Agenda in Brief

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Sunday, November 13, 2011 – Pre-Summit

Registration will be open throughout the day.

 

Monday, November 14, 2011 – Day 1

07:30hrs                 Registration opens
10:00 – 12:00hrs    Opening Ceremony
12:00 – 14:15 hrs Lunch
14:15 – 14:30 hrs Break
14:30 – 16:00 hrs

Plenary Session I: Beyond ‘Ethical’ Financial Services: Developing a Seal of Excellence for Poverty Outreach and Transformation in Microfinance

16:00 – 16:30 hrs Break
16:30 – 18:00 hrs Workshop Session I
18:00 – 18:15 hrs Break
18:15 – 19:15 hrs Associated Session I

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 – Day 2

09:00 – 10:30 hrs

Plenary Session II: Challenges to the Field and Solutions: Over-Indebtedness, Client Drop-Outs, Unethical Collection Practices, Exorbitant Interest Rates, Mission Drift, Poor Governance Structures and More

Spanish Track Mini-Plenary: Lessons Learned from Spanish Actions in Microfinance Abroad

10:30 – 11:00 hrs Break
11:00 – 12:30 hrs Workshop Session II
12:30 – 14:00 hrs Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 hrs

Plenary Session III: Social Business and Microfinance: Building Partnerships with Corporations and Other Entities To Speed the End of Poverty

Spanish Track Mini-Plenary: The Impact of Microfinance in Spain: Case Study and Recommendations for the Future

15:30 – 16:00 hrs Break
16:00 – 17:00 hrs Associated Session II
17:00 – 17:15 hrs Break
17:15 – 19:00 hrs Plenary Session: Presentations at the Ministerial Level
19:00 – 20:30 hrs Delegate Reception

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - Day 3

9:00 – 10:30 hrs

Plenary Session IV: A Guided Inquiry and Discussion: Where do you want the field to be in 10 years or more and what could you or your institution do to get us there?

10:30 – 11:00 hrs Break
11:00 – 12:30 hrs Workshops III
12:30 – 14:00 hrs Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 hrs

Plenary Session: Presentation of Institutional Action Plans (IAP)

Spanish Track Mini-Plenary: Microfinance for Social and Financial Inclusion: Models to Ensure That No One is excluded From Access to Opportunities.

15:30 – 16:00 hrs Break
16:00 – 17:30 hrs

Plenary Session V: Using Microfinance Plus Agricultural Services to Improve Rural Livelihoods and Food Security & Towards Reinventing Microfinance Through Solving the “Last Mile Problem”: Bringing Clean Energy Solutions and Actionable Information to the Poor

Spanish Track Mini-Plenary: Instruments and Actors of Spanish Actions in Microfinance Abroad: How do They Complement Each Other?

17:30 – 18:00 hrs Break
18:00 – 19:00 hrs Associated Session III

 

Thursday, November 17, 2011 – Day 4

09:00 – 13:00 hrs Day-Long Courses
13:00 – 14:30 hrs Lunch
14:30 – 16:30 hrs Day-Long Courses
16:30 – 17:00 hrs Break
17:00 – 18:15 hrs Closing Ceremony

 

Friday, November 18, 2011 - Post Summit

09:00 – 16:00 hrs Continuation of select Day-Long Courses (Includes lunch at CCMD)