MICROFACT: sponsor of the first edition of the African Microfinance Week
The first edition of the African Microfinance Week has brought together more than 250 participants in Arusha, from December 2nd to December 6th, 2013. 5 days of conferences, discussions, meetings, and trainings have allowed to gather up all-level stakeholders coming from 44 countries – 36 of which were african – on the subject of the regulation in microfinance.
Organized by ADA and supported by the Cooperation Development and Luxemburgish humanitarian action, the African Week was particularly sponsored by Microfact. In this way, the platform has been able to present its different tools and organize a day and a half of work, thoughts and discussions between the Microfact coordinators and the workshop trainers. These days of work have allowed to assess the content of the workshop and to determine the way to adapt it to the current educational methods. A particular attention has been given to the future creation of a quality circle on the content of the tools available on the platform. Indeed, the online putting of the last version of the MFI Factsheet 3.6 – which integrates the social indicators – is scheduled on the first quarter 2014. An evaluation of these last years of activity will be made.
The workshops on financial performance analysis are also more and more in demand. We have the pleasure to announce that the next workshops in 2014 will notably take place in the Green Cape, Togo, Mali, Vietnam and Guatemala amongst other collaborating countries.
The whole team of Microfact finally wishes to thank all the professional associations, which have put a lot into the organization of the workshops during these last years, and greatly encourages the networks of each continent to visit the platform regularly.
We wish you all a great year 2014, with a lot of success in the achievement of your projects.