Investment and Innovation in Microfinance Africa

Venue: Nairobi

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Event Date/Time: Oct 18, 2011 End Date/Time: Oct 19, 2011
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“Africa has 230 million unbanked households and only 25% of Africans have a bank account” - The African Executive

With this number in mind it is no surprise that MFIs are sitting up and taking note. There is a huge amount to do to increase access to financial services.

Are you on the right track?
Building on our expertise in Microfinance over the last 3 years, Investment and Innovation in Microfinance Africa will bring together investors, MFIs, government representatives, technology providers and the development community to create a robust business model for scaling up Microfinance in Africa.

What will the conference address?

Update on Policy, Regulation and Governance
• Gain an update from your Central Bank on the institutional transformation from credit to deposit taking: Ensure you are effectively juggling the cost of implementation and the expectation of the regulator
• From agent banking to branchless banking, make sure you are complying to new regulation in order to deliver a seamless service to your customers

Overcoming Operational Challenges
• Measuring social performance effectively: Find out what tools are available, what standards you should be adhering to and what value the right metrics can add to your organisation
• Tackle multiple borrowing: Put an end to under-cutting and competition by committing to partnership working, client protection and credit bureaus
• Increase your funding: Meet investors from across Africa and around the world who are ready to invest in your MFI
• Increase your client numbers: Learn how to market yourself effectively and get the word out about your services

New Loan Products Uncovered
• Develop new products at the base of the pyramid: Extend your portfolio by committing to housing, energy, education and agriculture products
• Are investors ready to commit to impact products? Hear directly from Africa’s biggest commercial and institutional investors

The Technology Systems
• You Should Be Adopting What comes after mobile banking? Find out what the future holds for technology in Africa
• MIS technology Spotlight: Find out how to identify the right system for you and keep the cost down

Who should attend?
• Investors & Donors
• Investment Managers
• CEOs, COOs & Presidents of MFI Networks
• Heads of Sustainable Banking/Financial Inclusion Commercial Banks
• Heads of Sustainable Banking/Financial Inclusion Domestic Banks
• Mobile Solution Providers
• Banking Technology Hardware & Software Regulators

What next?
To register for the meeting simply email us:,
call us on +44 (0) 203 1418 700 or register online now.

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