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

ADA
http://www.ada-microfinance.org/en/vision

Banque de Luxembourg
https://www.banquedeluxembourg.com/

BRS
http://www.brs.coop/

Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation
http://grameen-creditagricole.net/

Inclusive Finance Network Luxembourg
https://www.infine.lu/

Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs – Directorate for Development Cooperation
http://cooperation.mae.lu/en/Luxembourg-s-Development-Cooperation

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