SAM 2017

African Microfinance Week


What is the SAM?

The African Microfinance Week (referred to as the SAM, based on the French acronym) is a major conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years and the last edition took place from the 9th to the 13th October, 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The main ambition of the SAM is to provide a unified African platform for exchange on the microfinance issues facing the African continent by bringing together all the professionals of the sector – investors, MFIs, researchers, banks, networks, innovators, governments and others.

The SAM is a whole week to:

  • meet the major players in inclusive finance in Africa: public and private investors, MFI directors, innovators, and researchers;
  • build new partnerships and strengthen current business relations;
  • extend and develop your network of contacts;
  • share innovative best practices;
  • accelerate financial inclusion on the continent.

Five reasons to participate in the SAM

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SAM 2017 in figures


Small and Growing Businesses in Ethiopia

On the occasion of SAM 2017, organized in Ethiopia and devoted to the development of SMEs, ADA carried out a study on "SGB" (Small and Growing Business) in Ethiopia (text in English).

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