Event Name: 2012 Africa Microfinance Conference On Back To Basics
Event Date: April 18 to April 20, 2012
Event Location: Balalaika Protea Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Cost: Participants may purchase tickets for ZAR 7,500 (USD 756). Organizations purchasing tickets for four participants will receive a free ticket for a fifth.
Summary of Event: The “Back to the Basics” of microfinance conference will provide a forum for microfinance stakeholders to engage and exchange experiences with the objective of examining how the microfinance sector in Africa can provide alternative financial services that help alleviate poverty and create wealth. Key sessions include: (1) “Overview on the Evolution of Microfinance & Its Role in Poverty Reduction”; (2) “Challenges of Planning and Managing Growth for Africa’s Microfinance Institutions”; (3) “Good Practices in Designing Policies, Delivery Procedures/Processes and Implementing Microfinance Operations”; (4) “Creating an Enabling Environment for Microfinance in Africa: The Role of Governments in Effectively Promoting Microfinance: The Case of Kenya”, and (5) “Cutting Edge Mobile Technology Innovation: The Case of M-PESA in Kenya.”
Background on Organizer: Everest Leadership Training is an international leadership development consulting firm based in South Africa.
About the Presenters: Keynote speakers for the conference include: (1) Stephen Mirero, Technical Advisor, National Youth Development Agency, South Africa; and (2) James Obama, CEO, PRIDE Development Agency, Tanzania.
Event Website: http://eltraining.co.za/conferences/microfinance.php
For additional information, you may contact Everest Leadership Training via email at lucybrown[at]eltraining.co.za or via phone at +27 11 023 5601.
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By Courtney Snelling, Research Associate
Sources and Additional Resources:
MicroCapital.org Article, February 14, 2011, “MICROFINANCE EVENT: Microfinance Investment Summit Africa to Be Held April 5 – 7, 2011, in Johannesburg, South Africa”, http://www.microcapital.org/microfinance-event-microfinance-investment-s…
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