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SEEP convenes the largest global community of microfinance associations


2015 Africa Network Summit

June 29, 2015 | Dakar, Senegal


9:00 - 9:15          Welcome by Ms. Bintou Ka-Niang, Director, Association Services - SEEP Network and Ms. Wendy Medrano Lazo, Project Officer, Capacity Building & Sector Support, ADA

9:15 - 10:45          Session 1: "MF Associations and Rural Finance: Experiences from Africa"

The objective of this session is to learn about the roles that microfinance associations in Africa are playing in promoting rural finance within their membership and the sector at large. The experience of networks and associations in rural finance will be discussed and key lessons about their activities, achievements and challenges will be shared.

Moderator: Babacar Sambe Consultant (SEEP Network)


  • TBD - AEMFI - Ethiopia
  • Ms. Ritah Tusabe AMFI - Uganda

10:45 - 11:15          Coffee break

11:15 - 12:45          Session 2: "Innovative products and services for the MF Associations - technology solutions"

This session will focus on examples related to the use of technology for the design of new products and services such as transfers, E-money, E-wallet, for payment instruments and to define the role of the Networks in the design and implementation of these initiatives and the piloting of these initiatives by the Microfinance Associations.

Moderator: Wendy Medrano-Lazo - ADA


  • Peter Rwema - AMIR-Rwanda
  • Yaw Gyamfi - GHAMFIN - Ghana
  • Ignace Dovi, Consortium Alafia - Benin

12:45 - 14:00          Lunch Break

14:00 - 16:15          Session 3: "Monitoring and Evaluation Guide for Microfinance Associations"

This session will be organized as a mini training session, facilitated by Mr. Boubacar Diallo, an Expert in M&E who has collaborated in the effort to develop the SEEP Network M&E guide, to help associations think through their M&E development/revision process and how to use the guide for that purpose.

Facilitator: Boubacar Diallo, Microfinance Specialist


  • Peter Rwema - AMIR-Rwanda
  • Sidy Lamine Ndiaye - APSFD - Senegal

 16:15 - 16:30          Closing Remarks

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