Agenda

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  • Day 0

    Sunday, May 05, 2024

  • • Welcome address by Md. Abdul Awal, Chairperson - SAMN

    • Introduction and Objectives of the Training Program by Syed Mohsin Ahmed, CEO - SAMN & PMN

    • Inaugural Address by the Chief Guest Ms. Ananya Birla, Promoter - Svatantra Microfinance - scion of Birla family

    (followed by Q & A)

    Welcome / Inaugural Dinner


  • Day 1

    Monday, May 06, 2024

  • Speaker: Mr. Manoj Nambiar, Managing Director - Arohan Financial Services Limited

  • Track 1: Workshop Session I - Data-Driven Decision Making in Microfinance
    Trainer: Mr. Blaine Stephens, Independent Advisor Inclusive Finance & Fintech

    Track 2: Workshop Session I - Design Thinking for Inclusive Financial Products
    Trainer: Ms. Petronella Chigara-Dhitima - Managing Director - Mustard Seed Advisory

  • Moderator: Professor Dr. Atiur Rahman, former Governor - Bangladesh Bank

    Speakers:
    Mr. Vineet Chattree, Managing Director - Svatantra Microfin Private Ltd.
    Mr. Suleman G. Abro, Founder & CEO - SAFCO Microfinance Company (Private) Limited
    Mr. Arinjoy Dhar, Senior Director - BRAC Microfinance

  • Day 2

    Tuesday, May 07, 2024

  • Keynote Address by Guest of Honor Professor Dr. Atiur Rahman, former Governor – Bangladesh Bank

  • Speaker: Syed Nadeem Hussain, Coach - Planet-N

  • Track 1: Workshop Session II - Risk Management Strategies for Microfinance Institutions
    Trainer: Mr. Swetan Sagar, Head Advocacy and Development -Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN)

    Track 2: Workshop Session II - Microinsurance and Risk Management
    Trainer: Mr. Michael J. McCord, Managing Director - MicroInsurance Centre at MILLIMAN

  • Day 3

    Wednesday, May 08, 2024

  • Speaker: Mr. Stephen Rasmussen, Financial & Development Sector Expert

  • Trainer: Mr. Haaris M. Chaudhary, Chief Operating Officer - Mobilink Bank

  • Trainer: Mr. Nitin Madan, Director, Responsible Inclusive Finance Facility for Southeast Asia (RIFF-SEA) - SPTF


  • Track 1: Master Class - Learning from Experiences of Banks and MFIs in the Region and Beyond - Strategic Directions in MSME
    Speaker: Mr. Farhan Fasihuddin, Principal at IFC - International Finance Corporation

    02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
    Continuation of Track 2 Responsible Finance Session

  • Moderator: Mr. Yasir Ashfaq, CEO – Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC)

    Panelists:
    • Dr. Alok Misra, CEO - Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN)
    • Mr. Mifta Naim Huda, CEO - Centre for Development Innovation and Practices (CDIP)
    • Mr. Amir Khan, President & CEO – HBL Microfinance Bank
    • Mr. Khalid Wahidi, Deputy Director General of Financial Inclusion at the Afghanistan Central Bank.

  • Day 4

    Thursday, May 09, 2024

  • Moderator: Mr. Stephen Rasmussen, Financial & Development Sector Expert

    Panelists:
    • Mr. Vivek Tiwari, Managing Director and CEO - Satya Microcapital
    • Mr. Hojatullah Fazly, Board Director - Afghanistan Microfinance Association (AMA) and CEO - Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization (HARAKAT)
    • Mr. Suleman G. Abro, Founder & CEO – SAFCO Microfinance Company
    • Mr. Murshed Alam Sarker, Executive Director - People's Oriented Program Implementation (POPI)
    • Mr. Priyantha Dematagoda, LMFPA President & General Manager/CEO - Sewa Community Credit Ltd.
    • Mr. Syed Kabeer Naqvi, Chairperson Pakistan Microfinance Network.

  • Trainer: Mr. Junaid Ahsan, Chief Executive / Transformation Coach, Certified NLP Master Practitioner & Personal Breakthrough Coach, Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator -Talent Experts International

  • Closing Ceremony & Certificate Distribution