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ADA organized a Symposium for

« Pathways to autonomy in microfinance »

 The Symposium took place on the 15th October 2014 in the Neumünster Abbey

ADA wishes to thank the 130 participants!

ADA’s 20th anniversary represents a unique opportunity to communicate the results of the past 20 years and in parallel to critically reflect on the work done to better tackle future challenges.

The topic “Autonomy” was chosen as the red thread for this major event in ADA’s life. Indeed, seeking its partners’ autonomy, in particular their institutional autonomy should be understood as an intrinsic philosophy in ADA’s projects and activities. Through its actions, ADA strives to confer to its partners, the necessary means, so they can, in turn, become the actors of their destinies. 

Target public: Academics, actors in inclusive finance, actors in development.

 

  • Mia Adams, fondatrice de ADA

    Mia Adams, fondatrice de ADA

  • Rolf Tarrach, recteur de l

    Rolf Tarrach, recteur de l'université de Luxembourg

  • Une salle comble pour assister au symposium

    Une salle comble pour assister au symposium

  • Joaquim Monteiro, responsable projets, ADA

    Joaquim Monteiro, responsable projets, ADA

  • Le symposium des 20 ans de ADA

    Le symposium des 20 ans de ADA

  • Prof. Dr. Mirtha Rosaura Muñiz Castillo, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru et Maastricht University

    Prof. Dr. Mirtha Rosaura Muñiz Castillo, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru et Maastricht University

  • Les principaux intervenants du symposium

    Les principaux intervenants du symposium

  • Le symposium des 20 ans de ADA

    Le symposium des 20 ans de ADA

  • Session "Quelle autonomie pour la microfinance ?"

    Session "Quelle autonomie pour la microfinance ?"

  •  Session "Quelle gouvernance pour l

    Session "Quelle gouvernance pour l'autonomie ?"

  • Session "Rôle des organisations d

    Session "Rôle des organisations d'appui sur le chemin de l'autonomie"

Academic Symposium

"Pathways to autonomy in microfinance "

Conclusion

 

The aim of the day was not to reach a precise definition of institutional autonomy, but rather to review different approaches to autonomy, to illustrate the diversity that exists to achieve it, including identifying some actions that can foster or hinder it. Autonomy is a concept that, almost invariably, every individual sees as positive; it is a word which we can say a lot all the while having difficulty in defining it. The way we approach the concept of autonomy inevitably has consequences on the results. Autonomy is an ongoing process that should not be taken for granted. Autonomy is not only measured against someone or something but is developed in relationships. Autonomy is not synonymous with independence and requires the ability to listen in order to identify needs and to provide answers in a blanced manner.

 


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