SAM 2019: It’s All About Impact

The African Microfinance Week (referred to as the SAM, based on the French acronym) is a major conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years. The main ambition of the SAM is to provide a unified African platform for exchange on the microfinance issues facing the African continent by bringing together all the professionals of the sector – investors, MFIs, researchers, banks, networks, innovators, governments and others.

This year, the conference will be on the following topic: “How to Reach the Sustainable Development Goals: What is the Role of Inclusive Finance?”

Themes of the SAM 2019
Through a range of plenary events and breakout sessions, SAM 2019 will address the following themes, among others:

  • Agricultural finance.
  • Macro-level alignment with SDGs.
  • Digital finance and fintech.
  • Cash transfers.
  • Small & medium enterprise development and youth employment.
  • Gender inequality.

Location: Ouagadougo, Burkina Faso

Dates: October 21, 2019 - October 25, 2019