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The Association of Microfinance institutions of Uganda (AMFIU), East African Microfinance Network, and Uganda Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development have organised the 3rd East Africa Microfinance Summit 2017. The summit will run under the theme Digital Financial Inclusion: a Reflection on the Perspectives, Pros and Challenges for Various Stakeholders. It will take place from 16th – 17th November 2017, Hotel Africana, Kampala Uganda.
About the Microfinance Summit
The East Africa Microfinance Summit is an annual regional event that brings together various microfinance stakeholders to share experiences, introduce innovations and facilitate networking amongst various stakeholders.
This is the 3rd event being organized in East Africa following summits hosted in Kenya and Tanzania in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The past summits have attracted over 300 participants from Central Banks from the East African region, financial services providers, academic institutions, wholesale lenders, social investors, donors and development partners among others.
About the theme
The theme; “Digital Financial Inclusion: a Reflection on the Perspectives, Pros and Challenges for Various Stakeholders” considers the fact that both financial are offering digital financial services to the public. But is it really a simple binary choice between technology and tradition? Can we find a “third way” to maintain the unique value of microfinance within the digital world? What does a microfinance institution need to go digital, and what are the risks? This Summit will be a key platform to debate the trade-offs, make the case for digital, and critically examine what aspects of traditional service delivery we need to improve.
Tentative Summit Programme
Presenters have been invited based on their expert knowledge and experience in line with conference theme and sub themes. Download the programme here
The summit is expected to attract over 400 microfinance stakeholders and these will include:
- Financial Institutions
- Microfinance networks
- Government and Central Banks
- Mobile Network companies
- Social Investors, Donors and Development Partners
- Technology Companies
- Researchers/Academic Institutions
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