Selected Event Archive Material

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Lack of proximity has long been identified as an obstacle to sustained take-up – and sustained use – of formal financial services. However, efforts by financial service providers (FSPs) to address the "proximity gap" have been hampered by a shortage of useful, practical information on how to close it. This how-to webinar led by Savings at the Frontier will introduce some of the low-cost practical approaches and tools (such as geolocation and data maps) that FSPs can use to address proximity and will include live demonstrations and testimonies from FSPs who have tried and tested them. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Smallholder farming households in sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia and Latin America collectively require more than USD 240 billion in agriculture finance to optimize their farm operations. The last five years have seen an unmistakable acceleration in the number of providers engaging smallholder farmers through new products and service delivery models. From formal financial institutions to FinTechs and agribusinesses, private sector actors are shifting their perception of smallholders and the investment opportunity they present.

Monday, December 9, 2019 to Friday, December 13, 2019

This Business Planning With Microfin course will be taught through an online training platform. The training differs from the in-person training in several important elements. There is no way to consolidate 30+ hours of training over five days into just 10 hours with internet-based training. Much of the rich discussion and interaction among participants cannot take place. Strategic business planning theory will not be presented.

Agadir, Morocco
Thursday, November 28, 2019 to Saturday, November 30, 2019

Despite economic growth, social inequalities continue to rise and concerns about climate change are increasingly evident. In the 21st century, the process of economic and social transformation must involve a solidarity society that is committed to share, to improve social services, to defend human rights and above all to take care of our planet. This is established in the United Nations Global Compact for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. To achieve this, we must favor the development of more inclusive and cooperative economic models.

Mumbai, India
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 to Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is set up under an Act of Parliament and is the principal financial institution, for promotion, financing and development of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector and co-ordination of the functions of the various Institutions engaged in similar activities.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Most digital financial services users around the world live in cash-based societies, and they require a cheap and easy way to switch between the worlds of cash and digital currency. Agent networks that provide this service tend to cluster around urban and peri-urban areas and larger rural towns. However, global evidence shows that emerging agent network business models are improving agent viability in remote areas home to many of the world's poor, financially excluded populations. 

University of Nairobi's Chandaria Auditorium, Nairobi, Kenya
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The annual lecture is FSD Kenya’s flagship event. Held every year since 2015, the annual lecture highlights new thinking and raises cutting-edge issues in the field of financial inclusion. Past speakers have included Dr.

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka Hotel, Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka Hotel, Bangladesh
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to Thursday, November 7, 2019

The 2019 edition of the Impact Insurance Forum will focus on the topic “Insurance for women: Opportunities for insurers”.

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance for Emerging Markets will take place in Dhaka from 5 – 7 November 2019. Approximately 450 experts from around the world will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in inclusive insurance for emerging markets. The conference will be hosted in cooperation with the Bangladesh Insurance Association (BIA) and the Microinsurance Network.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Co-hosted by MIX and FinDev Gateway, this webinar aims to provide viewers with a deeper understanding of MIX Market’s role building transparency in the microfinance industry and how, in its new home on the World Bank’s Data Catalog, the dataset can be combined with other global finance and development data for richer insights. Viewers will hear from the panelists regarding the evolution of data and funding, as well as the eventual body of knowledge created around microfinance. 

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