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  • Istanbul, Turkey - 2 Days
    Friday
    November 24
    2017

    7th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum

    With high hopes Alhuda CIBE has planned to conduct The 7th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey on 24th -25th November 2017. The notion behind conducting these forums is to create awareness of Islamic Microfinance for the benefit of humankind and to help poor to survive at their best. This is the reason why these events are conducted internationally so that masses can enjoy its perquisites. This year it is expected that the forum will unbolt new horizons, opportunities and innovation for Microfinance industry thus helping them eliminate poverty with support of Islamic Microfinance.

    Islamic Microfinance

    The issue of poverty has been a focus of international community. Everybody is talking about poverty reduction and different measures are being suggested for this purpose. People living in poverty need rapid access to a diverse range of financial services to run their businesses, build assets, ensure smooth self-consumption, and manage risks. Financial services for poor people have proven to be a powerful instrument for reducing poverty, enabling them to build assets, increase incomes and reduce their vulnerability to economic stress.

    Islamic Microfinance has traits to provide a parallel support to the poorest of the poor and its imminent qualities leaves no room for structural devastation as emphasizes ethical, moral & social factors to promote equality and fairness for the good of the society.

    During the latest research on Microfinance sector, it is evaluated that Islamic financial system provides the best solutions for Poverty alleviation and Social sustainability, it is not only providing opportunity to utilize a sustainable system but also offers good rate of return & ideal performance compare to conventional microfinance system. Islamic Microfinance is a sub set of Islamic Economic and Financial System.

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  • Sub-Saharan African - 1 Day
    Friday
    November 24
    2017

    Deadline: Village Capital Fintech Africa 2018 Submissions

    Mobile money has transformed the financial landscape in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the 2017 GSMA Mobile Economy Report, forty-three percent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa has access to mobile phones. Financial technology (fintech) services like peer-to-peer mobile payments have made financial services much more accessible, and brought millions of unbanked and underbanked Africans closer to the formal economy. Moving beyond the initial success stories in major markets of fintech innovation like Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa, we’ve seen expansion of products and services in Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and beyond.

    Still, major challenges remain to building financial health throughout the continent. Roughly six in ten adults in sub-Saharan Africa lack bank accounts, and thus lack access to financial services that facilitate financial health and productivity. While much progress has been made in the payments arena, access to critical services such as insurance and pensions remains lacking. Additionally, fintech companies face regulatory barriers and infrastructure challenges that prevent their growth and expansion.

    We are excited to launch the Village Capital Fintech Africa 2018 program in collaboration with PayPal. Village Capital seeks startups in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania that:

    • Address financial health concerns including insurtech, pensions and savings, cooperative finance, and financial literacy;
    • Leverage data for alternative means of credit scoring, identity verification and protection,  and consumer insights;
    • Integrate financial health services with other mobile services including social media, gaming, and online commerce;
    • Apply fintech solutions to drive innovation and business model improvement in our other sectors of interest: agriculture, energy, education, and health.

    Applications open on Wednesday, October 24, 2017 and will close on Friday, November 24, 2017.

    The workshops will take place on the following dates:

    Workshop 1: Mar 6 – 9, 2018
    Workshop 2: Apr 10 – 13, 2018
    Workshop 3: May 8- 11, 2018

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  • Istanbul, Turkey - 2 Days
    Friday
    November 24
    2017

    7th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum

    With high hopes Alhuda CIBE has planned to conduct The 7th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey on 24th -25th November 2017. The notion behind conducting these forums is to create awareness of Islamic Microfinance for the benefit of humankind and to help poor to survive at their best. This is the reason why these events are conducted internationally so that masses can enjoy its perquisites. This year it is expected that the forum will unbolt new horizons, opportunities and innovation for Microfinance industry thus helping them eliminate poverty with support of Islamic Microfinance.

    Islamic Microfinance

    The issue of poverty has been a focus of international community. Everybody is talking about poverty reduction and different measures are being suggested for this purpose. People living in poverty need rapid access to a diverse range of financial services to run their businesses, build assets, ensure smooth self-consumption, and manage risks. Financial services for poor people have proven to be a powerful instrument for reducing poverty, enabling them to build assets, increase incomes and reduce their vulnerability to economic stress.

    Islamic Microfinance has traits to provide a parallel support to the poorest of the poor and its imminent qualities leaves no room for structural devastation as emphasizes ethical, moral & social factors to promote equality and fairness for the good of the society.

    During the latest research on Microfinance sector, it is evaluated that Islamic financial system provides the best solutions for Poverty alleviation and Social sustainability, it is not only providing opportunity to utilize a sustainable system but also offers good rate of return & ideal performance compare to conventional microfinance system. Islamic Microfinance is a sub set of Islamic Economic and Financial System.

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  • Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica - 3 Days
    Monday
    November 27
    2017

    UNWTO Global Tourism Conference

    The United Nations General Assembly on December 4, 2015 approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development The resolutions recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations and in bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of different cultures, thereby contributing to the strengthening of peace in the world”.

    Tourism greatly contributes to inclusive growth and jobs, representing around 10% of global GDP and one out of eleven jobs worldwide. This global conference aims to catalyze the potential of tourism´s contribution to the 2030 Agenda by strengthening partnerships for development

    Organized in the context of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, this conference will bring together world leaders from the tourism industry along with governments and international development organizations to design an international road map for inclusive economic growth and social development via tourism.

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  • Johannesburg, South Africa - 3 Days
    Monday
    November 27
    2017

    UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Africa and the Middle East

    UNEP FI is establishing Regional Roundtables to provide an opportunity for members and actors in the sustainable finance community to come together locally to discuss the latest trends and innovations, and share good practice. 2017 marks UNEP FI’s 25th anniversary, and in this landmark year, our first ever Regional Roundtables will be the focus of our celebrations.

    Please browse the tentative agenda, logistics information, opportunities to partner with UNEP FI at this event through sponsorship, as well as registration details.

    We are looking forward to celebrating 25 years of sustainable finance!

    Please note that some of the sessions and activities at the Roundtable are not open to all participants.

    UNEP FI members are welcome to join all events throughout the three days, although some training / workshops may have limited space. More information will be published soon.

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  • Yangon, Myanmar - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    November 28
    2017

    Mondato Summit Asia 2017

    Mondato Summits were created to offer clarity amid a chaotic and constantly changing industry. From defining a strong value proposition and forging strategic partnerships to ensuring data privacy and secure authentication, what are the factors must be taken into consideration when designing and implementing successful digital finance & commerce (DFC) solutions?

    Mondato Summits deal directly with these key issues, as the content has been handcrafted by specialized DFC experts to meet the needs of DFC professionals.

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  • Philadelphia, PA - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    November 28
    2017

    From Ideas to Actions: Accelerating Gender Lens Investments

    Wharton Social Impact Initiative and Suzanne Biegel present an invitation-only convening for investors and advisors who are moving capital with a gender lens.

    Join a radically generous group of investors, philanthropists, advisors and analysts from all sectors and asset classes who will be sharing their portfolios, strategies and hard-won insights with unparalleled candor and focus.

    Who’s invited?

    Individual high net worth investors, foundations, family offices, fund managers and their advisers, and those deploying (or on the verge of deploying) capital with a gender lens. Men and women. Individual and institutional.

    Why attend?

    Explore the role of evidence in gender lens investing, while grounding big picture insights from the gender lens ecosystem in actionable learnings.

    Hear the latest from Project Rose and Project Sage – scans of public equity vehicles and private equity/VC/debt vehicles with a gender lens.

    Share, analyze and discuss portfolios and collaborations with other investors in small groups

    Dive deep into how people are using finance as a tool for gender equitable social change across healthcare, energy/environment, human rights, and beyond—and discuss important questions for further research and exploration.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    November 28
    2017

    Investing for Impact: How ESG is changing the game

    Over the past decade, the market for socially responsible and sustainable investing has evolved. From 2014 to 2016, total global assets in responsible investing strategies rose 25% to $22.9 trillion, according to a report from the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance. Today, environmental, social and governance investing—known as ESG— is creating diversification, returns and new client growth for savvy financial advisers.

    But where are we and what’s next for this evolving sector? And how can advisers incorporate these cutting-edge strategies into their menu of offerings to appeal to existing clients and attract new ones?

    Accepted for 1 CE Credit by the CFP Board. Accepted by IMCA for 1 CIMA/CIMC/CPWA CE credit. Accepted for 1 CFA Credit.

    Join us Nov. 28 for our one-hour video webcast, part of our new Innovators in Investing series, when InvestmentNews’ Fred Gabriel sits down with industry thought leaders to discuss how ESG investing could re-shape your practice and impact your value proposition.

    Our speakers will discuss:

    1. The evolution of impact investing (from SRI to ESG)
    2. Defining the ESG opportunity
    3. How to craft healthy client conversations around ESG investing
    4. Hurdles and challenges
    5. What’s next? ESG opportunities for tomorrow
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