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The SEEP Network
Annual Conference

September 19 - 21, 2016

Member Day: November 5, 2013

Open to all members.

7:45   – 8:45am

Breakfast and Registration

9:30  – 12:00pm

Annual General Meeting

  • Board of Director Elections
  • Member Initiatives
  • SEEP Strategy Review
  • Welcome New Members
  • Member Awards

12:00 – 1:30pm

Lunch and Showcase of Working Group and Member Initiatives

1:30   – 5:30 pm

Concurrent Meetings: Working Group and Member Initiatives
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**Members can attend more than one meeting 


Working Group and Member Initiatives

Purpose Statement

The Health and Market Development Working Group (HAMED)

The integration of health with market development provides practitioners with a substantial range of products and services that can serve the comprehensive needs of poor households. The Health and Microenterprise Development (HAMED) working groups aims to share knowledge around strategies that market development and health practitioners are using to simultaneously meet the health and financial needs of poor households. Meeting Agenda

Financial Services Working Group (FSWG) 


The SEEP Financial Services Working Group (FSWG) is currently developing a comprehensive risk management guide for microfinance institutions that assessing their own capacity to offer mobile financial services (MFS). Meeting Agenda

Youth and Financial Services Working Group (YaFs)

The Youth and Financial Services (YaFS) Working Group brings together practitioners and other key stakeholder who are working to increase economic opportunities for youth and their access and utilization of appropriate financial services. The working group provides a space to exchange experiences and create opportunities for collaborative learning to improve and enhance the effectiveness of their programs and services. Meeting Agenda

MaFI (The Market Facilitation Initiative)

The Market Facilitation Initiative (MaFI) focuses on the question of “how to become effective facilitators of inclusive market development initiatives.” In other words, the group’s focus is on how to create appropriate conditions -at the lowest costs and effort—for public and private market actors to make their systems work better to reduce poverty on a larger scale and more sustainably. Meeting Agenda

Savings-Led Financial Services Working Group (SLWG)

The Savings Led Financial Services Working Group (SLWG) brings together practitioners that support the development and expansion of Savings Groups as a mechanism to promote financial inclusion and other development objectives. Established in 2007, SEEP's SLWG was at the frontier of this new movement and helped set the stage for broad based industry coordination, the establishment of common definitions and methodologitcal improvements. Meeting Agenda

Strengthening The Economic Potential of the Ultra Poor (STEP UP)

STEP UP's focus is on enhancing opportunities for the ultra poor by organizing and sharing practical knowledge, piloting new ideas and scaling up proven approaches. The initiative engages practitioners, researchers, policymakers, donors, and community leaders in dialogue and reflection across multiple areas of practice. The aim is to advance learning about how to work with the ultra poor and develop guidelines, tools, and training methodologies to be shared with the larger development community. Meeting Agenda

Financial Education Initiative – Introductory meeting


There has been a lot of interest in the industry in the issues of financial literacy, financial education, and financial capabilities, but very little sharing of experiences and collaboration in developing, implementing and measuring the outcomes of such initiatives. SEEP, MFO, and CRS want to gauge interest in creating a forum where all SEEP members and stakeholders can share experiences and collaborate to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our financial education initiatives.  This introductory meeting will allow all interested members to discuss a common learning agenda and priorities for the group. Meeting Agenda

Impact Investing Initiative – Introductory Meeting


The SEEP Network has received interest from a number of members regarding the advancement of knowledge and practice around impact investing. Impact investing – the placement of capital with intent to generate positive social and environmental impact beyond financial return – has been relevant for microfinance and housing finance for some time. Recent developments in the field are expanding to include areas applicable to market and financial systems development. This introductory meeting will allow all interested members to discuss a common learning agenda and priorities for the group. Meeting Agenda


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