This course will focus on building skills and knowledge in community-based approaches in microfinance with emphasis on savings-led models, such as village savings and loan associations (VSLAs), SHGs and their federations, financial cooperatives and credit unions, and other member-owned models from across the world. The course will have class room sessions based on case studies, interface sessions with the practitioners, policy makers, technical service providers and subject experts. It will also have field-trips to large scale successful programs related to community based microfinance.
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This annual two day event will have issues relating to sustainable livelihoods of the poor being discussed. Sector experts, academicians, innovators, practitioners as well as policy advocacy leaders and policy makers will share their experiences, build consensus, and define the road map and strategies for ensuring sustainable livelihoods for the poor.
This event for trustees, CEOs, program officers, and investment/MRI/PRI officers will convene foundations who are active in mission investing. Hosted in the heart of downtown Washington, DC, at the offices of AARP Foundation, foundations will learn about opportunities to build active partnerships to advance their work and increase their impact.
Rickshaw Rising Challenge calls for applications from business endeavors that are disrupting the auto-rickshaw sector in India for the chance to secure a place in a 6-month business support program and funding of up to US $50,000 each! Do you have a business solution that has the potential to deliver large-scale improvements in quality of service, access, safety, environmental impact, and livelihoods in the auto-rickshaw space?
If so, we want to hear from you! Applications will be accepted through 20th December 2013.
A three-day event highlighting innovations in the development of rural and agricultural livelihoods, financial inclusion, and increasing rural food security and nutrition in Africa.
Organized by the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, the fifth Subsistence Marketplace Conference takes place June 13-15, 2014. Specific themes include consumption and conservation, entrepreneurship, substantive domains of subsistence, diverse geographies, social innovation, and curricular innovation. Academics, students, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, and business and nonprofit practitioners are encouraged to submit papers and attend. Submission deadline: Jan.
In convening the inaugural Sankalp Africa Summit in Nairobi, Sankalp Forum aims to bring an ecosystem-focused lens to conversations but more importantly actions to drive inclusive development. It also aims to build bridges between developing countries of the Global South starting with an India-Africa corridor.
The Summit is not a passive event; your participation matters. Most discussions will be "in the round" without a formal stage. Most activities will involve live interaction in a creative process. The agenda is geared toward intensive relationship-building, practical implementation, real-time "making" of solutions, and design-based modeling. You will learn, bond, build, and create together with your peers. You will experience a unique environment that is designed for you to learn about ecosystems while creating one in real life.
This event aims to explore frontier issues in finance for the poor and address challenges faced by both low and high-income countries. The 5-day training program will have a combination of lectures, case studies, and group exercises. The curriculum covers a range of financial services, highlighting the needs that they address, discussing the design challenges they pose, and incorporating evidence and insights from their various contexts.
This one week training is designed to enhance the collective capabilities of institutions by building individual knowledge and skills to achieve strategic goals. The training will cover the following modules: Introduction to microfinance; Social performance management; Governance and human resources; Product development.
Students that have successfully completed the basic level of the program, and are keen to further develop their knowledge of the microfinance sector, can enroll for the advanced level programme of the course.
Mobile World Congress is the blueprint for the next big innovations in mobile.
An opportunity to join a group of like-minded women and undertake a physical challenge in one of the most beautiful places in the world, raising vital funds for MicroLoan's work, and seeing firsthand the impact of your fundraising efforts.
Latin America´s 5th Annual Microinsurance Summit 2014 tackles how to create win-win distribution channels, develop new products for the segment in a more creative way, and radically change the way you reach the market through a powerful mobile strategy.
The 5th research conference on the Institutional and Technological Environment for Microfinance will focus on the how microfinance recovers from its own image crisis.
Started in 2010, the Open Minds video competition lets participating teams spread the word about what they’re doing among a wide range of audiences leading up to, and beyond, the Open Minds exhibition. Teams are required to submit a link to their video as part of their initial application. First prize is $1,500.
NCIIA is excited to host its 18th Annual Conference, Open 2014, March 21-22 at the San Jose Marriott in San Jose, California in collaboration with Epicenter and Stanford University. Join us in San Jose and be immersed in the capital of Silicon Valley as you explore this year’s conference theme—Emerging Pathways to Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education.
This course will explore a broad range of regulatory policy issues affecting microfinance and the delivery of a variety of financial services to poor people. The course will focus on prudential regulation and supervision, examining how to decide which institutions require prudential regulation and supervision, and what the applicable prudential standards should be. It will also discuss techniques for measuring and testing microcredit loan portfolio quality. Various regulatory topics outside the prudential regulation arena will be covered based on the interest of participants.
Microfinance in the Caribbean is still considered to be in its infancy and it has become increasingly important to have an ecosystem that facilitates information and knowledge sharing. This Forum will discuss the policy and program issues affecting the sector. It will provide a connection platform for entrepreneurs, microfinance practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and industry experts from within the region.
The Global Business School Network and the INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute invite business school deans, directors and faculty to a one-day summit immediately preceding the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM) to explore the emerging technologies that are changing the landscape of management education and how they can be applied to developing world markets.
The summit will convene colleagues from around the globe with a shared interest in improved management education for the developing world to: 1) Discover innovative models for management education using technology 2) Explore the lessons educators can take from successes in the private sector 3) Engage with international peers to share experiences, best practices and lessons learned 4) Develop ideas for using technology to enhance existing programs
The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register online for the lowest registration rate by July 31, 2013.
Building on eight highly successful years, the 2014 course offers a curriculum for all financial inclusion leaders engaged in expanding financial services to under-served clients around the world – from microfinance practitioners and conventional commercial banks to investors and regulators. Through this unique course, HBS and Accion have brought together leaders from close to 100 countries – including nearly 150 CEOs, presidents, executive directors, and managing directors from some of the world’s leading providers of financial services to the poor.
After eight programs spanning over 500 participants from roughly 100 countries, we are proud to announce that the annual executive education program jointly run by Harvard Business School (HBS) and Accion is now accepting applications for 2014. The program will take place April 21-26, 2014 at the HBS campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
This year, the program has a new name. It is now the HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance. This name change confirms a shift in course focus and approach that has been underway for some time, from an exclusive focus on microfinance to a broader financial inclusion scope.
The Shared Value Initiative is a global community of practice to drive adoption and implementation of shared value strategies among leading companies, civil society, and government organizations. It is designed for senior-level corporate practitioners and leaders in government and at global nonprofits. To request an invitation or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subsistence marketplaces consist of consumer and entrepreneur communities living at a range of low income levels, and are concentrated in developing countries and regions such as Brazil, India, China, Vietnam and Sub-Saharan Africa. In the last decade, the Subsistence Marketplaces Conference has been a leading forum for evolving and sharing research and fostering best practices in these communities.
The conference is titled to highlight consumption and entrepreneurship while emphasizing diverse geographies and substantive domains of subsistence. Specific themes include consumption and conservation, entrepreneurship, substantive domains of subsistence, diverse geographies, social innovation, and curricular innovation.
A four-day problem-solving, strategic retreat for nonprofit leaders, for-profit social entrepreneurs, grant-makers and impact investors engaged in economic justice enterprises. On World Poverty Day, break down the silos of unproductive competition and go beyond the boundaries of conventional poverty alleviation. The gathering leverages resources, shares innovations, enlists allies, builds coalitions and creates force multipliers.