Adetutu OggunaikeDeputy Director, Other Financial Institutions Supervision Department Central Bank of Nigeria
Hiba FaridFormer MD for the Microfinance Unit (MFU) & Member Higher Council of Microfinance in Sudan
Richard AppietuHead of Microfinance and SME Banking Fidelity Bank
Asad MahmoodManaging Director, Global Social Investment Funds Deutsche Bank
The demand for micro, small and medium enterprise credit in the West African region alone is estimated to be between $8bn and $48bn.
But, the reality is that poor infrastructure, nascent government regulation and an absence of transparency make picking the right investment a challenge.
This year’s Investment and Innovation in Microfinance Summit Africa provides you with an alternative investment guide.
Gain regulatory updates from the Central Banks of Ghana, Nigeria and Sudan
Find out where best to invest to get the most profitable returns; Deutsche Bank, OPIC, KfW, the EIB and NMI share their insights
Overcome the risk of investing in Africa: Understand what level of due diligence you should undertake and where can you access the most informative data
Responsible investing: Isolate the right MFIs to work with in order to conquer over-indebtedness
Benefit from 4 in-depth workshops on Islamic Microfinance, Savings and Remittances, Branchless banking and m-Health
Join this year’s investor fair: Benefit from global networking opportunities, make the right connections and meet your industry peers
Gain recognition for your product innovation at the Microfinance Recognition Awards
Feedback from Last year's meeting:
“Very stimulating and educational. Great effort in networking the different players in the market.”
CEO, Economic Projects Trust Fund
“An awesome experience and fantastic networking opportunities.”
CEO, Imali Capital Finance Limited
“This meeting will have a big impact on the operation of my institution.”
Finance Director, platinum Credit Ltd
“Excellent organisation, participation and mix of participants.”
National Board Chairman, Ghana Association of MFI Companies
“On behalf of The Kuyasa Fund and All Winners of the First Annual Microfinance Recognition Awards, we would like to thank you for recognizing and celebrating the contribution of innovative work within the Microfinance Industry.” Olivia van Rooyen, Founder, The Kuyasa Fund