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e-MFP, MFC Partner Announced European Microfinance Award Finalists

On the 19th of September, the Selection Committee for the European Microfinance Award 2019 “Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change” chose the three finalists who will go on to compete for the €100,000 prize: APA, ASKI, and FDL. Through the initiatives these outstanding organisations have put in place to increase vulnerable populations’ resilience to climate change, they demonstrate the innovation and ...

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Roundtable on Microfinance in Belgrade on 24 October 2019

MFC supports a roundtable on Microfinance to be held in Belgrade on 24 October. The event is organized by MFC Member – Agroinvest in cooperation with the Serbian Chamber of Commerce to advocate for adoption of the law on microfinance. MFC and EMN are supporting the event by contributing to the development of the agenda and promoting the event among ...

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Working Group in Albania : Microfinance of Tomorrow, Digitalization of MFI’s

The Albanian Microfinance Association, in cooperation with Microfinance Center and under the support of European Commission, and in the framework of the project “EU-level NGOs networks active in the promotion of social inclusion and poverty reduction or microfinance and social enterprise finance”, is planning to organize during the last quarter of 2019 a series of working group meetings on the national ...

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Belarus: MFC Partner Republican Microfinance Center Presents the Financial Education National Strategy

The National Bank of Belarus and the Government adopted by a joint Decree the next Financial Education (FED) National Strategy – Joint Action Plan of Public Authorities and Financial Service Providers to Improve Financial Literacy of the Population of the Republic of Belarus in 2019—2024. It is based on the research made by RMC upon the request from the National ...

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The National Working Group in Poland Launched in September

The Polish Union of Loan Funds in cooperation with Microfinance Centre has initiated a series of meetings related to digitalization – its role and its scope. Working Groups meetings aim at presenting the solutions which network members should implement in order to better serve their clients. The first meeting of the initiative was held on  September 5th. Representatives of 12 ...

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Policy Tool to Promote Better Entrepreneurship Now Available in 24 Languages

A multi-lingual tool is now available to help cities, regions and countries to make entrepreneurship policies more inclusive and more social. It covers policies supporting entrepreneurship by people from under-represented groups, as well as social entrepreneurship. The better entrepreneurship policy tool was launched by the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and is now available in the ...

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ImpaktEU: MFC Joins Forces with EMN to Set up a New Investment Platform targeting MFIs in EaSi countries*

The new initiative – impaktEU aims to be a one-stop shop for smaller players as regards access to funding, technical assistance, grants etc. It will operate within the framework of the “InvestEU” programme set-up by the European Commission for the period 2021-2027 and will prioritize a maximum social impact on the ground while fostering a strong complementarity with existing European ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar Series on Green Finance at Microfinance Institutions

The EU is organising a four-part webinar series between 26 September and 4 December on the implications of climate change for the financial sector. The EU is holding a series of four webinars under the umbrella of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) to help European microfinance institutions better understand the implications, opportunities and challenges of climate change ...

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Microfinance Centre is Hiring for the Position of the Project Coordinator!

We are looking for motivated, creative and enthusiastic candidates for the position of Project Coordinator (PC) at Microfinance Centre (MFC).   MFC is an international NGO and the leading social finance network uniting 113 institutions in Europe and Central Asia. We care for promoting fairness, inclusion, equality and responsible service. You will be responsible for coordinating international projects, representing the organization, ...

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International Peer-to-Peer Visits: Funds Available – Use This Opportunity!

We have started collecting information on your needs for subsidized international peer-to-peer visits to MFIs outside of your country (countries covered by the EaSI Programme only). This a great opportunity to exchange with other practitioners as well as have your different Team’s exposed to international good practices, establish new partnerships and/or just have a team building exercise. Please let us ...

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