Selected Event Archive Material

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The role and applicability of Digital Payments Systems in mitigating COVID-19 related disruptions in Agribusiness value chains: examples from Ethiopia and Kenya.

The Coronavirus pandemic is having significant disruptive and negative structural and economic impact on countries around the world. This discussion will focus on the different ways key actors can push and promote digital, contactless payments and remote banking and the impact it can have on the agriculture sector.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Microfinance reaches hundreds of millions of poor people as well as many micro and small enterprises, mostly in the informal sector. Microfinance clients and providers have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Providers face operational and liquidity challenges, with viability and solvency challenges looming on the horizon. This presentation provides a framework for regulatory responses that can help providers in this crisis.

Opening Remarks

  • Alfonso Garcia Mora, FCI Global Director.
  • Greta Bull, CGAP CEO.

Speakers 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Dvara KGFS came into existence as a financial institution with a goal to cater to all the basic financial needs of rural customers of India. Dvara KGFS aspired to be a one-stop solution for customers' wealth creation and risk management requirements by providing a combination of credit, savings, investments or insurance solutions. After setting up a line of credit products--group, individual and mortgaged-backed loans, Dvara KGFS planned to add savings and investment products to its portfolio.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

This webinar is based on a study by Geopoll released in November 2019 and entitled “The State of Financial Services in Sub-Saharan Africa – How Youth in six African Nations Spend, Save and Invest”.

Monday, April 27, 2020

This webinar will focus on advancing gender equality in and through cooperatives. The speakers will share their experiences and research findings as to why women join or establish cooperatives and how they fare in cooperatives as founders, leaders, members, and workers. They will further explore the potential and challenges that cooperatives face in advancing women’s empowerment and gender equality around the world. Their presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.

Charlemagne Building, European Commission, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, April 23, 2020

The fi-compass ‘Sixth annual EU conference on EAFRD financial instruments for agriculture and rural development in 2014-2020’, organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), will take place in Brussels on 23 April 2020.

Abuja, Nigeria
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 to Thursday, April 23, 2020

The 12th Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference is leading the conversation in digital development to bring together hundreds of public, private and civil society organizations, eager to share practical insights on applying digital technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges.

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DU, United Arab Emirates
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 to Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Asia -Africa financial inclusion summit is a thought leadership event on financial inclusion. The two-day program will bring together practitioners and leading experts on financial inclusion.

The summit will cover the following themes:

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) is hosting a webinar on the impact of current health crisis on the African financial sector. The session will discuss in forward-looking terms how ongoing market turmoil and trade disruptions due to concerns about the impact of the coronavirus on the global economy will affect the African financial sector.

Friday, April 10, 2020

This webinar brings together expert practitioners and researchers to discuss how we should be thinking about the impact of COVID-19 and pandemic control policies on poor households in developing countries, what policy interventions are plausible and possible, what role does microfinance have to play, and what needs to happen to enable the global microfinance industry to be useful now and six months from now.

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