Associated Sessions

Associated Sessions I -  Monday, November 14, 2011 - 18:15-19:15hrs

Where Has All the Money Gone? Aggregating Large Amounts of Capital to Attack Global Poverty:  Opportunities and Challenges
Abstract  
Organizer: Steven Funk, Chairman, Funk Holdings Ltd., Race4Change, USA
   
Finance For The Poor:  BBVA Microfinance Foundation ’s Experience
Abstract  
Organizer: Mariola Arlandis, Responsible for External Relations, BBVA Microfinance Foundation, Spain
Please note that this session will be conducted in Spanish. For this reason, the summary is only available in Spanish.
   
MicroBank: Microfinance Adaptation to the Spanish Socio-Economic Environment, Through a Sustainable Social Banking Model
Abstract  
Organizer: José Francisco de Conrado, President, MicroBank, Spain
Please note that this session will be conducted in Spanish. For this reason, the summary is only available in Spanish.
   
Developing a Community of Practice for the Integration of Microfinance and Health
Abstract  
Organizer: Bobbi Gray, Research & Evaluation Specialist, HAMED Facilitator, Freedom from Hunger & the SEEP Network, USA
   
Moving 100 Million Families Out of Severe Poverty:  How Can We Do It?
Abstract Session Paper
Organizer: Bob Sample, Colorado State Coordinator, RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund, USA
Panelists:

Dr. John Hatch, Founder, FINCA, USA

  Alex Counts, President, Grameen Foundation, USA
  Maricruz Lacalle Calderón, Executive Director, Masters in Microfinance for Development Program, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, & Senior Advisor, Foro Nantik Lum de MicroFinanzas, Spain
   
"Banking in the Cloud":  Transforming Microfinance
Abstract  
 Organizer: Murray Gardiner, Director - Microfinance and Community Banking, Temenos, Canada
   
Agfund Model:  Creating a Microfinance Bank in Six Months
Abstract  
Organizer: Nasser Al-Kahtani, Executive Director, The Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND), Saudi Arabia
Panelists: Mohammed Khaled, Regional representative for the Middle East and North Africa Region, CGAP, Saudi Arabia
  Bassem Kanfar, General Manager, National Microfinance Bank, Jordan
  Mohammed Al-Lai, General Manager, Al Amal Bank, Yemen
   
The emergence of a European Model in Microfinance
Abstract  
Organizer: Sandra Moreau, Senior Programme Manager, European Microfinance Network, Belgium
Panelists:

Michael Unterberg, Consultant & Researcher, Evers & Jung, Germany

  Mirko Bendig, Consultant, Evers & Jung, Germany
  Georgina Friedrichs, International Relations Manager, Qredits, The Netherlands
  Corrado Ferretti, President, PerMicro spa, Italy
   
The Peer-to-Peer Microcredit, Perspectives in Europe
Abstract  
Organizer: Arnaud Poissonnier, Founder, Babyloan, France
Panelists: Emmanuel de Lutzel, Head of Microfinance Unit, BNP Paribas & Board Member, e-MFP, France
  Dr Ajaz Ahmed Khan, Microfinance Advisor, CARE International, United Kingdom
   
When Governments Attack MFIs: What Are the Legal Protections?
Abstract  
Organizer: Pablo Serrano de Haro, Socio Área Fiscal,Clifford Chance, Spain
Panelists: Roger Leese & Emma Matebalavu, Clifford Chance, United Kingdom
   
Lessons from the Indian microfinance crisis
 Abstract  
Organizer: Royston Braganza, Chief Executive Officer, Grameen Capital India Limited, India
Panelists: Ms Vijayalakshmi Das, CEO, Ananya Finance for Inclusive Growth, Indai
  Robert Annibale, Global Director of Microfinance, Citigroup, United Kindgdom
  Samit Ghosh, Founder & CEO, Ujjivan, India
  Ms Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Investment Officer, BlueOrchard Finance, Switzerland
   
Accessing Carbon Finance through Clean Energy Lending Programs
Abstract  
Organizer: April Allderdice, Chief Executive Officer, MicroEnergy Credits, USA
  Suresh Krishna, Managing Director, Grameen Koota
  Delgerjargal Bayanjargal, Vice President of Retail Banking, XacBank
   
Gender Based Violence intervention and Micro finance – An Effective Connection
Abstract  
Organizer: Dr. Nandini Azad, Chairperson, Independent Commission for People's Rights and Development (ICPRD), India
   

Associated Sessions II - Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 16:00-17:00hrs

Grameen Global Network:  Experience-Sharing and Program Update
Abstract  
Organizer: Professor H. I. Latifee, Managing Director, Grameen Trust, Bangladesh
Chair: Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh
   
Industrialized Country Microcredit for Social and Financial Inclusion: A Conversation with Clients
Abstract  
Organizer: Nazrul I. Chowdhury, Microfinance Consultant, Fundación Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO), Spain
Panelists: Clients from Spain
This session will be translated in English, Spanish, and French
   
The Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance:  A first reflection
Abstract  
Organizer: Theo Brouwers, Director, SNS Impact Investing, Netherlands
Chair: Ben Simmes, Deputy Managing Director & Director Social Performance & Financial Analysis, Oikocredit, Netherlands
Panelists: James Gifford, Secretary of UNPRI / PIIF, United Kingdom
  Dr. Jennifer Riria, Director, Kenya Women Finance Trust (KWFT), Kenya
   
Does Faith Matter:  Exploring the Role of Faith-Based Microfinance Initiatives
Abstract  
Organizer: Anna Pienaar, Programme Manager, Five Talents, United Kingdom
  Ajaz Ahmed Khan, Microfinance Advisor, CARE International, United Kingdom
  Jafar Sabbah, Executive Director, Jerusalem Interest-Free Microfinance Fund, Jerusalem
   
The Paris Appeal for Responsible Microfinance:  "Convergences 2015"
Abstract  
Organizer: Michaël Knaute, CEO, OXUS Development Network & Executive Director, "Convergences 2015", France
Panelists: Jean-Luc Perron, Managing Director, Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation & Board Member, "Convergences 2015", France
  Emmanuel de Lutzel, Head of Microfinance Unit, BNP Paribas & Board Member, e-MFP, France
  Arnaud Poissonnier, Founder, Babyloan & Board Member, "Convergences 2015", France
   
Microfinance and Savings Banks:  A Proximity Banking Model for the Unserved
Abstract  
Organizers: Jose Antonio Olavarrieta, President, World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI)
  CECA (Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros), Spain
   
Making Microfinance Institutions Disability Inclusive: A Call to Action
Abstract  
Organizer: Joshua Goldstein, Principal Director for Economic Citizenship & Disability Inclusion, Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION International, USA
Panelists: Flavia Bwire, Program Officer, Association of Microfinance Institutions in Uganda (AMFIU), Uganda
  Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo,Coordinator for Disability and Inclusive Development, USAID, USA
   
Empowering the Poor from Social Entrepreneurship to Social Capitalists
Abstract  
Organizer: Ruben de Castro y de Lara, Founder, President & CEO, Serving Humanity thru Empowerment & Development (SHED), Inc., Philippines
   
The Psychology of Microfinance
Abstract  
Organizer: Dr. Conor Seyle, Research Officer, Psychology Beyond Borders, USA
Panelist: Dr. Luisa Brunori, Founder & President, International Observatory for Microfinance (IOM), Italy
   
Microcredit in Latin America: A tool for Development?
Abstract  
Organizer: Pilar Vereda del Abril, Fundación Iberoamericana para el Desarrollo (FIDE), Spain
Please note that this session will be conducted in Spanish. For this reason, the summary is only available in Spanish.
   
Holly Mosher Presents a Series Segments from Her Latest Film Bonsai:  Muhammad Yunus' Vision for Social Business
Abstract  
Organizer: Holly Mosher, Director, Hummingbird Pictures LLC, USA
   
How Microfinance and Technology-for-Development (T4D) Can Benefit from Pro Bono Consultants and Skills-Based Volunteers
Abstract  
Organizer: Shannon Maynard, Director, Bankers without Borders ®, Grameen Foundation, USA
   
Microcredit: The Entrepreneurial Ethic Promotes Financial Development
Abstract  
Organizer: Héctor García Arias, Secretary General, Confederación de Organizaciones Empresariales de Castilla y León (CECALE), Spain
Panelista: Sr. D. Aldo Moauro, President, MicroFinanza Rating, Italy
Please note that this session will be conducted in Spanish. For this reason, the summary is only available in Spanish.
   
Over-indebtness as Clients See It: The Smart Campaign Presents Evidence from Ghana
Abstract  
Organizer: Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director, Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION, USA
Panelist: Jessica Schicks, Research Leader, Center for European Research on Microfinance, Belgium
  Eva Terberger, Evaluation Department, KfW Entwicklungsbank, Germany
   

Associated Sessions III -  Wednesday, November 16, 2011 -

18:00-19:00hrs

Film viewing:  Climbing the Ladder:  The Jamii Bora Story
Abstract  
Organizer: The Microcredit Summit Campaign, USA
   
Improving the Effectiveness of Group Lending
Abstract  
Organizer: Anton Simanowitz, Research Manager, IDS, University of Sussex, United Kingdom 
  Lisa Kuhn-Fraioli, Vice President of Latin America, Freedom from Hunger, USA
Chair: Asad Mahmood, Managing Director Global Social Investment Funds, Deutsche Bank, USA
   
Student Involvement in Microfinance: The MFI Connect Story
Abstract  
Organizer: Chris Temple, Founder & Director, MFI Connect, USA
   
Global Microscope on the Microfinance Business Environment 2011
Abstract  
Chair: Felipe Portocarrero, Microfinance Expert, IFC
Organizer: Renate Gamarra, Access to Finance – Microfinance, International Financial Corporation (IFC), USA
Presenters: Vanesa Sanchez, Sr. Analyst, EIU
  Adrian Gonzalez, MIX
Panelists: Davy Serge Azakpame, African Microfinance Network
  Dolores Torres, President and CEO, Card Bank Inc., Philippines
  Syed Mohsin Ahmed, CEO, Pakistan Microfinance Network
  Sergio Navajas, Microfinance Expert, IDB
  Mr. Dirk Jan Nieuwenhuis, Deputy Head of Mission, Royal Netherlands Embassy in Madrid, Spain
Commentator: DJ Nieuwenhuis, Deputy Head of Mission, Royal Netherlands Embassy
Link to the Report: http://www.ifc.org/ifcext/globalfm.nsf/Content/2011+Microscope+Index
   
Methodologies for Female Inclusion in Microfinance
Abstract  
Organizer: Rocio S. Urízar, Program Coordinator for Training and Marketing, Red Lader, Guatamala
Please note that this session will be conducted in Spanish. For this reason, the summary is only available in Spanish.
   
Microcredit, Microinsurance, Health and Well-Being: The Research Challenges
Abstract  
Organizer: Cam Donaldson, Yunus Chair in Social Business & Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
Panelists: Maricruz Lacalle Calderón, Executive Director, Masters in Microfinance for Development Program, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, & Senior Advisor, Foro Nantik Lum de MicroFinanzas, Spain
  Javier Márquez Vigil, Professor, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain
  Ramón Flores Sardá, Senior Investment Officer, responsAbility Social Investments AG, Peru
   
SECOT as a Social Institution Supporting Microcredit
Abstract  
Organizer: Carlos García Cebrián, SECOT, Spain
Panelist: Begoña Arrechederra, SECOT, SPAIN
Please note that this session will be conducted in Spanish. For this reason, the summary is only available in Spanish.
   
Social Performance: What Does the Market Want? Interpreting Research from MIX and Moody's Research Labs.
Abstract  
Organizers: Jody Rasch, Senior Vice President, Moody's Research Labs, USA
  Micol Pistelli, Manager, Social Performance Program, Microfinance Information Exchange, Inc, USA
   
Benefits and Challenges of Micropayments in Rural Areas
Organizer: Verónica López-Sabater, Director, Fundación AFI, Spain
Please note that this session will be conducted in Spanish. For this reason, the summary is only available in Spanish.
 
Bangladesh studies
Abstract  
Part 1: Technology Transfer in Rice Crop Production for ASPADA Microcredit Beneficiaries
Organizer: Dr Mujibur Rahman Khan & MA Rashid, ASPADA Paribesh Unnayan Foundation, Bangladesh
Part 2: The Impact of the Grameen Bank upon the Patriarchal Family and Community Relations of Women Borrowers in Bangladesh
Organizer: Kazi Abdur Rouf, Researcher, University of Toronto, Canada
   
HappyLife: a mainstream Facebook game to promote microcredit
Abstract  
Organizer: Mr. Stéphane Buthaud, Founder & CEO, HumanoGames
Panelist: Arnaud Poissonnier, Founder, Babyloan
   
University Meets Microfinance - Microfinance crisis: the students’ perspective
Abstract  
Organizer: Professor Fernando Rodriguez Lopez, Departamento de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Panelists: Jessica Schicks, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  Veronica Trujillo, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
   
Microfinance as an instrument of job creation for the Social Economy
Abstract  
Organizer: Juan Antonio Pedreño Frutos, Spanish Business Confederation of Social Economy (CEPES), Spain
Panelists: Carlos Lozano, Coordinator of International Affairs, Spanish Business Confederation of Social Economy (CEPES), Spain
  Francisco Abad, General Coordinator, Spanish Business Confederation of Employee-Owned Companies (CONFESAL)
  Azuzena Magdaleno Moles, Responsible for Development Cooperation, Candelita, Spain
  Mikel Gantxegi, Director. Mundukide Fondation. Spain
Please note that this session will be conducted in Spanish. For this reason, the summary is only available in Spanish.
 
Microfinance for Safe Drinking Water
Abstract  
Organizer: Deepak Saksena, Head - Partnerships, Water Business, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, India
Panelists: April Rinne, Director, WaterCredit-Water.org, USA
  Suresh Krishna, Managing Director, Grameen Financial Services Pvt Ltd, India
  Elaine Marie Ghosh, Executive Director, Parinaam Foundation, India
  Samit Ghosh, Managing Director, Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt Ltd, India