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Ghana to host West Africa micro-finance conference

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The 2014 West Africa Microfinance Conference (WAMIC 2014) will hold in Accra Ghana, with over 300 experts from different sectors sharing knowledge in their various fields.

The conference scheduled to hold from July 23 and 24, 2014 is themed: “Reducing Extreme Poverty through Microfinance”

Some of the conference objectives are to equip participants with the needed skills in managing microfinance business, to provide a common platform for the participants to share ideas and resources, to empower businesses with the skills they need to be stronger and also to help participants identify and take advantage of the microfinance business as an emerging market in Africa.

The 2014 WAMIC also present another unique benefit to participants as a larger platform for sharing ideas and information in the field, showcase their Micro finance companies, identify other areas of business investment and to network with key figures and stakeholders from the microfinance industry.

According to the organisers, “The 2014 WAMIC  targets 300 experts in the microfinance sector, ICT, Media, Civil societies, telecom, academia, banks, policy makers and legislators to share knowledge and information on the best practices in the field and how the sector can be improved to meet its original objectives.

“It will also present an opportunity to develop a road map to a legislative framework for the sector. The microfinance sector plays a significant role in the development of the Africa’s economy. It provides employment and other positive engagements, and access to credit facilities to especially the informal sector which constitutes the larger portion of Africa’s population.

 


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