The fourth edition of the SAM will take place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 21 to 25 October 2019 and is expected to attract more than 500 participants. This event will focus on inclusive finance in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The African Microfinance Week (SAM – Semaine Africaine de la Microfinance) is a biennial conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa.
The African inclusive finance sector is flourishing. It has achieved substantial impacts, developed promising innovations and created important new inroads to cross-sectoral collaboration and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Financial inclusion across the continent climbed from 24% to 43% between 2011 and 2017, led in large part by digital innovations. Sub-Saharan Africa has become the world leader in mobile money with 21% of adult Africans owning a mobile money account.
Meanwhile, innovations in rural finance and the use of satellite and SMS technology are reinforcing the availability and impact of crop insurance and farm loans, thereby enabling some of Africa’s smallholder farmers to increase yields and financial resilience. And multisectoral partnerships in health and sanitation are leading to better health outcomes that improve productivity, enhance financial services performance and help make economic growth possible.
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Exhibit in the Innovators’ Village!
The objective of the “Innovators’ Village” is to showcase innovations that significantly contribute to the SDGs fostering financial inclusion, for an audience of microfinance institutions, investors, donors and NGOs. Are you an innovator and would you like to present your innovative solutions to financial inclusion professionals? All info available HERE