Boulder MF Training in Spanish in Merida, Mexico

Monday, March 06, 2017 4:00 am - Friday, March 17, 2017 1:00 pm
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Nuestros programas de capacitación ejecutiva entregan a los participantes las herramientas necesarias para un mejor desempeño en su gestión institucional. Dicho espacio permite generar las competencias para diseñar estrategias innovadoras y lograr una mayor inclusión y sostenibilidad financiera. Se ofrecerá una concentración especial de cursos en gestión, para apoyar a las IMF a encarar los potenciales riesgos que se avizoran para la región de Latinoamérica y el Caribe.

MENA Governance and Strategic Leadership Seminar, Amman, Jordan

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 4:00 am - Thursday, March 09, 2017 12:00 pm
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Calmeadow, the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI) and the Sanabel Network are collaborating to bring you the MENA Governance and Strategic Leadership Seminar. This unique seminar will bring together CEOs and board members of leading MFIs in the region to strengthen board capacity through peer learning and exchange around key challenges in governance and risk management. The two-and-a-half-day pilot seminar will be held on March 7-9, 2017.

The seminar will provide an interactive program including; discussions lead by industry leaders in microfinance, case studies based on actual experiences, collaborative training and discussion opportunities. Additionally, there will be a high level of interactivity and peer learning opportunities with representatives of MFI’s in the region.


Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel
5th Circle,
P.O. Box 840064
Amman, 11184

Overview of Seminar

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The seminar will provide:

  • An opportunity for participants to interact with representatives of other MFIs operating in the MENA region, working under similar geographic and social context.
  • A greater understanding of the industry trends and challenges within the region.
  • An interactive combination of training, facilitating, and guided discussion, with an emphasis on peer to-peer exchange of experiences.
  • Case studies based on actual experiences and specifically designed for this seminar to serve as the basis for discussions on the risks that boards face, and the appropriate manner to address such risks.
  • Increased awareness of the importance of implementing good governance practices and to strengthening the corporate governance of the MFIs.
  • Access to first-class experts and industry leaders in microfinance with expertise in governance and risk.
  • A flexible program with tailored tools and materials.
  • Opportunity to connect and learn from experiences of other directors and CEOs facing similar challenges.

Key Themes:

  • Managing Risk
  • Board Roles and Responsibilities
  • Managing Sustainable Growth
  • Navigating Challenging Environments
  • Client Centricity
  • Governance Dynamics
  • Strategic Leadership 

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2017 SPTF Social Investor Working Group Meeting, Zurich

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:00 am - Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:00 am
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2017 SPTF Social Investor Working Group Meeting

on March 15 and 16

at the University of Zurich, Zurich

Hosted by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Swiss Capacity Building Facility (SCBF), and the University of Zürich’s Centre for Microfinance

Following the Social Investor Working Group meeting, in the afternoon of March 16, SDC will host a half-day Savings and Credit Forum. All SPTF investor meeting attendees are welcome to attend.

Further details coming soon.

For questions please contact Leticia Emme at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Impact Investing World Forum, London

Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:00 am - Friday, March 24, 2017 1:00 pm
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SVI Social Value Matters 2017 conference, Istanbul, Turkey

Monday, April 10, 2017 5:00 am - Tuesday, April 11, 2017 1:00 pm
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Update: First details about the agenda are now available here.

This years conference is being held against a backdrop of increasing inequality and global uncertainty. Social Value International ‘s vision is a world where decision making, ways of working and resource allocation are based on the principles of accounting for value leading to increased equality and well-being and reduced environmental degradation.

Fundamental to this is our principle that those affected have to be involved and able to hold organisations to account for those consequences. This year we want to focus on what needs to happen to amplifying stakeholder voices to inspire change and maximise social value to the point that equality does improve. There will be a focus on how we can use social impact data to drive innovation and ensure stakeholder involvement in service design. We will be sharing experiences of what’s worked in changing culture, systems, techniques and legislation, running smaller group discussions and round tables so that we can all contribute.

This year our conference will be in Istanbul in partnership with Koç University Social Impact Forum, an international university located in Istanbul a city where the East and West meet, where a global perspective blends with the regional dynamics and cultures making it the ideal location. We will be hosted by Koç University Social Impact Forum, just outside the main centre of Istanbul and have the run of the facilities. This means we will be able to have many small group sessions, reflecting international and sector experiences and themed around principles, people, practice and power. Sessions will mainly be in English with some in Turkish.

We are currently looking for content suggestions so if you have ideas about what you would like to see or an idea you would like to share, please get in touch with Christina on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date: Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th April 2017
Time: Full day
Location: Koç University Social Impact Forum

We are now offering earlybird tickets at a discounted rate of £130 for members and £150 for non-members. Early bird tickets can be purchased via eventbrite here.

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Travel and Hotels

For information about travelling to the conference and where to stay nearby, see our dedicated information page here.

Responsible Finance Forum in Berlin, Germany

Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:00 am - Friday, April 28, 2017 1:00 pm
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The Responsible Finance Forum (RFF) is scheduled to take place back to back with the GPFI Forum and Plenary. The Forum will focus on opportunities and risks of innovative digital finance solutions with the guiding question “Chances and Risk in Digital Financial - How do we best protect consumers and their privacy? For more information, visit:

GPFI Conference in Berlin, Germany

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 5:00 am - Wednesday, May 03, 2017 1:00 pm
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The Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) is an inclusive platform for all G20 countries, interested non-G20 countries and relevant stakeholders to carry forward work on financial inclusion, including implementation of the G20 Financial Inclusion Action Plan, endorsed at the G20 Summit in Seoul. 

At the G20 Summit in Seoul, the Leaders of the G20, recognizing financial inclusion as one of the main pillars of the global development agenda, endorsed a concrete Financial Inclusion Action Plan. Financial inclusion was not only prominently included in the Leaders' Declaration(link is external), but was also highlighted as an important component under the Seoul Development Consensus(link is external) and the financial sector reform agenda. Subsequently, the Leaders announced the establishment of the GPFI to institutionalize and continue the work began by the Financial Inclusion Experts Group (FIEG) in 2010. The GPFI was officially launched on 10 December 2010 in Seoul. 

The GPFI's efforts include helping countries put into practice the G20 Principles for Innovative Financial Inclusion, strengthening data for measuring financial inclusion, and developing methodologies for countries wishing to set targets.


ACCION Africa Board Fellowship, Cape Town, South Africa

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 5:00 am - Friday, May 05, 2017 1:00 pm
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The Africa Board Fellowship (ABF) program is dedicated to connecting board members and CEOs through peer learning and exchange to strengthen the governance of financial institutions serving low-income clients in sub-Saharan Africa. Apply now to join the 5th cohort of fellows and become a more effective financial inclusion leader. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.


Africa Board Fellowship, South Africa, 9:00am

The Africa Board Fellowship (ABF) program is dedicated to connecting board members and CEOs through peer learning and exchange to strengthen the governance of financial institutions serving low-income clients in sub-Saharan Africa. Now in its third year, ABF continues to flourish and expand its reach among financial inclusion institutions throughout sub Saharan Africa.  To date, the program has welcomed more than 125 CEOs and Board members from over 40 institutions across 35 countries. With new case studies on disruptive technologies and an emphasis on interactive role plays and simulations, ABF’s open forums for dialogue promote engaging peer-to-peer exchanges on best and worst governance practices among board members and CEOs of financial inclusion institutions.

Apply now to join the 5th cohort of fellows and become a more effective financial inclusion leader. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. ABF focuses mainly on microfinance institutions but is open to all institutions working toward financial inclusion.

The fellowship is made up of three components:

Peer Learning Seminars: World-class experts and leaders in microfinance and financial inclusion will facilitate and engage participants in an active dialogue on governance and risk. Seminars are an interactive combination of guided discussion and peer-to-peer exchange on governance, best practices and risk-management strategies, with an emphasis on fellows sharing knowledge and experience.

Virtual Forum: Fellows engage in regular knowledge-sharing activities, online meetings, training and discussion forums. This virtual community forum provides regularly updated content on governance and risk, and the ability to speak with faculty, classmates or subject-matter experts. This content will be supplemented by webinars in which participants can connect on specific technical questions and share personal experiences.

Program Advising: Personal advisors help fellows to establish individual and institution governance goals, working with them toward specific changes they seek to make. Advisory sessions provide a targeted approach to improving governance capacity, with fellows working to build plans and monitor progress against goals.

Curriculum includes:

  • Managing sustainable growth
  • Technology trends and innovations
  • Risk management strategies
  • Succession planning 
  • Alignment of interests
  • Dealing with industry crises 
  • Conflict resolution
  • Navigating competitive environments
  • Managing new regulations
  • Client protection
  • Social performance

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MFC meeting in Sarajevo, May 24-26

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:00 am - Friday, May 26, 2017 12:00 pm
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SPTF Annual Meeting, Mexico City

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 5:00 am - Thursday, June 08, 2017 1:00 pm
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GSG Impact Summit in Chicago, IL

Sunday, July 09, 2017 5:00 am - Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1:00 pm
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Boulder MF Training in English, Turin, Italy

Monday, July 17, 2017 5:00 am - Friday, August 04, 2017 1:00 pm
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The 2017 Boulder MFT Program will offer over 36 elective courses to choose from delivered by our Faculty, a diverse group of world-renowned experts, covering a broad range of topics and viewpoints.  Our program will also feature The Boulder Master Class: New Financial Inclusion Paradigms, a dynamic roundtable event designed and led by Robert Christen, and Natasa Goronja, that brings together over 20 world renowned experts in microfinance to discuss financial inclusion from a holistic point of view. Each morning, participants take part in this discussion and debate on different aspects of financial inclusion, the lessons learned, and the diversity of approaches.

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CONAMI Forum, Managua, Nicaragua

Thursday, August 24, 2017 5:00 am - Friday, August 25, 2017 1:00 pm
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AFI Global Policy Forum

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:00 am - Friday, September 15, 2017 1:00 pm
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This marks the first time that AFI’s landmark event will be hosted in the Arab region, a setting that provides an opportunity to highlight some of the innovative financial inclusion policies and activities taking place across this region. Under the overarching theme of “Exploring Diversity, Promoting Inclusion” this year’s Forum will showcase the diversity of culture, experience, and background within the AFI network, and illustrate how this diversity creates and promotes effective financial inclusion policy reforms and innovations. The 2017 GPF will also provide an opportunity to embrace the diversity of financial inclusion stakeholders beyond the AFI network, and encourage greater collaboration and cooperation towards our common objectives.


Sa-Dhan National Conference, New Delhi

Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:00 am - Friday, September 15, 2017 1:00 pm
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The 2017 Sa-Dhan National Conference will take place on 14 -15 September, in New Delhi, India.

The National Conference is a unique opportunity for the stakeholders to think collectively on various contemporary issues, share experiences and innovations, develop collaborations and synergies that need to be nurtured for growth and development of the financial inclusion sector. The conference is a platform to provide strategic guidance for policy formulation and future direction of the sector.

Registration for the conference will commence on 26 June 2017:

ANDE Conference, Leesburg, Virginia

Monday, September 25, 2017 5:00 am - Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:00 pm
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Each year, the ANDE Annual Conference is the largest gathering of members from around the globe. The event is targeted at senior-level executives of ANDE member organizations, including leading investors, capacity development providers, foundations, banks, corporations, DFIs and research institutions. The highly interactive agenda features workshops on solutions to common challenges, networking sessions, and plenaries with leading thinkers in the SGB space. The ANDE Annual Conference is designed to deliver the following value to ANDE members: 

  • Build stronger relationships and promote collaboration among ANDE Members
  • Provide a forum for developing solutions to common challenges
  • Foster the development of ANDE regional chapters
  • Enable members to realize new funding and investment opportunities
  • Shape ANDE priorities for the following year

This gathering is highly interactive and practically focused. The agenda features roundtable workshops focused on solutions to common challenges, structured and unstructured networking sessions, and participatory plenary sessions with leading thinkers in the entrepreneurship space.

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SEEP Annual Conference, Arlington, VA

Monday, October 02, 2017 5:00 am - Wednesday, October 04, 2017 1:00 pm
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Alternative Finance Forum (AFF), Warsaw, Poland

Thursday, October 05, 2017 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Africain Microfinance Week(SAM), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Monday, October 09, 2017 5:00 am - Friday, October 13, 2017 1:00 pm
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Creating values for SME’s: A new key role for microfinance?

The African Microfinance Week (referred to as the SAM, based on the French acronym) is a conference organised by the African networks AMT (African Microfinance Transparency) and MAIN (Microfinance African Institutions Network), and by ADA with the support of the Luxembourg Cooperation.

SAM's main ambition is to become the major microfinance African event; bringing all professionals together to one event saves time and financial resources.

The SAM, a whole week to:

  • meet the decision makers, public and private lenders, MFIs directors;
  • and microfinance investors;
  • build new partnerships and strengthen current business relations;
  • extend and maximize your network of contacts;
  • share best practices and innovative experiences;
  • accelerate financial inclusion on the continent.

For more details and to receive updates about the conference, visit:

Impact/SRI & ESG Investing, Denver, Colorado

Monday, October 23, 2017 5:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Making Impact Great
Impact investments are growing at a furious pace. Millennials, retirees, and women-led households are especially hungry for investments that not only perform well financially but do good socially — make a positive impact on the world.

At this one-day Inside Alternatives track, leading experts will share their insights on building outstanding impact investing portfolios and will relay how prospecting, client meetings, and next-generation planning, among other facets of financial services, shine when impact is lent to the mix.

Private equity, ESG, SRI, ETF, and pioneering investment vehicles are showcased.

Impact investments already appeal to the vanguard of financial services — family offices, institutions and high-net-worth individuals. Find out how to gain and capture more assets under management with cutting edge market intelligence and sales tactics. For full information on the conference and to register, visit:

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