BiD Network is offering impact investors a chance to explore emerging market business opportunities first-hand during the Impact Investment Trip! BiD Network is hosting a week-long trip from 18-23 November 2018 to Uganda to give (potential) investors a chance to learn more about cross-border investing in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as to immerse themselves in the local culture.
Visit ventures on location, meet qualified entrepreneurs in person, meet local investors and other stakeholders, see with your own eyes what impact an investment will make and get a behind the scenes look at doing business in East Africa: these are just some of the key features of this impact journey. Travel together with a group of like-minded investors and be guided by BiD Network’s experienced deal makers. Get ready to explore innovative Ugandan businesses in a fun and adventurous environment!
The European Microfinance Network (EMN) and the Microfinance Centre (MFC) are pleased to invite you to the Brussels-based event to celebrate the 4th European Microfinance Day (EMD)
On the occasion of the 4th European Microfinance Day Campaign, EMN and MFC are proud to announce that this year’s Brussels-based event will take place on 26 October. A panel debate will be organised in line with the 4th EMD tagline:
“E=mc² – an investigation of the exponential impact of microcredit”
The European Microfinance Day (EMD) aims to raise awareness of microfinance as a tool to fight social and financial exclusion in Europe. In this edition of the EMD, EMN and MFC organise a panel debate involving several practitioners, an impact investor and a public authority representative to debate on the social impact of microfinance and how can this impact be further developed.
The support of innovative funding sources (either public or private) will be fundamental for the further & good development of the sector and creating new opportunities for the “missing entrepreneurs”.
The panel debate will be followed by the launching ceremony of Helenos, the first private equity fund for inclusive finance in Europe.
The Government of Kenya, the Government of Ghana, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invite you to a high-level side event during UN General Assembly week.
Register by Tuesday, 18 September 2018
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Bridging Financing Gaps For Greater Health Equity and Impact: The 2018 Global Financing Facility Annual ReportEvery year, in 50 countries across the world, more than 5 million mothers and children die from preventable conditions and their economies lose billions of dollars to poor health and nutrition. Inadequate funding is one of the reasons for the slow progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Launched in Addis Ababa in July 2015, the Global Financing Facility in support of Every Woman Every Child (GFF) is driving new approaches to financing. It strives to recognize that countries themselves are the engines of progress and that the role of external assistance is to support countries both to get more results from the existing resources and to increase the total volume of financing. It accomplishes these goals by increasing efficiency, mobilizing public domestic resources, linking and aligning concessional financing and external resources, and leveraging the private sector.To understand the GFF model, discuss its direction and reflect on challenges so far and ways of addressing these, the Center for Global Development (CGD) and the GFF invite you to the launch of the GFF’s annual report in London. Through a series of presentations and a moderated panel discussion, we will highlight some of the report’s key findings as well as the results of a new impact assessment, offering participants an opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion.With the success that the GFF has already achieved, and an upcoming replenishment moment in November, the event provides an opportune time to consider past lessons learned and evaluate the GFF’s potential future impact.
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Do you support the entrepreneurship ecosystem in South Africa? Join us for ANDE SA’s event of the year! You can expect to:
Gain insights from key local industry reports in a totally new way – no boring presentations! Enjoy a three-course meal Hear from our special guest, ANDE’s Executive Director Randall Kempner who will be visiting us from DC to launch ANDE’s State of the SGB Sector 2017 Impact report. Compete against your colleagues and peers (and see if you learnt anything about the featured reports) in a fun and interactive quiz Stand a chance to win prizes in our ANDE member awards and raffle Be inspired by an engaging entrepreneur feature (to be announced) Network with other key representatives in your sector and strengthen the SA entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Hear from some of the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs who are tackling issues of poverty and the planet at Miller Center’s 2018 GSBI Investor Showcase at Santa Clara University on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
These social entrepreneurs are on a mission to provide those most in need with safe drinking water, improved livelihoods, access to education, agricultural support, and so much more.
The presenting for-profit and nonprofit organizations are participating in Miller Center’s signature 10-month accelerator program —accompanied by assigned Silicon Valley executive mentors— and will showcase plans to scale their solutions to impact even more lives across the globe.
Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development Studies (IDSAsr) has organized the 9th IDSAsr National Seminar on the theme Financial Inclusion in the Digital Economy. The seminar will aim to reorient the process of financial inclusions towards sustainability, which in turn has the potential to impact the way people think.
Millions of families live on the border between self-sufficiency and destitution, and financial exclusion pushes them in the wrong direction. That’s why the government of India has set the goal of establishing a banking outlet in every village.
The seminar will help to equip people with knowledge and skills making them more competent and confident while at the same time increasing their opportunities for leading a healthy and productive lifestyle in harmony with nature and with concern for social values, gender equity and cultural diversity.
In honor of our 10th anniversary, the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI) invites you to participate in a one-day symposium, Getting Inclusion Right, to be held at The National Press Club in Washington, DC on November 1, 2018.
Come join a select group of actors and influencers in the financial inclusion arena as we consider what we must get right if financial inclusion is to reach its full promise – access to a full suite of financial services delivered with quality to all who can use them to improve their lives.
We will convene a variety of distinguished thinkers and practitioners for a day of discussion and debate to help set the agenda for the next decade.