Objective
Familiarize Luxembourg public with the news of financial inclusion sector

Partners
Banque de Luxembourg, InFiNe.lu, BRS

Some key figures since its creation in 2006
38 events, 57 speakers from around the world, 29 associate partners and sponsors


 

Midi de la microfinance et de l’inclusion financière

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"Midis de la microfinance et de l'inclusion financière" are conferences that are held in Luxembourg and that are dedicated to the issues of and changes in the financial inclusion industry. Microfinance, or inclusive finance, encompasses a wide range of financial products and services including  savings, credit, insurance, remittances, payments, but also non-financial services set up to fight against the banking and financial exclusion of low income populations.


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39th Midi de la Microfinance et de l'inclusion financière 

Après-Midi de la Microfinance  - An afternoon of microfinance in Lyon

A workshop on the economic inclusion of young people in Africa

Based on the observation that the economic inclusion of young people is a major issue for many actors in the development world, ADA and Entrepreneurs du Monde (EDM) wanted to promote a sharing of best practices by organizing an exchange workshop with other actors of the sector.

The aim of this professional meeting is to highlight new paths of reflexion among development practitioners on the financial and economic inclusion of young Africans.

Organized in Lyon on May 10, 2017, from 14.00 to 18.00, this meeting will take the form of a workshop-conference between ADA, EDM, Handicap International, Fert and other development actors working in this theme or being interested in the subject.

 

Do you know the Young Entrepreneurs project of ADA?

 

Programme:

14.00: Round table - the 4 NGOs (ADA, EDM, Handicap International, Fert) present their projects and their work on the economic inclusion of young people

 15.30: Workshop - 3 parallel working groups on 3 different themes:

  • How can we support the integration of rural youth into agriculture?
  • What practices are used by microfinance institutions (MFIs) for the most vulnerable young people? (Young people with disabilities, young women, young refugees, displaced youth, ex-child soldiers, people with communicable / noncommunicable or chronic diseases)
  • How can MFIs manage the specific risks associated with financing young people?

17.15: Conclusions of each working group

18.00: Closing of the workshop, followed by a cocktail

 


This event is in line with the theme of SAM 2017 on strengthening SMEs in Africa.



The “Midis de la microfinance” are jointly organised by ADA, the Banque de Luxembourg, and BRS. They are supported by the Luxembourg Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and InFiNe.lu. The conferences are held during lunch breaks, between 12 and 2 pm. Their agenda includes the presentation by an inclusive-finance expert of a study or a practical case, which is followed by a Question and Answer session and buffet lunch.

 

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