SANAD Calls for Substantial Investment in Agriculture and Fintech in MENA Region
From 6-7 November 2018, the SANAD Fund for MSME (SANAD) co-sponsored and contributed to the annual conference of Sanabel, the Microfinance Network of Arab Countries, in Amman, Jordan. At the Middle East and North Africa’s largest microfinance sector event, SANAD emphasized the importance of rural microfinance in supporting economies and food security, and the role of fintech in maximizing outreach and impact.
The event's motto, "From Sustainable to Responsible Finance: Our Vision Forward" closely reflected SANAD’s own belief in fair business practices in finance. The fund organized two panel sessions that dove into core themes of its mission: one on expanding responsible agricultural finance through technological innovations, the other on the potential of fintech to support financial inclusion. Both sessions enjoyed high attendance and engagement from the audience.