watch: KEEP CALM, ADAPT AND CARRY ON COVID19 vs Digitalization Series| EaSI Technical Assistance

MFC invites you to our special series of webinars featuring , & to learn and discuss!

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Date: Wednesday, 3 March 2021 at 11:00 (CET)

Language: English

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March 2021, approximately 1 year after Europe became the active center of the COVID-19 pandemic, Europa is now exploring ways to end the various lockdown measures and get back to normal. But, can we even imagine the damage COVID-19 has caused to our businesses, can we now focus on rebuilding our portfolios and client base, are we heading back to normal or is there a new normal?

This webinar seeks to unearth the current issues faced by Financial Institutions. Are institutional risks merely shifting or are they better managed. Will FIs gradually shift back to business as usual or has the way we run our institutions changed…perhaps for the good? Will we serve the same clients with the same products or do our clients require something else?

These questions and many more will be discussed with a practitioners panel with an active involvement from all webinar participants.

Our expert moderator David Kruijff is welcoming all the questions you may have. Use the occasion to speak with our guests!

Florian Dervishi, Managing Partner, Impactiive, Estonia
Zhanna Zhakupova, Executive Director, Asian Credit Fund, Kazakhstan
Perlat Sulaj, FED invest  Albania
Cristian Jurma, General Manager, Vitas IFN România



What are the webinars about? 

The first webinar will discuss the challenges that the practitioners are facing one year after the break-out of the pandemic as well as what permanent changes are noticed or to be expected.

The second and third webinar will involve technology providers and funders offering various types of support to financial institutions. The series will commence in March.

Our expert: 


David has over 20 years experience in the MSME sector working for several of the industries most respected players like ProCredit, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and OXFAM. David held several Board positions on regulated MSME banks in Africa and Balkans. Currently David is Chairman of Musoni Holding, a fintech investment holding, and represents them on the Board of Musoni Kenya. Further, David is member of the Credit Committee of an Agricultural Supply Chain Fund (Agrif), and he is a research associate at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.

Attendance for all webinars in the series is free of charge. 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.