Africa

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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31
Mar
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01
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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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04
Jun

Cape Town South Africa

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The World Economic Forum is organizing spring meeting in Cape Town, South Africa on June 4th, 2015 with the topic “From aspiration to reality: universal financial access in Africa”. The participants will discuss on advancing financial inclusion in Africa

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22- 25
Mar

Kinshasa Congo (Kinshasa)

Sunday, March 22, 2015 to Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The AgriBusiness Forum is an international platform created to strengthen the Agri-Food sector in Africa, by encouraging partnerships, exchanging best practices and attracting investment.  Annually taking place in an African business hub, each edition of the forum revolves around a core theme that tackles the challenges and opportunities in the Agri-Food sector in Africa.  We believe that […]

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Mar
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31
May

Ouagadougou Burkina Faso

Sunday, March 1, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015

Due to the travel restrictions in some West Africa countries affected by the Ebola virus, the organisers of the SAM have decided to postpone this year’s event. As the main objective of the SAM is to gather representatives of all African countries, the organizers feel it necessary to postpone the conference to ensure maximum attendance […]

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03
Feb

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

It is almost a universal fact: explaining insurance is difficult. For many low-income people, who would never have dreamed of having an insurance policy, understanding the product and benefits that can be derived from using it, is even more difficult. For financial institutions this complexity coupled with low levels of awareness can make uptake and […]

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09- 10
Dec

Khartoum Sudan

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 to Wednesday, December 10, 2014

IFIF Sudan 2014 focuses on building capabilities to rapidly roll out Islamic finance to key segments and markets in Sudan and across the African continent and is being convened under the theme: Fast-Tracking the Accessibility of Islamic Finance in Africa. IFIF Sudan 2014 will provide an important new platform for the international Islamic finance and […]

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30
Nov
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03
Dec

Tel Aviv Israel

Sunday, November 30, 2014 to Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Africa-Israel Agricultural Trade Mission will be held from the 30th of November to 3rd of December 2014 in Israel with the aim to share Israel’s world renown expertise in developing successful agricultural and livestock sectors. In turn, the mission will focus on establishing agri-centric business partnerships between Israel and Africa.  Participants will be taken on field visits to […]

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04- 05
Nov

Johannesburg South Africa

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The objective of the conference is to understand climate change and its implications for agricultural risk management in Sub-Saharan Africa. Emphasis will be put on the different interventions, tools and strategies that help manage agricultural risks in the short run while building resilience to climate change in longer run. Solution-oriented sessions will be devoted to […]

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