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Currently a Master of Public Administration (MPA) student at Bowling Green State. University in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA. Specializing in International Development with focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
For anybody who will be traveling or is looking for a microfinance event to go to, here are some events in the upcoming months:
- Event: Los Angeles Microfinance Network (LAMN) event with Lee Tenny from IBM.
Description: Lee Tenny is a Managing Consultant at IBM and he is leading a project for IBMâ€™s innovation group in the development and deployment of new technologies for microfinance. Leeâ€™s team has active projects in 5 regions around the world and have developed a global view of some of the key aspects, from both a technology / operations standpoint as well as a policy and macro-economic standpoint, that are critical for the successful scaling up of microfinance.
When: September 21st 2009
Where: USC Campus, Business Building at Room HOH1
- Event: Pro Micro Health Insurance (MHI): Micro Health Insurance Conference 2009
Description: The international Pro MHI Africa team will hold a final conference at the end of their two year project in December 2009 in Lilongwe. The project analyses the efficiency and sustainability of local micro health insurance units in Ghana, Botswana and Malawi. Common research results and general outcomes of the two year project will be presented at the conference and hence new information on the potential, efficiency and sustainability of Micro Health Insurance in Botswana, Ghana and Malawi will disseminated.
When: December 2-3, 2009
Where: Lilongwe, Malawi, Malawi Institute of Management
- Event: C5â€™s Second Annual Microfinance Investment Forum
Description: As the global liquidity crisis spreads to the developing world, the resilience of microfinance as an asset class is increasingly clear and has enhanced the industryâ€™s appeal to investorâ€™s eyes. Concurrently, as the demand for microfinance amongst end borrowers reaches unprecedented levels, the need for MFIs to draw investment into the industry has never been greater. C5â€™s Second Annual Microfinance Investment Summit will provide a unique international platform for genuine interaction between MFIs and many other key industry stakeholders.Our outstanding panel of more than 50 key industry speakers, will include more MFIs than any other investment conference.
When: October 6-7 2009
Where: Renaissance Chancery Court, London UK
- Event: 3rd International Conference on Microfinance
Description: To provide a forum of economists and socialists to address the issues relating to micro finance. To evolve strategies to eradicate poverty in India and at Globe. To collaborate with National and International Research centers on Micro Finance. To take education to the field and to promote peopleâ€™s participation in eradicating the poverty through micro finance.Â To involve the administrators, policy makers, NGOâ€™s and the public concerned in the adoption of sound policies, this would create economically stable and financially healthy India.
When: January 22-24 2010
Where: Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India
- Event: UN Environment Program Finance Initiative Roundtable 2009
UNEP FI invites you to join its vibrant global network of signatories and partner organisations across the banking, insurance and investment communities to discuss the latest developments and emerging issues on finance and sustainability during these challenging and changing times. With UNEP FI always on the cutting-edge of sustainable finance, the Cape Town Roundtable will offer interactive panel sessions, in-depth debates, and expert training on: responsible investment, sustainable banking, low-carbon economy, financing renewables, sustainable insurance, etc.
When: October 22-23, 2009
Where: Cape Town, South Africa