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International Conference: "Microcredits for Development. Asia and Africa"

International Conference: "Microcredits for Development. Asia and Africa"

International Conference:

Casa Asia and Casa Africa organise, in collaboration with the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development and Microbank, this conference on microfinancing, economic development and eradication of poverty in Asia and Africa, and on the role that institutions of European countries should play for the obtaining of these objectives.
All the information at www.casaasia.es/cooperacion/microcreditos

PROGRAMME

10.30am - 12am. First plenary session

Main contributions of microfinancing mechanisms for the achieving of the development objectives of the millennium.

Delivered by:
Sam Daley-Harris, Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign (USA)
Roshaneh Zafar, President of the Kashf Foundation (Pakistan)
Manuel Cadarso, Technical Councillor of Microcredits of the Management of Sectorial and Multilateral Cooperation of AECID

Moderated by:
Juan Pablo de Laiglesia, Director of AECID

12.30pm - 2pm. Second plenary session

The participation of commercial banks in microfinancing through microcredits: New challenges and opportunities for development of the most disadvantaged

Delivered:
José R. Montserrat, Director General of MicroBank, Social Bank of "la Caixa"
Rene Abouo Nguessan, President of Africa Microfinance Network (Ivory Coast)
M. R. Rao, Operative Director of SKS Microfinance (India)

Moderated by:
Amadeo Jensana, Director of Department of Economic Programmes and Cooperation of Casa Asia

2.30pm - 4.30pm. Lunch

5pm - 6.30pm. Third plenary session
Microcredits and gender equality: An efficient mechanism for empowerment of women in the 21st century

Delivered by:
Inez Murray, Vice-President of Women's World Banking (USA)
Sara D'Mello, Executive Director of Committed Communities Development Trust (India)
Jennifer Riria, Executive Director of Kenya Women Finance Trust Ltd. (Kenya)

Moderated by:
J. Alfonso Ortiz, Director General of Casa África

6.30pm - 7pm. Lecture delivered by Professor Muhammad Yunus

7pm - 7.15pm. Closing

Hosted by:
Ignacio Niño, Coordinator General of Strategy and International Action of Madrid City Council

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Date
2008/06/05 02:00 h
Timetable
From 10.30am to 7.15pm.
Venue
CaixaForum Auditorium Paseo del Prado, 36 Madrid
Organiser
Casa Asia and Casa Africa, in collaboration with the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development and Microbank
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