Supporting Young Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

Join us on 20 April at Banque de Luxembourg for the next Midi de la microfinance to learn how financial inclusion can strengthen the contribution of young entrepreneurs (aged between 15 and 34) to the economy of the Global South. Nearly one in three people in the world is a young person and almost 90% of them live in low- and middle-income countries. Moreover, facing the prospect of unemployment, poverty, and vulnerable forms of employment, this young and dynamic segment of the population tends to look abroad for better opportunities.

We are honoured to welcome Franz Fayot, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs of Luxembourg, as a panellist of the first Midi in Luxembourg in two years. Minister Fayot will be joined in the discussion by Dr. Alfred Hannig, Executive Director of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, and Patrick Losch, ADA Chairman. The panel will be moderated by Gerhard Coetzee, CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) Lead Customer Value.

This Midi will allow stakeholders to exchange experiences and to discuss their  plans for fostering youth entrepreneurship in developing countries, a strategic focus area for Luxembourg and the global microfinance sector.

Feel free to submit any questions you may have for the panellists to Please note that we may not be able to address all topics, we will therefore select the questions for the panel.

Location: Virtual

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022