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CEO FORUM: Peer Exchange Workshops in 2019

CEO FORUM is organizing two peer exchange workshops in October 2019:1. Chief HR Officers Peer Exchange Workshop: Staff Recruitment and Retention that will take place in Warsaw (Poland) on 7-8 October 2019. This workshop is open for CEOs and HR Managers and other HR executive staff; [click here to see the event’s agenda] 2. Chief Credit, Risk and IT Mangers Peer ...

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Digital Finance Deep Dive with Aiaze Mitha – Digital Entrepreneur, Expert and Investor, Digital Ambassador to UNCDF

Software Group organizes a Webinar: Digital Finance Deep Dive with Aiaze Mitha, Digital Entrepreneur, Expert and Investor, Digital Ambassador to UNCDF Date: October 1, 2019 (Tuesday) Time: 10 am EAT (GMT +3) | 3 pm SGT (GMT +8) (click on the event’s name to register) Join Software Group’s Digital Finance Deep Dive webinar series with global fintech experts and influencers. Get ...

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Register Today for Global SME Finance Forum 2019 and Catch MFC Members Discount

Date: October 7-9, 2019 Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands Topic: the convergence of the real and financial sectors in SME finance Join leaders from banks, fintech companies, development finance institutions, and regulators at the Global SME Finance Forum 2019 on October 7 in the Netherlands. The conference will examine the different ways in which the real sector has entered the SME finance ...

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How Industry Executives View Financial Health – Report by CFSI

Download the Report   In the report “From Buzzword to Business Model: How industry executives view financial health”, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) reveals how financial institutions are approaching financial health as they seek to engage customers meaningfully and profitably.  As the vast majority of Americans struggle financially, improving customer financial health is a top priority for many industry ...

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MFI Marketing and HR Professionals Join Virtual Learning Events to Share Experience with Each Other

In the second week of September, the MFC will kick off the second round of our Coaching and Peer-mentoring Programme for MFI Leaders, a two-track initiative with dedicated sessions for both HR and marketing staff. Each monthly two-hour session (one for HR, one for marketing) provides a platform for professionals from different countries to explore best practices, share challenges, brainstorm ...

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MFC Shared Its Findings at the Conference “Expanding Access to Finance in Tajikistan”

Date:  August 15, 2019 Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan Topic: Expanding Access to Finance in Tajikistan First national conference on financial inclusion in the Republic of Tajikistan attended by MFC representative Kinga Dabrowska and MFC board members: Alisher Akbaraliev (Association of Micro-Finance Organizations in Tajikistan (AMFOT)) and Sanavbar Sharipova (IMON International). Kinga shared few findings from MFC fintech mapping conducted in several ...

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MFC Activities under EaSI Technical Assistance Programme in the 2nd Quarter of 2019

The EaSI Technical Assistance Programme services support public and private financial intermediaries of the microfinance sector in Europe with a wide range of activities aimed at increasing the quality of their internal processes, enhancing access to finance for vulnerable groups, and creating a sustainable European microfinance ecosystem. The Programme is managed by the European Commission and implemented by a consortium led by Frankfurt School of Finance ...

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Social Performance Management of the Microfinance Sector in the Caucasus and Central Asia

  Social Performance Management (SPM) refers to the systems that organisations use to achieve their stated social goals and creating value for clients. The microfinance sector applies commercial means to achieve social ends. Microfinance institutions (MFIs) who translate their mission and values into measurable objectives are more likely to achieve strong social performance, such as: reaching the target market, delivering ...

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Tools to Support Migrant Entrepreneurs

Exciting news for migrant and refugee support professionals and practitioners in training: The first edition of the MAGNET Open Toolkit for migrant entrepreneurship support has gone live in the form of downloadable PDF format. A collection of tested, hands-on tools and methodologies that qualify as ‘good practices’ – made by practitioners for practitioners in the Migrant Entrepreneurship domain, are available ...

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Our Latest EaSI Technical Assistance Workshop in Poland Was Well Received by Participants

Date: 11 June 2019 Location: Warsaw, Poland Topic: Current regulatory challenges The European Commission sponsored a day-long microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance Programme, which took place in Warsaw (Poland) on 11 June 2019. This event, co-hosted by the Polish Union of Loan Funds, helped better understand Polish microfinance regulations and identify solutions to current challenges they face. Discussion topics included the practical aspects of ...

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