MICROFINANCE EVENT: Sanabel’s Annual Conference: Financial Inclusion in the Arab Countries; November 7-8, 2017; Beirut, Lebanon

Event Name: Sanabel’s 2017 Conference: Financial Inclusion in the Arab Countries; A Journey of Collaboration and Achievements

Event Date: November 7 – November 8, 2017

Event Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Summary of Event: This conference is intended to contribute to a more “inclusive and progressive” microfinance environment in the Arab region. The topic themes include the evolution of microfinance institutions (MFIs) and clients; supporting existing and new partnerships; MFIs’ role in advancing the UN’s sustainable development goals; strategic leadership and risk management; and advancing youth financial inclusion.

Event Cost: Tickets will cost USD 800 for Sanabel members and citizens of Lebanon, with a rate of USD 1,000 for others until October 6th. Thereafter, payment must be made on-site at rates of USD 1,000 and USD 1,100 for the two groups, respectively.

Background on Organizers: The Sanabel Microfinance Network of Arab Countries is a group of microfinance institutions (MFIs) that was established in 2002 by 17 institutions from seven nations. In 2004, Sanabel was incorporated and registered as a nonprofit organization in both Atlanta, in the US state of Georgia, and in Cairo, Egypt, where it is headquartered. As of 2016, Sanabel had 90 member institutions from 13 countries.

Event Website: http://sanabelconf.org/

For additional information, you may e-mail conference2017[at]sanabelnetwork.org or call +2 2 25 37 30 23.

By Jacob O’Driscoll, Research Associate

Sources and Additional Information

Sanabel’s 2017 Conference: Financial Inclusion in the Arab Countries; A Journey of Collaboration and Achievements
http://sanabelconf.org/

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/

Sanabel Network
https://www.sanabelnetwork.org/

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