Sanabel’s 2017 Conference: Financial Inclusion in the Arab Countries

Sanabel is pleased to announce this year’s annual conference which will be held in Beirut, Lebanon between November 7-8, 2017.

Sanabel, the Microfinance Network of Arab Countries was officially established in 2002, and together this year we will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary which will be reflected in our conference theme “Financial Inclusion in the Arab Countries; A Journey of Collaboration and Achievements“.

Spanning from Morocco to Yemen, Sanabel members have led the sector from its infancy as small NGOs, testing themselves as pioneers and becoming today’s leaders in a region full of potential and opportunities, and at times challenging environments. However, the simple existence and continued growth observed at Sanabel is a true reflection of the success of its members who have collectively served millions of marginalized men, women and youth across the region.

Sanabel members, together with their partners, funders, investors and governments, have progressed in their journey over the last two decades. Discussions of the merits of microcredit have evolved into discussions of transformation, product diversification, risk management, good governance and ultimately leading to a broader goal of financial inclusion for all. While we stand together today empowered by our past successes and enhanced experiences, we look forward to a future of ambitious goals that result in increasing our impact and achieving tangible results in our race towards socially and financially inclusive communities across the Arab region.

The Sanabel’s 2017 Conference as usual will provide a platform for discussions, debates and networking opportunities for all regional and global stakeholders where experiences and knowledge are shared among peers.

We look forward to welcoming you all at Sanabel’s 2017 Conference in Lebanon, and will be sharing on this platform conference updates as they become available in the weeks and months to come.

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Dates: November 7, 2017 - November 8, 2017