Have we lost Belgium? The story of our missing forests and what we can do about it

Each year, an area of forest the size of Belgium is lost from our planet. This comes with devastating consequences as forests are integral to the well-being of our planet.

The severity of these issues mean that a united effort is needed to stem the problem. It is not possible to combat deforestation through public initiatives […]

UNEP FI Regional Roundtable Europe and Global Landscapes Forum

28-29 November 2019

The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) are joining forces for three days of insight into advances in sustainable finance to address key regulatory and market challenges, the asset management industry’s role in sustainable investment, as well as how capital markets can contribute to a sustainable low-carbon […]

Innovative and Sustainable Finance Summit 2019

Learning Outcomes:

Structuring blended finance funds, for the purpose of financing Africa’s Agribusiness sector

Developing innovative and sustainable financing across the upstream and downstream agriculture value chain in Africa

What does innovation and sustainable finance mean when it comes to investing in Africa?

The challenges  and opportunities in collaborating with banks, investment funds and NGOs

Social […]

47th Midi de la microfinance – Optimising impact: pairing inclusive finance and insurance

5th June
Optimising impact: pairing inclusive finance and insurance
Many people are familiar with the concept of inclusive finance, particularly in the form of microfinance, through which millions of people around the world have gained access to formal financial services for the first time. However, the concept of inclusive insurance is still relatively new, despite the role […]

16th Consultative Forum on Climate and Disaster Risk

12-13 June 2019

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), the African Insurance Organisation (AIO), the InsuResilience Global Partnership, the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) and the Microinsurance Network (MiN) will host the 16th Consultative Forum. It will take place alongside the 46th Conference and Annual General Assembly of the African Insurance Organisation (9-12 June 2019).

Poor […]

Financial Inclusion Through Technology

23rd May 2019
A presentation of the European Microfinance Award 2018 and the European Dialogue
This event, jointly held by the Financial Inclusion Forum and e-MFP, and supported by Allen & Overy, will present the background to the European Microfinance Award 2018 and the emerging best practice in this area including through profiles of the finalists and […]

Financial Inclusion Trends

11th June 2019
Know more about the trends of financial inclusion
On June 11th at the Maison de la microfinance, join Sam Mendelson, financial inclusion specialist European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) who will run an interactive workshop on the Financial Inclusion Compass 2018 – e-MFP’s Survey of Financial Inclusion Trends.
He will present the key findings, and  will discuss with […]

10th European Microfinance Award « Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change »

The European Microfinance Award was launched in October 2005 by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs – Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, to support innovative thinking in the microfinance sector.
Awarded for the first time in 2006, it is jointly organised by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the European […]

Rural and Agricultural Finance Programme

Boulder Microfinance Training (en français)