The European Union is offering a webinar for microfinance institutions (MFI) interested in finding innovative ways to adapt their operations to the current constraints of the COVID-19 quarantine, which has affected multiple countries across Europe. The webinar will take place on 16 April.
The session will highlight lessons learnt from the branchless approach adopted by one of Europe’s largest microfinance institutions – Qredits, located in the Netherlands.
The webinar will offer insights into the vital role technology can play in a crisis like the coronavirus outbreak and how it can positively impact the efficiency of an MFI’s business model.
The webinar will discuss how limiting physical presence and offering a digital solution can lead to a reduction of costs. A special focus will be placed on Qredits’ good practices in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The webinar will take place on Thursday, 16 April 2020 at 11:00 – 12:00 (CEST), in English. Attendance is free of charge.
The session is primarily tailored to smaller microfinance institutions, which do not have a fully-fledged IT department or for those at the start of their digital transformation.
The speaker – André Dolsma from Qredits, will deliver an interactive online session with plenty of opportunities for engagement through polls and live questions.
- André Dolsma is the Commercial Director at Qredits and has over 17 years of experience in retail and corporate banking. He also has a vast expertise as a business consultant in the field of finance, merger & acquisition, entrepreneurship coaching, alternative finance and start-up/scale-up investing.
The webinar is financed under the EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).