The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship seeks to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems by uniting social entrepreneurs with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change. Forum delegates represent nearly 65 countries and participate in a range of interactive events in which delegates can openly share, collaborate, innovate, and, ultimately, advance social entrepreneurship.
2018 Theme: The Power of Proximity
In order to address inequality and injustice, we must more deeply understand the current status quo—and how to disrupt it. There is no other way to do this than to engage with, and be close to the people and communities facing deep and persistent biases of all kinds. We’ll hear from community leaders, activists, social entrepreneurs, and innovators who bring a profound appreciation of our shared challenges and who have worked from within and side-by-side with communities to find solutions.
Since its inception in 2014, Sankalp Africa has become one of the region’s leading events for social entrepreneurship and impact investing. The summit witnesses hundreds of game changing social entrepreneurs interact with investors and ecosystem builders every year. Join us for the 6th edition in 2019!
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.
Join BFA and Financial Inclusion on Business Runways (FIBR) for a two-day event with a live debate on hot-button issues in the financial industry. The event will explore how to innovate and forge joint ventures more effectively, and demo new tech applications for financial inclusion.
The goal of the event is to facilitate dynamic engagement among a group of fintech innovators, financial institutions, services providers, telcos, financial authorities, investors, and influencers – to support and strengthen a vibrant financial ecosystem in Africa.
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.
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.
B2B Infomedia “BFSI FUSION 2018” is India’s only exclusive event for business development in the Microfinance / Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) & Urban Cooperative Banking sector. It brings along decision-makers of MFIs/NBFCs, Urban Cooperative Banks, senior officials from RBI/NABARD/SIDBI, leaders and influencers from BFSI industry on a unique platform for reflection, discussion, cooperation, and training on major trends and their current and future issues, supported and enhanced by the attendance of National recognized experts.
The 25th World Congress is co-organized by WSBI, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), State Bank of India and the National Savings Institute. The World Congress aims at bringing WSBI members and all interested retail bankers and stakeholders together to discuss the topics that define the future of the retail banking sector.
It will also showcase the positive role of locally-focused banks in bringing the fruits of globalization to the local level. Rural finance, financial inclusion and digitization will be particularly discussed topics.
The congress features speakers and panelists from WSBI’s membership as well as experts from the banking sector around the world. It offers the attendees insights during high-impact panel discussions. Among them, WSBI will welcome high-level speakers from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Mastercard Foundation, the UNCDF, the Asian Development Bank Institute and more.
The event will offer the attendees insights during high-impact panel discussions. It is also an excellent opportunity to create and strengthen business relationships and to promote products and services to an international audience of retail bankers and policy makers.