SAM 2017

Sponsors and media partners


Our Golden sponsors

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FMO is the Dutch development bank. FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. FMO believes a strong private sector leads to economic and social development, empowering people to employ their skills and improve their quality of life. FMO focuses on three sectors that have high development impact: financial institutions, energy, and agribusiness, food & water. With an investment portfolio of EUR 9.3 billion, FMO is one of the largest European bilateral private sector development banks. 

For more information: www.fmo.nl


Our Silver sponsors

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the bank of the European Union, and invests in projects in more than 130 other countries around the world. The bank helps the EU meet its objectives globally including to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, and aims for the highest developmental impact: getting other investors on board for projects and initiatives that bring support to microenterprises and start-ups as well as larger companies and key infrastructure.
The EIB has been active in Africa since 1963, and in the past 15 years has invested EUR 500m in over 50 microfinance institutions on the continent, supporting thousands of small businesses and sustaining hundreds of thousands of jobs.

For more information: www.bei.org/microfinance


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The MasterCard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest private foundations its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. Based in Toronto, Canada, its independence was established by Mastercard when the Foundation was created in 2006.

For more information and to sign up for the Foundation’s newsletter, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org.
Follow the Foundation at @MastercardFdn on Twitter.


Our Bronze sponsors

Microfact

Microfact, a joint initiative of ADA and BRS, aims to strengthen the financial and social performances of Microfinance and Microinsurance Institutions through the use of tools and workshops.

For more informations : www.microfact.org


Center for Financial Inclusion - Accion

Center for Financial Inclusion - Accion is an action-oriented think tank working toward full global financial inclusion. Full financial inclusion is a state in which everyone who can use them has access to a range of quality financial services at affordable prices, with convenience, dignity, and consumer protections, delivered by a range of providers in a stable, competitive market to financially capable clients.

For more information: www.centerforfinancialinclusion.org


Fondation Grameen Crédit Agricole

The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation was created in 2008 by Crédit Agricole S.A and the Grameen Trust. Its mission is to contribute to the fight against poverty in so-called "emerging" countries by promoting the financial inclusion of the most deprived and their access to essential goods. Furthermore, as a Social Business company, its vision is to promote inclusive and responsible finance through the application of a rigorous approach, a standardised work grounded on international references and the ethical commitment of its staff. Through its activities, the Foundation shows its willingness to open up to the world, constantly evolve and build partnerships in line with its mission.

For more informations : gca-foundation.org/


Agence Française de Développement

Agence Française de Développement is the operator for France’s bilateral development finance mechanism. It is a public institution with the status of specialized financial institution. AFD has been entrusted with a mandate by the French national authorities to contribute to economic and social development in its geographical areas of operation. It achieves this by financing and supporting development projects and programs, participating in the debate, research and dialogue with the relevant stakeholders.

The aim of these actions is to contribute to more sustainable and shared economic growth, improve living conditions in the poorest regions and countries, contribute to preserving the planet and help stabilize fragile or post-conflict countries.

Sub-Saharan Africa is the priority area for the AFD group, the first bilateral donor in terms of local representations. The 32 offices and offices in the country cover 48 countries.

For more informations : www.afd.fr


Proparco

Proparco, the private sector financing arm of AFD, has been working to support development in Southern countries for 40 years. It plays a key role in AFD Group and the French cooperation mechanism: financing and support for projects led by companies and financial institutions in developing and emerging countries – from SMEs to regional banking groups, including microfinance institutions.

In Sub-Saharan African countries – the priority for AFD Group and the French Government – Proparco operates in all sectors. Its financing has two main objectives: fight poverty and promote sustainable growth. Since 2012, Sub-Saharan Africa has accounted for almost 50% of Proparco’s annual activity.

For more informations : www.proparco.fr


MOSS et M-Birr

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MOSS is a pioneer in supporting digital financial service in Ethiopia. The launch of the first Mobile Money Service in Ethiopia (M-BIRR) in 2015 by Ethiopian financial institutions was initiated by MOSS. MOSS is the technology service provider who to date empowers 6 Ethiopian financial institutions for the provision of digital financial services.

The M-BIRR Service is now delivered by 6 Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions 5 of them being the largest in the country. They use MOSS technology to deploy mobile wallet and ‘Agent Banking’ (branchless banking) services. The M-BIRR Service has grown now to 6,000 points-of-presence and just over 800,000 customer accounts. The M-BIRR Service is a mobile money service similar to M-PESA which allows the people of Ethiopia to pay, get paid, transfer and save money from the convenience of their phone.

The M-BIRR Service has also become the number one Social E-Payment service providers in Ethiopia. Over 2 million poor beneficiaries receive monthly payments through the M-BIRR Service directly in their locality. The households that receive payments through M-BIRR have an M-BIRR account at one of the participating Financial Institution in which they can also receive payments from family, traders, etc…in addition to their social benefit payments. This constitutes a first step towards financial inclusion for these households who traditionally did not have an account before.


Investor's Fair sponsors

Verdant Capital

Verdant Capital is a specialist investment bank operating on a Pan-African basis from offices in Johannesburg, Ebene and Accra.  It provides mergers and acquisitions advisory and capital raising services, operating in two segments:

  1. Financial institutions, servicing banks, non-bank financial institutions and financial services technology companies; and
  2. Corporate finance, mainly servicing companies in the agri-business, telecoms, consumer goods and clean energy sectors.

The majority of Verdant Capital’s transactions are in the financial services segment, for example in 2016 Verdant Capital completed transactions for five financial institutions between Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria and Zambia.

For more informations: www.verdant-cap.com/


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Launched in May 2010, the Regional MSME Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa SA, SICAV-SIF is a Luxembourg-based investment fund which seeks to foster economic development and prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa through the provision of local currency medium to long-term debt financing to financial institutions serving micro, small and medium sized enterprises. Complementary to the fund’s investment activities, a dedicated Technical Assistance Facility focuses on technical support to client institutions. Initiated at the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, REGMIFA is a Public-Private Partnership that combines funds from public and private investors, benefitting from the support of over ten European and International Development Finance Institutions.

Symbiotics SA, a social and microfinance investment services company based in Geneva, Switzerland, which has a specialized asset management unit, was entrusted by the Fund with the dual mandates of Investment Manager and Technical Assistance Facility Manager.

For more informations : www.regmifa.com


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Triple Jump is an impact-focused investment manager that provides meaningful and responsible investment opportunities in developing countries. They believe that opportunities are not spread equally around the world, but talented people are. In developing countries, a responsible, inclusive financial sector can enable these people to unlock their potential and improve their quality of life.

For more information, visit: http://triplejump.eu/ 

 


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Established in 1975, Oikocredit is a worldwide cooperative and financial institution that promotes sustainable development by providing loans, capital and capacity building support to microfinance institutions, cooperatives, fair trade organizations and small to medium enterprises. As a social investor, Oikocredit’s work is guided by the principle of empowering people to improve their livelihoods. Oikocredit offers a triple return to its investors: social, environmental and financial.

At 31 December 2016, we had a capital outstanding of one billion euros invested on 801 partners in 70 countries. Being close to our clients and knowing their markets through our network of 34 national and regional offices is at the heart of our work.

For more information: www.oikocredit.coop/


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SIDI (International Solidarity for Development and Investment) was founded in 1983. Its main objective is to promote lasting economic initiatives through local suitable financial services, and therefore to create a social economy that supports sustainable and autonomous development.

SIDI’s partners come from a diversity of backgrounds, and thus are diverse in their methods and structure; these partners include local associations, financial NGOs, businesses, microfinance institutions, solidarity mutual funds, savings and credit cooperatives and inclusive banks. They all respond to the funding needs of small entrepreneurs, artisans, shopkeepers, farmers, and project managers in developing countries that are excluded from traditional banking circles as a result of their lack of guarantees.

SIDI specifically supports the MAIN network which included 80 African microfinance institutions spread over 25 countries. SIDI also manages the FEFISOL fund in Africa.

For more information: www.sidi.fr


FEFISOL

FEFISOL was launched in July 2011 by three European social investors – ALTERFIN (Belgium), ETIMOS (Italy) and SIDI (France) – with more than 30 years of experience in the microfinance sector and the will to develop a financial service offer to rural finance in Africa. FEFISOL’s strategy is based on strengthening African structures promoting the creation of added value in rural areas. The objective is to bring medium and long term financing solutions, preferably in local currency, to small microfinance institutions and producers’ organizations throughout the continent. In addition to its financial services, FEFISOL ensures its’ partners’ capacity building and social performance strengthening via a technical assistance facility. 


Innovation Fair sponsors

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FMO is the Dutch development bank. FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. FMO believes a strong private sector leads to economic and social development, empowering people to employ their skills and improve their quality of life. FMO focuses on three sectors that have high development impact: financial institutions, energy, and agribusiness, food & water. With an investment portfolio of EUR 9.3 billion, FMO is one of the largest European bilateral private sector development banks. 

For more information: www.fmo.nl


Mastercard Foundation

The MasterCard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest private foundations its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. Based in Toronto, Canada, its independence was established by Mastercard when the Foundation was created in 2006.

For more information and to sign up for the Foundation’s newsletter, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org.
Follow the Foundation at @MastercardFdn on Twitter.


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HPS is a leading payment software company providing electronic payment solutions for financial institutions, processors and national switches all around the world.

Through our suite of solutions, PowerCARD, used by more than 350 issuers, acquirers and national switches, PowerCARD processes any card type (credit, debit, prepaid, loyalty, corporate and fuel) via any channel (ATM, POS, internet and mobile) for any kind of merchant.

HPS operates in over 85 countries in 5 continents and counts several Fortune 500 and Forbes World's Biggest Companies as its customers

For more information: www.hps-worldwide.com


Media partners

Banker Africa

As the only dedicated monthly banking title for the continent, Banker Africa highlights today’s key topics in the banking industry, from financing economic development to best practice and risk management in the industry. Our editorial content and commitment to continent-wide news and analysis increases banks’ profiles within key markets and banking segments such as retail, commercial and investment banking, debt capital markets, treasury services, equities, commodities, alternative investments and wealth management

For more informations: www.cpifinancial.net/magazine/ba


Micro Capital

MicroCapital publishes information on microfinance, SME investing and other forms of impact investing monthly in the MicroCapital Monitor and daily at MicroCapital.org . Since 2005, we have been covering news, events, research summaries and a range of special features on the sector. As impact investing is an emerging industry with a legacy of charity, objective news with a business orientation is scarce. MicroCapital seeks to counter this scarcity by providing candid information with the goal of encouraging rational growth of the industry.

For more informations: www.microcapital.org


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CGAP’s Microfinance Gateway is a global platform for knowledge sharing in financial inclusion. Available in four languages – English, French, Arabic, and Spanish – the Gateway enables practitioners to share lessons, views, and expertise through blog contributions, interviews, and webinar presentations. Each language site specializes in content relevant to its associated region.

The Microfinance Gateway websites welcome over one million views each year and host more than 10,000 publications from 4,000 organizations. The Gateway invites practitioners to share their work, ideas, and innovative business models with their peers by submitting content directly on the website. The Gateway Exchange is the bi-weekly newsletter of the Microfinance Gateway and Portail Microfinance which provides the latest updates on financial inclusion, and the Gateway LinkedIn Group connects practitioners with their peers globally.

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Le Portail Microfinance specializes in curating content on financial inclusion in Western Africa and other developing countries where French language is spoken. Practitioners can share their work, ideas, and innovative business models with their peers by submitting content directly on the website.


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Biashara Leo (BL) is a leading business and management magazine in Kenya. Launched in 2007, it focuses mainly on entrepreneurship as a tool for employment creation and socio-economic development.

The magazine has segments on trends in the world of business, exceptional companies in different fields, entrepreneurship, microfinance, and agribusiness, as well as plenty of strategic features.

BL also has an online edition – Biashara Leo Digital – that highlights breaking business news. Most importantly, all the content of the monthly print edition is made available to a global audience online.

To access Biashara Leo Digital: http://biasharaleo.co.ke/


Supporters from the Maison de la Microfinance

eMFP

The European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) is the leading network of European organisations and individuals active in the microfinance/financial inclusion sector in developing countries. Now in its tenth year, it has grown to 130 members from all geographic regions and specialisations of the European microfinance community. e-MFP fosters activities which increase global access to affordable, quality, sustainable and inclusive financial services for the un(der)banked by driving knowledge-sharing, partnership development and innovation. The Platform achieves this through its diverse publications, numerous year-round expert Action Groups, the annual European Microfinance Week which attracts over 400 top stakeholders representing dozens of countries from the sector, the prestigious annual European Microfinance Award and many other activities.

For more information: http://www.e-mfp.eu/


 

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