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  • Mumbai, India - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    December 11
    2018

    10th Sankalp Global Summit

    For 10 years, Sankalp has been convening the world’s most promising entrepreneurs along with investors, policy makers, government officials and many other ecosystem builders under one roof. This year, Sankalp Global Summit celebrates a decade of facilitating change in some of the world’s most underserved communities.

    Join us in Mumbai this December as we explore what the coming years will look like for five high-impact sectors: Agriculture, Livelihoods, Clean Energy, Financial Inclusion and Health over 2 days.

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  • New Delhi, India - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    December 11
    2018

    Inclusive Finance India Summit 2018

    Inclusive Finance India is a global policy platform on financial Inclusion setup with the objective of enabling cross-pollination of best practices and breakthroughs,specifically to influence India’s Financial Inclusion strategy and campaign. Inclusive Finance India, with its legacy of more than 14 years, has provided a strong articulation for building a vision and a strong ecosystem with clearly defined roles for stakeholders and making key recommendations on financial inclusion policy, regulation, supervision,  technology advancements, client protection and institutional framework.

    The Inclusive Finance India Summit strives to bring together all stakeholders in the financial inclusion value chain and to help create an ecosystem where all efforts collaborate and contribute to a large aggregate outcome. The Summit seeks to inform, influence and support policy towards strengthening an enabling environment, besides providing a platform to discuss key issues and challenges and build consensus on the way forward. Appropriate session themes that will help in understanding the roles of diverse stakeholders, identify impeding and enabling factors, assess the value of different models, understand technological innovations, private sector initiatives and government initiatives that focus on financial inclusion are designed for discussions and recommendations.

    The Summit also provides opportunities for learning from experiences and innovations in other regions of the world. The Summit invites participation from the Ministry of Finance, the Reserve Bank of India, banks, payments gateways, multilateral/bilateral agencies, private sector and other stakeholders from within and outside the country to share experiences and delve and deep dive into critical issues.

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  • Abu Dhabi, UAE - 2 Days
    Wednesday
    December 12
    2018

    Arab #FinTex Symposium: Blockchain and Financial Inclusion

    At the nexus of financial technology and economic development, the 2018 Arab #FinTex Symposium provides a platform for policymakers, academics, and professionals to elaborate regional and global developments in blockchain technology and financial inclusion. A key outcome will be about identifying effective applications as well as conducive policy and regulatory approaches to financial technology that hold promise – or have proven successful – for transformative change in the Arab economies.

    Representatives from 22 countries in the region and beyond will join the event held by Arab Monetary Fund, GIZ, Alliance for Financial Inclusion, and World Bank in cooperation with the Central Bank of the UAE.

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  • Auckland, New Zealand - 2 Days
    Thursday
    January 24
    2019

    Tourism & the SDGs Conference 2019

    The Institute of Development Studies at Massey University will host the 1st Tourism and the SDGs conference (Tourism4SDGs19) from 24-25 January 2019 at our Albany campus, Auckland, New Zealand.

    The Sustainable Development Goals, ratified at the United Nations in 2015 and set to guide global development through to 2030, urge governments, industry and communities alike to engage in direct efforts to work in more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable ways. As one of the world’s largest industries, tourism should address sustainability issues head on. There is certainly a great deal of rhetoric on the virtues and promise of tourism as a tool for sustainable development, and there have been positive steps towards sustainability by many companies, governments and others. However, it is also claimed that the tourism industry has oversold its sustainable potential:  “Tourism hides its unsustainability behind a mask that is all the more beguiling because it appears so sustainable. We too easily imagine that tourism as the embodiment of sustainability, when in reality it may represent unrealized hopes and desires for the world we want to live in, the environments we want to inhabit, and economy we want to participate in” (Hollenhorst et al. 2014: 306).

    This conference on Tourism and the SDGs offers the opportunity for a wide range of scholars and tourism stakeholders to discuss and debate both (i) challenges to tourism contributing to the SDGs, and (ii) ways in which tourism can deliver on its potential to be more inclusive, equitable and sustainable, in line with the values embedded in the Global Goals.

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  • Cairo, Egypt - 2 Days
    Thursday
    January 24
    2019

    Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium 2019

    The second edition of the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium provides a forum for dialogue for brings together telecom regulators, central banks, mobile network operators, digital financial service (DFS) providers, standards bodies, international organizations and fintech innovators to share their experience and views on the main challenges to be addressed for scaling up DFS. The main objectives of the Symposium are to:

    • Provide a unique platform for regulators, policymakers and DFS experts to share lessons learned about the different digital financial models and services, the regulatory sandbox approach, ways to mitigate risks in fast changing ICT and digital payment environments, and the impact of emerging technologies on the ecosystem.
    • Showcase digital financial inclusion initiatives and innovations taking place at the international level.
    • Provide thought leadership on digital financial inclusion strategies and technological innovations in the area of DFS.

    The Symposium is a unique platform to share experience and expertise relevant to the latest market trends and policy innovations in financial inclusion and digital finance.

    Venue: ​Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Hotel, First Settlement, Ring Road, 11477 Cairo, Egypt
    Organized by: ITU​ jointly with World Bank GroupCPMI, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Hosted by: ​ ​The National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA)
    Participation: Free of charge

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  • Scotts Valley, CA - 2 Days
    Monday
    January 28
    2019

    The World-Changing Women’s Summit

    Picture a place where ancient redwoods tower above, hiking trails extend for miles, and yogameditation, and massageare offered daily.

    Now imagine what it would be like to be at this place connecting with hundreds of other female change agents who are working to make the world a better place.

    See yourself having deep conversations with your peers about what matters most in business, laughing with new friends, and connecting and networking with the leading businesswomen from around the world at a world-class retreat center.

    We’re curating a powerhouse group of female leaders to share wisdom, find inspiration, and connect around best practices for leading and thriving in the conscious business world.

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  • Cape Coast, Ghana - 2 Days
    Thursday
    February 7
    2019

    2019 Microfinance Conference

    The Faculty of Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Legal Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana has been organizing Microfinance Conferences since 2006. The Conference over the years has attracted local and international participants from the industry, academia, governmental organizations and ministries and development partner institutions. The Tenth in the series of the Conference will be organized under the theme: Microfinance and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • Mérida, Mexico - 2 Days
    Monday
    February 18
    2019

    2019 Metrics from the Ground Up

    Join ANDE in Mérida, Mexico this February for two days of conversations focused on emerging practices in measurement, practical strategies for adoption, and lessons from your peers who are supporting small and growing businesses in emerging markets.

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