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Video Highlights From the European Microfinance Week 2023: Shaping the Future of Inclusive Finance

European Microfinance Week, a flagship event hosted by e-MFP, serves as an important forum for global inclusive finance professionals. With 659 attendees from 61 countries and 231 joining virtually, this year’s edition featured over 40 dynamic sessions, including plenaries and workshops, addressing key themes such as climate change, gender equity and financial inclusion for forcibly displaced persons.

Yikri, a Burkina Faso-based microfinance institution, was honored with the European Microfinance Award 2023 in recognition of its efforts in enhancing food security and nutrition among its clients.

The FinDev Gateway team conducted interviews with conference speakers to glean their key insights from selected sessions.

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Christoph Pausch, e-MFP
Christoph is the Executive Secretary for the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP). In this video, he shares how European Microfinance Week has accomplished its goal of connecting the inclusive finance world.
Nomwende Claire Lossiane, YIKRI
Claire is the Director at the Association YIKRI Microfinance Sociale. In this Video, Claire talks about the product that earned them the title of the European Microfinance Award winner, and shares their plans with the EUR 100,000 prize.
Pranav Sridhar, 60 Decibels
Pranav is Client Success Lead at 60 Decibels. Here, he shares the takeaways he was most excited about from an insightful session on outcomes management and impact measurement.
Daphnee Iglesias, International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Daphnee is Policy Officer, Financial Inclusion at the IRC. In this interview, she shares the plans and aspirations of the Community of Practice for Financial Inclusion of Forcibly Displaced Persons (FDPs).
Daniel Rozas, e-MFP
Daniel is Senior Microfinance Expert at e-MFP. In this video, he discusses the session on sustainable financial inclusion in Cambodia and the importance of consumer protection that is not only preventative but also helps clients deal with troubles as they arise. 
Craig Churchill, ILO
Craig is Chief, Social Finance Programme at the International Labour Organization (ILO). In this video, he shares his takeaways from the plenary session he moderated on the financial inclusion of forcibly displaced people.

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