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Workshop Session I - Monday, November 14 - 16:30-18:00h

What Is the Problem: Getting an Empowering Regulatory Framework that Allows Taking and On-lending Deposits and Truly Works for MFIs, Their Clients and the End of Poverty
Abstract  
Chair: José Moises Martín Carretero, Department Head for Multilateral Cooperation, Spanish Agency for International Development Co-operation (AECID), Spain
Panelists: Sergio Navajas, Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank, USA
  Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President & CEO, Women's World Banking, USA - Presentation
  Wolday Amha, Director, AEMFI, Ethiopia - Presentation
  Matthew Titus, Executive Director, Sa-Dhan, India
   
Why Managing for Social Performance is More Important than Just Measuring It, and How Can MFIs Best Use These Insights?
Abstract  
Chair: Arnaud Ventura, Co-Founder & Deputy Chairman, PlaNet Finance Group, Founder & CEO, MicroCred, France
Author: Laura Foose, Coordinator, Social Performance Taskforce, USA
Panelists: Christian Loupeda, Director, Imp-Act Consortium, Freedom from Hunger, USA 
  Martha Cuentas Anci, President, Consorcio de Organizaciones Privadas de Promoción al desarrollo de la Micro y pequeña Empresa (COPEME), Peru - Presentation
  Frances Sinha, Director, EDA Rural Systems, India
   
A Deeper Look at Programs that Work with the Ultra-Poor: From Safety Net Programs to Other Innovations
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Aude de Montesquiou, Microfinance Analyst, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), France
Author: Nathanael Goldberg(Author & Presenter), Policy Director & Arielle Salomon(Co-Author), Policy Associate, Innovations for Poverty Action, USA - Presentation
Panelists: Gauthier Dieudonne, Director, CLM/ Ti-kredi Program, Fonkoze Financial Services, Haiti
  Ingrid Munro, Chair, Jamii Bora Group, Kenya
  Santa Euceda, General Manager, ODEF Financiera, S.A., Honduras - Presentation
  Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh
  C.S. Ghosh, Chairman & Managing Director, Bandan India, India - Presentation
   
Financial Literacy Programs that Work for the Clients and for the MFI
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Pamela Flaherty, President, Citi Foundation, USA - Presentation
Author: Monique Cohen, President & Founder, Microfinance Opportunities, USA
Panelists: María Matilde Olazábal, Director, Freedom from Hunger in México, Mexico
  Syed Mohsin Ahmed, CEO, Pakistan Microfinance Network, Pakistan
  Alexandra Fiorillo, Chief Operating Officer, MicroFinance Transparency, USA
  Richard Leftley, President & CEO, MicroEnsure, United Kingdom
  DSK Rao, Asia Regional Organizer & Trainer, Microcredit Summit Campaign, India - Presentation
 
Why Integrating Microfinance, Health Education, and Other Forms of Health Protection is Good for Your Clients and Good for Your MFI, and How Can You Incorporate It?
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Joy Marini, Director, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson, USA
Author: Sheila Leatherman, Research Professor, Gillings School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA - Presentation
Panelists: Shameran Abed, Program Head for Microfinance, BRAC, Bangladesh - Presentation
  Rosario Perez, CEO, Pro Mujer, Inc., USA - Presentation
  Mamadou Diallo, Regional Manager, West Africa, Freedom from Hunger, Mali
   
Obtaining Funds from New Financial Instruments and Mechanisms for Commercial and Emerging MFIs: From Funds to the Web

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Workshop Paper on microfinance investment vehicles
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Workshop Paper
Chair: Makanda Kioko, Global Product Leader for Microfinance, Access to Finance Advisory, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Kenya
Authors: Zina Sanyoura, Senior Investement Manager & Elvira Espejo, Investment Associate, BlueOrchard Investments SARL, Switzerland - Presentation
  Tim Hassett, Vice-President of Microfinance, Kiva, USA - Presentation
Panelists: Anne-Marie Chidzero, CEO, AfriCap Microfinance Investment Company, Mauritius
  Asad Mahmood, Managing Director, Global Social Investment Funds, Deutsche Bank, USA
  Alex Silva, Executive Director, OMTRIX, Costa Rica - Presentation
   
Finding Solutions to the Currency Risk Challenge for MFIs, Investors and Donor Agencies
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Steven Funk, Chairman, Funk Holdings Ltd., Race4Change, USA
Author: Brian Cox, President, MFX Solutions, USA
Panelists: Pilar Ramirez, President, Confie Holding SL, Bolivia - Presentation
  Robert Annibale, Global Director of Microfinance, Citi, USA
  Jürgen Hammer, Head of Investment Unit, Grameen Crédit Agricole Microfinance Foundation, France
  Ian Callaghan, Consultant, United Kingdom
   
Examples of How Technology has Worked for the Clients and for MFIs, Especially for Those Living and Working in the Hardest to Reach Areas
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Alvaro Martin, Fundacion AFI, Spain
Author: David Edelstein, Vice President, Technology Programs, & Camilla Nestor (Presenter), Vice President, Microfinance, Grameen Foundation, USA
Panelists: Murray Gardiner, Director of Microfinance & Community Banking, Temenos, Canada
  Daouda Sawadogo, Director General, Reseau des Caisses Populaires du Burkina, Burkina Faso
  Godfrey Supka, Global Business Development Manager, Fern Software, UAE
  Kamal Budhabhatti, CEO, Craft Silicon, Kenya
  Carol Caruso, Managing Director, Triple Jump Advisory Services, The Netherlands
   
Product Innovations: New Offerings that Maximize Benefits to Clients, MFIs, and their Communities
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Robert P. Christen, President, Boulder Institute of Microfinance, USA
Authors: Michael Hamp, Senior Rural Finance Adviser, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Italy
  Carolina Laureti, Fellow, Center for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi), Belgium
Panelists: Graham Wright, Program Director, Microsave, India
  Christopher Dunford, Senior Research Fellow, Freedom from Hunger, USA
   
When Clients Grow Old: Microfinance Strategies and Products that Address the Needs of the Elderly
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Patricia Richter, Social Finance Program, International Labour Organization (ILO), Switzerland
Author: John Hatch, Founder, FINCA International, USA
Panelists: Caroline Van Dullemen, Director, World Granny, The Netherlands - Presentation
  Reynold O. Walter, President, Regional Commission on Micropensions REDCAMIF & President of the Technical Committee on Micropension Projects in Central America, Guatemala
  Alex Dimaculangan, President - CARD MRI Insurance Agency, Inc., & General Manager - CARD Mutual Benefit Assn., Inc., Philippines - Presentation
  Jack Kupferman, Attorney, The NGO Committee on Ageing, USA - Presentation
   
Building a Successful Business Model for Islamic Microfinance
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Ranya Abdel-Baki, Executive Director, Sanabel - The Microfinance Network of Arab Countries, Egypt
Author: Mohammed Khaled, Regional representative for the Middle East and North Africa Region, CGAP, Saudi Arabia
Panelists: Mohammed S. Al-Lai, CEO, Al-Amal Microfinance Bank, Yemen - Presentation
  Farida Tariq, CEO, Centre for Women Cooperative Development (CWCD), Pakistan
  Mohamed Yasin, Executive Director, Tanzania ecoVolunteerism, Tanzania
  Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib, Executive Director, Akhuwat, Pakistan
  Dr. Shafiq Dhanani, President Director & Founder, MBK Ventura, Indonesia - Presentation
  Md. Enamul Haque, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice-President, ASA/ASA International, Bangladesh - Presentation
   
Why Invest in People? How to Develop Skilled and Committed MFI Staff in Order to Reach Strategic Objectives
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Graham Macmillan, Program Officer, Citi Foundation, USA
Author: Peg Ross, Director, Grameen Foundation’s Human Capital Center, USA - Presentation
Panelists: Md. Enamul Haque, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice-President, ASA/ASA International, Bangladesh
  Eugenia Acosta, Director of Human Resources, Pro Mujer, Inc., USA
  James Semekadde, Dean, School of Business, Livingstone International University of Mbale, Uganda
  Samit Ghosh, Founder & CEO, Ujjivan, India -  Presentation
  Luisa Brunori, Professor of Group Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy
   
Transforming from NGO to Regulated MFI While Maintaining Your Commitment to Empowering the Poor: A Step-by-Step Process
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Vijayalakshmi Das, Managing Director, Ananya Finance for Inclusive Growth Pvt. Ltd., India
Author: Felipe Portocarrero, Microfinance Specialist Consultant, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Peru - Presentation
Panelists: Mercedes Canalda de Beras-Goico, Executive Vice-President, ADOPEM, Dominican Republic - Presentation
  David Gibbons, Founder / Chairman, CASHPOR Micro Credit, India - Presentation
  Jennifer Riria, CEO, Kenya Women's Finance Trust, Kenya - Presentation
  Rupert Scofield, CEO, FINCA International, USA - Presentation
   
What Makes a Wholesale/Autonomous Microfinance Fund Work, and How Can Funds of Top Quality Expand Around the World?
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Professor Mario La Torre, Full-time Professor, Università di Roma La Sapienza Facoltà di Economia, & Member, Italian National Committee for Microcredit, Italy
Author: Qazi Azmat Isa, CEO, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), Pakistan
Panelist: Katrin Fakiri, Managing Director, MISFA, Afghanistan
  Fazlul Kader, Deputy Managing Director, Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation, (PKSF), Bangladesh
  H.E. Son Koun Thor, Chairman & CEO, Rural Development Bank, Cambodia

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 




 


 



 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







 

 

 

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 



 


Industrialized Country Track Sessions Day I

Changing the Mindset and Strengthening the Capacity of Financial Institutions, Governments, MFIs and Other Stakeholders for Carrying Out Microfinance Programs through Effective Partnerships
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair & Author:  
Maria Nowak, President, L'Association pour le droit à l'initiative économique (ADIE), France
Panelists: Corrado Ferretti, President, Permicro, Italy
  Jochen Bloss, Benchmark Manager, Deutsches Mikrofinanzinstitut, Germany
  Luc Haegemans, General Secretary, BNP Paribas Fortis, Belgium - Presentation
  Wendy Bauman, President & CVO, The Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), USA - Presentation
   
Improving the Framework for Microcredit and Microenterprises: How Regulatory Changes Can Advance or Hinder the Microcredit and Microenterprise Industry.
  Workshop Paper
Chair: Maricruz LaCalle Calderón, Executive Director, Masters in Microfinance for Development Program, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Author: Jason Adkins, Executive Director, Minnesota Catholic Conference, USA - Presentation
Panelists: Stéphanie Kpenou, Advocacy Officer, L'Association pour le droit à l'initiative économique (ADIE), France - Presentation
  Maria Doiciu, Senior Consultant on SMEs development & Microfinance, Eurom Consultancy & Studies, Romania - Presentation
  Mikhail Mamuta, President, Russian Microfinance Center, Moscow, Russia - Presentation - Presentation
  Daniel Sorosall, Executive Secretary, European Microfinance Network (EMN), Belgium
   



 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop Session II - Tuesday, November 15 - 11:00 - 12:30h

Women Are Useful to Microfinance: How Can We Make Microfinance More Useful to Women?
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President & CEO, Women's World Banking, USA
Author: Linda Mayoux, Independent Consultant, United Kingdom - Presentation
Panelists: Rogaya Hamza, LEAP Project Manager, Port Sudan for Small Enterprises Development (PASED), Sudan - Presentation
  Shazreh Hussain, Gender Consultant, Pakistan Microfinance Network, Pakistan - Presentation
  Iris Lanao Flores, Executive Director, FINCA Peru, Peru
  Patricia Padilla, Executive Director, Asociación Alternativa Para el Desarrollo Integral de las Mujeres (ADIM), Nicaragua - Presentation
   

What Have We Learned about the Most Effective Ways to Use Micro-Insurance to Reduce Vulnerability: Health, Life, Disaster and More

Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Marten Leijon, Executive Director, Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX), USA
Author: Richard Leftley, President & CEO, MicroEnsure, United Kingdom - Presentation
Panelists: Craig Churchill, Social Finance Programme, International Labour Organization (ILO), Switzerland
  Anne Hastings, CEO, Fonkoze Financial Services, Haiti
  Pompy Sridhar, Vice President - Programme, ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth, India
  Thérèse Sandmark, Agricultural Microinsurance Officer, Grameen Crédit Acrigole Microfinance Foundation, France
   
Is Transparency Enough: What Is Fair and Ethical When It Comes to Interest Rates in Microfinance?
Abstract              Workshop Paper
Chair: Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director, Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION International, USA
Author: Chuck Waterfield, CEO & President, MFTransparency, USA
Panelists:   Henry Oloo Oketch, Independent Consultant, Kenya
  PN Vasudevan, Managing Director, Equitas, India - Presentation
  Carlos Danel, Co-Founder, Compartamos S.A.B. DE C.V., Mexico - Presentation
   
What Can Branchless Banking Do to Advance the Field, and What Can It Not Do? From Mobile Banking to Point-of-Service
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: William Van Dyke, Citi Country Officer, Citi, Spain
Author: Claire Alexandre, Senior Program Officer, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
Panelists: Olga Morawczynski, Mobile Financial Services Incubator Project Director, AppLab, Grameen Foundation, Uganda
  Stephen Rasmussen, Manager Technology & Business Model Innovation, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), USA
  Abbas Sikander, Group Executive Director, Tameer Bank, Pakistan
   
Microcredit and Crop Agriculture: New Technologies and Other Innovations to Address Food Insecurity Among the Poor
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: K.G. Karmakar, Managing Director, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) - Presentation
Author: Calvin Miller, Senior Officer, Agribusiness and Finance, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), Italy - Presentation
Panelists: Claudio González Vega, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University, USA
  Laura Viganò, Director of the Research Center on International Co-operation, Università di Bergamo, Italy - Presentation
  Stephanie Hanson, Director of Policy & Outreach, One Acre Fund, USA - Presentation
   
How Have Micro-Franchises Improved Income Opportunities and the Lives of Community Members, and How Can MFIs Make Them Available to Their Clients
Abstract  
Chair: Antonio Garrigues, Chairman, Garrigues Abogados y Asesores Tributarios, Spain
Author: Jason Fairbourne, CEO, Fairbourne Consulting, USA - Presentation
Panelists: Malini Tolat, Program Manager, Solutions for the Poorest, Grameen Foundation, USA - Presentation
  Elena Heredero, Senior Project Specialist, Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter- American Development Bank, USA - Presentation
  Caroline Misan, Manager, Sales & Operations - Latin America, USA - Presentation
  Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh
   
Sharing the Lessons Learned on Strengthening MFIs so that They Can Weather the Challenges of the Current and Future Financial Crises and Fluctuations in Food and Fuel Prices
Abstract           Workshop Paper
Chair: Anne-Marie Chidzero, CEO, AfriCap Microfinance Investment Company, Mauritius
Author: Adrian Gonzalez, Lead Researcher, Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX), USA
Panelists: Carmen Velasco, Co-Founder & Director, Pro Mujer, Inc., Bolivia - Presentation
  Udaia Kumar, Managing Director, SHARE Microfin Limited, India
   
From Micro- to Small and Medium Enterprise: How Do You Grow with Your Clients, Especially the Women, or Allow Them to Graduate to Institutions that Can Meet Their Expanding Needs?
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Shari Berenbach, Director of Microenterprise Development, USAID, USA
Author: Roshaneh Zafar, Managing Director, Kashf Foundation, Pakistan - Presentation
Panelists: Veronicah Namagembe, Managing Director, Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI), Uganda - Presentation
  Vipin Sharma, Executive Director, ACCESS Development Services, India
  Maria Teresa Zapia, Chief Credit Officer, BlueOrchard Finance, S.A., Switzerland
   
The Debate on Outreach and Impact of Microfinance: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Christopher Dunford, Senior Research Fellow, Freedom from Hunger, USA
Author: David Gibbons, Founder & Chairman, CASHPOR Micro Credit, India - Presentation
Panelists: Gloria Diaz Campoblanco, Director of CrediMUJER, Movimiento Manuela Ramos, Peru - Presentation
  Aniceta Alip, Research Director, CARD MRI, Philippines
  Annie Duflo, Vice President, Research Director, Innovations for Poverty Action, USA - Presentation
  Kathleen Odell, Assistant Professor of Economics, Brennan School of Business, Dominican University, USA
   
Microfinance as a Vehicle to Create a Platform for Ownership of Financial Institutions by the Poor
Abstract  
Chair: Henri Dommel, Director, FIPA Unit, UNCDF/UNDP, USA
Author: Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director, Yunus Centre, Bangladesh
Panelists: Isabel Cruz Hernandez, General Director, AMUCSS, Mexico
  Chief Bisi Ogunleye, National Coordinator & Executive Director, Country Women´s Association of Nigeria (COWAN), Nigeria
  Jeff Ashe, Director of Community Finance, Oxfam America, USA
  Ranjitch Hattiarachchi, CEO, Asian Confederation of Credit Unions, Thailand - Presentation
   
Empowering the Children of Microentrepreneurs with Primary and Secondary Education, College Scholarships and Loans, and Financial Services for Their Businesses
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Joanne Carter, CEO, RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund, USA
Author: Professor H.I. Latifee, Managing Director, Grameen Trust, Bangladesh
Panelists: Zasheem Ahmed, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Social Business, The Centre for Development (CfD) Scotland, United Kingdom
  Nurjahan Begum, Managing Director, Grameen Shikkha (Education), Bangladesh - Presentation
  Nick Cain, Regional Program Manager - Latin America + Africa, Vittana, USA - Presentation
   
How Can Microfinance for Housing, Land and Infrastructure Catalyze Slum Improvements and New Settlements?
Abtract Workshop Paper
Chair: Robert Annibale, Global Director of Microfinance and Community Development, Citi, United Kingdom
Author: Patrick Kelley, Director of International Housing Finance, Habitat for Humanity, USA - Presentation
Panelists: Rose Molokoane, Chair, Federation of the Urban Poor (FEDUP), Coordinator, Slum Dwellers International, South Africa
  Mohammed Munyanya, Architect, International Union of Architects, Kenya
  Elissa McCarter, Vice President, Office of Development Finance, CHF International, USA - Presentation
  Maria Sonia Vicenta Fadrigo, Regional Director, Homless People's Federation, Philippines
   
How Can Microfinance Programs Help the Struggle Against Social Problems Such as Begging, Child Labor, Prostitution, Violence Against Women, Criminality, Gangs and Drug Addiction?
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Dr. Nandini Azad, Chairperson, Independent Commission for People’s Rights and Development (ICPRD), India
Author: William Maddocks, SMDP Coordinator, Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire, USA - Presentation
Panelists: Tamim Islam, Director of Development, Grameen Trust, Bangladesh
  Ingrid Munro, Chair, Jamii Bora Group, Kenya
  John de Wit, Managing Director, The Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF), South Africa
   
Best Practices for National and Regional Microfinance Networks
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Jennifer Riria, CEO, Kenya Women's Finance Trust, & Chairperson, AMFI Kenya, Kenya - Presentation
Author: Jenny Morgan, Director, Network Development Services, The SEEP Network, USA
Panelists: Javier Vaca, Executive Director, Red Financiera Rural, Ecuador
  Ranya Abdel-Baki, Executive Director, Sanabel - The Microfinance Network of Arab Countries, Egypt
  Juan José Lagos, President, REDCAMIF, Honduras
  Abdul Awal, Executive Director, Credit and Development Forum (CDF), Bangladesh
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 



 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 




 

 

 




 

 





 

 

 

 





 













 

 

 

 






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 




 

Industrialized Country Tracks Sessions Day II

Combining Social and Financial Performance: A Paradox?
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair:                     
Aldo Moauro, Executive Director, MicroFinanza Rating, Italy
Author: Cécile Lapenu, Director, & Florent Bédécarrats, Director of Research & Development, Comité d’Echanges de Réflexion et d’Information sur les Systèmes d’Epargne-crédit (CERISE), France - Presentation
Panelists: Katarzyna Pawlak, Deputy Director, Microfinance Centre (MFC), Poland
  Connie Evans, President & CEO, Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), USA
  Hugo Couderé, Managing Director, Alterfin, Belgium
   
Innovative Practices for Industrialized Nations: One Stop Shopping, Standardized Credit Platforms, E-Money Systems, Reaching Poor Youth, the Excluded, and Most Vulnerable.
Chair: Mikhail Mamuta, President, Russian Microfinance Center, Russia - Presentation
Author: Faisel Rahman, Managing Director, Fair Finance, United Kingdom - Presentation
Panelists: Maria Cristina Negro, Director, Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore (FGDA), Italy
  Nazrul I. Chowdhury, Microfinance Consultant, Fundación Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO), Spain - Presentation
  Janie Barrera, President & CEO, ACCION Texas-Louisiana, USA - Presentation
   










 

 

 



 

Workshops Session III - Wednesday, November 16 - 11:00 - 12:30h

Initial Public Offerings (IPOs): The Field’s Salvation or Downfall?

Abstract on IPO's as the Field's Salvation

Workshop Paper
Abstract on IPO's as the
Field's Downfall
 
Chair: Larry Reed, Incoming Director, Microcredit Summit Campaign, USA
Authors: Vikram Akula, Founder & CEO, SKS Microfinance, India
  Sanjay Sinha, Managing Director, Micro-Credit Ratings International Limited (M-CRIL), India
Panelists: Anne-Marie Chidzero, CEO, AfriCap Microfinance Investment Company, Mauritius
  Stephen Rasmussen, Manager Technology & Business Model Innovation, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), USA
  Carlos Danel, Co-Founder, Compartamos Banco, Mexico
  Chuck Waterfield, CEO & President, MFTransparency, USA
   
Best Practices in Community Managed Savings Groups and Other Forms of Micro-Savings for Successfully and Sustainably Reaching the Very Poor
Abstract on community managed savings groups  - Workshop Paper
Abstract on other forms of micro-savings - Workshop Paper
Abstract on VSLA - Workshop Paper
Chair: Graham Wright, Program Director, Microsave, India
Authors: Jeff Ashe, Director of Community Finance, Oxfam America, USA
  Chris De Noose, Managing Director, World Savings Bank Institute, Belgium - Presentation
  Lauren Hendricks, Executive Director, Access Africa, CARE USA, Tanzania
Panelists: Djarot Kusumayakti, Managing Director, Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), Indonesia
   
What is the Low-Bar and What is the High-Bar on Client Protection?
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Davy Serge Azakpame, CEO, Africa Microfinance Network (AFMIN), Benin
Author: Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director, Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION International, USA
Panelists: Essma Ben Hamida, Co-Founder & Executive Director, enda inter-arabe, Tunisia
  Carolina Benavides, Social Assests Manager, Mibanco, Peru - Presentation
  Boubacar Diallo, Director MISION Africa Project, Catholic Relief Services, Benin
  Dolores Torres, President and CEO, CARD Bankt, Inc., Philippines - Presentation
   
What is the Cutting Edge for Microfinance in Remote, Hard-to-Reach Areas?
Abstract Workshop Paper
Author: Anne Hastings, CEO, Fonkoze Financial Services, Haiti
  Steven Werlin, Regional Director, Fonkoze, Haiti
Panelists: Daouda Sawadogo, Executive Director, Reseau des Caisses Populaires du Burkina, Burkina Faso
  Harihar Dev Pant, Executive Director, Nirdhan Utthan Bank Ltd. (MFI), Nepal - Presentation
  Praseeda Kunam, President, Samhita Microfinance, India
   
Breaking the Rules of Microfinance to Better End Poverty and Catalyze Its Transformational Dimension: Conversations with Industry Pioneers to Explore the Soul of Microfinance
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Sharon D'Onofrio, Executive Director, The SEEP Network, USA
Author: Lynne Patterson, Co-Founder & Co-Director, Pro Mujer, Inc.,  USA
Panelists: John Hatch, Founder, FINCA International, USA
  Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh
  John de Wit, Managing Director, The Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF), South Africa
   
Growing Potential: Microfinance-Plus Approaches to Cultivating the New Generation of Young Clients
Abstract Worskhop Paper
Chair: Ousmane Thiongane, Chairman, Africa Microfinance Network (AFMIN), Benin
Author: Lara Storm, Director, Youth-Inclusive Financial Services, Making Cents International, USA - Presentation
Panelists: Jeroo Billimoria, Executive Director, Child and Youth Finance International, The Netherlands
  David Mukaru, Head of Micro Credit & Youth Banking, Equity Bank - Kenya, Kenya
  Lisa Kuhn Fraioli, Vice President for Latin America, Freedom from Hunger, USA
   
Learning from Real World Experiences: Lessons Learned in Using Microfinance in Post Conflict and Post Disaster Situations
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Roshaneh Zafar, Managing Director, Kashf Foundation, Pakistan
Author: Warner Woodworth, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Brigham Young University, USA
Panelists: Carissa Page, Office of Microenterprise Development, USAID, USA - Presentation

Alex Silva, Executive Director, OMTRIX, Costa Rica - Presentation
  Reverend Tambwe wa Tambwe Musangelu, Executive Director, Diku Dilenga RD du Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo
   
Remittances and Microfinance: Using Remittances for Productive Investments that Contribute to Sustainable Community Development
Abstract  
Chair: Katleen Felix, Project Director & Diaspora Coordinator, Fonkoze Financial Services, Canada
Author: David Myhre, Consultant, Canada
Panelists: Mariel Vincent A. Rapisura, President & CEO, Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, Inc (SEDPI), Philippines
  Hon. Soukeyna Ndiaye Ba, Executive Director, INAFI International, Senegal
  Maria Martinez Peria, Lead Economist, World Bank, USA
  Joaquin Mata, General Manager of Global Financial Services, Telefónica, Spain
  Felipe Valdés, CEO, Tiaxa, Chile
   
How Can Microfinance Contribute to Restoring Dignity and Transforming Lives in Urban Slums?
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Dr. Aziz Akgül, Former Director for Diyarbakr, Parliament of the Grand National Assembly, Turkey
Author: Rob Gailey, Director for International Development, Assoc. Prof. School of Business, Point Loma Nazarene University, USA - Presentation
  Rebecca Harver, Spanish Major, Point Loma Nazarene University, USA
 Panelists: Dr. Nandini Azad, Chairperson, Independent Commission for People’s Rights and Development (ICPRD), India
  Ingrid Munro, Chair, Jamii Bora Group, Kenya
  Lutwama Muhammed, Operations Manager, ACTogether Uganda, Uganda - Presentation
  Sachi Shenoy, Executive Director, Upaya Social Ventures, USA - Presentation
   
Where Is Microfinance Most Powerfully Linked with Sustainable Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Water and Sanitation to End Poverty and Mitigate Climate Change?
Chair: April Allerdice, CEO, MicroEnergy Credits, USA
Author: Nicola Armacost, Managing Director & Co-Founder, ARC Finance, USA
Panelists: Armando Gutierrez, General Director, PRESTANIC, Nicaragua
  Joyce deMucci, Global Marketing & Business Development, Barefoot Power Ltd., Australia
  April Rinne, Director of WaterCredit, Water.org, USA - Presentation
  Tamim Islam, Director of Development, Grameen Trust, Bangladesh
   
Microcredit and Job Creation
Abstract  
Chair: David Simms, Executive Chair, Opportunity International Network, USA
Author: Bernd Balkenhol, Director of Social Finance Program, International Labour Organization (ILO), Switzerland
Panelists: Pilar Ramirez, President, Confie Holding SL, Bolivia - Presentation
  Jennifer Riria, CEO, Kenya Women's Finance Trust, Kenya - Presentation
  R.P.B. Thilakasiri, Director General, Samurdhi Authority, Sri Lanka - Presentation
   
Process of Designing and Implementing a National Strategy for Financial Inclusion: Challenges and Lessons Learned
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Tilman Ehrbeck, CEO, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), USA
Author: Beth Porter, Policy Advisor, Financial Inclusion, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), USA
Panelists: Nasser Al-Khatani, Executive Director, AGFUND, Saudi Arabia
  Betty Wilkinson, Principal Financial Sector Specialist, Public Management, Financial Sector and Regional Cooperation Division (EAPF), Asian Development Bank, Philippines
  Reynaldo Marconi, Executive Secretary, ASOFIN, Bolivia
   
Motivating Your Board of Directors to Actively Promote and Deepen Your Social Mission
Abstract Workshop Paper
Authors: Aldo Moauro, Executive Director, Microfinanza Rating, Italy
  Micol Guarneri, Director of SPM services, Microfinanza Srl, Italy
Panelists: Laura Foose, Director, Social Performance Task Force (SPTF), USA
  Florent Bédécarrats, Coordinator of Research & Development, Comité d'Echange de Réflexion et d'Information sur les Systèmes d'Epargne-crédit (CERISE), France
  Shankar Man Shrestha, CEO, Rural Microfinance Development Centre Ltd. (RMDC), Nepal - Presentation
  Guillermo Scaledo, Deputy Director, Department of Loans & Investments, Oikocredit, Netherlands
   
Discussion of Nationwide Surveys in India and Bangladesh on Client Movement Above the US$1.25 a Day Threshold and on Tools MFIs Are Using to Measure that Movement
Chair: DSK Rao, Asia Regional Organizer & Trainer, Microcredit Summit Campaign, India
Panelists: Sajjad Zohir, Research Director, Economic Research Group, Bangladesh - Presentation
  Shari Berenbach, Director of Microenterprise Development, USAID, USA
  Bappaditya Mukhopadhyay, Research Fellow, India Development Foundation, India
   

Industrialized Country Track Sessions Day III

The Importance of Business Development Services for Microfinance Clients in Endustrialized Countries.
  Workshop Paper
Chair & Author: Connie Evans, President & CEO, Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), USA
Panelists: Aaron Barbour, Head of Policy, Community Links, United Kingdom - Presentation
  Wendy Bauman, President/CVO, The Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), USA - Presentation
  Janie Barrera, President & CEO, ACCION Texas-Louisiana, USA
   
When Does a Well-Designed Group Methodology and When Does Well-Designed Individual Methodology Work Best to Strengthen Social and Financial Inclusion and What Are Those Designs?
Abstract Workshop Paper
Chair: Olga García Frey, General Manager of Commerce, Instituto de Crédito Oficial, Spain
Authors: Ana Mª Fuertes Eugenio, Director of the Interuniversity Institute for Local Development and the Master in Development Cooperation, Universidad Jaume I, Spain
  Nazrul I. Chowdhury, Advisor, Fundación Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO), Spain - Presentation
Panelists: Vasil Davaliev, Executive Director, Microcredit Foundation Horizonti, Macedonia
  Lisa Servon, Dean & Associate Professor, Milano School for Management and Urban Policy - The New School, USA
  Maria Faddoul, Adie International Manager, L'Association pour le droit à l'initiative économique (ADIE), France
  Vidar Jorgensen, President, Grameen America, USA