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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

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Save the date! #2017AFF Alternative Finance Forum in Warsaw

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn and network with diverse alternative finance professionals representing a variety of business models and types of services. Alternative Finance Forum: Between Fintech and Social Finance Date:         October 5, 2017 Time:         9:00 – 17:00 Location:  Copernicus Conference Centre, Warsaw,

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Micro-entrepreneurship Awards 2016

  In June, a special ceremony was held in Warsaw to bring together people from business, academia and the public sector—and to announce winners of the twelfth edition of the competition for the best micro-entrepreneur of 2016. Thanks to support from the Citi Foundation, we could select the best innovative

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Winners of the third annual Financial Inclusion Ambassador Award!

In 2017, we announced the winner of our third annual Financial Inclusion Ambassador Award, to recognize members and partners for their financial inclusion advocacy work. This year, we awarded organizations that significantly contributed to promotion or advocacy for financial inclusion at a national and regional level. Specifically, we looked for

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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

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EaSI TA Microfinance Workshop: Current Challenges in Loan Analysis

Date: 7 March 2019 Location: Warsaw, Poland Topic: Current challenges in loan analysis The European Commission is sponsoring a day-long microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 7 March 2019. The event is organised in cooperation with the Polish Union of Loan Funds

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Making Microfinance Work training course for microfinance managers 2019: Managing Product Diversification

Date: April 1-5, 2019 Location: Turin, Italy Organiser: International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization The ITC-ILO announces the 2019 edition of its Making Microfinance Work training course for microfinance managers: Managing Product Diversification. This training programme helps microfinance institutions to diversify their product portfolio in a strategic and cost-effective manner.

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5th Annual CEO FORUM Summit at the MFC Annual Conference 2019

Dates:  31 May – 1 June 2019 Location:  Istanbul, Turkey  Download the Summit Agenda The CEO FORUM Summit is an exclusive space for leaders of microfinance institutions to discuss challenges, share their experience and expand their knowledge and practice horizons. The 5th Annual CEO Forum Summit will be held as a post-conference event on 31 May

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EaSI TA Workshop: Digitalisation Strategy for Microfinance Institutions

Date: 15 March 2019 (09:00 – 16:30 CET) Location: Brussels, Belgium Topic: Digitalisation Strategy for Microfinance Institutions The European Commission is sponsoring a one-day microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme on ‘How digital do you want to become? Digitalisation Strategy for Microfinance Institutions’. The event will take place

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