SAMN partners with Financial Inclusion Forum – UK (FIF-UK) to bring the financial inclusion practitioners, regulators and investors from across the world together in a two-day conference in London, UK. This conference will allow structured interaction between the key stakeholders operating at the country, regional and global levels. It is envisaged that the conference will provide an opportunity to stakeholders to discuss challenges across the South Asian region, experiences on initiatives taken to address the challenges, build on lessons learnt by the different countries, and provide a common platform for donors, investors, research and development specialists for the region. This would also allow for exchange of ideas and optimal utilization of resources by channeling them to jointly develop products and technological solutions enabling practitioners to reduce cost and making financial services affordable to the poor despite the depth of poverty in the region.
1. Support from governments & donors to the civil society and private sector in increasing financial inclusion through Microfinance Organizations (MFOs) in South Asia. Read more
2. How Covid19 has impacted the eco system of financial inclusion, both MFOs and clients. Read more
3. Elephant in the room – climate change. Read more
4. Mobilizing Private Capital. Read more
The conference is scheduled to be held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) – University of London, UK starting from Thursday, July 13th till Friday, July 14th, 2023.
The South Asia Micro-Entrepreneurs Network (SAMN) is a regional network aiming at enhancing capacity, financing and regional dialogue in the microfinance sector of South Asia. SAMN governance is composed of leading Apex Institutions from the countries of the region along with the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED). SAMN also partners with MFIs, Investors, Banks and other key microfinance stakeholders to fulfil its objectives.
SAMN was established in 2008 with a vision to improve financial inclusion among low-income population in the region. The early foundation of SAMN was laid by ACTED, a French INGO along with ACCESS Development Services and other regional and global microfinance stakeholders.