Global

15
Jun
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15
Sep

Saturday, June 15, 2024 to Sunday, September 15, 2024

This course was developed by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) with the objective to raise awareness on Inclusive Green Finance (IGF) through the use of AFI’s 4Ps Framework. This course also aims to create a common understanding on policies that could be implemented to move forward the green agenda in the financial sector and […]

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15
Jun
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15
Sep

Saturday, June 15, 2024 to Sunday, September 15, 2024

This course was developed by Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) with the objective to examine the efforts of policymakers and regulators from across the AFI network and beyond to facilitate access to finance for women-led MSMEs and how ecosystems influence and are influenced by women entrepreneurs. June Cohort: Learning period from 15 June – 15 […]

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06
Jun

Thursday, June 6, 2024

This engaging webinar explores the emerging role of ag-tech startups in revolutionizing agricultural supply chains through innovative business models. As the agricultural sector evolves with shifts towards higher-value, perishable products and increased urbanization, these startups are stepping in to bridge the gap between small-scale operations and larger agricultural demands. The session will delve into how […]

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31
May
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Sep

Friday, May 31, 2024 to Sunday, September 1, 2024

This course outlines the common ways countries develop robust financial sectors, ranging from banks to equity markets. You will learn how to read indicators that gauge financial development and financial inclusion, and how to measure their distinct macroeconomic impacts. You will also understand the relationship between financial inclusion, banks, capital markets, small and medium-sized enterprises, […]

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21
May

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Credit guarantees can be a powerful instrument to mobilize private capital for achieving positive development results. To maximize their impact, it is imperative for guarantee providers to consider impact throughout the guarantee process and to do so in a systemic way. To help organizations that are interested to embed impact considerations in their guarantee offer […]

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20
May

Monday, May 20, 2024

FAO’s Office of Innovation and Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division hosts a webinar on fintech startups shaping the future of inclusive agrifood systems. This session will spotlight pioneering models and disruptive technologies that address financing constraints, while discussing the challenges startups face in achieving inclusivity, profitability, and sustainability. Discover how Digital Financial Services (DFS) […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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

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
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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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- 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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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- 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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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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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

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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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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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

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- 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- 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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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

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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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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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

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

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- 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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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- 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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31
May
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02
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

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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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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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

ADA Auditorium of the Banque de Luxembourg | 14, boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg Luxembourg

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

ADA would like to examine recent challenges faced by designers of African SMEs. During their next “Midi de la microfinance et de l’inclusion financière” they will show and discuss two films. These “micro-features on Microfinance” are concrete examples of entrepreneurs from different parts of the continent who have succeeded in creating jobs or even social […]

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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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11
Dec

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Rural and Agricultural Finance and Investment Technical Network (RAFI-TN) is pleased to announce its next Webinar on “Mobile technology applications in agricultural finance: global trends and innovations in Sub-Saharan Africa”. The webinar will be presented by Emilio Hernandez, on Friday, December 11th from 3pm to 4 pm CET. You can either access the webinar through this link or […]

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08- 09
Dec

New Delhi India

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 to Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Inclusive Finance India Summit is a global flagship initiative of ACCESS Development Services. The objective of the Summit is to inform and influence the pro-poor policy framework and strengthen the enabling environment. It also aims to bring all stakeholders together to discuss key issues and challenges and build consensus on the way forward for […]

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07- 19
Dec

Monday, December 7, 2015 to Saturday, December 19, 2015

Community-based approaches are critical for achieving sustainable development goals that promise inclusion of the poor and marginalized sections of the society. These approaches are not only providing access to financial services, but also provide local support services to manage their livelihoods and lives. The 2 week’s certificate course “Community Based Microfinance (CBMF) for Livelihoods Enhancement” […]

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26
Nov
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31
Jan

Thursday, November 26, 2015 to Sunday, January 31, 2016

AgroInsurance International announces the third International Conference “Agricultural Insurance, Reinsurance & Brokerage in CIS, Europe & Asia” that will be held on April 11-13, 2016 in Tbilisi (Georgia).  Call for presentations/papers is open till January 31, 2016. Conference thematic sessions will focus on technical aspects of agricultural insurance and risks management programs in agriculture, from […]

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24- 26
Nov

Cape Town South Africa

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 to Thursday, November 26, 2015

The AFIF 2015 programme is tailored to ensure that the  topics are relevant to the needs of the participants. The programme provides an open platform for dialogue amongst speakers, participants and partners. The Programme includes: Plenary sessions on innovative solutions for « Access to Finance in Africa » Interactive parallel sessions with a focus on […]

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18- 20
Nov

Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg Luxembourg

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 to Friday, November 20, 2015

European Microfinance Week 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, NGO’s, consulting firms, researchers and universities) working in developing countries. It is organized by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and supported by the […]

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15- 16
Nov

Antalya Turkey

Sunday, November 15, 2015 to Monday, November 16, 2015

The Global SME Finance Forum 2015 will be held in Antalya, Turkey on November 15th to 16th. This flagship event is one of the few truly global conferences for SME-focused institutions that will gather senior leaders of financial institutions, development finance institutions and fintech companies that promote access to finance for small and medium enterprises […]

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12- 14
Nov

Thursday, November 12, 2015 to Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Sustainable Microfinance and Development Program comes to Lusaka, Zambia in a special two-day workshop entirely devoted to Savings Groups. The SMDP Zambia will take place immediately prior to the next global gathering of Savings Groups practitioners the SG2015 conference which will be also be held in Lusaka November 12-14 at the Intercontinental Hotel Zambia. Courses Offered: […]

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11- 12
Nov

Berlin Germany

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 to Thursday, November 12, 2015

Women’s World Banking at the Making Finance Work for Women Summit will take place November 11-12, 2015 at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Berlin, Germany. The Summit will focus on giving women access to financial services and how it relates not only to women’s economic opportunity but also macroeconomic growth. The Summit will […]

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10- 12
Nov

Lusaka Zambia

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 to Thursday, November 12, 2015

Built on a foundation of commitment savings, Savings Groups (SGs) provide basic financial services, social support, and a platform for learning and testing new ideas to poor people worldwide. With nearly ten million people—mostly women and young people—participating in some form of Savings Group, it is a highly effective, scalable, and sustainable instrument for engaging […]

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05- 06
Nov

Prague Czech Republic

Thursday, November 5, 2015 to Friday, November 6, 2015

The 18th MFC annual conference titled: “Employment, Youth and Investment: What can Microfinance do?” will take place in Prague, Czech Republic on 5-6 November, 2015.   Economic crisis and uncertainty in Europe (and beyond) have major and direct ramifications for the microfinance industry and the people we serve. Therefore, now more than ever, it is important that we […]

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03- 05
Nov

Morocco

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 to Thursday, November 5, 2015

  The 11th International Microinsurance Conference will take place in Morocco from 3 – 5 November 2015. 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 the Munich Re Foundation, FMSAR and the Microinsurance Network, supported […]

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26- 31
Oct

Monday, October 26, 2015 to Saturday, October 31, 2015

The African  Rural and Agricultural Association is happy to announce its upcoming Training Program on Financial Inclusion to be held in India from 26th – 31st October 2015 (exclusive of travel time). This exciting programme will feature a blend of presentations by leading financial and other industry stakeholders on the feat achieved by India in […]

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20- 21
Oct

Sharm El Sheikh Egypt

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 to Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sanabel’s 2015 conference theme will focus on “Progress towards Financial Inclusion; Global Trends and Regional Initiatives”. This year’s conference will provide a platform for all concerned stakeholders to network and share experiences, progress towards objectives, and take a closer look at global trends and regional activities which seek to achieve financial inclusion. While progress is evident, opportunities […]

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19
Oct

London United Kingdom

Monday, October 19, 2015

Climate change brings significant impacts for farmers and food companies alike.  How can the two work together to build more resilient supply chains?  Join the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, WBCSD, and Department for International Development for a strategic dialogue in London, October 19, 2015.   The Topic:  The event will highlight concrete examples […]

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16
Oct

Milan Italy

Friday, October 16, 2015

The event is supported by Borsa Italiana and will gather high level representatives from Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), the European Commission and the financial and private sector to share views and experiences related on how to boost financing for agriculture and for agri-food enterprises as a critical mean to achieve food security through inclusive economic […]

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15- 16
Oct

Milan Italy

Thursday, October 15, 2015 to Friday, October 16, 2015

Smallholders generally constitute the vast majority of farmers in most countries, and they account for 60% of global agriculture and provide up to 80% of food in developing countries. Despite their socio-economic importance, smallholder farmers represent the largest share of the developing world‘s undernourished. Facilitating access to appropriate financial products can improve their productivity, livelihood […]

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13
Oct

FAO Headquarters Philippines Room, C277 Rome Italy

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

FARM Foundation is organizing side-event during the 42nd Commity on World Food Security (CFS 42). The event will take place on 13 October, 2015, from 8:30-9:30 at the FAO Headquarter, (Philippines Room, C277). Agriculture insurance can assist in reducing poverty and making a difference in food security. This tool is projected to be even more important […]

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08- 09
Oct

Sa-Dhan New Delhi India

Thursday, October 8, 2015 to Friday, October 9, 2015

Sa-Dhan proudly announces the National Financial Inclusion Conference to be held on 8 & 9 October, 2015 at The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi, India. The National Financial Inclusion Conference is a unique opportunity for stakeholders to think collectively on various contemporary issues, share experiences and innovations, develop collaborations and synergies that need to be nurtured […]

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01
Oct
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31
Mar

Thursday, October 1, 2015 to Thursday, March 31, 2016

This professional certificate course in microfinance (offered in association with Gugliermo Marconi University, Rome) will provide a broad based, practical introduction to the key ideas, techniques, and skills needed to be a microfinance practitioner. It is ideally suited to the needs and aspirations of both those who are new to microfinance, and those who need […]

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30
Sep
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01
Oct

Minsk Belarus

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 to Thursday, October 1, 2015

The World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) in partnership with Belarusbank, which is the oldest and the largest bank in Belarus, will hold its 1st EECA Regional meeting in Minsk from 30 September and 1 October 2015. The objective is to provide a platform to engage stakeholders such as government officials, regulators, international and regional […]

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24
Sep

Thursday, September 24, 2015

This webinar will focus on innovative behavior change tools that have been applied in agribusiness systems in East Africa and beyond. Market systems development requires key actors to change their business models, promoting economic growth and reducing poverty. However, these changes often require market actors to change ingrained mindsets and behaviors.  Non-traditional training methodologies—such as […]

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14- 15
Sep

OECD Headquarters Paris France

Monday, September 14, 2015 to Tuesday, September 15, 2015

When properly developed with private and public interventions, Index Insurance can be an innovative and efficient financial instrument. Index Insurance helps poor smallholder farmers manage increasing climate risks to their harvests.  Index insurance will allow farmers to survive adverse weather or destroyed harvests and potentially open up larger agri-credit markets; enabling farmers to protect their […]

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10
Sep

Thursday, September 10, 2015

We are happy to announce our second joint webinar with the AgriFin – Agriculture Finance Support Facility, it is a part of the World Bank group, that will take place on September 10th, 2015 at 15:00-16:00 CEST (Rome time). The webinar will feature the Rural Finance and Investment Learning Centre (RFILC) and during this webinar […]

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09
Sep

Antalya Turkey

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

On behalf of the Turkish G20 Presidency and the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, we invite you to join us at G20 Roundtable on Innovations in Agricultural Finance to be held in Belek, Antalya on 9 September 2015. The agricultural sector is essential for food security, job creation and overall economic growth around the world, […]

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08- 09
Sep

Istanbul Turkey

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 to Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The World Bank Global Islamic Finance Development Center, (GIFDC) based in Istanbul, Turkey is a knowledge hub aimed to help the World Bank member countries take advantage of the rapid growth and potential of Islamic financial industry for economic development. Global Islamic Finance Development Center (GIFDC), Borsa İstanbul, Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Islamic Research and […]

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01
Sep
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01
Mar

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 to Tuesday, March 1, 2016

LinkEd, the development finance e-learning platform of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management has opened the registration for the following e-learning courses: Certified Expert in Microfinance; Certified Expert in Microisurance (English or French) Certified Expert in SME Finance Certified Expert in Risk Management (English or French) Certified Expert in Climate & Renewable Energy Finance Frankfurt […]

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01
Sep
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29
Feb

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 to Monday, February 29, 2016

Connaissez-vous les outils et les techniques pour optimiser les opérations d’une IMF? Souhaitez-vous affiner vos compétences et connaissances dans le domaine de la microfinance selon  un rythme d’étude flexible? Frankfurt School of Finance & Management a conçu un programme international de formation en ligne adapté aux praticiens de la microfinance issus du monde entier. La […]

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01- 04
Sep

Maputo Mozambique

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 to Friday, September 4, 2015

Banco de Moçambique and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion are pleased to announce that this year’s AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) will take place from 1-4 September 2015 in Maputo, Mozambique. The Forum will be held at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center, overlooking the beautiful Maputo Bay, just minutes away from the event’s official […]

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01
Sep

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The International Master in Microfinance for Entrepreneurship – IMME (7th edition) offers specialized up-to-date and high quality training. It targets students and professionals who desire to work in microfinance institutions, banks, NGOs or international agencies. 80% of our students are currently performing middle management and leadership positions in the sector worldwide. Taught by prominent experts […]

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24- 31
Aug

Monday, August 24, 2015 to Monday, August 31, 2015

The program is aimed at exposing the participants on the overview and information sharing on the experiences of Indonesia on policies, roles, regulations, strategies and best practices in promoting smallholder farmers and MSMEs. Further, the program is also aimed to share with the participants the innovative thinking, strategic perspectives and related experiences of selected financial institutions, […]

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24- 26
Aug

Monday, August 24, 2015 to Wednesday, August 26, 2015

INTRODUCTION As all practitioners of rural and agricultural lending know, agricultural lending is expensive and the risks high. Furthermore, collecting the right information to make sound loan decisions in agricultural lending is equally daunting. The Agri-loan analysis workshop focuses on practical tools and theories for agricultural loan appraisal. The training sessions include interactive discussions and […]

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03
Aug

Monday, August 3, 2015

The webinar will take place on Monday, 3 August 2015 from 15:00-16:00 CET (Rome time). The webinar will be accessible online through this link.  About the webinar Unlike conventional agricultural insurance, which indemnifies policyholders for verifiable production losses arising from multiple perils, index insurance indemnifies policyholders based on the observed value of a specific “index” […]

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20
Jul
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07
Aug

Monday, July 20, 2015 to Friday, August 7, 2015

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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20- 24
Jul

Phnom Penh Cambodia

Monday, July 20, 2015 to Friday, July 24, 2015

The World Bank’s Agricultural Finance Support Facility (AgriFin) in cooperation with Amret, a leading microfinance institution in Cambodia, is inviting senior MFI professionals and bankers from around the world to participate in a study tour to learn about innovative agricultural lending practices in Cambodia. Approximately 25 participants will have the opportunity to: learn about the agricultural lending […]

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20- 24
Jul

Monday, July 20, 2015 to Friday, July 24, 2015

The World Bank’s Agricultural Finance Support Facility (AgriFin) in cooperation with Amret, a leading microfinance institution in Cambodia, is inviting senior MFI professionals and bankers from around the world to participate in a study tour to learn about innovative agricultural lending practices in Cambodia. Approximately 25 participants will have the opportunity to: learn about the agricultural lending […]

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08
Jul

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

We are pleased to announce and invite you to our first webinar “AgriFin: Tools and Resources for Agriculture Finance Professionals” that will take place on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 3:00 pm -4:00 pm CEST. About the webinar AgriFin is a special initiative to increase access to financial services for farmers and agribusinesses. The program focuses […]

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05- 10
Jul

Sunday, July 5, 2015 to Friday, July 10, 2015

The 2015 Micro, SME & Housing Finance Summer Academy seeks to equip participants with profound technical know-how in one of four possible elective subjects (Risk and financial management, SME banking, rural finance and housing finance), leadership and negotiation skills and a good understanding of current trends in the community. The application deadline for the course […]

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03- 19
Jul

Friday, July 3, 2015 to Sunday, July 19, 2015

Only 22 seats available – apply early!Facilitators: Anuj Jain and C.S. Reddy This course shifts the discourse from ‘microfinance’ to ‘financial inclusion’, and the role of community based approaches in deepening inclusion in unbanked communities. Participants will understand the importance and different aspects of financial inclusion, and study models such as Village Savings and Loans, Self-Help-Groups, financial Cooperatives […]

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02- 03
Jul

Thursday, July 2, 2015 to Friday, July 3, 2015

This course explores concepts and actions to develop insurance services and the relationships between coverage, customer acceptance, and financial outcomes for the insurance provider by means of a review of the theory and practice of microinsurance, and a practical simulation tool. The course is designed for organizations that support the development of microinsurance. The target audience includes people […]

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29
Jun
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03
Jul

Dakar Senegal

Monday, June 29, 2015 to Friday, July 3, 2015

The African Microfinance Week is an initiative of the African microfinance regional networks (AMT, AFMIN, AFRACA and MAIN), supported by ADA in partnership with the Luxembourg Cooperation. The SAM 2015 is supported by the Government of Senegal and the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. This event is inspired from other regional gatherings such […]

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29
Jun
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02
Jul

Goteborg Sweden

Monday, June 29, 2015 to Thursday, July 2, 2015

The workshop  “Money and Sustainability: the challenge of  Sustainable Finance begins at School” and it will be held at the 8th WEEC World Environmental Education Congress in Goteborg, Sweden, between the 29 of June and 2 of July 2015.  The objectives are examining the different ways in which financial education is understood, highlighting the links between a […]

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29
Jun

The World Bank (C Building) 1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Room C8-150 Washington, D.C., USA, DC 20036 United States

Monday, June 29, 2015

Digital delivery of financial services will undoubtedly play a central role in bridging the financial inclusion gap. But along with the potential benefits – easier access, lower costs, product diversification beyond simple money transfer and payment services – come risks such as opaque terms and conditions, agent misconduct or fraud that can harm customers and […]

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25- 27
Jun

Thursday, June 25, 2015 to Saturday, June 27, 2015

This three-day executive training is designed to enhance the collective capabilities of institutions by building individual knowledge and skills to achieve strategic goals. The program would allow microfinance managers, consultants and trainers to develop the theoretical and practical skills necessary to improve the performance of their organisation. The course will be delivered in Accra, Ghana by experts […]

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23
Jun
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04
Sep

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 to Friday, September 4, 2015

The Cracking the Nut Advisory Committee invites interested persons to submit proposals to present at the Cracking the Nut 2016: Regenerating Rural and Agricultural Development conference. This conference’s core themes for the breakout sessions are: Regenerating rural and agricultural landscapes Financing environmentally sustainable development Encouraging investment in climate-smart agriculture General requirement: All proposals should be completed using the […]

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18- 19
Jun

Dublin Ireland

Thursday, June 18, 2015 to Friday, June 19, 2015

The purpose of the event is to be a meeting of minds, ideas and experiences. Over 300 participants are expected to attend, including EMN member organisations, speakers, and representatives from other institutions active in the microfinance sector. Microfinance practitioners from both Europe and developing countries have been invited to share, exchange and challenge best practices […]

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16- 19
Jun

Milan Italy

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 to Friday, June 19, 2015

The Global Forum on Remittances and Development (GFRD) 2015 will be held in Milan on 16-19 June, in conjunction with the Universal Exposition EXPO2015 – Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.   The GFRD2015 is organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank and the European Commission, and will explore the […]

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07- 09
Jun

PARK HYATT WASHINGTON 101 24th Street Washington, D.C., USA United States

Sunday, June 7, 2015 to Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Waterloo Research Institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative Finance, University of Waterloo announces the 4th International Agricultural Risk, Finance, and Insurance Conference (IARFIC) to be held on June 7-9th in Washington, D.C., USA. IARFIC is a unique venue that brings together leaders in agriculture, finance, and risk management, across disciplines, and across borders, tackling very […]

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03
Jun

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The European Microfinance Platform is pleased to announce that the 6th European Microfinance Award recognises microfinance in post-disaster, post-conflict areas and fragile states, and welcomes applications from institutions that have demonstrated an integrated response to support and build resilience for vulnerable households and communities living in exceptionally difficult environments or circumstances. The closing date for applications […]

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10- 15
May

Sunday, May 10, 2015 to Friday, May 15, 2015

This one week executive education program at Harvard Kennedy School will explore frontier issues in finance for the poor through a ‘smart design’ framework for financial inclusion products and policies. It will combine a data-centered approach to understand the market for finance and client needs with theoretical insights from economics and the behavioral sciences on […]

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08
May

Mexico

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Guardian Global Development Professionals Network llevará a cabo un seminario de media mañana, junto a Visa, en la Riviera Maya, México. Un panel de oradores explorará ideas concretas para acelerar el crecimiento y expansión de los servicios financieros mediante la presentación de soluciones viables a las siguientes preguntas: ¿Cuáles es lo que destaca a […]

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04- 08
May

AFRACA Nairobi, Kenya Kenya

Monday, May 4, 2015 to Friday, May 8, 2015

This exposure visit on Mobile Banking is meant to expose participants to practical hands on opportunities of knowledge transfer, skills, ideas and experience sharing in the use of ICT to improve access to financial services by the rural and agricultural economies. It is a 5 days intensive training. The participants are able to experience real […]

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28- 29
Apr

Islamabad Pakistan

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 to Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are jointly organizing an International Conference on Innovative Agricultural Financing in Pakistan from April 28-29, 2015 at Islamabad. The two-day conference aims to discuss innovative strategies and solutions to increase outreach of agri-credit to small farmers, and also highlight opportunities at the […]

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27- 30
Apr

United States

Monday, April 27, 2015 to Thursday, April 30, 2015

Global AgInvesting 2015 offers a comprehensive overview of agriculture investment opportunities, risks and return profiles across all major global production regions, as well as strategies for diversified ag portfolios including regional variation, private equity, and liquid investments. Concurrent track sessions will highlight the surrounding themes of ag venture capital and agricultural technology, infrastructure opportunities, and […]

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23
Apr

Thursday, April 23, 2015

This event, jointly presented by Microlinks and Agrilinks, will discuss the potential for agricultural insurance to promote resilience and inclusive agricultural growth as part of an integrated risk management approach. Integrated risk management can provide a pathway out of poverty by mitigating climate risk and enabling smallholders to take advantage of economic growth opportunities. Lena […]

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21
Apr

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Microcredit Summit Campaign is proud to present the next installment in our Campaign Commitment E-Workshops Series. The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) will lead you through a discussion into new tools for understanding and mitigating the many and varied risks facing smallholder farmer. Both FAO and ILO launched Campaign Commitments in 2014. During the e-workshop […]

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25- 26
Mar

Nairobi Kenya

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 to Thursday, March 26, 2015

The 5th edition of the Africa Banking and Finance Conference will be held under the theme “Banking of the Future.” This forum will comprise of various programs and activities such as presentations, panel discussions, B2B meetings, and other activities and is set to attract a large number of businesses from different sectors in the economy. […]

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22- 25
Mar

Congo (Kinshasa)

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

Chaque année, l’AgriBusiness Forum se concentre sur un thème central abordant les défis et les opportunités du secteur agro-alimentaire en Afrique. L L’édition 2015 tenue à Kinshasa (RD Congo) du 22 au 25 mars a retenu le thème: « Vers une Croissance Inclusive: une nouvelle vision pour la transformation agricole en Afrique ». Combinaison unique de […]

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18
Mar

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FARMD will host a webinar on Risk Management Solutions for Emerging Agriculture. Dr. Raphael Karuaihe, from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), will explain how small farmers can protect themselves against price risk. He will explain how futures contracts, put options and standardized contracts work and discuss the challenges when working with smallholder farmers. Dr. Karuaihe […]

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09- 11
Mar

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Monday, March 9, 2015 to Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Forum will take place in Abu Dhabi from 9 to 11 March. This year, GFIA 2015 aims to be the world’s largest showcase of sustainable agriculture solutions and disseminating how game-changing technologies can change the way the world grows food.  Professionals who work across the entire value chains and across different commodities are invited. […]

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04- 05
Mar

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 to Thursday, March 5, 2015

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. The 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 value chain […]

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02- 03
Mar

Lusaka Zambia

Monday, March 2, 2015 to Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The 2015 Cracking the Nut conference will take place in Lusaka, Zambia on March 2-3, 2015. The two-day learning event will highlight innovations in the development of rural and agricultural markets and financial inclusion, amid global climate change. The conference will bring together top industry leaders from food companies, financial institutions, investors, donors, governments and international development […]

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29
Jan

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Given the growing importance of inclusive market systems development and questions about how it can promote gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, the SEEP Network and UN Women have teamed up to bring you a learning series entitled “From Theory to Practice: Women’s Economic Empowerment in Inclusive Market Systems Development.” The learning series will take […]

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20- 22
Jan

The Ritz-Carlton Indonesia Indonesia

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 to Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mobile Money & Digital Payments Asia 2015 returns for its 6th year, bringing together payments professionals from across the continent to share insight, opinions and strategy and form the  partnerships crucial to ensuring the success of their initiatives. Join the debate on the region’s most pressing payments issues, including:  Why is cash still king – […]

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19
Jan

America Square Conference Centre 1 America Square Crosswall EC3N 2LB United Kingdom

Monday, January 19, 2015

The purpose of this conference will be to take stock of the progress that has been made so far in promoting financial inclusion, and to examine the next moves forward, throughout the United Kingdom, internationally and in SME and trade finance. There will also be a session devoted to the role of digital and mobile […]

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15
Dec

Monday, December 15, 2014

This course shifts the focus from microfinance to learning about community based approaches for delivering financial services that are inclusive. Participants will study models such as Village Savings and Loans, Self-Help-Groups, financial Cooperatives and Credit Unions and learn about innovations such as mobile banking, value-chain finance, and bank linkages. Personal benefits Understand the role of […]

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08- 20
Dec

Monday, December 8, 2014 to Saturday, December 20, 2014

The 2-week Certificate Course on Community Based Microfinance (CBMF) for Financial Inclusion India Certificate course will be offered in the city if Hyderabad during Dec 8 – 20, 2014.  This is the third time that Coady & APMAS offering this course in India. Earlier this course was only offered at Coady International Institute, St Francis […]

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11- 13
Nov

Mexico City Mexico

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 to Thursday, November 13, 2014

From 11 to 13 November 2014, the 10th International Microinsurance Conference will take place in Mexico City. Around 500 participants and experts from around the world will exchange views and discuss the challenges of microinsurance. The participants will include representatives of insurance and reinsurance companies, international organisations, NGOs and development-aid agencies as well as academics, […]

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04- 06
Nov

Guayaquil Ecuador

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), member of the IDB Group, has organized the Foromic since 1998 and held a total of 16 forums. Foromic is a space for business and financial innovations, and serves as a platform for microfinance. The topics to be discussed at the event include: SME finance: learning from international experiences; Financial […]

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01- 02
Nov

United Arab Emirates

Saturday, November 1, 2014 to Sunday, November 2, 2014

The 4th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum objective is to evaluate the scope of Islamic Microfinance and its potential in the developing and under developing countries which will definitely help poor to survive at their best. This forum will open the new horizons, opportunities and innovation for Microfinance industry which will help them in eliminating poverty […]

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31
Oct
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02
Nov

XLRI Jamshedpur India

Friday, October 31, 2014 to Sunday, November 2, 2014

XLRI Jamshedpur, one of the oldest Business Schools in India (www.xlri.ac.in) conducts the 3rd International Workshop on Inclusive Finance in October 31-November 2, 2014. The workshop consists of a series of (i) plenary sessions by distinguished speakers; (ii) thematic panel discussions; (iii) presentations of research papers, (iv) case studies, and (v) felicitation of innovators in the […]

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02
Mar
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31
Aug

Sunday, March 2, 2014 to Monday, August 31, 2015

LinkEd, the development finance e-learning platform of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management has opened the registration for the following e-learning courses: Certified Expert in Microfinance;   Certified Expert in SME Finance Certified Expert in Risk Management Certificat d’Expert en Gestion des Risques (French) Certified Expert in Climate & Renewable Energy Finance Frankfurt School delivers applicable […]

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20
Jun

FAO headquarters Rome Italy

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FAO and the Investment Centre, with the support of the Legal office have organized a short seminar “Cream of the crop: the use of Grain Warehouse Receipts in agricultural finance” at FAO headquarters on June, 20th 2012. The seminar explored value chain finance with a focus on GWRs, and ways to give farmers easier access […]

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01- 03
Apr

Johannesburg South Africa

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 to Friday, April 3, 2009

The African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA), The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Rural Development Department (ARD) of the World Bank jointly organised an expert meeting in Johannesburg from 1-3 April on risk management in lending to the agricultural value chain. The main objective of the meeting was to identify […]

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04- 06
Dec

Italy

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 to Thursday, December 6, 2007

This summary aims to synthesize the primary analytical points that came out of the discussions that took place from the 4-6 December 2007.The question guiding the conference organized by FARM Foundation and its partners was the following: under what conditions can microfinance help farmers in developing countries access credit to improve their competiveness?

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16- 19
Oct

Kenya

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 to Friday, October 19, 2007

Africa Value Chain Financing – was the 3rd AFRACA AgriBank Forum for Sub-Sahara Africa. It was organized and sponsored by AFRACA and FAO in partnership with AFC and DrumNet and it took place in Kenya from the 16th to the 19th of October 2007. The main objective of the Forum was “to enhance awareness on […]

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20- 23
Aug

Kampala Uganda

Monday, August 20, 2007 to Thursday, August 23, 2007

The 3rd African Micro Finance Conference was organized in Kampala, Uganda from the 20th to the 23rd of August 2007. The conference, whose theme was “New Options for Rural and Urban Africa”, revolved around a number of topics including: Segmentation; Management of Risk for Clients; Management of Risk for Financial Institutions; Value Chain Financing; Cutting […]

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19- 21
Mar

Rome Italy

Monday, March 19, 2007 to Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Moving Results into Policy and Practice To examine recent research in rural finance the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the Ford Foundation and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) teamed up and organized the “International Conference on Rural Finance Research: “Moving Results into Policies and Practice”, in Rome from 19-21 […]

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16- 17
Mar

Italy

Friday, March 16, 2007 to Saturday, March 17, 2007

This was the first international conference in Asia on “Agricultural Value Chain Finance” and was intended for decision-makers of financial entities with activities in the agricultural sector, non-financial companies working in the sector (producers, processors, exporters, marketers, input suppliers), government authorities, business chambers and international organisations. It was jointly organised by UNCTAD, FAO and MCX […]

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