MICROFINANCE EVENT: Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum; May 23-25, 2017; Bangkok, Thailand

Event Name: Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum

Event Date: May 23 – 25, 2017

Event Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Summary of Event: This event will offer stakeholders opportunities to discuss achieving “sustainable and scalable development outcomes for very poor and marginalized women.” Speakers will address constraints facing women in agricultural development, enterprise growth and inclusive finance.

Background on Organizers: This event is organized by the Women’s Economic Empowerment Working Group of the US-based nonprofit Small Enterprise Education and Promotion (SEEP) Network. The SEEP Network, which has members working in 170 countries as of 2016, addresses issues relating to financial services, market development, program evaluation and improving services for groups such as women and youth. Its Women’s Economic Empowerment Working Group seeks to “improve the ability of market systems and other inclusive economic development practitioners to facilitate inclusive, empowering and sustainable services to women across the globe.”

Cost: The fee to attend is USD 650, with a rate of USD 525 offered to SEEP members. After April 14, the fees increase by USD 100.

Event Website: https://weeforum2017.org

For additional information, you may contact the event organizers at WEEForum[at]seepnetwork.org or +1 202 534 1400.

By Phoebe Rorke

Sources and Additional Resources

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