Women in a pottery workshop in Myanmar. Photo credit: Kyaw Winn, 2017 CGAP Photo Contest.
As we get ready for conference season to pick back up again in September, we here at the Gateway want to help you make the most of your limited travel budget and time. The following is a list of the most important upcoming events for the financial inclusion sector that could help you connect with others in your field, learn more about topics that interest you, and contribute to discussions to improve financial inclusion.
You can find the full list of trainings and events on our Events page, and if your organization is hosting an event you'd like to be listed here, we invite you to submit the event to the Gateway!
For this yearly regional event, Uniglobal brings together a unique network of experts and senior level speakers who share their experiences and perspectives on current and future trends and challenges in microfinance.
Run by ILO's Impact Insurance Facility, this week-long course on inclusive insurance combines plenary sessions with electives, participatory activities, case studies and intensive discussions, in a dynamic learning environment for participants and experts from all over the world.
The Women’s Leadership Academy aims to maximize the participants’ leadership effectiveness through a unique combination of coaching, networking, analytical reflection and tailor-made personal development. With peers from all over the world, senior female managers are equipped with the necessary intellectual tools to break through that infamous “glass ceiling,” creating sustainable value for their respective organizations.
Every year SEEP brings together hundreds of inclusive development leaders from around the world to the Washington, DC area for its annual conference. This year's conference theme isCollaboration for Impact, and it will feature energizing Plenaries with industry experts, 25 Peer Learning Sessions, two Lunch Dialogues and the third edition of the much-acclaimed SEEP Fail Fest.
This year the joint Microfinance Centre (MFC) and European Microfinance Network conference will focus on the implications of the digital revolution on financial and social inclusion. The event aims to explore how microfinance institutions can be proactive in embracing and making the most of technology to provide valuable opportunities for entrepreneurs, start-ups and social enterprises.
This first Asia Pacific Microfinance Forum, organized by Uniglobal, underlines the fact that, "It is time to rethink microfinance." It features keynote lectures, case studies, panel discussions and interactive networking sessions with the help of pioneering microfinance experts, investors, banks and finance organizations to discuss the latest and pressing issues in the sector.
The leading financial inclusion event in Latin America and the Caribbean returns for its 21st edition this year, with the theme, Reinventing Inclusion. Different activities will delve into how innovation, driven by emerging technologies and disruptive business models, is transforming the concept of inclusion in financial services, entrepreneurship and news skills development. This annual conference brings together over 1,000 participants from all over the world, and this year it will also offer innovative ways to create networks, experience innovation and establish business contacts in a single collaboration space.
Sanabel's annual conference provides an opportunity for regional and global microfinance stakeholders to share their experiences, perspectives and knowledge together, emphasizing a collective regional vision.
This annual conference brings together approximately 450 experts from around the world to discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in inclusive insurance for emerging markets. Interactive sessions hosted by partner organizations of the International Microinsurance Conference will be a key part of the conference, facilitating dialogue in small groups on emerging issues.
During this one-day event, more than 125 leaders from the financial services, consumer products, and technology industries, investors, philanthropists and government will examine key issues in financial inclusion and advance innovations for low-income women through a variety of panel discussions and workshops.
This annual flagship event, hosted by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), welcomes 500 financial inclusion professionals from dozens of countries each year for in-depth discussions, plenaries and workshop sessions tackling front-line topics. The conference offers an excellent forum for networking, and also features the ceremony for the European Microfinance Award.
The theme of this year's Mondato Summit Asia is The Next Wave of Digital Services: Momentum Building Across Emerging Asia. Mondato Summits are executive conferences focused on thought leadership in the Digital Finance & Commerce (DFC) space. Held at an intimate venue, the summit approximates more a senior-level retreat than a mass-market convention and aims to foster collaborative initiatives that extend well beyond the event itself.
In honor of International Women’s Day, FinDev Gateway features FinEquity (formerly known as the Women’s Financial Inclusion Community of Practice), a special corner of FinDev where practitioners working to increase women’s financial inclusion can share ideas, resources and lessons learned. Uloma Ogba of UNCDF tells us what she values about this community of practice.