Category: Events

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago Present “2014 AFI Global Policy Forum,” September 9-11, 2014, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Event Name: Alliance for Financial Inclusion Global Policy Forum “Global Partnerships, National Goals, Empowering People”

Event Date: September 9 – 11, 2014

Event Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Gate Global Impact, RocketHub, United Nations, US State Department to Launch Crowdfunding Projects in Effort to Improve Access to Finance in Developing Countries

Gate Global Impact and RocketHub, US-based organizations that “crowdfund” small amounts of money online from large numbers of people, have developed partnerships with the United Nations Global Compact, a policy initiative aligning businesses committed to operating in accordance with UN human rights standards, and the US State Department, which manages the United States’ international relations and policy. Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: 2014 CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) Microfinance Photo Contest Accepting Entries Through October 8

CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor), a US-based, nonprofit policy and research center that aims to facilitate the expansion of financial access, has announced the opening of its annual photo contest to entries of original images that capture the “diversity and dynamism of microfinance and financial inclusion around the world”[1]. Continue reading

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MICROFINANCE EVENT: Microcredit Summit Campaign, Mexican Ministry of Economy to Host 17th Microcredit Summit “Generation Next: Innovations in Microfinance,” September 3-5, 2014, Merida, Mexico

Event Name: 17th Microcredit Summit “Generation Next: Innovations in Microfinance”

Event Date: September 3-5, 2014

Event Location: Centro de Convenciones Yucatán Siglo XXI, Merida, Mexico Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Impact Investing at a Crossroads Raising Awareness, Expanding Product Offerings, Sound Metrics and Mainstreaming Were Among Key Themes at “5th Annual Impact Conference at Sustainatopia 2014”

Panelists at the recent Fifth Annual Impact Conference at Sustainatopia in the US city of Miami, Florida, showed consensus on some of the short-term steps needed to develop the impact investing sector toward becoming a mainstream, investable asset class that is attractive from a risk-reward perspective. Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Mutual-Aid Credit Cooperative for Private Farmers of Bulgaria Among Finalists for $69k 6th Giordano Dell’Amore Microfinance Good Practices Europe Awards

Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore, an Italian foundation that supports microfinance, in partnership with the European Microfinance Network (EMN), a Belgium-based nonprofit organization, recently announced three finalists for the Sixth Annual Giordano Dell’Amore Microfinance Good Practices Europe Award, a series that recognizes initiatives that promote financial inclusion as a tool for development.  Continue reading

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