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  • Nairobi, Kenya - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    February 28
    2017

    2nd Annual Aid & Development Africa Summit

    The 2nd Aid & Development Africa Summit will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 28th February–1stMarch 2017, bringing together together high level stakeholders in Africa’s aid and development sector.

    Gathering 300+ senior representatives and advisors from regional governments, UN agencies, international and regional NGOs, CBOs, investors and donors, research institutes and the private sector, the summit will look at how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.

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  • San Francisco, CA - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    February 28
    2017

    HigherPurpose17: Conscious Capitalism Bay Area Chapter Conference

    More than a decade after the most significant financial crisis since the Great Depression, capitalism’s image and place in history is under scrutiny-even by some of its most ardent supporters. However, what remains indisputable is capitalism’s role in raising more people around the world out of poverty than any other economic system ever devised- when it is practiced consciously.

    Conscious Capitalism Bay Area Chapter invites you to a very special event where leaders from some of today’s most innovative businesses will explore how identifying and pursuing higher purpose can be the key to recapturing the ethos of capitalism and restoring its reputation as the greatest force for good in the world.

    Join us for a deep dive into a more meaningful understanding and practical application of the principles of Conscious Capitalism. Enjoy a full day of thought-provoking and inspiring keynotes, interactive and actionable breakout sessions, and heartfelt connections and conversations that will fire up you and your team!

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  • Apply Online - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    February 28
    2017

    LGT Impact Ventures Fellowship Program — Apply Online

    We are excited to inform you that applications are open for our Fellowship Program starting in July 2017. Application deadline is February 28th, 2017.

    The LGT Impact Fellowship offers professionals the opportunity to apply their skills in a meaningful way by working with leading social enterprises.

    Eligible candidates have an undergraduate degree and at least two years of full-time work experience in diverse business areas such as consulting, operations, data analytics, IT, investment/PE/VC, impact M&E, research, sales, product development, marketing and communications. Fellows work full-time for one year based on a monthly living stipend with our portfolio companies or regional investment teams in Africa, Brazil, China, India, the Philippines or the UK.

    For more information about the program and on how to apply, please read the Fellowship Factsheet or visit our Website

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  • Sri Lanka - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    February 28
    2017

    DFS Lab Bootcamp — Apply Online

    On April 24-29th 2017, a group of purpose-driven entrepreneurs will converge for DFS Lab’s fintech bootcamp in Sri Lanka, bringing together smart, dynamic people who are building innovative products, services and technologies for low-income consumers.

    Using the Design Sprint Methodology, a process of structured ideation and prototyping for answering critical business questions, entrepreneurs will go through a workshop to design, prototype and test new ideas. Rapid prototyping and UI/UX mockup support will be available on site. By creating quick prototypes for representative customers, you can get actual feedback and see if there’s a real potential for the solution you’ve created.

    This high-intensity program provides you with the very best hands-on support and guidance from top flight mentors to help bring your idea to life. The best ideas will receive grant funding of up to USD $100K and six months of additional support from the DFS Lab. The program runs for 5 days and includes flights, healthy meals, accommodation and fun!

    Watch a video of our previous bootcamp experience in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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  • Johannesburg, South Africa - 3 Days
    Wednesday
    March 1
    2017

    The Blockchain Africa Conference 2017

    Bitcoin Events Pty Ltd hosted the inaugural Bitcoin & Blockchain Africa Conference in 2015 in Cape Town and its second conference in 2016 in Johannesburg. Both conferences were a huge success and were attended by international and local delegates.

    The world’s largest organisations are looking at the blockchain technology as a means to improve their existing services, systems and products by leveraging its key features: security, transparency, full life-cycle transaction history, real-time, immutability and cost-efficiency.

    The Blockchain Africa Conference 2017 will bring together a diverse range of experts who will discuss all the opportunities, challenges and exciting possibilities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged in Africa using this technology.

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  • London - 63 Days
    Friday
    March 3
    2017

    Africa Financial Services Investment Conference

    Now in its fifth year AFSIC (the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference) is Africa’s leading investment event for Africa’s financial services sector. Many of Africa’s most significant investors attend AFSIC with the objective of meeting banks, insurance companies, microfinance, leasing and other regulated financial services companies, as well as dealmakers and investment bankers from across the entire African continent.

    AFSIC has shown continued strong growth in delegate numbers and the quality of attendees in 2016 and welcomed over 100 speakers in solo and moderated panel sessions.

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  • Washington, DC - 1 Day
    Monday
    March 6
    2017

    Is FinTech the Key to Closing the Gender Gap?

    Financial technology (“FinTech”) is revolutionizing the way low-income people in developing countries access financial resources and transact with each other and the world: from enabling mobile payments that reduce expensive trips to a bank branch, to digital savings accounts, to accessing credit, to paying for solar power in affordable daily installments. Women in particular, long disproportionately held back by poverty, have much to gain. Technology has the potential to unlock markets and enable previously “unbanked” groups to access services at an unprecedented scale and velocity.

    We know this to be true:

    • Gender inequality is a significant barrier to greater prosperity for individuals and communities.
    • By increasing women’s participation in the economy, the world’s GDP could grow by $12 trillion by 2025.
    • FinTech has the potential to be an “equalizing” medium by introducing financial services to the estimated 2.5 billion people across the globe who lack access to bank accounts and other financial services (according to The Digital Finance Institute).

    FINCA is a microfinance and social enterprise pioneer and innovator. We develop and provide sustainable, market-based solutions to enable full participation in the economy for all people and all communities. We are convening our second annual International Women’s Day roundtable discussion to shine a spotlight on what Fintech in emerging markets can mean for women, both as a catalyst for economic inclusion and for gender equality.

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  • Washington, DC - 1 Day
    Monday
    March 6
    2017

    Is FinTech the key to closing the gender gap?

    FINCA is a microfinance and social enterprise pioneer and innovator. We develop and provide sustainable, market-based solutions to enable full participation in the economy for all people and all communities. We are convening our second annual International Women’s Day roundtable discussion to shine a spotlight on what Fintech in emerging markets can mean for women, both as a catalyst for economic inclusion and for gender equality.

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