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Video Highlights From the X Central American and Caribbean Microfinance Conference

The Central American and Caribbean Microfinance Network (REDCAMIF) and the Guatemalan Microfinance Institution Network (REDIMIF) organized the X Central American and Caribbean Microfinance Conference, with the theme: “Resilience and Reactivation of Inclusive Finance Facing a New Reality: The Reunion," in Antigua Guatemala from 20 to 22 March 2023.

Portal FinDev participated as a strategic content partner for this conference, which marked the return to in-person events in the region after three years of pandemic. We helped build the agenda, proposed key topics to discuss during the learning sessions and suggested high profile panelists for the sector. Alongside more than 850 financial inclusion professionals, we attended various conference sessions where the themes of resilience and reactivation of inclusive finance in post-pandemic times were explored, examining the sector's role in the construction of a sustainable future for Central America and the Caribbean, with a focus on digital transformation, innovation, green microfinance and gender. 

We conducted 12 video interviews with conference speakers, aiming to capture some of their key takeaways and insights from the event. You can view the complete list of interviews or explore the six which we have highlighted below. 

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Aracely Castillo, REDCAMIF
Aracely Castillo is the Executive Director of REDCAMIF. In this video, she presents the panorama of topics covered in this conference and explains the need for an in-person encounter for the sector post-pandemic. 
Claudia Revilla, ProDesarrollo
Claudia is the General Director of ProDesarrollo México. In this interview, she highlights the elements that public policies must take into account to advance financial inclusion. 
Natalia Realpe, HEDERA & Verónica Herrera, MiCrédito
In this interview, Natalia Realpe, Executive Director of HEDERA, explores which financial service providers in the region have innovated in green finance , and Verónica Herrera, Executive Director of MiCrédito Nicaragua, tells us about her institution's green strategy.
Edgardo Pérez, Fundación Génesis Empresarial
Edgardo is the General Manager of Fundación Génesis Empresarial. In this video, he shares his institution's experience with keeping the human touch in digital finance.
Cara Forster, Social Performance Task Force (SPTF)
Cara is the Director for Latin America at SPTF. In this video, she explains how to integrate the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management into national regulatory frameworks.   
Laura Foose, Social Performance Task Force (SPTF)
Laura is the Executive Director of SPTF. In this interview, she shares how to incorporate the Universal Standards into responsible digital financial services.

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