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SEEP announces 2010 Annual Conference, featuring session with PoP authors

Microfinance Focus, September 15, 2010: The SEEP Network, a global network of microenterprise development practitioners with 80+ institutional members, has announced that their 2010 Annual Conference to be held November 1-5, in Arlington, VA. This annual event will also be featuring an interactive session with Portfolios of the Poor (PoP) authors; Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford. The 2010 SEEP Annual Conference will bring together microenterprise ... Full story

Microfinance Focus, the Official Media Partner for ‘Microfinance Cracking the Capital Markets South Asia 2010’

For Immediate Release:- Microfinance Focus, the Official Media Partner for 'Microfinance Cracking the Capital Markets South Asia 2010’ Bangalore, June 01, 2010 - Microfinance Focus, leading niche media in the microfinance sector will serve as  an official media partner of "Microfinance Cracking the Capital Markets South Asia 2010" Conference to be held in New Delhi on June 23-24, 2010. Organized by ACCION International, Citi Foundation ... Full story

MicroSave, FAI to host Virtual Conference on ‘Portfolios of the Poor’

Microfinance Focus, May 27, 2010: MicroSave and Financial Access Initiative (FAI) will be organizing a two day virtual conference on ‘Reimagining Microfinance around the World: Implementing lessons from Portfolio of the Poor’ on June 8-9, 2010. Based on the groundbreaking book, ‘Portfolio of the Poor: How the world’s poor live on $2 a day’, the conference will be moderated by its ... Full story

MFTransparency to host Webinar on ‘New Microfinance Transparent Pricing Data from Azerbaijan’

Microfinance Focus, May 26, 2010: MFTransparency, a global initiative for fair and transparent pricing in the microfinance industry is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from 7:00 AM -8:30 AM EST, launching the true-cost microfinance pricing data from Azerbaijan. The discussion will interpret the data and its effect on market conditions as well as answer questions from a range of stakeholders and the ... Full story

MicroSave partners with MMT-Africa: Africa’s Largest Mobile Money Conference

Microfinance Focus, April 08, 2010: Reinforcing its collaboration, MicroSave partners with MMT-Africa (Mobile Money Transfer) for Africa’s largest mobile money conference and expo, says a press release. Showcasing the most successful mobile money services from the region's pioneering operators and financial institutions, the conference, scheduled on 4-7 May 2010 will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. It will cover issues around challenges of regulation, partner selection, ... Full story

‘Convergences 2015′ conference to discuss structuring microfinance for the next decade

  Microfinance Focus, April 07, 2010: Bringing together a new convergence between private, public and non-profit sectors, Convergence 2015 conference will be held on May 25th and 26th, 2010 in Paris city hall said a recent release. Organized by ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development), Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Crédit Coopératif and Le Monde, the conference contributes to the Eight Millenium Development ... Full story

Manila Microinsurance Conference calls for papers

Microfinance Focus, March 2, 2010: The 6th International Microinsurance Conference will be held in Manila, Philippines from Nov. 9-11, 2010, in association with the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network supported by GTZ/BMZ, the Department of Finance of the Philippines and Georgia State University’s Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk, said a news release. Around 500 participants and experts from around the world are ... Full story

WWB Microfinance leadership Center hosts conference

Microfinance Focus, March 1, 2010: The Women’s World Banking (WWB) Center for Microfinance Leadership has announced its inaugural Advanced Leadership Workshop, co-designed with and hosted at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education, from March 1 to 5. The five day program will bring together 22 senior leaders and managers in microfinance from 16 institutions in 15 countries across ... Full story

Grameen Foundation, Standard Chartered Bank host East African Microfinance Investment Conference

Microfinance Focus, Feb. 20, 2010: Grameen Foundation and Standard Chartered are hosting an industry conference today in Nairobi, Kenya, to help MFIs navigate these changes and take advantage of new funding opportunities that can fuel their growth and outreach to more of the region's poor people. Professor Njuguna S. Ndung'u, governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, will deliver the keynote address at the opening session. ... Full story

NABARD and Jaipuria to organize National Seminar on Microfinance

Microfinance Focus, Feb 17, 2010: A National Seminar on “Microfinance” has been conceived and being organized by Jaipuria Institute of Management in collaboration with NABARD at Jaipur (India) on 8th March 2010. Key focus areas of the seminar  includes “Inclusive Growth & Micro Finance :An Overview, key  elements  and current status”, ”NABARD initiatives and SHG Model”, “Financial Inclusion & Financial Literacy”, “Sustainability of Microfinance Operations” ... Full story

Nepal’s 2nd microfinance summit focuses on expansion: report

Microfinance Focus, Feb 16, 2010: The second microfinance summit was held in Kathamndu on Saturday with the aim of uplifting people's lives through new innovations and strategies. Finance Minister Surendra Pandey inaugurated the summit by putting coins into a coin-box, said a report in The Himalayan Times. Mr Pandey hailed microfinance institutions for their role in poverty alleviation and urged them to expand their ... Full story

BRAC founder Fazle Abed to address Africa-Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit

Microfinance Focus, Jan.8, 2010: Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of BRAC in Bangladesh and a pioneer in the fight to end poverty, will participate in the Africa-Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit to be held April 7-10, 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr Abed's name was included in HRH Queen Elizabeth of England's New Year's Honors List released on December 31, 2009. He will be knighted by Queen ... Full story

SA-DHAN- FICCI conference to focus on responsible microfinance and financial inclusion

Microfinance Focus, Jan 05, 2010: SA-DHAN, a network of microfinance institutions in India, in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organizing national level microfinance conference on 17th & 18th March, 2010 in New Delhi. The theme of this year is “FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND RESPONSIBLE MICROFINANCE”. Financial Inclusion has been one of the highest priority areas for the Government in the ... Full story

Spain to host 2011 Global Microcredit Summit

Microfinance Focus, Dec. 7, 2009: Spain will host the Global Microcredit Summit 2011. Spain is the second largest bilateral donor to international microfinance. The 2011 Global Summit to be held in Valladoid, Spain is expected to bring together over 2,000 delegates, from over a hundred countries. Spain's Queen Sofia, who is also the honorary co-chair of the Microcredit Summit Campaign, said the Global Summit in 2011 will ... Full story
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