Networks and Organisations

Vida Sana
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Organizacion con programa permanente de prevencion contra las drogas y delincuencia juvenil que se ejecuta en las periferias de la ciudad, que actualmente no goza con financiamiento y busca para su financiaciòn.

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E-mail:
juan.vasquez42@yahoo.ar
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Agribusiness Finance
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Non-Governmental
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Path: /resource-organisation/1631
Zari Taraqiati Bank Ltd
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Rural and Agricultural Development Bank Of Pakistan. The Key RFI of the Country, serving one million rural clients through network of 343 branches.

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E-mail:
contactus@ztbl.com.pk
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Rural Finance, Agricultural Bank
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Tahir Shah
Head Office: 1 Faisal Avenue P.O. Box No. 1400
Islamabad
Pakistan
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Pakistan
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Bank
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Path: /resource-organisation/1630
World Federation of Development Financing Institutions
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It was in Zurich in June 1979 at a UNIDO development bank conference that AADFI, ADFIAP and ALIDE, jointly with KfW of Germany signed an agreement to establish the World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI). Its first governors were Willi F. L. Engel of KfW, Frankfurt; René Amichia of AADFI, Ivory Coast; Tomás Pastoriza of ALIDE, Dominican Republic; and Vicente R. Jayme of ADFIAP, Philippines. By the end of 1979, the WFDFI opened its secretariat at the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) in Madrid, then headed by Rafael Bermejo Blanco.

José Elías Gallegos became its first secretary general. Since then there have been seven other secretaries general as shown in the annex. The headquarters of WFDFI was in Madrid from 1979 until 1994, when a decision was taken to give WFDFI a rotating secretariat by having the secretariat assumed by each regional association for a two-year period. The secretariat has been with ADFIAP in Manila from 1995 to 1998 for three years and it then moved to ADFIMI in Istanbul in 1999, with Orhan Sagci from Turkey serving as secretary general. Since may, 2002, Rommel Acevedo, Secretary General of ALIDE is the Secretary General of WFDFI.

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E-mail:
sg@alide.org.pe
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Development Institutions
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Paseo de la República 3211 Lima 27
Lima
Peru
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Other
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+511 4422400
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Path: /resource-organisation/1629
Women's World Banking
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Women's World Banking (WWB) is a not-for-profit microfinance network founded in 1979. WWB's mission is to expand low-income women's economic participation and power by opening access to finance, information and markets. In addition to broadening the economic participation of low-income women, WWB's objectives include supporting local efforts to establish WWB affiliate organizations, and building networks of value-adding business enterprises and of international business and community leaders. The organisation is based in New York, and supports a network of 49 affiliates and associates in 27 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America.

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E-mail:
wwb@swwb.org
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Agricultural Microfinance
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Nancy Barry
8 West 40th Street 10018
New York, NY
United States
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United States of America
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Global
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Microfinance
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+1 212-768-8513
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Path: /resource-organisation/1628
WillPower
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The vision of WillPower is to increase wealth formation, organizational efficiency, and process efficiency of its clients through collaborative learning and technology integration to client organizational processes. Its mission is to provide ethical advisory and technological support services to its clients through training, advisory services, capacity building, incubation, and institutional linkages for market and financial access while being guided by internationally accepted best practices.

WillPower is a registered company under the laws of Kenya and implements its mandate by identifying the right management approaches, incubates the approach, and then partners with an implementing institution; or individual, to undertake the same as a sustainable business.

WillPower partners with other actors to create the required synergy for technology implementation, microfinance access, and microfinance advisory services while making use of the huge resource base that the consulting fraternity has to offer in Africa in general and Kenya in particular. Its programmes are based on the following areas:

  • Value addition and Cottage Industry Development (VACID)
  • Microfinance Support Services
  • Business Incubation and Advisory Services
  • Technology Adoption through appropriate approaches
  • Programme Management And Coordination Facilitation
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E-mail:
kiringai@willlpower.co.ke
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Agricultural Microfinance, Advisory Service, Capacity Building
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Kiringai Kamau
Mezzanine Floor Suit 1 Nyaku House, Argwing Kodhek Road PO Box 1618 00100
GPO Hurlingham
Kenya
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Kenya
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Global, Africa
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Consulting
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254-020-2719733
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Path: /resource-organisation/1627
University of Cape Coast
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The Universities of Cape Coast and Development Studies, in collaboration with other stakeholders have begun a formalized microfinance training and services programme housed in an academic institution. The first in the country and in the West Africa sub Region, this training and services programme seeks to meet the needs of the microfinance industry for human capital development. Expertise for facilitation is from both within the universities and practitioner.

The main objective of the proposed programme is to institutionalize teaching, research and outreach in microfinance at the University of Cape Coast.

The specific objectives for the establishment of the programme are to:

  1. Strengthen the human capacity of MF institutions
  2. Promote research to identify innovative and sustainable products that enhance micro financing
  3. Contribute to the development of microfinance as one of the strategies for poverty reduction
  4. Provide avenues for interaction between academia and practitioners in micro enterprises

The mode of delivery will focus on the review of case studies through active participants’ involvement.

The target population will be professionals working in the microfinance industry.

The aim is to explore the academic content of microfinance and utilize private-public partnership paradigm for human capacity development to enhance the use of microfinance as a tool for wealth creation.

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E-mail:
ecomf@ucc.gh.edu
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Agricultural Microfinance, Capacity Building
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Global
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Educational
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+233-42-35561 & +233-42-37042
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Path: /resource-organisation/1626
United Nations Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development
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The UNSGSA works in partnership with stakeholders globally to raise awareness and foster action toward financial inclusion. Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is an active global voice on the importance of inclusive finance for achieving development and economic goals. Designated in 2009 by the UN Secretary-General as his Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima encourages universal access for individuals and enterprises, at a reasonable cost, to a wide range of financial services, provided by diverse responsible and sustainable institutions.

As UNSGSA, Queen Máxima focuses on five areas where her input creates the most impact and that have the greatest potential to deepen financial inclusion.

1. Diverse financial services: Meeting the demand and needs of low-income clients and small enterprises requires a variety of providers and products, especially payments, savings, credit, and insurance.

2. Bridging household and SME finance: An important source of employment, income and economic growth, micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises need access to a continuum of affordable financial services and business expertise to start up and scale up.

3. Responsible finance and financial literacy: Responsible practices in financial services bring advantages to providers, clients, and the environment. Clients can maximize the benefits of access to financial services when they have access to financial education, a key aspect of consumer protection.

4. Financial inclusion, integrity and stability: Bringing more informed people into a client-oriented, responsible and supervised financial system lowers risks and improves integrity.

5. Financial inclusion data: In-depth, harmonized and comparable data supports national strategic planning and monitoring, evidence-based policymaking, impactful investments, and innovative products.

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E-mail:
info@unsgsa.org
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Financial Inclusion, Small And Medium Enterprises (Smes), Financial Literacy
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2009
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United Nations Capital Development Fund
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UNCDF, a multilateral donor agency under the administration of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), works to reduce poverty through a variety of innovative local development programmes and microfinance operations.

The UNCDF’s approach is to invest with the poor, building the productive capacity and self-reliance of poor communities by increasing their access to essential local infrastructure and services. The Fund also works to strengthen these communities' influence over economic and social investments that directly affect their lives and livelihoods.

In terms of microfinance, the UNCDF (and its Special Unit for Microfinance (SUM)) supports the development of reliable and sustainable microfinance institutions (MFIs) to develop a range of financial services for the poor. The services of UNCDF's Microfinance Unit are tailored to support and promote emerging microfinance sectors across the developing world, by providing funding in the form of grants and soft loans to help build and integrate sustainable microfinance into the broader financial sector. For example, SUM supports the MicroSave programme, which promotes saving systems in Africa that are secure, flexible, and sufficiently regulated and supervised. They also offer technical and policy guidance to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and government partners. In addition, they disseminate field-based knowledge of sound microfinance principles and practices with UNDP and other key stakeholders through training and information services.

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E-mail:
info@uncdf.org
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Financial Policy
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Emily Krasnor
Two UN Plaza, 26th Floor
New York, NY
United States
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United States of America
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Global
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International
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+1 212 906 6119
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Path: /resource-organisation/1624
Uganda Martyrs University
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Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) whose main Campus is located at Nkozi 82 kms west of Kampala, the capital of Uganda, was started in October 1993. It is a Catholic university whose aim is to develop professional people who will combine career competence with a strong sense of moral responsibility and the social values demanded by the challenges of the world today. It is open to all regardless of religious affiliation. The University is committed to principles of sustainable development and serving the community through outreach and community-oriented programmes and initiatives, especially in relation to the marginalized, poor and vulnerable.

The University has a Centre for Extra-Mural Studies and Distance Learning. The main target group for their programmes are professional people who wish to expand their knowledge of their chosen field and to upgrade their qualifications. The chief means of course delivery are through printed guides, workbooks and residential sessions that, on average, last between two or three weeks per year. The cost of each course varies according to the level of the course and the time taken to complete it.

Programmes on offer at the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies include an Associate Degree in Microfinance and Community Economic Development. This is a two year programme that was developed with the assistance of GTZ. it is intended for those working in the microfinance sector. The distance learning materials are available in English and French.

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E-mail:
umu@umu.ac.ug
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Agricultural Microfinance, Community Development, Education
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Innocent Byuma
P.O.Box 5498
Kampala
Uganda
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Uganda
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Global, Africa
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Educational
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+256 038 410605
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Path: /resource-organisation/1623
The SHADE
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The SHADE is an international non profit organization based in Lilongwe, which aims at alleviating poverty by the endogenous development of the concerned people. Initiatives are mainly targeted at rural finance, micro finance and income generation activities, supported by African and European expertise.

The SHADE is an indigenous economic development consultancy and capacity-building organisation. It supports developing institutions by providing services that enable them to strengthen their technical capacities and their financial resources.

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E-mail:
cguillemain@tvcabo.co.mz
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Rural Finance, Agricultural Microfinance, Income Generation
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Claude GUILLEMAIN
Avenida do Zimbabwe 1248
Maputo
Mozambique
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Mozambique
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Global
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Consulting
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00 258 1 49 22 25
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Path: /resource-organisation/1622