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Category Archives: Events
Hey everyone! Here are two great upcoming microfinance events in the Colorado area. Microfinance Presents: The Evolution of an Entrepreneur Where: Black Shirt Brewing Company. 3719 Walnut Street. Denver. CO. When: Thursday October 25th 5:30-7:30 pm RMMFI, ACCION Colorado, and Colorado Enterprise Fund are bringing together a panel of local business owners to share what it’s really like to be an entrepreneur in the Colorado area. The panelists will represent … Read More >>
Published By Katherine Rodota on October 17, 2012
When: Wednesday October 17th. 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Where: Grameen Foundation. 1101 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor. Washington, D.C. Mobile phones have emerged as a great banking tool in many developing countries, especially in remote areas. There are now five billion mobile phones being used across the developing world, but there is still a lot of work to be done to enable households to manage their money through their … Read More >>
When: Tuesday October 16th. 11:30 am to 1:15 pm. Program begins at noon. Where: Westin Hotel Grand Ballroom. Seattle, Washington. In Latin America, one in six people is living on less than two dollars a day. Global Partnerships is a Seattle and Nicaruagua based non-profit organization working towards alleviating poverty in Latin America. GP invests in high-quality microfinance institutions and cooperatives that focus on improving healthcare, rural livelihoods, micro-entrepreneurship, and green technology. The organization … Read More >>
Interested in learning more about Microfinance and/or OneSeed Expeditions? OneSeed is throwing a happy hour at Green Spaces Colorado Thursday September 20 @ 5:30PM. There will be a keg of Great Divide Brewing Co. beer, a short film from the field showing what OneSeed is all about, and a DJ.
Published By Drew Meyers on August 16, 2012
For those in the San Francisco bay area and interested in microfinance, there’s an event next Thursday you’ll want to attend: What: Come drink to alleviating poverty in Latin America! A fundraiser for Esperanza International, a micro finance organization that provides women and men living on US$2/day or less with capital so that they can start a business, and give their families hope for a brighter future, the organization also aims … Read More >>
Join iDE and OneSeed Expeditions for the Impact Tour Nepal September 30 – October 7, 2012 – Creating Income & Livelihood Opportunities for the Rural Poor. iDE is offering our first official “Impact Tour” for donors and supporters. Each year, we’ll design a customized adventure in a different iDE country. This year, join iDE and OneSeed Expeditions on a tour of iDE’s field operations in Nepal and witness firsthand the … Read More >>
For anybody in New York and Boston next month, Investours is hosting two happy hours events to spread the word on their work. If you are interested in innovative social enterprises, jobs and internships in microfinance, or just want to meet people with similar interests, make sure to stop by! NYC Thursday, August 2, 2012 6:00pm until 9:00pm in EDT http://www.facebook.com/events/157052447763252/ Boston Sunday, August 5, 2012 1:00pm until 3:00pm in … Read More >>
Published By Jason Ladieu on July 19, 2012
The 19th AU summit in Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa just ended. The overall theme of the summit was touted as “Intra-African Trade”. With 7 of the 10 fastest growing economies in the word being located in Africa, trade between old foes will be important for the prosperity and growth of the continent. The 19th AU Summit had a goal to share “Intra-African Trade” with other ongoing disputes throughout the continent. The border … Read More >>
Are you working on your own economic development project? Join your fellow students for this 2-day opportunity this October to present, promote, expand, and hear feedback on your initiative. What: 2012 Poverty Action Conference When: October 5-6, 2012 Where: University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA Who: Students like you pursuing diverse development initiatives around the globe. Keynote Speakers Include: Dean Karlan Saundra Schimmelpfennig … Read More >>
Published By Drew Meyers on June 20, 2012
Event Name: Interactive Launch of the Microinsurance Compendium, Volume II Event Date: July 3, 2012, 16:00 – 18:30 Event Location: International Labour Organization Library, Geneva, Switzerland, and Online Comprehensive Event Calendar: http://microfinanceassociation.ning.com/events Cost: Free Summary of Event: This launch of Volume II of the Microinsurance Compendium targets insurance and finance sector representatives as well as policymakers, regulators and academics. The sessions with the authors of the Compendium will explore trends in … Read More >>