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  • Santiago, Chile - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    November 19
    2019

    GSG Impact Summit

    A new economy that can drive social, climate and economic justice is taking shape – the Impact Economy. What are the building blocks for the new Impact Economy? What opportunities does it offer businesses, investors, governments and consumers? Hundreds of impact leaders, investors and entrepreneurs will discuss this at the GSG Impact Summit in Santiago, on 18-20 November 2019. Come and join us.

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  • Luxembourg - 3 Days
    Wednesday
    November 20
    2019

    European Microfinance Week 2019

    European Microfinance Week, organised by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), is a key industry event hosting high level and in-depth discussions by all sectors of the financial inclusion community working worldwide. Welcoming 500 professionals each year, it’s a unique meeting point and an excellent forum for networking. The unparalleled three day event attracts leading experts, opinion-leaders and policy-makers to its plenaries and workshop sessions tackling front line topics.

    Don’t miss out on the chance to engage with other top industry professionals, keep on top of the most recent innovations, trends & opportunities in the inclusive finance sector and attend the ceremony for the European Microfinance Award.

    NextBillion will be a media sponsor at the event, offering special coverage.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    November 20
    2019

    Webinar: Scaling Social Business With Impact Measurement & Management

    “All About Outcomes,” a new webinar series to generate dialogue between the leaders and change-makers from the respective fields. Together we intend to learn about challenges, solutions, and risks of each Sustainable Development Goals theme area.

    This program is a Live Webinar & Q&A that is accessible from any web-enabled computer or mobile device.

    SI2 is an impact-first investment fund with a European scope scaling innovative social businesses with funding, access to markets, and expertise. The fund thrives for a world where both entrepreneurs and investors engage in addressing the most pressing societal problems of our time.

    Social Value International is a network of networks, united by a shared mission to change the way the world accounts for value. With members in 45 countries representing a range of disciplines in public, private, and civil society sectors, SVI is changing the way society accounts for value.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    November 20
    2019

    Webinar: A Conversation with VillageReach and Gavi

    Are drones the future of health care delivery? Join us for this webinar conversation with Hamadou Dicko from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Dr. Olivier Defawe and Luciana Maxim from VillageReach.

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  • Amman, Jordan - 2 Days
    Monday
    November 25
    2019

    Impact Investment and Blended Finance

    The executive program on “How to use public funds to attract private investment for high-impact enterprises addressing the SDGs” is organized by UNDP Jordan in collaboration with the University of Zurich, Social Finance Academy and Convergence targeting development agencies, foundations, public or multi-lateral organizations and financing institutions with a focus on development.
    This actionable, practice-driven program is specifically designed for providers of public or philanthropic funding, who strive to maximize the impact of their grants or investments and want to be on top of the most innovative solutions and trends. It includes expert lecturers and CEOs including from University of Oxford, Social Value UK, Convergence, Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth at the University of Zurich and Roots of Impact.
    The two-day program will provide valuable insights on strategies and instruments to “leverage” own resources by blending it with private investment for small and growing businesses in developing and emerging countries. It will also shed light on the whole spectrum of finance for impact and international development. A specific focus will be on catalytic financing tools that are able to attract additional capital for high-impact enterprises. While the idea to create blended finance models is compelling, one specific approach holds particular promise: empowering high-impact enterprises with market-based solutions to scale and deliver positive impact in a sustainable way – a bottom-up approach.
    Participants will be invited to have a structured discussion with our education program team in an individual on-boarding call before the training. A pre-course knowledge package will also be made available ahead of the training. The on-boarding will include exploring personal objectives and background discussing pre-course learnings and investigating any specific issues that the participants would like to cover during the 2-day learning experience.
    Please note that places are limited, and registration is based on a first-come first-served basis (max 25 participants). Deadline for early bird registration is October 24th .
  • Mumbai, India - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    November 26
    2019

    Sankalp Global Summit

    Established in 2009, Sankalp Forum was the first platform for high impact Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in India, and rapidly became one of the world’s largest platforms for social entrepreneurship. In 2013, Sankalp Forum expanded to Africa with the ambition of accelerating enterprise growth and building an India-Africa innovation and technology transfer corridor. Sankalp holds various events around the year to support growth of SMEs and innovative ideas to resolves issues for the underserved communities.

    Since its launch in 2009 Sankalp Forum – an Intellecap Initiative – has created an  ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, multilaterals and policy makers who are committed to furthering the cause of development through entrepreneurship and innovation.

    It is designed to initiate dialog and enable action through innovation and entrepreneurship at the base of the pyramid across five (5) high impact sectors: Agriculture, Food & Rural Businesses, Education, Clean Energy, Health, Water & Sanitation, and Technology for Development.

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  • Dakar, Senegal - 2 Days
    Friday
    November 29
    2019

    2nd African Islamic Fintech Summit

    The International Islamic Finance Training Institute (IIFTI) and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) member of the IsDB Group, and in collaboration with Tamweel Africa Holding (TAH), are organizing the 2nd  African Islamic Fintech Summit (SAIFI) on the 29 – 30 November 2019 at Radisson Blu Dakar Sea Plaza – Senegal

    The event titled “African Financial Inclusion in the Digital Era”, serves as a Reverse linkage platform to  enhance the entrepreneurship ecosystem and  to contribute to the African Digital Financial Inclusion Agenda. African financial institutions and Economic Decision Makers are invited to explore

    African financial institutions, Economic Decision Makers and Fintech operators are invited to explore and expose the latest  FinTech solutions and innovative idea(s).

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  • Washington, DC - 5 Days
    Monday
    December 2
    2019

    Back to Boulder: Enhancing Strategic Relevance in Microfinance (B2B)

    It is with pleasure that we announce the 4th edition of the Back to Boulder:  Enhancing Strategic Relevance in Microfinance (B2B) program with a special track dedicated to digital financial services designed for C-Suite level executives and board members of financial service providers which will be held from December 2-6, 2019 in Washington, D.C., USA.

    The field of financial inclusion currently faces a contradiction in many markets: clients remain unbanked while certain market pockets have become oversaturated and highly challenging. Our new Back to Boulder:  Enhancing Strategic Relevance in Microfinance program brings together leaders from within and outside of the microfinance community, as well as international experts in leadership and change management, to provide participants with practical tools, cases and experiences in the areas of:

    • Risk Governance: Developing strategic responses to risk and crisis in order to protect the resiliency of your institution.
    • Enhanced Competitiveness: In these times of increased competition for clients’ wallets that comes from new delivery channels and disruptive innovators, we explore how to attract, keep and deepen relationships with clients.
    • Digital Financial Services:  What questions do directors need to ask as their teams develop and embark on digital strategies? Guided by innovators and specialists, explore both successful and failed cases while learning how to identify key factors.

    Through 32 academic hours, participants learn from over 15 renowned experts from within and outside of the microfinance community. Morning and afternoon plenary sessions provide insights into the complex nature of change leadership and explore how to remain pertinent given current market forces.

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