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Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems


Developing Youth Financial Products


900 Orme Street
Arlington, VA
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Nov 4, 2013 (Mon), 9:00am-4:00pm (ESTD)


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Training Provider: Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

Date: Monday, November 4


Sustainable and scalable delivery of financial services to youth is an ongoing challenge. In order to provide long-lasting financial services to the large numbers of youth who are currently excluded, institutions must be able to incorporate such products into a sustainable business model. To do this, Microfinance institutions (MFIs) should adjust their business models to incorporate youth initiatives or simply better understand how youth products can fit into their existing models.
For more than 50 years, MEDA has been designing and implementing innovative and effective market-driven economic development programs that improve the livelihoods of millions of people living in poverty around the world.  MEDA’s YouthInvest program supports financial service providers including MFIs and banks to develop financial products appropriate to economically active youth.  
Part of MEDA’S strategy to provide financial service access to youth is an integrated training and technical assistance program called “Financial Solutions for Youth”. In partnership with leading Moroccan and Egyptian MFIs, MEDA provides MFIs and other financial institutions with comprehensive training and tools on customer service, product development, and risk management.
This workshop will provide real case studies from leading Moroccan MFIs with live staff perspectives on why they have chosen to develop youth-appropriate financial products and services. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in product development activities that are offerd to MFI staff and to practice using tools to develop these sustainable products. By the end of this workshop, participants will have discussed why MFIs integrate youth products into their portfolio of services, participated in activities to develop products and practiced using tools to ensure a sustainable and appropriate youth financial product. 

Space is limited to 25 participants in each training, so register now. 

Target Audience: Practioners serving youth and practioners developing financial products and services


Adil Sadoq

Mr. Adil Sadoq is a seasoned microfinance practitioner who rose through the ranks of Zakoura, a Microfinance Institution (MFI) in Morocco, which tops the MIX Global 100 list. Since 2002, he has been sharing his expertise as a consultant with a range of microfinance institutions, donors and microfinance network organizations throughout Africa and the Middle East. 

Adil Sadoq has significant experience as team leader designing and launching microfinance programs, including developing a branch network, designing, pilot-testing and rolling out new products, man resource strategy development and performance indicator monitoring. Mr Sadoq is a solid trainer who has been providing training in numerous microfinance training modules. 
Malika Bodach
Mrs. Bodach is one of ARDI's (Leading MFI in Morocco) key staff and "youth champion." Mrs. Bodach has been integral in driving youth access of financial services and promoting youth usage of new services.

Fees: none; this training is free for all attendees.

No registration for the SEEP Conference is required to attend technical trainings.

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