MICROFINANCE EVENT: The MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion, Award of $150k “Clients At The Centre” Prize, October 20-21, 2016, Kigali, Rwanda

Event Name: The MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion

Event Dates: October 20-21, 2016

Event Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Cost: By invitation only

Summary of event: This 2016 symposium will focus on increasing knowledge of financial service providers regarding the financial lives of poor people in an effort to enable the providers to design and deliver products that are more appropriate to the need. The symposium will include workshops, plenary sessions and the award of the 2016 “clients at the centre” prize, which includes a cash award of USD 150,000.

Background on Organizers

The MasterCard Foundation
Based in Canada, the MasterCard Foundation seeks to enable people living in poverty to improve their lives with increased access to microfinance and education, primarily in Africa. The foundation was established in 2006 by a gift of shares from US-based payment processor MasterCard Worldwide during the company’s initial public offering. As of 2015, the MasterCard Foundation reported approximately USD 9 billion in assets.

Event Website: http://mastercardfdnsymposium.org/

For additional information, you may email info[at]mastercardfdn.org or telephone +1 416 214 2857. 

By Imke Herholdt, Research Associate

Additional Sources and Resources
[1] Event website:http://mastercardfdnsymposium.org/
[2] MicroCapital Universe Profile: The MasterCard Foundation
[3] The Mastercard Foundation

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