Category: Events

MICROFINANCE EVENT: SOCAP17 (Social Capital Markets 2017); October 10-13, 2017; San Francisco, California, USA

Event Name: SOCAP17 (Social Capital Markets 2017)

Event Date: October 10 – October 13, 2017

Event Location: Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California, USA

Summary of Event: Speakers will discuss themes including “the intersection of money and meaning,” climate change, sustainable livelihoods, “neighborhood economics”, education Continue reading

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MICROFINANCE EVENT: 7th Annual Central Asian & Caucasus Microfinance Forum; October 26-27, 2017; Tbilisi, Georgia

Event Name: 7th Annual Central Asian & Caucasus Microfinance Forum

Event Date: October 26 – 27, 2017

Event Location: Tbilisi, Georgia

Summary of Event: The theme of this year’s forum is “Microfinance Goes Digital: the Opportunities and Challenges in the Caucasus and Central Asia.” The event will focus on funding policy, social responsibility and how financial technology Continue reading

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MICROFINANCE EVENT: Small Enterprise Education and Promotion (SEEP) Network Annual Conference; October 2 – 4, 2017; Arlington, Virginia, USA

Event Name: The SEEP Network Annual Conference

Event Date: October 2 – 4, 2017

Event Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel; Arlington, Virginia, USA

Summary of Event: The theme of this year’s conference is “Catalyzing Transformative Change.” Speakers will address strategies in the following tracks: (1) Resilience Continue reading

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SPECIAL REPORT: Women Advancing Microfinance (WAM) New York Presents “A Purpose-led Career,” June 21, 2017

The New York chapter of Women Advancing Microfinance, a group that organizes events and provides scholarships supporting women involved in social entrepreneurship, is hosting an event called “A Purpose-led Career,” at which a panel will discuss setting and achieving personal and career Continue reading

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SPECIAL REPORT: Christoph Pausch of e-MFP on Housing Finance and the 2017 European Microfinance Award

MicroCapital:European Microfinance Platform Why was housing selected as the theme of this year’s European Microfinance Award?

Christoph Pausch: It’s really a question of staying true to the underlying purpose of the Award: to highlight practices that are outside the microfinance mainstream, but are financially sustainable and deliver significant Continue reading

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SPECIAL REPORT: 5 Days Left to Apply for 2017 European Microfinance Award on Housing

Until May 22, the European Microfinance PlatformEuropean Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) is accepting applications for the 2017 European Microfinance Award, which is focused this year on financing housing improvements for Continue reading

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MICROFINANCE EVENT: Opportunity Collaboration; October 15-20, 2017; Ixtapa, Mexico

Event Name: Opportunity Collaboration

Event Date: October 15 – October 20, 2017

Event Location: Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, Ixtapa, Mexico

Summary: This networking and problem-solving event is for people who are “dedicated to building sustainable solutions to poverty.” It includes Continue reading

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MICROFINANCE EVENT: Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development 2017; June 15-16, 2017; New York, United States

Event Name: The Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development 2017

Event Date: June 15 – 16, 2017

Event Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York, United States

Summary of Event: This two-day event will address ways to achieve the United Nations Goals for Sustainable Development through discussions of global governance, migrant investment Continue reading

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MICROFINANCE EVENT: 7th Annual Africa Banking and Finance Conference; May 30 – 31, 2017; Kigali, Rwanda

Event Name: Seventh Annual Africa Banking and Finance Conference (ABFC)

Event Date: May 30 – May 31, 2017

Event Location: Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda

Summary of Event: The theme of this year’s Annual Banking and Finance Conference is “Making Financial Inclusion a Reality in Africa: Connecting People to Banking Continue reading

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SPECIAL REPORT: African Microfinance Week (SAM) Registration Open for Sessions Starting October 9, 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Registration opened today for African Microfinance Week, also known as Semaine Africaine de la Microfinance (SAM), which will focus on “Creating Value for SMEs.” The event, which will begin on October 9, 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will include research presentations, an Innovation Fair and an Investor’s Fair. Several initiatives will hold events in conjunction with SAM, including ADA, the Africa Board Fellowship, CGAP (the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor), Continue reading

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MICROFINANCE EVENT: Global Symposium on Microfinance: Revolutionizing Microfinance: Insight, Innovation, Inclusion; May 22 – 23, 2017; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Asian Banking School Training for Practitioners; May 24 – 26, 2017

Event Name: Global Symposium on Microfinance: Revolutionizing Microfinance: Insight, Innovation, Inclusion

Dates: May 22 – May 23, 2017

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Summary of Event: This symposium will consist of discussions and presentations on scaling up through innovative channels, deploying digital credit, design thinking, using “big data,” and credit risk assessment and risk management [1]. Following the symposium, the Asian Banking School is offering a three-day training Continue reading

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MICROFINANCE EVENT: Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) Annual Meeting; June 6 – 8, 2017, Mexico City, Mexico

Event Name: Social Performance Task Force 2017 Annual Meeting

Event Date: June 6 – June 8, 2017

Event Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Summary of Event: This meeting will include plenary speeches, working group meetings and networking sessions relating to financial inclusion regulation, social outcomes data collection, and analysis and advances in “client-centric” technology [2]. The event will begin with an introductory session on the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management (SPM) and the resources available to financial service providers for measuring and improving their social performance. This is the first time this event is taking place in Latin America since 2013. Continue reading

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MICROFINANCE EVENT: Dot Finance Africa Presents Its Second Fintech Conference on May 17 – 18, 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda

Event Name: Dot Finance Africa

Event Date: May 17 – May 18, 2017

Event Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Summary of Event: This event will include speeches and discussions on financial technology (fintech) topics including artificial intelligence, blockchain databases, client protection, collaboration, Continue reading

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MICROFINANCE EVENT: 5th European Research Conference on Microfinance; June 12 – 14, 2017; Portsmouth, UK

Event Name: 5th European Research Conference on Microfinance

Event Date: June 12 – June 14, 2017

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SPECIAL REPORT: Application Period Open for $106k European Microfinance Award on Housing Until May 22

The European Microfinance PlatformEuropean Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) has begun accepting applications for the eighth iteration of its European Microfinance Award, which is focused this year on financing housing improvements for people with low incomes. The deadline to apply is May 22. The award, which includes a cash prize of EUR 100,000 (USD 106,000), will be presented at European Microfinance Week, which is being held Continue reading

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MICROFINANCE EVENT: Global Sustainable Finance Conference 2017; July 13-14, 2017; Karlsruhe, Germany

Event Name: Global Sustainable Finance Conference 2017

Event Date: July 13-14, 2017

Event Location: Karlsruhe, Germany

Cost: EUR 1,260, including hotel accommodation

Conference Organizer: This event is organized by the European Organisation for Sustainable Development, which is dedicated to meeting the goals of the EU Strategy for Sustainable Development by “supporting the transition to an economically sound, socially just and an environmentally sustainable world.”

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MICROFINANCE EVENT: Ethico Live! Presents Finnovation Africa 2017: A Powerful Purpose; April 7, 2017; Kampala, Uganda

Event Name: Finnovation Africa 2017: A Powerful Purpose

Event Date: April 7, 2017

Event Location: Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Kampala, Uganda

Cost: The fee to attend is USD 1,000.

Conference Organizers: The conference is organized by Ethico Live!, an organization that arranges events related to the financial services sector including banking, investment and insurance. Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSD Uganda), a nonprofit organization that advocates innovation, conducts research and implements policy in Uganda; and the Department for International Development (DfID), a unit of the UK government, are also partnering to produce the event.

Summary of Event: Finnovation Africa 2017 seeks to gather stakeholders of the African financial technology (fintech) “value chain” Continue reading

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MICROFINANCE EVENT: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) Present Impact Investment for Development Summit 2017; March 21-23; Yerevan, Armenia

Event Name: Impact Investment for Development Summit 2017

Event Date: March 21-23, 2017

Event Location: Yerevan, Armenia

Conference Organizers: The conference is jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD). TEDxYerevan, Impact Hub Yerevan, European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE), European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), Impact Alpha and @lliance serve as organizing partners.

Summary of Event: This summit will cover “sustainable” development financing methods with the goal of Continue reading

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