Sep
12
12 Sep 2017 to 13 Sep 2017
London, GB
AgriFin's 2017 forum aims to connect key stakeholders in the agriculture finance and climate finance space. This strategic event will convene leading financiers, investors, policy makers, climate funds and donors, as well as a wide range of key innovative actors from the public and private sectors, and provide them with an opportunity to understand how they may collaborate more effectively. A key objective of the forum will be to explore how financiers in developing countries, especially those working with agricultural clients, can partner with climate finance investors to further their...
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Oct
18
18 Oct 2017 to 19 Oct 2017
London, GB
The Africa Impact Investing Leaders Forum (AIILF) 2017 will bring together key stakeholders in the region's impact investment landscape to explore pipeline opportunities across sectors and discuss their challenges, experiences, and share success stories. The forum will also help in simplifying the difficulties financial advisors, HNWI & UHNWIs, Investors, and entrepeneurs face. Attending the AIILF 2017 will help particpants: Gain actionable insights and engagement strategies that drives growth. Identify and exploit pipelines of opportunities in your sectors of interest. Meet investors, co-investors, and gain new partnerships and clients. Hear how...
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Jun
23
23 Jun 2017
Washington DC, US
This one-day conference will build on ICTforAg 2015 and 2016, bringing together 300 thought leaders and decision-makers in agriculture and technology from the international development community and the private sector. With community-driven sessions , we will examine how new innovations can empower smallholder farmers, and the communities that support them, through information and communication technologies (ICT). We’ll take a particular interest in new ICT solutions that can boost the productivity of both smallholder farmers and agricultural value chains, but we’ll be sure to keep the discussion inclusive of all possible...
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May
31
31 May 2017
Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A), Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD – Africa), and Nathan Associates will present a webinar based on research from their latest report on Agricultural Leasing in sub-Saharan Africa. Although leasing is a growing form of asset finance in African markets, its use in agriculture remains a nascent concept. Why is this the case? How could leasing help to bridge the finance gap in the sector and ultimately improve rural livelihoods? More specifically, what role can Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) play in expanding agricultural leasing in...
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May
30
30 May 2017 to 31 May 2017
TBD, GH
The Annual Banking & Finance Conference 2017 : " Making Financial Inclusion a Reality in Africa, connects people to Banking & Financial Service. The conference will also look at new and innovative financial technology solutions that will make financial inclusion possible and profitable. The agenda will include a broad range of case studies, discussions and debates by top speakers from across Africa bringing theoretical and practical experiences on how various sectors can work together to promote financial inclusion. Key attendees will include traditional banks, insurance; NGOs, telcos; retail stores, donors,...
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May
18
18 May 2017
The World Bank Agriculture Global Practice has recently launched a Discussion Paper focused on integrating the gender dimension into agricultural sector risk assessment (ASRA) practices. Join the FARMD community for a webinar to discuss the findings, recommendations, and lessons. Differences in social, cultural, geographic, and economic contexts at the country level call for a tailored approach that takes into account the unique combination of risks, cultural differences, institutional arrangements, and fiscal constraints present. The World Bank has gathered significant experience and lessons learned from conducting ASRAs around the world for...
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May
15
15 May 2017 to 17 May 2017
Sandford-on-Thames, GB
As a big proponent of progressive partnerships, we highly recommend all partners and key stakeholders across rural and agricultural finance to join this event. The Partnering Initiaitve’s (TPI) 3 day training programme, Building Effective Partnerships for Development, run in collaboration with Business Fights Poverty , develops the essential skills, understanding and knowledge, and provides a complete set of tools, for effective cross-sector partnering. Optionally, it can lead to a Certificate in Partnering Practice. The course balances core knowledge with highly interactive, experiential learning through role play, ‘serious games’ and peer-to-peer...
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