Contribution of MFIs to the Sustainable Development Goals – Join an EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar!

The European Union is offering this webinar to microfinance institutions (MFI) interested to understand what is the role of the finance sector and in particular microfinance in the pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The webinar will take place on the 5 November 2020.

The session will touch the connection between the SDGs and microfinance’s mission to support economic development and social inclusion.

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The goal of the webinar is to explore if MFIs are doing enough to support the achevement of the SDGs and how they can engage even more. The speaker will answer some of the most common questions about the SDGs that MFIs may have, such as:

    • What is sustainable development?
    • What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
    • What is the role of the financial sector in pursuing the SDGs?
    • What are the opportunities for the financial sector in the context of the SDG?
    • SDG and European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision – how do they relate?

Our Expert

The main speaker will deliver an interactive online session with lots of opportunities for engagement with the audience through polls and live questions:

Sonia Pietrosi is a financial sector development expert with 10 years of experience in consulting and international development. Her areas of technical expertise include customer and market research, savings and credit products, digital finance and payments, MSME finance, agricultural finance and rural development. Sonia has extensive field and research experience in more than 20 countries, mainly in Africa.

The session targets primarily microfinance institutions (MFIs), including greenfield MFIs, banks, NGOs, regulators or other institutions and individuals working in the microfinance sector in Europe. European microfinance providers, either selected as EaSI Technical Assistance beneficiaries or interested to apply for the programme can contact to receive more information about this event, as well as to request the participation in or organisation of similar events.

Basic information about the event: 

Topic: Are MFIs doing enough to push for the Sustainable Development Goals?

Date: Thursday, 5 November 2020 at 11:00 – 12:00 (CET)

Language: English

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Attendance for this webinar is free of charge.