The Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU) in partnership with the East African Microfinance Network and Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development, has organised the Third East Africa Microfinance Summit 2017.
According to AMFIU’s Programmes Manager, Robert Ntalaka, the summit to take place in Kampala from November 16-17, will run under the theme, ‘Digital Financial Inclusion: a Reflection on the Perspectives, Pros and Challenges for Various Stakeholders’.
The Summit is an annual regional event that brings together various microfinance stakeholders to share experiences, introduce innovations and facilitate networking amongst various stakeholders.
According to Ntalaka, the third summit follows earlier ones hosted in Kenya and Tanzania in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
“The past summits have attracted over 300 participants from Central Banks from the East African region, financial services providers, academic institutions, wholesale lenders, social investors, donors and development partners among others,” Ntalaka said, adding that the summit in Uganda is expected to attract over 400 microfinance stakeholders.
The Summit will be a key platform for stakeholders to debate the trade-offs, make the case for digital financial inclusion, and examine aspects of traditional service to improve service delivery.