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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
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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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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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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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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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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15- 19
Nov
ADA

Monday, November 15, 2021 to Friday, November 19, 2021

The general objective of the 13th edition of the Excellence in Risk Management in Microfinance training course is to enable CEOs and senior executives of large MFIs to understand the crucial importance of risk management by understanding its mechanisms. in order to establish, as a finality, a real culture of risk management in their institutions. The different […]

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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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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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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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