Tag Archives: MFC Member

Call for Proposals for the MFC-EMN Annual Conference 2018!

Dear MFC & EMN Members, As we announced at our respective Annual Conferences in 2017 in Sarajevo and Venice, both networks have decided to hold a common MFC-EMN Annual Conference in 2018. This will not be the first time that we organise a joint Annual Conference (MFC and EMN held one in 2006 in Budapest), and the decision to hold ...

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#MFC2017: Thank you for 20 years together!

Over 457 practitioners, donors, investors and other microfinance industry stakeholders from 41 countries attended the 2017 MFC Annual Conference, Horizon 2037: Fair Finance for All, in Sarajevo to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the MFC and the ECA microfinance sector! This year, the conference focused on what the industry will look like twenty years in the future, including the influence ...

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Welcome to our new members: ACAF, Erste Group Bank, Maritza Invest & USTOI!

ACAF (Spain), the Self-Funded Communities Association, is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 and based in Barcelona. The organization focuses on the creation and follow-up of saving groups as a way of fighting social and financial exclusion. Learn more   Erste Group Bank AG (Austria) Founded in 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank, Erste Group went public in 1997 with ...

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Microfinance CEO Summit in Sarajevo

Our third annual CEO Summit (part of our CEO Forum initiative) was held in Sarajevo this year, alongside our annual conference.  Discussion focused on the application and implications of fintech for microfinance, and novel approaches to engaging employees to create increased efficiency and talent retention. The Microfinance CEO Forum creates a unique space for collaboration, learning and sharing of best ...

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#MFC2017 Join peer CEOs from MFC Network (free of charge for MFC Members)!

The forum brings CEOs (26-27 May, Sarajevo)  to allow peer sharing as well as interaction with today’s high-level experts in organizational strategy and performance. We will welcome Andy Fleming from Way to Grow (USA) to discuss “culture as strategy” approach as well as David Collis from Harvard Business School (USA) on crafting a meaningful strategy. If you are interested in ...

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#BWC2017 Join us! Borrow Wisely Campaign

In October 2017, the MFC and leading financial institutions from across the ECA region will launch the fourth annual Borrow Wisely Campaign. Our aim? To radically improve our clients’ financial literacy levels. Campaign partners will use posters, leaflets, brochures and videos to deliver our key financial literacy messages. As in previous years, partners will also use SMS, online videos, social ...

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Call for nominations for 2017 Financial Inclusion Ambassador Award

  MFC is launching the third edition of the Ambassador Award for the MFC members and partners’ advocacy efforts towards financial inclusion. Share your tips for effective advocacy! This year we are seeking members (organizations and/or individuals), who significantly contributed to the successful process of promotion or advocacy for financial inclusion, at the country level or at the EU level. ...

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Join us in Warsaw! Human Resources Managers Peer Learning Workshop

CEO FORUM is pleased to announce a peer learning workshop for Human Resources Managers “Succession Planning and Workforce Development” to be held March 24-25 in Warsaw (Poland). The workshop will focus on the topic of succession planning and professional development, and will discuss strategies how to develop a succession plan that maximizes existing assets, while identifying and developing new talent for years ...

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Welcome to our new Member: Opportunity Bank Serbia!

By providing financial solutions and training, Opportunity Bank Serbia (OBS) empowers the underserved and financially excluded people to transform their lives, their children’s futures and their communities. OBS targets low-income households in rural areas that lack access to credit products for facilitation of self-employment and entrepreneurship activities. Three main client target groups of OBS are: entrepreneurs and micro businesses, registered ...

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