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2nd International Microfinance Conference - only four days to go!!!
Posted by: BusinessSchoolEvents 15 September, 2011 10:42

Second International Microfinance Conference
Social Performance in Microfinance: Challenges and Solutions
Dear Colleague,
This one day conference provides a unique opportunity to explore the imperative need of microfinance to go beyond issues of financial sustainability and towards a significant improvement of its social performance.

World-recognised keynote speakers will address the challenges and solutions in today’s global microfinance, including:
• Achieving a careful balance between social and commercial priorities
• Creating long term benefits for clients
• Improving staff-client relationships
• Deepening financial inclusion
Keynote speaker:
Anton Simanowitz, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK
“Challenges to the Field and Solutions: A Global Perspective”
Bernie Morgan, CEO, Wizzmoni, former CEO of Community Development Finance Association, UK
“Challenges and Solutions: A UK Perspective”
Panel session speakers:
Syed Hashemi,Executive Director, Brac Development Institute: "The CGAP-Ford Graduation Programme Overview"
Karishma Huda, Research Manager, Brac Development Institute: "Shocks, Stresses, Safety nets: Stories from the Poverty Trap"
Selim Gulesci, Assistant Professor in Economics, Bocconi University and IGIER: "Can Entrepreneurship Programs Transform the Economic Lives of the Poor?"
When?
Monday 19th September 2011
Where?
Hamilton House, hosted near Greenwich Campus, an historic World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames.
Visit the conference website: http://www.gre.ac.uk/bus/events/microfinance for further information about the programme, venue, and how to register.
We look forward to seeing you.
On behalf of Dr Ana Marr
Reader, International Development Economics
University of Greenwich Business School
London, United Kingdom



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