The 2013 Partnerships against Poverty Summit will will be held from October 9 – 11, 2013, in the Philippines. In partnership with the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc (MCPI), this will be the 16th summit organized by the Campaign, and some 1,000 participants from around the world will convene at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila.
The 2013 Summit will focus on Partnerships against Poverty: Government, Business, Finance and Civil Society.
It will provide an opportunity for participants to delve into some of the most advanced and successful examples of public-private partnerships (PPP) in the microfinance field, all while bringing together the relevant parties that can work together to elevate these programs to a large scale, including government regulators, microfinance practitioners, product design experts, providers of support services, and heads of institutional multinational banks. These different actors will meet with their peers and counterparts from all over the world to engage in a deep dialogue around challenges and opportunities, and work together on our collective mission to eradicate extreme poverty in the near future.
In microfinance, PPPs have not only mobilized private capital into the sector, increasing poor people’s access to necessary financial services, but they have also played a vital role in providing better services in important sectors like housing and health. In Brazil, the Bolsa Familia program has provided conditional cash transfers to millions of families living in poverty, while also providing access to financial services and a bridge to productive employment. In Kenya, government regulators have created a space for mobile cash transfers, which have greatly increased access to finance for those living in rural areas through mobile phone providers and their agents. In the Philippines, new insurance regulations allowed Microensure, working with local insurance agencies, to develop crop insurance for rural farmers. New public-private partnerships can serve the poorest by linking safety nets and microfinance to help them move from extreme poverty into a position where they can make use of financial services.
The 2013 Summit comes at a critical time with just two years left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. It is estimated that, at the current rate of progress, approximately 1 billion people will still be living in extreme poverty in 2015 and that, today, nearly 2.6 billion people in the world have no access to formal financial services. Microfinance providers work to reduce this gap and to offer non-financial services to help improve the lives of families around the world. They have the ability to effectively deliver education, business development services, and health services to the poorest, especially to women, living in rural areas of the world. When combined with savings, loans, and insurance, these interventions are powerful tools in the fight against global poverty.
The Microcredit Summit Campaign and its partner, MCPI are seeking the support of visionaries and leading organizations for this 3-day Summit that will gather an estimated 1,000 participants from around the world to discuss how PPPs, in conjunction with the growing financial inclusion movement, can dramatically increase poor people’s access to necessary financial services and make progress in the fight against poverty. We invite you to take a look at the complete list of sponsorship packages offered and consider the opportunity to be recognized at this groundbreaking event.
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