the role finance plays as a catalyst for economic development and growth in emerging economies worldwide. Highlights: 18-24 months / part-time program; Online program that gives you an internationally recognized academic degree; Networking possibilities through forum and social media closed […]

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29- 31
Aug

Port Moresby Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 to Thursday, August 31, 2017

Financial Inclusion Innovation Summit (FIIS), previously known as the Pacific Microfinance Week (PMW), is a three-day event that will include a formal conference, workshops, field visits, seminars, and roundtables, providing the region’s most comprehensive platform on Financial Inclusion for the Pacific’s financial sector stakeholders. Hosted by the Bank of Papua New Guinea, this event will bring together […]

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29- 30
Aug

Kigali Rwanda

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 to Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The event is a combination of high quality training and plenary sessions aimed at sharing insights on inclusive insurance business models that are making access to low-income market segments in Africa possible. The event is organized and hosted by Access to Finance Rwanda, Munich Re Foundation and Rwanda Insurers Association (ASSAR) with support from ILO’s […]

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23- 24
Aug

Benin Nigeria

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 to Thursday, August 24, 2017

The 2017 Conference will take place from 23rd-24th August, 2017 in Benin City, Nigeria. The Conference seeks to discuss developmental issues as it concerns microfinance and enterprise development. It will feature the presentation of a commissioned paper and a panel discussion covering issues on commercialisation of research and development outcomes. This year theme is “Entrepreneurship, […]

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17
Jul
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04
Aug

Monday, July 17, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 2017

The 23rd Edition of the Boulder MFT in English will be held alongside the French language Boulder MFT program  and the 3rd Annual Rural and Agricultural Finance Program (RAFP).  The 2017 Boulder MFT Program will offer four different concentrations for participants to choose from:  Management, Policy, Development, and for the first time, Digital Financial Services. Then, participants select […]

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17
Jul
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04
Aug

Monday, July 17, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 2017

The 3rd Edition of the Boulder RAFP in English will be held alongside the English and French language Boulder MFT program in Turin, Italy from July 17th to August 4th, 2017.   The 2017 Boulder RAFP will offer 12 elective courses to choose from delivered by our Boulder Faculty, a diverse group of world-renowned experts, covering a broad range of topics and […]

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13- 14
Jul

Karlsruhe Germany

Thursday, July 13, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017

The financial services industry is undergoing seismic change. The regulatory regime is becoming increasingly complex and the compliance more costly. The environmental, social and macroeconomic risks are greater than ever. In the wake of the last financial crisis, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris agreement, shifting from shareholder value to stakeholder value […]

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03- 07
Jul

Monday, July 3, 2017 to Friday, July 7, 2017

The Micro, SME & Housing Finance Summer Academy seeks to equip participants with profound technical know-how in one of four subjects areas (operational risk management, SME banking, rural, or housing finance), build leadership and negotiation skills, and develop a better understanding of current trends in developing communities.   Micro-, SME & Housing banks in transition and developing […]

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26
Jun
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14
Jul

Monday, June 26, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017

The scale and pace of the economic growth of modern China is unprecedented. So too is the scale and pace of digital financial services in China. In 2000, four large state owned banks dominated the Chinese banking system. They were all heading towards commercialization and listing, and are among world’s largest banks today. These and […]

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21- 22
Jun

Nairobi Kenya

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Africa Insurance & Reinsurance Conference, a regionally focused event now in its 7th edition has steadily become a gateway for the global and regional investors to engage local leaders as they seek ways to increase insurance penetration in the continent. Notwithstanding unprecedented economic growth (a substantial component of this dependent on the financial & […]

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20
Jun

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The fundamentals of Islamic Banking and Finance and particularly the aspects of no-interest and profit and loss are such that the industry cannot fully be governed by the same regulations that govern conventional banking. In most jurisdictions today, the legal and regulatory framework of the Islamic financial industry has been formed in line with international […]

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15- 16
Jun

New York United States

Thursday, June 15, 2017 to Friday, June 16, 2017

The Forum brings together key decision makers from the public and private sectors as well as civil society who work in the field of migration and remittances. During the two-day event, more than 300 participants will gather to share lessons learned and best practices on innovative business models, to stimulate long-lasting partnerships, and to raise awareness […]

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12- 16
Jun

Monday, June 12, 2017 to Friday, June 16, 2017

This course is designed to enable participants to be effectively equipped with knowledge and skills of microfinance and financial inclusion. This one week training course is for microfinance managers and operators, regulatory bodies, investors, supporters, donors, legal advisors, board members and commentators on, financial inclusion and the institutions, which provide these services. Course outline: Building […]

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07
Jun

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

As the financial inclusion industry matures, it is important to ensure that the risk management profession continues to grow, adapt, and professionalize. This webinar features a conversation between the CEO of Professional Risk Managers’ International Association and the Director of RIM. Speakers will introduce a framework for developing financial inclusion risk professionals globally, including: Creating foresight […]

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06
Jun

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Islamic Finance is a concept that is widely viewed as a viable alternative to conventional finance. The industry is increasingly attracting attention as a potential way to help mitigate institutional barriers and promote financial development. Islamic Finance is today seen as a significant financial innovation that is gradually making headway into mainstream finance. What then […]

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31
May

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A), Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) and Nathan Associates are pleased to present a webinar based on, Agricultural Leasing in sub-Saharan Africa document. Although leasing is a growing form of asset finance in African markets, its use in agriculture remains a nascent concept. Why is this the case? How could […]

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30- 31
May

Kigali Rwanda

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Annual Banking & Finance Conference 2017 theme: “Making Financial Inclusion a Reality in Africa: Connecting people to Banking & Financial Service couldn’t be timelier. The 2016 edition was held in Ghana and the 2017 edition will be a continuation of the discussions and a preview of the implementation strides made thus far, as we […]

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29
May
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16
Jun

Monday, May 29, 2017 to Friday, June 16, 2017

The Helix Institute have launched an online course on Core Principles of Digital Finance. The course will run for three weeks from 29th May – 16th June 2017 and will comprise of weekly modules as below: The modules can be taken independently or all together. Dates Topic: 29th May – 2nd June, 2017 Agent Network Management 5th June […]

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29
May

Monday, May 29, 2017

The FAO Technical Network on Sustainable Food Value Chain Development cordially invites you to the following webinar: Increasing access to markets and financial services: examples from the field and lessons for policy makers Date: Monday, 29 May 2017 Time: 14.30 – 15.30 ECT (Rome time) Online via: http://fao.adobeconnect.com/agribusiness_market_finance/ The agribusiness industry in Africa has witnessed […]

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26- 30
May

Friday, May 26, 2017 to Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Financial inclusion or inclusive financing is the delivery of financial services at affordable costs to sections of disadvantaged and low-income segments of society, in contrast to financial exclusion where those services are not available or affordable. An estimated 2 billion working-age adults globally have no access to the types of formal financial services delivered by […]

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24- 26
May

Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 to Friday, May 26, 2017

This event will be titled “Horizon 2037: Fair Finance for All”, and will take place in Bosnia & Herzegovina, which boasts the most dynamic European microfinance sector and which will celebrate its own 20th anniversary — of the founding of the first microfinance institutions in Bosnia. In the past two decades, MFC has cemented its position as […]

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23- 25
May

Bangkok Thailand

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 to Thursday, May 25, 2017

The SEEP Network, in collaboration with Forum Partners, is hosting an international convening on women’s economic empowerment, focusing on bringing down the systemic barriers standing in the way of scalable and sustainable change. The Forum will bring together leading stakeholders in the field of women’s economic empowerment to facilitate dialogue, build global learning connections, and promote […]

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22
May
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18
Aug

Monday, May 22, 2017 to Friday, August 18, 2017

The SEEP Network is partnering with the Fletcher School at Tufts University and Digital Frontiers Institute to offer an online course in Digital Money. Participants that complete the course requirements will receive a Certificate from Fletcher School at Tufts University.  The duration of the training is 12 weeks and will require 6 – 8 hours of work […]

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22- 23
May

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Monday, May 22, 2017 to Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Global Symposium on Microfinance, with the theme “Revolutionizing Microfinance: Insight, Innovation, Inclusion,” is an opportunity to bring together regulators, financial services providers, mobile network operators and community-based institutions to develop a shared vision of how to harness emerging innovations to meet the needs and expectation of the micro and small enterprises, and provide a […]

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17
May

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This webinar features a methodology and a toolkit for microfinance institutions (MFIs) interested in developing a risk management system. Participants will gain insight into assessing their institution’s risk management systems and designing a risk management development plan. Speakers will discuss the importance of integrating risk management into business strategy, how to develop a risk management system, […]

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17
May

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The second webinar in a two-part program will consider the technical challenges and solutions for maintaining KYC Compliance when delivering services using mobile technology. Florentin Lenoir, Marketing and Business Development Director at Lenddo, will detail how digital reporting remains within legal parameters for protecting client privacy and ensuring KYC compliance. The highly-specialized and scientific information presented […]

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15
May

Monday, May 15, 2017

The 13th International Microinsurance Conference will take place in Peru from 7-9 November 2017. Approximately 400 participants and experts from around the world will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in microinsurance. The conference will be hosted by APESEG in cooperation with the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network. The […]

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10
May

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The first webinar in a two-part program examines the technological aspects for financial institutions who want to design and implement Automated Credit Scoring. Florentin Lenoir, Marketing and Business Development Director at Lenddo, will explain the necessary procedures for setting up a FinTech digital strategy that enables financial institutions to realign their offerings and expertise with the […]

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09
May
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31
Dec

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

Towards the pursuance of the goal to promote Islamic banking and finance all over the globe, AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics is working diligently since its existence 10 years ago. AlHuda CIBE has been acknowledged as a distinguished service provider due to its notable services, team of dedicated professionals and one stop solutions of Islamic […]

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03- 05
May

London United Kingdom

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 to Friday, May 5, 2017

AFSIC is the leading investment event focused on Africa’s financial services sector. The annual AFSIC, now in its 5th year, attracts financial services companies, predominantly leading Banks, Insurance Companies, Microfinance, Leasing and other regulated financial services companies from almost all parts of the African continent. The wide spread of companies from across Africa attracts a […]

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07
Apr

Kampala Uganda

Friday, April 7, 2017

Finnovation Africa 2017 will gather all stakeholders and influencers in the African FinTech value chain from the key markets across Africa and internationally. The event will seek to better align FinTech directions and initiatives in Africa with the strategic economic priorities and requirements of key countries – and provide a roadmap of how the banking […]

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05
Apr

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

This webinar featuring Risk Management Initiative in Microfinance’s (RIM’s) practical methodology and a toolkit for technical assistance (TA) providers and consultants who support financial service providers (FSPs) in developing a standardized risk management system. Speakers will provide a detailed overview of RIM’s Risk Management Assessment Toolkit, a step-by-step guide for risk management experts and consultants supporting […]

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29- 30
Mar

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to Thursday, March 30, 2017

At the Agricultural Value Chain Finance Training, participants will learn about developing commercially attractive financial services that meet the needs of the various actors in the value chain and how a value chain focus can result in market growth and reduced credit risk. Course Objectives are: Understand value chain concepts and competitiveness and be able […]

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27
Mar
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19
Jun

Monday, March 27, 2017 to Monday, June 19, 2017

The Government of India has embarked on a remarkable path to connect all its citizens onto a digital platform through which they can confirm their identity and consent to present relevant documentation to and financially transact with anyone else in the country, for whatever purpose, online and in real-time. This “Digital Money Grid” presents an […]

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27- 28
Mar

Bangkok Thailand

Monday, March 27, 2017 to Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Cracking the Nut conference will take place in March 27-28, 2017 at the Royal Orchid Sheraton in Bangkok, Thailand. This conference will focus on cracking the tough nuts associated with reinforcing food systems to meet urban demand. Cracking the Nut 2017 will provide a demand-driven, collaborative learning space where participants share experiences and best practice […]

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23
Mar

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Please join the Financial Inclusion Program at Innovation for Poverty Action to review existing evidence and remaining knowledge gaps in the role financial inclusion can play in achieving women’s economic empowerment. This webinar will be held on March 23rd from 3:00pm to 4:00 pm CET. To register, click on the link below.

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22- 24
Mar

Lombok Indonesia

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 to Friday, March 24, 2017

Bank Indonesia and Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) have jointly organized the second dissemination workshop on International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Regional Grant Project “Documenting Global Best Practices on Sustainable Models of Pro-Poor Rural Financial Services in Developing Countries”. Workshop objectives are to: Understand the process undertaken to piloting the rural finance […]

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21- 22
Mar

Hanoi Vietnam

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 to Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Organized by the Citi Foundation and the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC), in partnership with the Banking with the Poor Network (BWTP) and the Economist Group, the Asia Pacific Financial Inclusion Summit will explore the forces driving change in the region, the emerging opportunities and what the next generation of financial inclusion in the region […]

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16- 17
Mar

Prague Czech Republic

Thursday, March 16, 2017 to Friday, March 17, 2017

At present, microfinance is facing significant changes: new products are being developed and launched by MFIs; more and more traditional financial institutions, such as banks and credit unions are getting involved in microfinance; national authorities are developing and tightening up regulations in order to facilitate and speed up further financial sector development. Uniglobal’s two-day forum […]

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16
Mar

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Banks have an opportunity to take the leap and work with mobile developers. M-farming technology enables farmers to engage and transact directly with their service providers. Viyani will speak about Vodacom’s partnerships with institutions funding agriculture. Additionally, he will discuss the need for increasing digital infrastructures throughout Africa to help revolutionize many sectors, including the […]

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15
Mar

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This webinar is part of a series of learning events hosted by The SEEP Network’s Disaster Risk Reduction Program. In this series participants will explore innovative client-centric models that contribute to recovery from disaster and building resilient markets. Natural disasters, slow-onset crises, conflict and instability have spiked over several decades with 2.7 billion people affected […]

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01
Mar
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31
Dec

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

FSDF e-Campus, des cours e-learning de sur la finance du développement de la Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, a conçu des formations de haute qualité adaptées aux professionnels de la finance à travers le monde: Certificat d‘Expert en Microfinance Certificat d‘Expert en Gestion des Risques La Frankfurt School offre des contenus que vous aideront […]

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27
Feb
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01
Mar

Cairo Egypt

Monday, February 27, 2017 to Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Microfinance Forum, taking place from 27 February to 1 March in Cairo, Egypt, will gather heads of microfinance, executive directors, regulators, SME professionals and government officials from the microfinance industry to address their challenges in growing profitability of the sector and becoming an integral part of Egypt’s economic development. The program will equip microfinance lenders with […]

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20- 24
Feb

Monday, February 20, 2017 to Friday, February 24, 2017

Microfinance is an influential and fast-growing field in economic development. It has a record of success in promoting financial resilience, reaching the excluded, empowering women and developing the capacity of small groups of people to take control of their own lives. This one-week executive training is designed to enhance the collective capabilities of institutions by building […]

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13- 16
Feb

Nairobi Kenya

Monday, February 13, 2017 to Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF), is an annual business platform initiated by EMRC in 2005 that aims to encourage entrepreneurship, promote the growth of SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and attract the right investments to Africa. At EMRC we believe that SMEs are the key drivers for growth: In developed regions they are […]

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19- 21
Jan

Thursday, January 19, 2017 to Saturday, January 21, 2017

  The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference that focuses on central questions concerning the future of the global agri-food industry. It gives representatives from the worlds of politics, business, science and civil society an opportunity to share ideas and enhance understanding on a selected topic of current agricultural policy. […]

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17- 18
Jan

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to Wednesday, January 18, 2017

On January 17-18, 2017, the MCWG will host a convening of financial inclusion stakeholders with the explicit goal to breakdown silos, facilitate cooperation and coordination for greater scale of replicable efforts, and lay the foundation to obtain clear organizational commitments towards significant improvements in access to financial services and consumer protection in Uganda. For more […]

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16- 27
Jan

Monday, January 16, 2017 to Friday, January 27, 2017

The University of Luxembourg and its Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance has partnered with ADA to advance the emerging field of law and regulation of inclusive finance with a focus on knowledge transfer from European jurisdictions to developing countries and the further development of financial law and regulation in developing countries.   As a […]

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14
Dec

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A recent FAO study analyzed over 60 agricultural investment funds with a total of US$7.1 billion under the management. Motivated by the renewed interest in supporting the agricultural sector in developing countries, public investors play a distinctive role in these funds allowing private investors to take risks and pursue investment opportunities ranging from farmer cooperatives, […]

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06
Dec

Nairobi Kenya

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The opportunity for market stakeholders working with smallholder farmers to learn from challenges and opportunities in increasing digitally enabled services for smallholder farmers is being made available through the first Kenya annual learning workshop on December 6, 2016, in Nairobi. This learning event is hosted by AgriFin Accelerate, a development program of Mercy Corps funded […]

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05- 06
Dec

New Delhi India

Monday, December 5, 2016 to Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Inclusive Finance India Summit – A global platform to deliberate on issues related to Financial Inclusion, Financial Education and Financial Stability, and build a Financial Inclusion Vision 2020 Financial inclusion can be a powerful accelerator of economic progress, and can help achieve the goals of eliminating extreme poverty and building shared prosperity. Financial Inclusion is […]

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05
Dec

London United Kingdom

Monday, December 5, 2016

Featuring short presentations from a series of speakers, this seminar will explore evidence-based solutions to the lack of capital and training that hinders women entrepreneurs in the developing world. It will consider three complementary efforts, each focused on a single aspect, but all necessary to achieving the ultimate goal: financial inclusion; the creation of sustainable jobs; […]

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28
Nov
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02
Dec

Monday, November 28, 2016 to Friday, December 2, 2016

The field of financial inclusion currently faces a contradiction true for many markets – many clients remain unbanked while many of the market pockets have become oversaturated and highly challenging. Boulder new Back to Boulder: Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets program brings leaders from within and outside of the microfinance community, as well as […]

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24- 25
Nov

Vienna Austria

Thursday, November 24, 2016 to Friday, November 25, 2016

Being constantly connected, innovative and customer oriented is the latest prerogative for all the banks around the world that are striving to conquer and dominate the market. Building the bank of the future, while competing with the fintech companies that disrupted the whole banking sector, is a highly demanding and exhausting task. Excellence in Digital […]

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24- 25
Nov

Dakar Senegal

Thursday, November 24, 2016 to Friday, November 25, 2016

The African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) in collaboration with other associations are organizing the 5th World Congress on Rural and Agricultural Finance, scheduled to hold from 24 to 25 November 2016 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar, Senegal. The world congress, which is being organized every three years, was last held in Paris, France […]

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16- 18
Nov

Luxembourg Luxembourg

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 to Friday, November 18, 2016

European Microfinance Week (EMW) is the major annual event of the microfinance industry hosting high level and in-depth discussions by all sectors of the European microfinance community (banks and financial institutions, government agencies, NGOs, consulting firms, researchers and universities) working in developing countries. Organized by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), one of the industry’s premier networks […]

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16- 17
Nov

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 to Thursday, November 17, 2016

The IFSB-INCEIF Executive Forum aims to provide a platform for global leaders in Islamic finance to discuss selected emerging issues in the Islamic financial services industry. The Executive Forum places emphasis on issues related to supervision and prudential regulation, both at national and international levels, harnessing from the experiences of a distinguished pool of global experts, […]

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15- 17
Nov

Colombo Sri Lanka

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 to Thursday, November 17, 2016

Approximately 400 participants and experts from around the world will  gather at the 12th International Microinsurance Conference “Driving Growth and Sustainability – A Business Case for Microinsurance” to discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in microinsurance. The conference will be hosted by IASL in cooperation with the Munich Re Foundation and […]

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15
Nov

Colombo Sri Lanka

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The ILO’s Impact Insurance Forum provides an interactive and open environment for discussing lessons learned and exchanging experiences on forefront issues confronting practitioners working in inclusive insurance. The Forum is a pre-conference session to the 12th International Microinsurance Conference 2016 and is open to all conference participants. This year’s forum will focus on the topic of “Becoming […]

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14- 25
Nov

Monday, November 14, 2016 to Friday, November 25, 2016

The fifth Edition of the International Professional Development Program on “Community Based Financial Inclusion and Microfinance” is designed to provide concepts and practice of financial inclusion and microfinance as well as to provide a holistic perspective to practitioners. The program would be ideal for entry level/middle management staff members, and is designed to meet the […]

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13- 18
Nov

Sunday, November 13, 2016 to Friday, November 18, 2016

This course is designed to equip participants with knowledge and skills of microfinance and financial inclusion. This one week training course is for microfinance managers and operators, regulatory bodies, investors, supporters, donors, legal advisors, board members and commentators on, financial inclusion and the institutions, which provide these services. Course Content: Understanding Microfinance and Financial Inclusion Importance […]

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09
Nov

Dakar Senegal

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The purpose of the conference is to present the research documents prepared during the project Volatility, Macroprudential Regulation and Economic Growth in Low-Income Countries and to discuss their implications for financial policies (especially macroprudential regulation) for sub-Saharan Africa. This research project intended to gain a better understanding of the aforementioned issues in relation to financial […]

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09
Nov

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The microinsurance landscape studies give us, for the first time, a representative in depth view of the state of the microinsurance sector. Insight from these studies enable microinsurance practitioners to position themselves against their peers and to use this information to improve their own performance. However, it is not enough for insurers working in the […]

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08- 09
Nov

Nairobi Kenya

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 to Wednesday, November 9, 2016

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics (AlHuda CIBE) is pleased to announce the “6th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum”in pursuance of its goal to promote islamic microfinance globally for poverty alleviation, financial inclusion and social development. There will be a post event workshop on “How to Develop, Operate and Sustain Islamic Microfinance Institutions” on 10-11 November 2016. Global Islamic Microfinance Forum (GIMF) is […]

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03
Nov

Thursday, November 3, 2016

What is the yield gap, and how does it link to smallholder farmers and poverty? Although new tools, fertilizers, and hybrid seeds are available to increase crop yields, a gap still remains between farmer practice and potential. Smallholder farmers face many challenges adopting to new technologies, so the yield gap grows wider and the path […]

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01
Nov
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01
Jun

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 to Thursday, June 1, 2017

The University of Luxembourg and its Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) endeavour to take a leading role in the study and teaching of inclusive finance, which seeks to further access of poor populations to financial services. Together with Appui au Développement Autonome (ADA), a non-governmental organisation supported by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they founded the ADA Chair in […]

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24- 26
Oct

Montego Bay Jamaica

Monday, October 24, 2016 to Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Foromic is Latin America and the Caribbean’s most important annual event on microfinance and entrepreneurship. The event is a space for business and financial innovations and a platform for microfinance. Throughout the years, Foromic has demonstrated that serving low-income households and small businesses is possible, sustainable and profitable.  The 2016 Foromic will be held in a region […]

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18- 20
Oct

Turin Italy

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 to Thursday, October 20, 2016

A training workshop on Sustainable Investment in Agriculture will be held at the ILO’s Training Centre (ITCILO) in Turin, Italy, 18 October – 20 October 2016. It is organized by the ILO with the technical support of FAO. The workshop is open to Government and public officials, including from investment promotion agencies, and workers’ and […]

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13- 14
Oct

Thursday, October 13, 2016 to Friday, October 14, 2016

The Microinsurance Acceleration Workshop 2016 looks beyond the frontiers of a conventional business plan for a profitable microinsurance market. It was created to inform the participants on all the latest developments of microinsurance in Africa and beyond. During this two-day program participants will be able to learn about: The microinsurance client; The most profitable microinsurance products for this market; […]

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10- 14
Oct

Monday, October 10, 2016 to Friday, October 14, 2016

This course is designed to enable participants to be effectively equipped with knowledge and skills for dealing with SME financing, specifically for the growing Micro-Small Enterprise clients of Microfinance Institutions. This one-week training course is aimed at microfinance managers and operators, regulatory bodies, investors, supporters, donors, legal advisors, board members and stakeholders involved in financial […]

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04- 06
Oct

Accra Ghana

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 to Thursday, October 6, 2016

the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) will be holding the largest Pan-African agribusiness conference named “Turning Science into Business: Inclusive Agribusiness Incubation for Vibrant Economies in Africa” between the 4th and 6th October, 2016 at the Accra, Ghana. This was stated by Dr. Alex Ariho, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AAIN in a press […]

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27- 28
Sep

Johannesburg South Africa

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 to Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Workshop, Wednesday September 28, 2016, 8am-6pm At the Country Club, in Johannesburg, South Africa This workshop brings together insurance professionals from across Africa to inspire new approaches, share experiences and fill knowledge gaps on optimising distribution for insurance products targeting low-income customers. Field trip and reception, September 27, 2016, 1-6:30pm Departure for fieldtrip and reception at […]

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26- 27
Sep

Dubai United Arab Emirates

Monday, September 26, 2016 to Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The purpose of the Islamic Microfinance Summit is to raise awareness about the demand for innovations in Islamic microfinance and ensure compliant and targeted product development to aid poverty alleviation. The Islamic Microfinance Summit in Dubai covers a very versatile range of topics, which makes this conference appealing to IMFIs and banks, as well as private investors and development organizations. Speakers […]

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21- 22
Sep

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 to Thursday, September 22, 2016

As the global community continues to adopt innovative financial inclusion models, policymakers, regulators, and supervisors need to be positioned at the forefront of these developments so they are able to identify and manage the associated risks. More importantly, regulatory authorities need to be equipped with in-depth knowledge of innovative business models to develop an enabling […]

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19- 21
Sep

Arlington, VA United States

Monday, September 19, 2016 to Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The theme of the SEEP Network 2016 Annual Conference this year is, “Expanding Market Frontiers”, which encompasses broadening the reach of markets into new contexts and strengthening existing markets to reach underserved populations. Proven and emerging practices will be explored in market systems development approaches to enhancing food security for communities and households living in poverty, integrating […]

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19- 21
Sep

Bejing China

Monday, September 19, 2016 to Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Global SME Finance Forum 2016 is expected to bring together some 400 senior executives from commercial banks, development finance institutions and fintech companies as well as regulators and will focus on SME financing in the context of current global economic volatility and fast paced innovation. This year’s Global Forum will explore the latest trends in […]

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16- 17
Sep

Rome Italy

Friday, September 16, 2016 to Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Fourth International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) 2016, themed “Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education”, will provide a forum for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research findings, and discussion of professional issues relevant to Sustainability Science. This ambition will proceed in a multidisciplinary way across the various […]

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13- 14
Sep

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 to Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Now entering its seventh year as the region’s leading banking forum, AITEC Banking & Mobile Money Accra, 2016 will address the key issues faced by the region’s increasingly dynamic financial services sector. African banks have a great challenge in overcoming their heritage of colonial banking systems, which were designed to serve government, corporates and high-worth individuals. The bottom […]

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01
Sep
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28
Feb

Thursday, September 1, 2016 to Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Education is central to development – both in the sense of personal advancement and in the wider context, defined as the development of countries. The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management e-learning programmes help you to systematically and successfully develop your qualifications and to build your career while recognizing the social function of education. Frankfurt […]

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18
Jul
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05
Aug

Monday, July 18, 2016 to Friday, August 5, 2016

The Rural and Agricultural Finance Program has been launched in 2015 with the technical support of FAO and CABFIN. It is a highly specialized program offered for experienced rural and agricultural finance practitioners and institutions. The objective of RAFP is to enable inclusive and efficient food and agricultural systems, as well as promote financial inclusion […]

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17- 22
Jul

Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Friday, July 22, 2016

The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management proudly presents the 17th edition of the Summer Academy. The Micro, SME & Housing Finance Summer Academy seeks to equip participants with profound technical know-how in one of four possible elective subjects (operational risk management; SME banking or rural finance), leadership and negotiation skills and a good understanding of […]

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11- 14
Jul

Phnom Penh Cambodia

Monday, July 11, 2016 to Thursday, July 14, 2016

The inaugural Mekong Financial Inclusion Forum is a major new industry initiative to explore and discuss the differences, similarities and opportunities for achieving financial inclusion within this unique region. The 1st Mekong Financial Inclusion Forum is an initiative of the Banking with the Poor Network (BWTP) and organized by the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC) […]

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11
Jul

Monday, July 11, 2016

A “smallholder farmer” is typically characterized as having a plot of less than 2 hectares. There are an estimated 500 million smallholder farmers worldwide and 2 billion of the world’s 7 billion people belong to smallholder farming households. 1.4 billion of the world’s 7 billion people live on less than $1.25 per day—and most of […]

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05- 06
Jul

Aberystwyth United Kingdom

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 to Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Access to suitable and affordable finance is a precondition for meeting basic human needs and a key ingredient in small entrepreneur, job, and wealth creations. Inclusive financing and its innovation are a useful instrument that helps those excluded from society to access financial services. Moreover, emerging economies, including China, India, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and […]

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30
Jun
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Jul

Nairobi Kenya

Thursday, June 30, 2016 to Friday, July 1, 2016

The 1st Annual Financial Inclusion Africa Summit will take place at Nairobi, Kenya on 30th June – 1st July 2016. This conference will front the conversation on how formal and informal financial sectors can optimize on financial inclusion to make more revenue and contribute to eradicating poverty by ensuring availability, adequacy, affordability and accessibility of […]

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22- 24
Jun

Tirana Albania

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 to Friday, June 24, 2016

The Microfinance Centre is pleased to announce that it will hold its 19th annual conference called “Microfinance in the Cloud” in Tirana, Albania.  The conference will be held in partnership with the Albanian Microfinance Association (AMA). The over-arching conference theme considers the space that microfinance could occupy, if it fully embraces new technology, and the detachment it will suffer if it […]

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21
Jun

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Continued growth in population, incomes, and urbanization as well as improved competitiveness of agricultural value chains will lead to a substantial growth of the agribusiness industry in South Asia over the next decade. Financial institutions can play a critical role in supporting the agribusiness growth by providing the necessary capital along entire value chains. Ms. Åsa Giertz, senior […]

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16- 17
Jun

Warsaw Poland

Thursday, June 16, 2016 to Friday, June 17, 2016

The European Microfinance Network (EMN) will hold its 13th Annual Conference in Warsaw (Poland) on the 16th and 17th June 2016. The purpose of the event is to be a meeting of minds, ideas and experiences. About 300 delegates are expected to attend, including EMN member organisations, speakers, and representatives from other institutions active in the microfinance sector.  […]

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02- 03
Jun

Istanbul İstanbul Turkey

Thursday, June 2, 2016 to Friday, June 3, 2016

  Having gained a worldwide reputation in a short time as a successful example in the field of agricultural insurance with Government – Private Sector – NGO collaboration model, TARSİM (Agricultural Insurance Pool of Turkey), launches an international event in its 10th anniversary of establishment. The International Agricultural Insurance Symposium (IAIS) will be held between June 2-3, […]

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01- 02
Jun

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 to Thursday, June 2, 2016

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking & Economics (CIBE),  is pleased to invite you to a 2-day Training Workshop on Islamic Micro & Rural Finance. The training is designed for learning the theory, practice and operational mechanism of Islamic financial system on the basis of dexterous knowledge. Some of the key discussion topics are: Fundamentals of […]

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01
Jun

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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Jun

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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May
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Jun

Accra Ghana

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 to Thursday, June 2, 2016

The 6th Edition of the Africa Banking & Finance Conference (ABFC 2016) will be held in Accra Ghana on the theme: “Promoting Financial Inclusion: Connecting people to Banking & Financial Service”. The objective of this 2016 flagship event is to sharpen the focus of thinking on how financial institutions can grow by focusing on promoting […]

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26
May

Xi'an China

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Seventh Annual Responsible Finance Forum (RFFVII) will be held in Xi’an, China on May 26, 2016, following China’s G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) Meetings on Consumer Protection & Financial Literacy on May 24-25th. Responsible finance is a cornerstone of the World Bank Group’s Universal Financial Access Goals by 2020 and contributes to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development […]

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24- 25
May

Manila Philippines

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 to Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The conference organized by ADB in collaboration with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) and ADB Institute (ADBI), aims to bring together policy makers, financial sector supervisors and regulators, financial institutions, FinTech companies, academia, as well as financial sector experts to discuss opportunities and challenges in digital finance and to identify how multilateral […]

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24
May

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This webinar will feature the “Smallholder Diaries: Building the Evidence Base with Farming Families in Pakistan, Tanzania and Mozambique.” The Smallholder Diaries opens a unique window onto the lives smallholder families and how they manage their money. Undertaken by the World Bank’s Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), this study collected detailed financial data from 270 […]

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12
May

Hamm Luxembourg

Thursday, May 12, 2016

What opportunities can climate finance offer impact investors after the Paris Cop 21 Agreement to direct all finance towards sustainable, low-emissions, climate-resilient development? How can private investors adhere to this commitment and achieve both environmental and financial return? How can the impact finance industry reach sufficient scale to attract institutional investors while not losing sight […]

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12
May

Thursday, May 12, 2016

You are invited to join us for a webinar on the World Bank Group’s newly released report, Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2016: Comparing regulatory good practices. The webinar will unpack insights from the report, which compares results collected in 2015 from 40 countries in six regions. The measured indicators cover seed, fertilizer machinery, finance, […]

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09- 27
May

Monday, May 9, 2016 to Friday, May 27, 2016

This course charts the journey from microcredit and microfinance to a more holistic financial inclusion agenda; with the focus on community owned and based microfinance models. Participants will go through in-depth study of members owned models such as Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs), Self-Help-Groups (SHGs), Financial Cooperatives and Credit Unions, and the latest developments […]

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05- 06
May

London United Kingdom

Thursday, May 5, 2016 to Friday, May 6, 2016

Now in its fourth year AFSIC (the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference) is Africa’s leading investment event for Africa’s financial services sector. Many of Africa’s most significant investors attend AFSIC with the objective of meeting banks, insurance companies, microfinance, leasing and other regulated financial services companies, as well as dealmakers and investment bankers from across […]

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04
May

Geneva Switzerland

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

he ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and its partners are organizing a public conference to look into successful models in agriculture insurance, and discuss key issues such as relevance for small-scale farmers and the role of governments to improve equity and sustainability of the schemes. The conference will disseminate some emerging insights from the work of […]

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04
May

Geneva Switzerland

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

On May 4, 2016, the Facility and its partners are organizing a public symposium to look into successful models in agriculture insurance, and discuss key issues such as relevance for small-scale farmers and the role of governments to improve equity and sustainability of the schemes. The symposium will disseminate some emerging insights from the work of the Global […]

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19
Apr

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

This webinar featuring an innovative dairy value chain financing model developed by the HDFC, a leading commercial bank in India. HDFC’s model serves as an example of how financing can be facilitated through the creative use of value chain relationships. Mr. Michael Andrade, senior vice president and business head of HDFC’s agriculture business will share the HDFC bank’s experience […]

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17- 22
Apr

Sunday, April 17, 2016 to Friday, April 22, 2016

Over the course of the week, groups will work together – in close collaboration with faculty – to develop solutions to real-world problems by applying the Smart Design framework and principles. Groups will be formed of diverse participants representing key market players – practitioners, donors, investors, and regulators. Led by Harvard professors with years of experience in evaluating […]

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14- 15
Apr

Thursday, April 14, 2016 to Friday, April 15, 2016

The course aims at providing participants with an in-depth understanding of macroeconomics, asset classes as well as risks related to investments in emerging markets. Contents include: Macroeconomics in emerging markets (fiscal institutions and public finance, monetary institutions   and monetary policy, financial sector and macroeconomic performance), Risks in emerging markets (country risk, political risk, emerging markets […]

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13- 15
Apr

Accra Ghana

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 to Friday, April 15, 2016

The Annual Banking & Finance Conference 2016 is scheduled to be held in Accra Ghana on the  13 – 14 April 2016 under the timely theme: “Connecting people to Banking & Financial Service through Financial Inclusion”.  Financial exclusion can and does place individuals and families into a never ending cycle of disadvantage with very negative social consequences. Banking and […]

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11- 15
Apr

Monday, April 11, 2016 to Friday, April 15, 2016

This course is designed to enable participants to be effectively equipped with knowledge and skills of microfinance and financial inclusion. This one week training course is for microfinance managers and operators, regulatory bodies, investors, supporters, donors, legal advisors, board members and commentators on, financial inclusion and the institutions, which provide these services. Fees & Expenses: […]

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11- 13
Apr

Tbilisi Georgia

Monday, April 11, 2016 to Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tthe third International Conference “Agricultural Insurance, Reinsurance & Brokerage in CIS, Europe & Asia” will be held on April 11-13, 2016 in Tbilisi (Georgia) at the Marriott Courtyard.   The goal of the conference is – to enhance the dialogue between the keyplayers on the agricultural insurance market. Insurance, Reinsurance and Brokerage companies get the great opportinity […]

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06- 07
Apr

Mombasa Kenya

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 to Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Kenya in collaboration with the AB consultants, Financial Sector Deepening Kenya (FSDK), Munich Re Foundation, ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility, Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri) will be hosting a regional conference on microinsurance business models and strategies for Africa.  Target audience: Over 100 international and regional participants and experts will exchange […]

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04- 08
Apr

Monday, April 4, 2016 to Friday, April 8, 2016

The threat of risk and fraud plays a significant role throughout the digital financial services industry. This course will examine risk and fraud management at three levels: Customer; Agent network; Digital financial services provider.  This course is targeted for Mobile network operators, banks, other financial institutions and third party providers looking to buttress safety controls […]

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30
Mar

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

This webinar featuring innovative agriculture finance practices of Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund that lends capital, delivers financial training, and strengthens market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses in Africa and Latin America. The invited speakers will discuss Root Capital’s business model with a focus on what banks and other agricultural financiers can learn […]

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28
Mar
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02
Apr

Monday, March 28, 2016 to Saturday, April 2, 2016

Expand your strategic thinking about serving clients at the base of the pyramid through sharing with peers and exploring real-life cases; Consider your role and the role of your organization in financial inclusion; Deepen your knowledge of business strategy and management with the foremost thinkers in the field; Raise the caliber of your leadership skills […]

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23
Mar

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

This webinar featuring recent initiatives supported by the World Bank to reform warehouse receipt systems in Africa.  Mr. Jean Saint-Geours, invited speaker, economist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will provide a detailed overview of key reform initiatives and how they help facilitate agricultural finance, reduce post-harvest losses, improve the stability of market prices, ensure food security, and stimulate agribusiness development. Mr. Saint-Geours, will discuss the […]

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21
Mar
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16
Dec

Monday, March 21, 2016 to Friday, December 16, 2016

This course charts the journey from microcredit and microfinance to a more holistic financial inclusion agenda; with the focus on community owned and based microfinance models. Participants will go through in-depth study of members owned models such as Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs), Self-Help-Groups (SHGs), Financial Cooperatives and Credit Unions, and the latest developments […]

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21
Mar
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16
Dec

Monday, March 21, 2016 to Friday, December 16, 2016

This course charts the journey from microredit and microfinance to a more holistic financial inclusion agenda; with the focus on community owned and based microfinance models. Participants will go through in-depth study of members owned models such as Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs), Self-Help-Groups (SHGs), Financial Cooperatives and Credit Unions, and the latest developments […]

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17- 18
Mar

Berlin Germany

Thursday, March 17, 2016 to Friday, March 18, 2016

At present, the Microfinance is facing significant changes: new products are being developed and launched by MFIs ; more and more traditional financial institutions, such as banks and credit unions are getting involved in microfinance; local authorities are developing and tuning up regulations in order to facilitate and speed up further financial sector development. Moreover, […]

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15- 17
Mar

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 to Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Microcredit Summit Campaign, in partnership with the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND), invite you to the 18th Microcredit Summit in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., on March 15-17, 2016. The Summit agenda will engage delegates in a thoughtful discussion around effective ways to reach the most vulnerable and marginalized and the microfinance services and financial […]

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14- 17
Mar

Miami United States

Monday, March 14, 2016 to Thursday, March 17, 2016

2016 is the year to tackle technology to ensure you and your company reach new unattended segments through advanced innovation. At the summit, you will unravel: How to overcome the limitations of regulation How to make MI programs sustainable in the long term How to educate the future customer for non-compulsory policies The role of […]

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06- 11
Mar

Sunday, March 6, 2016 to Friday, March 11, 2016

This course is an introduction to digital financial services for those considering either making a deployment or leveraging existing deployments. The course will provide an introduction to the basic foundational details of digital financial services, necessary for people to take subsequent courses. The course is targeting Banks, microfinance institutions, mobile operators, and other providers who […]

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03- 04
Mar

Thursday, March 3, 2016 to Friday, March 4, 2016

About the training At the Agricultural Value Chain Finance training, participants will learn value chain concepts and how to assess risks and to identify strategic opportunities to strengthen value chains. Participants will recognize how cohesive value chains can be used to reduce risks and facilitate access to finance. They will also learn how to apply […]

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01
Mar
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01
Sep

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 to Thursday, September 1, 2016

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management has designed an exclusive international e-learning programmes tailored to insurance, microfinance, bank practitioners, mid-level managers and loan officers world-wide. The 6-month certification part time online courses on Microfinance and Microinsurance, SME Finance, Risk Management and Climate and Renewable Energy Finance deliver contents that help participants to immediately improve their […]

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01- 02
Mar

Washington, DC United States

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 to Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Connexus is pleased to announce the 2016 Cracking the Nut conference. Based on the outcomes of the 2015 conference, this two-day learning event will go beyond environmental conservation to discuss regeneration and repair of natural resources upon which rural and agricultural communities depend. The conference will highlight the multiple ways in which the private sector, […]

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01- 02
Mar

Johannesburg South Africa

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 to Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The premium conferences cover highly strategic topics and are attended by CEO’s and decision makers from the global payments and banking industry. Learn about a wide range of issues and challenges Discover future technologies Share and unveil new ideas Cards & Payments, Future Bank, Retail World, The e-Commerce Show, Enterprise Mobility, Cash Handling – by […]

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09- 10
Feb

Khartoum Sudan

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 to Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The 2nd International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF) will serve as a platform for the International Islamic finance and investments industry to converge in Khartoum to develop effective strategic action plans aimed at realizing the Islamic banking and finance opportunity in Africa. Sudan is the only country in Africa, and one of two globally, that […]

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15
Dec

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December’s webinar is featuring the Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF), an innovative public-private partnership initiated by KfW on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and managed by Deutsche Bank. AATIF supports agricultural value chains by providing debt and investments to commercial farms and processing companies. AATIF also provides financing and risk […]

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15
Dec

ADA Auditorium of the Banque de Luxembourg | 14, boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg Luxembourg

Tuesday, December 15, 2015