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Our Gold sponsors 2019

The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries. With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. UNCDF’s financing models work through two channels: financial inclusion that expands the opportunities for individuals, households, and small businesses to participate in the local economy, providing them with the tools they need to climb out of poverty and manage their financial lives; and by showing how localized investments—through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project  finance—can drive public and private funding that underpins local economic expansion and sustainable development. By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to SDG 1 on eradicating poverty and SDG 17 on the means of implementation. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile and address exclusion and inequalities of access, UNCDF contributes to a number of different SDGs.

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Our Silver sponsors 2019

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.

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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

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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.

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Our Bronze sponsors 2019

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.

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BNP Paribas is a French bank, the leading bank in the euro zone in 2018 by assets, and the 8th largest international banking group, present in 72 countries.

The bank, concerned about its social and environmental impact, has implemented a strategy (in line with the Sustainable Development Goals) structured around 4 pillars and 12 commitments, which reflect its CSR challenges, as well as its concrete achievements. This strategy, which is part of a continuous improvement process, aims to contribute to building a more sustainable world while ensuring the Group's stability and performance. All business lines, networks, subsidiaries and countries are implementing this policy while integrating their specificities.

In terms of financial inclusion and as part of its Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) approach, BNP Paribas has become the key partner of many microfinance institutions (MFIs). In 2018, more than 350,000 people, excluded from the traditional banking system, were able to carry out their projects and improve their standard of living thanks to the Group's financing, which amounted to nearly 300 million euros in the context of microfinance.

In Africa, BNP Paribas relies on the networks of its African subsidiaries to promote financial inclusion: UBCI in Tunisia, BMCI in Morocco, BICIS in Senegal, BICICI in Côte d'Ivoire and BNP Paribas South Africa. They support the MFIs with the best social and financial performance in each country.

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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.

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