The 17th Microcredit Summit, to be held 3-5 September 2014 in Merida, Mexico, will focus on the theme “Generation Next: Innovations in Microfinance.” The aim of this theme is to envision a world where all people have access to the financial and social services they need to build a pathway out of poverty, so that the next generation could be the first one that comes into adulthood living in a world without extreme poverty.
Through plenary sessions and the focused practitioner-designed workshops, the event will look at the overall movement to end extreme poverty, led by international institutions like the World Bank and the United Nations, in the context of overall trends for health, employment, and security. Speakers and attendees will also discuss the role that financial services can play in providing products and services that reach those living in extreme poverty, facilitate their movement out of poverty and help arrest movement back into poverty.
The MicroCredit Summit Campaign (@MicroCredSummit) will host a Twitter chat on August 27th, 12pm EST (United States) and present participants with a preview as to what is in store.
Keynote Summit speakers will join us in the conversation on issues such as:
• How the next generation of systems, institutions and products will require a new generation of leaders.
• How we can build a financial system that reaches 2.5 billion people that we aren’t already reaching.
• How new and innovative social protection programs combined with financial services have begun to show great promise in facilitating movement out of poverty.
• How financial markets driven by profits as their primary objective can create great benefit for the poor, but can also exploit the poor.
Join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/microcreditsummitcampaign
Follow the twitter stream (#17MCSummit) here: https://twitter.com/search?q=17MCSummit&src=typd