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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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