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 of Savings Groups in the host country – and region. SG2015, in Zambia, was the third event in the series and engaged close to 400 participants representing 147 organizations from 44 countries.
SG2018 will offer a platform for attendees to connect, engage and learn from each other about the challenges and opportunities they face in supporting Savings Groups – including VSLAs, SHGs, indigenous savings groups, and other forms of community-based microfinance – worldwide. In this pursuit, SEEP encourages greater use of a wide range of innovative session structures and methodologies that build on emerging and accepted best practices in learning and the dissemination of innovations.
The conference agenda will be organized around four technical tracks:
1. Systemic Approaches to Increase Scale, Sustainability, and Impact
2. Access to Formal Financial Services
3. Expanding Outreach to More Vulnerable and Diverse Populations
4. Savings Groups and Gender-transformative Initiatives