Monday, February 6, 2006

Pro-Poor Innovation Challenge Award Recipient Workshop
February 7-9, 2006, Rome, Italy

CGAP and IFAD will co-sponsor a three-day workshop for a select group of former Pro-Poor Innovation Challenge (PPIC) grant winners in Rome, February 7-9, 2006. The PPIC program funds smaller institutions (those that fall below the donor radar screen) that demonstrate effective models and methodologies for deepening outreach and impact, while working toward sustainability. The PPIC awards, of up to $50,000 to five institutions in each round, are used to support the organizations’ operational costs.

The purpose of the workshop is to take stock of the PPIC program – learn from its successes and shortcomings – in order to contribute to industry knowledge on how to best reach ever larger numbers of the poorest. PPIC workshop participants represent various innovations and diverse regions. A final report on the lessons learned from the program will be made publicly available in March.

For more information about this workshop go to the CGAP page.