MICROFINANCE EVENT: 38th Midi de la Microfinance et de l’Inclusion Financière; March 8, 2017; Luxembourg

Event Name: 38th Midi de la Microfinance et de l’Inclusion Financière

Event Date: March 8, 2017

Event Location: Banque de Luxembourg, 14 Boulevard Royal, Luxembourg

Summary of Event: This 38th “Midi,” which is titled “Entreprenante Afrique: The Age of SMEs” consists of a one-hour discussion on the role that investors can play in the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which are “shaking up the economy and creating innovative start-ups, not only in the technology sector but also in the agri-food, building, healthcare, tourism and energy sectors” in Africa. The speakers are: (1) Jean-Michel Severino, who serves as President of Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), a France-based fund group that invests in Africa; and (2) Eric Campos, the Managing Director of the Luxembourg-based Grameen Crédit Agricole Microfinance Foundation. The discussion, which shall be conducted in French, will be followed by lunch.

Background on Organizers: This event is organized by ADA (formerly Appui au Développement Autonome), a Luxembourgish NGO that focuses on “green energy, jobs for young people, farm leasing, microinsurance and migrant savings.” The event is cofinanced by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs – Directorate for Development Cooperation and the Inclusive Finance Network Luxembourg in consultation with the Banque de Luxembourg and Belgium’s BRS.

Cost: There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.

Event Website: http://www.ada-microfinance.org/en/events/midis-microfinance

For additional information, you may contact the organizers at info[at]ada-microfinance.lu or +352 45 68 68 1.

By Phoebe Rorke

Sources and Additional Resources


Banque de Luxembourg


Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation

Inclusive Finance Network Luxembourg

Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs – Directorate for Development Cooperation

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