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Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion
Micro Pension Foundation
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
International Labor Organization (ILO)
Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI)
Women's World Banking
MicroFund for Women
Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation
Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, HelpAge International, Micro Pension Foundation
June 9, 2015
The Microcredit Summit Campaign co-hosted with the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) an E-Workshop focusing on financial inclusion for the elderly as part of their 2014 Campaign Commitment to bring greater attention to the issue of aging and financial services and to further support the inclusion of those with disabilities. HelpAge International and Micro Pension Foundation helped make it a great discussion about opportunities for organizations (specifically microfinance institutions) to help clients prepare for their old age. The conversation looked both at the supply and demand sides of financial inclusion to better understand what is happening in clients’ lives and how best to approach these issues. Read more about the event.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Labor Organization (ILO)
April 21, 2015
The Microcredit Summit Campaign had an in-depth conversation with Patricia Richter and Pranav Prashad of ILO and Emilio Hernandez of FAO about the risks and challenges facing small holder and subsitence farmers. The conversation delved into key tools and strategies for better delivering crucial, risk-reducing tools to those working in agriculture. Read more about the event.
Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), AGFUND
March 12, 2015
The Microcredit Summit Campaign teamed up with Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) for the second year to support greater access to financial tools and services for children and youth living in extreme poverty, joined this year by AGFUND‘s executive director, Nasser Al-Khatani, who shared how AGFUND is strengthening their work to reduce poverty though savings accounts for children, education loans, and youth capacity training.
Mifos Initiative, Musoni
February 19, 2015
The Mifos Initiative co-hosted with the Microcredit Summit Campaign an E-Workshop sharing insights on open source technology and integrating social performance management into their platform. The Mifos Initiative announced a Campaign Commitment in 2015 to promote poverty measurement tools through the integration of them into their cloud-based core banking system. Read more about the event.
Carsey School of Public Policy at University of New Hampshire, Fundación Capital
December 11, 2014
As part of their 2014 Campaign Commitment, Carsey School of Public Policy co-hosted a learning event with us to share the value of starting and scaling up savings groups. William Maddocks (Carsey School of Public Policy) facilitated an engaging discussion, featuring Jong-Hyon Shin (Fundación Capital in the Dominican Republic), and Jeffrey Ashe (The Carsey School of Public Policy). Read more about the event.
Women's World Banking, MIX, MicroFund for Women
November 11, 2014
As part of their 2014 Commitment, Women’s World Banking held a learning event to share the value of using Gender Performance Indicators. Co-hosted by the Microcredit Summit Campaign, the Women’s World Banking E-Workshop helped financial institutions to improve outreach and service to women. Jesse Marsden (Microcredit Summit Campaign) facilitated an engaging discussion featuring Jaclyn Berfond (Women’s World Banking), Mike Krell (MIX), and Shahinaz Sager (MicroFund for Women). Read more about the event.
Grameen Foundation, Planet Rating, MicroFinanza Rating
June 24, 2014
The Microcredit Summit Campaign and Grameen Foundation co-hosted an e-workshop webinar focused the recent improvements to the Progress out of Poverty Index® Certification, as well as revisions to the Standards of Use. “Instilling Confidence in Poverty Measurement: The New PPI Certification” featured Frank Ballard of Grameen Foundation, Analí Oda of Planet Rating, and Aldo Mauro of MicroFinanza Rating and was moderated by Jesse Marsden of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. Grameen Foundation. During the engaging discussion, the presenters shared their knowledge and experiences as to how the renovated PPI certification can improve an organization’s measurement of poverty, enhance its reputation, build confidence in its practices, and attract mission driven investors and donors. Read more about the event.
BRAC USA, Fonkoze, Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation
Larry Reed, director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign, moderated an engaging discussion about the Graduation Model pioneered by BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh, that included Sadna Samaranayake (Program Manager of the Ultra-Poor Graduation Program at BRAC USA), Carine Roenen (Executive Director of Fonkoze in Haiti) and Raymond Serios (Special Projects Manager at Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation). Read more about the event.