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  • New York, NY - 1 Day
    Monday
    September 18
    2017

    Impact Investor Gathering in New York City

    The GIIN and The Abraaj Group welcome you to New York City for a senior-level impact investor gathering, held alongside the UN General Assembly. Join fellow industry leaders to advance the impact investing industry and tackle key issues, such as:

    • Advancing progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals;
      • Workshopping emerging fit-for-purpose investment models;
      • Creating best practices in the use of blended finance; and
      • Attracting new players to the impact investing market.

    Formal agenda and registration information to follow. For more information, please email pmurphy@thegiin.org.

    *The GIIN is also hosting a European Member event in Zurich on December 7-8, 2017. Stay tuned for more information or emailjscott@thegiin.org with inquiries.

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  • New York, NY - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    September 12
    2017

    TrustLaw Training: Social Enterprise & Impact Investing

    On 12-13 September 2017, the TrustLaw team brings its successful Social Enterprise and Impact Investing Training back to New York City for a two half-day, CLE-accredited course. The training explores key legal issues and trends in social entrepreneurship and impact investing and provides lawyers and other professionals with the skills they need to advise different stakeholders in the sector.

    This course is the first of its kind to combine hands-on legal training with practical case studies and excellent networking opportunities, facilitating strategic discussions and the sharing of best practices in the realm of social innovation.

    We are delighted to thank the following partners, whose support has made this course possible.

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  • Cairo, Egypt - 5 Days
    Monday
    August 14
    2017

    The Acceleration Program for Microfinance Institutions – Egypt

    The Microfinance Association Acceleration program will teach participants the fundamental concepts specific to your country on how your institution can accelerate, improve its performance and at the same time deliver innovative products and services to those that at the bottom of the economic pyramid.

    The program is shaped around strategic management consulting; it would assist participants to integrate best practices for operations, governance, risk management, financial analysis and fundraising.

    Module 1 – Introductory Microfinance;
    Module 2 – Social Performance Management;
    Module 3 – Financial Analysis for Practitioners;
    Module 4 – Introduction to Risk Management;
    Module 5 – Financial Inclusion.

    Course Fees and Important Information:

    • The course fee is USD 750 per delegate (lunch is provided).

    Send your registration request to ade@microfinanceassociation.org.

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  • Nairobi, Kenya - 5 Days
    Monday
    August 7
    2017

    Crash Course on Microfinance & Financial Inclusion

    This course is designed to enable participants to be effectively equipped with knowledge and skills of microfinance and financial inclusion. This one-week training course is for microfinance managers and operators, regulatory bodies, investors, supporters, donors, legal advisors, board members and commentators on, financial inclusion and the institutions, which provide these services.

    Course Outline:

    • Understanding Microfinance and Financial Inclusion;
    • Importance of Financial Statements;
    • Building blocks for starting microfinance programs;
    • Measuring Performance;
    • Savings, micro-insurance and other financial products;
    • Sustainability and Profitability;
    • Social Performance and Impact;
    • Case study;
    • Regulations and Supervision;
    • The Way Forward.

    Fees and Expenses:

    • The tuition fee is USD 2000 per delegate inclusive of accommodation with satellite, internet connectivity, meals, course material and airport pick-up, certificate of participation and networking opportunities.
    • To attend, full payment must be received by 31 July 2017.

    Registration: Please fill the attached registration form and send to info@financialinclusionadvocacy.org.

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  • Accra, Ghana - 5 Days
    Monday
    July 24
    2017

    Financial Analysis for Microfinance Practitioners – Accra, Ghana

    This one-week training course for MFIs will provide participants with an understanding of the different tools used by MFIs, what they mean, and how they can be used to keep track of an institution’s financial performance over time.

    Participants would also learn how to format financial statements for decision making, adjust for inflation and subsidies, measure portfolio quality, asset/liability management, efficiency, and productivity.

    Key Topics:

    • Framework for evaluating microfinance banks;
    • Country risk assessment;
    • Industry risk;
    • Bank specific – ownership and support levels;
    • Analyzing non-financial information;
    • Risk faced by MFIs;
    • Non-performing loan;
    • Review of profit and loss accounts;
    • Ratio analysis and the importance;
    • Gap analysis.

    Target Audience:

    Who should attend: Regulatory officers, potential social investors, senior managers in MFIs, senior managers in NGO’s, senior managers in socially responsible investment firms, independent practitioners, consulting firms, central bank officials, donor agencies, change management consulting organizations, private equity firms, microfinance and microcredit practitioners.

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  • Turin, Italy - 19 Days
    Monday
    July 17
    2017

    3rd Annual Boulder Rural and Agricultural Finance Program (RAFP)

    The 3rd edition of the Boulder RAFP in English will be held alongside the English and French language Boulder MFT program in Turin, Italy from July 17th to August 4th, 2017.

    The 2017 Boulder RAFP will offer 12 elective courses to choose from delivered by the Boulder Faculty, a diverse group of world-renowned experts, covering a broad range of topics and viewpoints. The program will also feature The Boulder Rural and Agricultural Finance Master Class, a dynamic roundtable event designed and led by Panos Varangis (World Bank), Massimo Pera (FAO) and Emilio Hernandez (CGAP) that brings together over 10 world renowned experts in Rural and Agricultural Finance to discuss financial inclusion in rural settings from a holistic point of view. Each morning, participants take part in this discussion and debate on different aspects of rural and agricultural finance, the lessons learned, and the diversity of approaches.

    The Rural and Agricultural Finance Program is a highly specialized program offered for experienced rural and agricultural finance practitioners and institutions. The objective of RAFP is to enable inclusive and efficient food and agricultural systems, as well as promote financial inclusion by strengthening the technical capacity of service providers and those institutions serving rural SMEs and smallholder farmers.

    Event Venue:

    • International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ITC-ILO), Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10, 10127, Turin, Italy.

    Costs: 

    • USD 4,900 (USD 500 non-refundable registration fee and USD 4,400 course fee) and covers courses, coffee breaks, inaugural and graduation dinners, and some extracurricular activities. Participants are responsible for the cost of travel to Turin, accommodations, meals, and incidentals. There are also a variety of weekend day trips arranged by the ITC-ILO that cost in the range of EUR 35 – 90 per trip.

    See short video clip from Boulder RAFP 2016

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  • New York, NY - 1 Day
    Monday
    July 17
    2017

    Maintaining momentum and delivering action on ‘leave no one behind’

    This breakfast event, hosted on the first ministerial day of the 2017 High-Level Political Forum, brings together ministers, senior officials, permanent representatives and ‘leave no one behind’ stakeholders and champions to review progress and share inspiring examples of progress. The event builds on commitments made at a Government of The Netherlands and ODI-hosted 2016 HLPF side event: Early action to leave no one behind: delivering for the world’s poorest people.

    At this event, three countries present overviews of their approach to ‘leaving no one behind’ in their national contexts. The event also launches a new ODI ‘leave no one behind index’, assessing the ‘leave no one behind’ readiness of the 44 countries presenting their Voluntary National Reviews at this year’s HLPF, along with detailed findings from analysis in five of those countries of the extent to which donor aid targets the poorest.

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  • Berlin, Germany - 3 Days
    Monday
    September 4
    2017

    NGOs and inclusive business: a workshop to uncover lessons learned

    Project Context

    For NGOs,  inclusive business can be an innovative and complementary approach to contribute to development goals, especially in countries with diminishing donor support and increasing private sector presence. Indeed, NGOs are already taking different roles, which range from corporate partnerships to develop inclusive business models, to setting up own social ventures or facilitating impact investments. It does, however, require a new approach and mindset. While each NGO has gathered individual experiences, there is little exchange on lessons learned and good practices to advance NGO engagement in inclusive business.

    Project Objective

    Endeva is organising a ‘peer-to-peer learning’ workshop, accompanied by several webinars, targeted at leading international NGOs. Our goal is to facilitate the exchange of experiences on the various roles NGOs can take in inclusive business, as well as related organisational aspects.

    Project Output

    The workshop, taking place in Berlin on September 4-6, will provide space to share common pitfalls and best practices between peers, aiming to further and improve the organization’s inclusive business models. We will also draw upon Endeva’s extensive knowledge gained from working with, studying and setting-up NGO-driven inclusive business. Following the workshop, participants will receive a detailed documentation of the outcomes and a follow-up conversation focusing on their specific challenges and ideas.

    If you are interested in joining and learning more about the workshop, please send an email to Isabel at i.vonblomberg@endeva.org.

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