The concept of Microfinance was introduced about 35 years ago. However, now it is not just a poverty reduction tool but a foundation for further financial sector development in developing countries. At present, the sector is facing significant changes:
- new products are being developed and launched by MFIs (microfinance institutions)
- more and more traditional financial institutions, such as banks and credit unions are getting involved in microfinance
- local authorities are developing and tuning up regulations in order to facilitate and speed up further financial sector development
- microfinance is seen as a reliable sector for private equity investments
For the 8th consecutive year, we at Uniglobal are committed to continue with the tradition of bringing on board a unique network of experts and senior level speakers who will share their experiences & perspectives on current and future trends and challenges in microfinance despite the difficult economic climate and ongoing changes in regulation.
Event will gather together development organizations, banks, specialized microfinance institutions, foundations, and responsible investment managers. The participants will discuss transparency, regulations, transformation of MF industry, social reporting standards, investment, risk and asset management, and innovation from a different angle (senior top level speakers that will bring lessons learned in order to derive applicable solutions)
Johannesburg, South Africa - 1 DayThursday
Do you support the entrepreneurship ecosystem in South Africa? Join us for ANDE SA’s event of the year! You can expect to:
Gain insights from key local industry reports in a totally new way – no boring presentations! Enjoy a three-course meal Hear from our special guest, ANDE’s Executive Director Randall Kempner who will be visiting us from DC to launch ANDE’s State of the SGB Sector 2017 Impact report. Compete against your colleagues and peers (and see if you learnt anything about the featured reports) in a fun and interactive quiz Stand a chance to win prizes in our ANDE member awards and raffle Be inspired by an engaging entrepreneur feature (to be announced) Network with other key representatives in your sector and strengthen the SA entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Global Health University offers free webinars with leading experts in global health and social entrepreneurship.
Learn from leading experts about responsible funding for innovation and impact. The webinar will include guidance and advice from five panelists, as well as ample opportunity to ask the speakers questions about funding. Learn about the complexities of funding for innovation, lessons learned regarding various funding mechanisms, as well as important ethical considerations. This webinar is ideal for students and professionals interested in global health, innovation, and social entrepreneurship.
Day and Time: Thursday, September 6, 4-5pm Eastern Time
- Paul Ellingstad, Managing Partner, PTI Advisors
- Jordan Levy, Chief External Relations Officer, Ubuntu Pathways
- Ted London, Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Senior Research Fellow, William Davidson Institute
- Marie H. Martin, Assistant Director, Education and Training, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Research Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
- James Nardella, Principal, Skoll Foundation
RSVP Required: Attendance at the free webinar on September 6 requires advanced RSVP by noon ET on September 6. Please submit this form to RSVP, and we will thereafter provide you with participation instructions by email. Please be sure that you provide your correct email address so that you receive the participation instructions.