WEBINAR: Are We Managing? A FIF/ e-MFP Cross-Sector Panel Discussion on Covid Responses


WEBINAR: Are We Managing? A FIF UK/ e-MFP Cross-Sector Panel Discussion on Covid Responses



For the last several years, the Financial Inclusion Forum UK (FIF UK) and the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) have been co-hosting an event in London. For obvious reasons, this is not possible. Instead, we have moved the event to a webinar, and are focusing it on how the sector is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. The immense challenges right now – to clients, institutions, investors, support providers, and policy-makers – are clear. But the question we’d like to ask is: are we managing? Just how much trouble are we in?

There are countless initiatives underway, and a deluge of information – on the FinDev Covid Resource Hub, on e-MFP’s new covid-finclusion.org and elsewhere. We don’t want to just add to the noise. But we think there is real value in assembling a stellar panel of speakers that represent different stakeholder groups, in order to update us on the current challenges they’re facing, how they’ve been responding, and what they want and need to happen next.
To discuss what’s really happening and take questions from a diverse audience across the sector, we are delighted to welcome six outstanding speakers. 

  • Rolando Victoria, founding Executive Director of Alalay Sa Kaunlaran Inc. (ASKI) in the Philippines and now the President and CEO of ASKI Group of Companies Inc.;  
  • Babak Abbaszadeh, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Centre;  
  • Noémie Renier, Head of Debt for Financial Institutions at Incofin; and  

Each of our distinguished guests will present for a few minutes, followed by Q&A discussion session based on questions submitted by the audience to the speakers.
The webinar will take place on Wednesday 13th May at 2pm in the UK (1pm GMT | 3pm in Central Europe | 9am Eastern) and will last for 90 minutes.

FIF UK and e-MFP look forward to you joining us then for what will be a wide-ranging discussion of the impacts of Covid on different parts of our sector, and the efforts needed to overcome them.



Event Properties

Event Date 13-05-2020 2:00 pm
Event End Date 13-05-2020 3:30 pm
Individual Price Free
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