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					Keynote speakers at Microcreditsummit Kenya include include
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus,
BRAC Chair Sir Fazle Abed,
Kenya Central Bank Governor Njuguna Ndung'u,
Jamii Bora Managing Trustee Ingrid Munro,
AEMFI Chair Wolday Amha, A
MFI Chair Lydia Koros,
Kenya Women's Finance Trust CEO, Jennifer Riria,
CGAP Regional Representative for the MENA Region Mohammed Khaled,
AFMIN CEO Davy Serge Azakpame.



    When you register, remember to sign up for field visits to Jamii Bora, Equity Bank Limited, Faulu, Kadet Ltd,
Kenya ECLOF, K-Rep Bank, and Kenya Women Finance Trust Limited, and for one of our in-depth day-long courses.

  On a visit to Nairobi this week in advance of the Summit, Microcredit Summit Campaign Director Sam Daley-Harris
   was interviewed on CNBC Africa's Power Lunch which is aired in 43 African countries. View the interview here:
                      http://www.abndigital.com/multimedia/video/featured-interviews/404041.htm

Field Visits
Field visits to leading microfinance institutions will be available on the days listed below for USD $25 (1,875 KES). They will
include transportation to and from the field and lunch. You can select ONE field visit from each date that they are being offered:
April 6th, April 10th and April 11th.

Jamii Bora (6 April, 10 April and 11 April)*
Jamii Bora is a unique Micro Finance Institution that started with 50 beggars in 1999 and has grown to 260,000 members in ten
years. With services that include health, life and disaster insurances, affordable housing, water, sanitation, renewable energy, and
business education in addition to microfinance, Jamii Bora serves the very poor and assists its members to climb out of poverty.
Some climb very fast others slowly, but everybody climbs.


To get a brief description and the schedule of field visits, click here.
* Please note that you will have the possibility to get a French translation for these visits. Please indicate your preference at the
time of your registration.


www.jamiibora.org


                                                           Jamii Bora
                                   Description of the field visit(s) and schedule

                                        Morning Field Site Agenda                              Afternoon Field Site Agenda
                       Maximum
                                           9:00am - 12:00pm                Lunch Break              1:00pm - 5:00pm
          Date         Number of                                            Part of the
                       Delegates           (Pick up at Conference            program          (Depart field site to arrive back at
                                               Center 9:00am)                                   conference center by 5:00pm)
                                       VISIT TYPE A. VISITS TO SLUMS          Lunch in a
       Tuesday            400         Visit to different slums in Nairobi   restaurant of a
                                                                                              Continued visits to Jamii Bora members
                                       area You will receive a general         successful
                       divided in                                                                 in their homes and businesses in
                                      briefing about Jamii Bora at the        member or
       6th April       groups of      branch office and visit Jamii Bora
                                                                                              different parts of the slum. We will visit
                                                                             catered lunch
                                                                                              the poorest and beggars and also those
         2010           20 each         members in their homes and          in our branch        who have climbed out of poverty.
                                     businesses in different parts of the        office
                                                      slum
                                       VISIT TYPE B. KAPUTIEI TOWN
                                        General introduction to Jamii           Lunch
       Tuesday            200
                                      Bora’s housing project. Visit self-
                                           help building materials          in Jamii Bora’s    Visits in smaller groups to members’
                       divided in
      6th April        groups of
                                       production, construction, town       primary school    businesses and homes in Kaputiei new
                                      water centre, renewable energy,         in Kaputiei                      town.
        2010            20 each
                                         recycling of water and solid            town
                                      waste. Meet the members’ town
                                             management team
                                       VISIT TYPE A. VISITS TO SLUMS          Lunch in a
      .Saturday           400         Visit to different slums in Nairobi   restaurant of a
                                                                               successful     Continued visits to Jamii Bora members
                                       area You will receive a general
                       divided in                                                                 in their homes and businesses in
                                      briefing about Jamii Bora at the        member or
      10th April       groups of      branch office and visit Jamii Bora
                                                                                              different parts of the slum. We will visit
                                                                             catered lunch
                                                                                              the poorest and beggars and also those
        2010            20 each         members in their homes and          in our branch        who have climbed out of poverty.
                                     businesses in different parts of the        office
                                                      slum
                                       VISIT TYPE B. KAPUTIEI TOWN
                                        General introduction to Jamii           Lunch
      Saturday            200
                                      Bora’s housing project. Visit self-
                                           help building materials          in Jamii Bora’s    Visits in smaller groups to members’
                       divided in
      10th April       groups of
                                       production, construction, town       primary school    businesses and homes in Kaputiei new
                                      water centre, renewable energy,         in Kaputiei                      town.
        2010            20 each
                                         recycling of water and solid            town
                                      waste. Meet the members’ town
                                             management team

                          200                                               Lunch at Jamii
        Sunday                                                               Bora’s head        Go to class in Jamii Bora’s business
                        divided in                                          office on Funzi    school together with Jamii Bora staff
                                      Go to church with different Jamii
      11th April         smaller
                                          Bora staff and members                 Road         and members. You will be able to make
                        groups of                                                              your own choice of subject among ten
        2010                                                                                                  subjects
                         20 each                                               Nairobi




Equity Bank Limited (6 April and 10 April)*
Equity Bank is the leading Microfinance Bank in Africa, listed at the Nairobi and Uganda Stock Exchanges. It is the largest bank in
the region in terms of customer base with 52% of all bank accounts in Kenya and has presence in Uganda & Southern Sudan. The
Bank has received accolades for its transformational business model that has enabled millions of ‘unbanked’ people access to
affordable financial services. Equity Bank is the holder of the Best Microfinance Bank in Africa Award by the African Banker in
2008 and 2009.


To get a brief description and the schedule of field visits, click here.
         Please note that you will have the possibility to get a French translation for these visits. Please indicate your preference
          at the time of your registration.


                                                     Equity Bank Limited
                                  Description of the field visit(s) and schedule

                                         Morning Field Site Agenda                             Afternoon Field Site Agenda
                     Maximum                                                  Lunch
                                            9:00am - 12:00pm                                        1:30pm - 5:00pm
          Date       Number of                                                 Break
                     Delegates                                                12:00 –
                                              (Pick up at Conference                         (Depart field site to arrive back at
                                                  Center 9:00am)              1:30pm
                                                                                               conference center by 5:00pm)



                                   You should choose one of the              Locations   You should choose one of the
        Tuesday                    thematic areas for the morning:             will be   thematic areas for the afternoon:
                      (Maximum                                                both in
        6th April    300)           Youth – Providing Inclusive Financial   urban and    Micro Finance and Gender – Enabling
          2010                     Services for the youth of Africa            rural     women overcome growth barriers
                                    Reaching the un-banked – Use of           areas      Financing Agriculture – Using Value
                                   technology and mobile banking                         Chain Financing model


                                   You should choose one of the              Locations   You should choose one of the
        Saturday                   thematic areas :                            will be   thematic areas :
                      (Maximum                                                both in
        10th April   300)           Youth – Providing Inclusive Financial   urban and    Micro Finance and Gender – Enabling
          2010                     Services for the youth of Africa            Rural     women overcome growth barriers
                                    Reaching the un-banked – Use of           areas      Financing Agriculture – Using Value
                                   technology and mobile banking                         Chain Financing model




www.equitybank.co.ke

Faulu (6 April and 10 April)*
Faulu is the first licensed deposit taking microfinance Institution in Kenya. With over 80 outlets nationwide, Faulu has about
250,000 clients with 140,000 outstanding loans whose balance is 3.4 Billion KES (approx. $USD 45 Million) served by 930 staff.
Faulu started as a micro-lending pilot program of Food for the Hungry International in Nairobi’s Mathare Slum 17 years ago and
its core business is the transformation of lives through savings, credit and other relevant financial solutions.


To get a brief description and the schedule of field visits, click here.


                                                                 Faulu
                                  Description of the field visit(s) and schedule
                                       Morning Field Site Agenda                               Afternoon Field Site Agenda
                     Maximum
                                          9:00am - 12:00pm                                          1:30pm - 5:00pm
         Date        Number of                                            Lunch Break
                     Delegates                                           12:00 – 1:30pm      (Depart field site to arrive back at
                                            (Pick up at Conference
                                                Center 9:00am)                                 conference center by 5:00pm)



                                                                                                  Visit De-brief (Learnings,
       Tuesday                                Introductions                                       Comparisons &
                                              Faulu & Branch Brief                                Recommendations)
                        100                                               To be advised
       6th April                              Itinerary details                                  Q&A Session
         2010                                 Safety brief, emergency                            Visit evaluation
                                               contacts etc



                                                                                                  Visit De-brief (Learnings,
      Saturday                                Introductions                                       Comparisons &
                                              Faulu & Branch Brief                                Recommendations)
                        100                                               To be advised
      10th April                              Itinerary details                                  Q&A Session
        2010                                  Safety brief, emergency                            Visit evaluation
                                               contacts etc




* Please note that you will have the possibility to get a French translation for these visits. Please indicate your preference at the
time of your registration.


www.faulukenya.com

Kadet Ltd (Kenya Agency for the Development of Enterprise and
Technology) (6 April)
A subsidiary of World Vision Kenya, KADET started to offer financial solutions to low-income entrepreneurs in 2001. KADET
now operates a distribution of 55 offices with over 200 staff; impacting over 80,000 children, over 10,000 families and creating
employment for over 30,000 people annually. The MFI enhances its strong rural presence by embracing technology in order to
achieve business growth, efficiency, strong brand, and transformation into a deposit taking MFI.


To get a brief description and the schedule of the field visits, click here.


                                                             KADET LTD
                   (Kenya Agency for the Development of Enterprise and Technology)
                                  Description of the field visit(s) and schedule
                                       Morning Field Site Agenda                                 Afternoon Field Site Agenda
                     Maximum
                                          9:00am - 12:00pm                                            1:30pm - 5:00pm
         Date        Number of                                              Lunch Break
                     Delegates                                             12:00 – 1:30pm       (Depart field site to arrive back at
                                           (Pick up at Conference
                                               Center 9:00am)                                     conference center by 5:00pm)


       Tuesday
                    We can host        Visit the branch office                   Kangemi
                                       Chat with Branch Manager
       6th April     8 visitors                                                 &Eastlands
                                       Chat with branch staff                                          Visit clients businesses
         2010                          Visit group meeting




www.kadet.co.ke

Kenya ECLOF (Ecumenical Church Loan Fund) (6 April)
Kenya ECLOF is a faith based MFI that provides financial and non financial services to micro, small and medium entrepreneurs
and organizations in Kenya. With an expanding branch network, Kenya ECLOF is driven by the commitment to create wealth
and reach to millions that are unbanked. There are continuous efforts to partner, build capacity and remain responsive to client
needs amid plans to transform into a Deposit Taking MFI.


To get a brief description and the schedule of field visits, click here.




                                     Morning Field Site Agenda                                     Afternoon Field Site Agenda
                    Maximum
                                        9:00am - 12:00pm                                                1:30pm - 5:00pm
         Date       Number of                                               Lunch Break
                    Delegates                                              12:00 – 1:30pm        (Depart field site to arrive back at
                                       (Pick up at Conference
                                           Center 9:00am)                                          conference center by 5:00pm)




       Tuesday                                                                                          Brief on field experience.
                                            Brief with Branch
                                                                                                        Lessons learnt.
                         11                  Manager                             City Center
       6th April                                                                                        Feedback on branch and
                                            Visit Groups- success
         2010                                                                                            experience with Kenya.
                                             stories




www.eclof-kenya.org

K-Rep Bank (6 April and 10 April)
K-Rep Bank is a licensed commercial bank that specializes in microfinance and is the first micro-finance commercial bank in
Kenya. The bank is distinguished from other commercial banks or financial institutions, by its social mission of addressing poverty
by supporting employment, income generation and savings mobilization activities of low-income & poor people, as a means of
building an asset base for poor house-holds.


To get a brief description and the schedule of field visits, click here.


                                                                K-Rep
                                  Description of the field visit(s) and schedule

                                       Morning Field Site Agenda                                Afternoon Field Site Agenda
                     Maximum
                                          9:00am - 12:00pm                                           1:30pm - 5:00pm
         Date        Number of                                              Lunch Break
                     Delegates                                             12:00 – 1:30pm     (Depart field site to arrive back at
                                         (Pick up at Conference
                                             Center 9:00am)                                     conference center by 5:00pm)




       Tuesday                     The delegates will visit one of our
                                   branches and 4 types of groups;
                                                                           K-Rep Training
                         10            -    Juhudi group                                    The delegates will visit a village bank
       6th April                                                           Centre- Karen
                                       -    Chikola group                                            located at Salama
         2010                          -    Katikati group
                                       -    Fahida group




      Saturday                     The delegates will visit one of our
                                   branches and 4 types of groups;
                                                                           K-Rep Training
                         15            -    Juhudi group                                    The delegates will visit a K-Rep Bank
      10th April                                                           Centre- Karen
                                       -    Chikola group                                     funded water project in Limuru
        2010                           -    Katikati group
                                       -    Fahida group




www.k-repbank.com

Kenya Women Finance Trust Limited (6 April and 10 April)
A microfinance institution founded in 1981, KWFT provides financial and non financial services to small scale women
entrepreneurs in Kenya. Currently having over 170 field and administrative offices, there are 370,000 women members as at
October 2009. The current portfolio outstanding stands at Kenya shillings 9 billion and expected to disburse this financial year
ending December 2009 Kenya shillings 15 billion. As an institution, we are in the process of acquiring a Deposit Taking
Microfinance license in order for our clients to access more financial services from within.


To get a brief description and the schedule of field visits, click here.


                          Kenya Women Finance Trust Limited (KWFT)
                                  Description of the field visit(s) and schedule
                                          Morning Field Site Agenda                                      Afternoon Field Site Agenda
                       Maximum
                                             9:00am - 12:00pm                                                 1:30pm - 5:00pm
          Date         Number of                                                Lunch Break
                       Delegates                                               12:00 – 1:30pm          (Depart field site to arrive back at
                                             (Pick up at Conference
                                                 Center 9:00am)                                          conference center by 5:00pm)




       Tuesday                        Visit women in their group
                                                                                    Thika
                                      meeting set-up and learn how they
         th                15                                                                        Visit the unit (field offices) and meet
        6 April                       conduct their co-guaranteeing
                                                                                                                       staff.
         2010                         mechanism in their groups, visit
                                      their businesses.




       Saturday                       Visit the women in their group
                                                                                                   Visit one or two individual clients in
                                      meeting set-up and learn how they
          th               15                                                      Kajiado         their businesses and homesteads and
       10 April                       conduct their co-guaranteeing
                                                                                                   see the different KWFT products they
         2010                         mechanism in their groups, visit
                                                                                                   have accessed.
                                      their businesses.




www.kwft.org



Draft Program (as of February 10, 2010)* Africa – Middle East Regional
Microcredit Summit April 7-10, 2010 – Nairobi, Kenya AMERMS ’10 Agenda 1 of 5
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
April 6, 2010 – Pre-
Summit


 All-day Field Visits (including lunch) **
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
APRIL 7 OFFICIAL DAY1
 9:30 – 12:30 Opening Ceremony
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Plenary Session
Breakthroughs in Using Micro-saving and Microcredit to Better End Poverty: A Vision for the Future of Microfinance in
Africa and the Middle East
15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:30 Workshop Sessions
1. A Deeper Look at Programs that Work with the Ultra-Poor, Including Youth and People with Disabilities

Panelist: Ms. Yetnayet Girmaw, Deputy Chief of Party, CARE, Ethiopia
2. Innovations in Information Technology that Work for the Clients and for MFIs

Chair: Mr. Kamal Budhabhatti, CEO, Craft Silicon, Kenya
Panelist: Mr. Eamon Scullin, CEO, Fern Software, UK
Panelist: Mr. George Conard, Executive Director, Technology for Microfinance, Grameen Foundation, USA
3. What is a Regulatory Environment that Truly Works for MFIs, Their Clients, and the End of Poverty

4. Transparency in Interest Rate Pricing and Other Efforts Toward Consumer Protection

Panelist: Ms. Robin Ratcliffe, Director, The Smart Campaign, Center for Financial Inclusion, ACCION International, USA
5. Using Tools to Measure Movement Above the US$ 1 a Day Threshold

17:30 – 17:45 Break
17:45 – 18:45
Associated Sessions

__________________________________________________________________________
April 8, 2010 – Day 2

 9:00 – 10:30 Plenary Session
Using Microfinance to Improve the Environment and Agriculture: Ensuring Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa and the
Middle East
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15 Workshop Sessions
1. What is the Cutting Edge for Microfinance in Rural Areas and Arid and Semi-Arid Land?

2. Microcredit and Crop Agriculture: New Technologies and Other Innovations to Address Food Insecurity among the Poor

Panelist: Mr. John Kihia, Country Director – Kenya, KickStart International, Kenya
Panelist: Mr. Shadreck Mapfumo, Vice President, MicroEnsure, South Africa
3. Sustainable Environment: Using Microfinance and People’s Own Initiatives to Propel Investment in Renewable Energy,
Water and Sanitation

Panelist: Mr. Patrick Lumumba, East Africa Watercredit Programme Officer, Water.org, Kenya
4. What Is Needed to Have Wholesale/Autonomous Microfinance Funds Work In Africa and the Middle East?

Chair: Mr. Praful Patel, President, Centennial Africa & Middle East, USA
Panelist: Dr. Quazi Mesbahuddin Ahmed, Managing Director, Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), Bangladesh
5. Mobile Banking: What is the Cutting Edge?

12:15 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 15:15 Plenary Session
Microfinance for the Urban Poor: Building Better Lives and Sustainable Urban Areas
Chair: Robert Annibale, Global Director, Citi Microfinance, United Kingdom
15:15 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 17:00 Workshops Sessions
1. Microfinance for Livelihoods in Urban Slums

Panelist: Ms. Susan Saiyorri, National Outreach Manager, Jamii Bora Kenya ltd, Kenya
2. Microfinance and Urban Development: Slum Improvements and New Settlements

3. What is the Cutting Edge in Managing and Measuring Social Performance?

Chair: Mr. Christian Loupeda, Director Imp-Act Consortium, Freedom from Hunger, USA
Panelist: Mr. Abebual Zerihun Demilew, Research Manager, BRAC, Uganda
Panelist: Ms. Refilwe Mokoena, Research & Development Manager, Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF), South Africa
4. Encouraging Microsavings: How Do We Make It Happen?

Sponsored by CARE and World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI)
Panelist: Ms. Nyambura Koigi, Managing Director, Kenya Post Office Savings Bank, Kenya
5. Reaching new Investors for Commercial and Emerging MFIs: from Funds to the Web

17:00-17:15 Break
17:15-18:15 Associated
Sessions



_______________________________________________________________________________
April 9, 2010 – OFFICIAL Day 3
9:00 – 10:30 Plenary Session
Using Microfinance as a Platform to Achieve Breakthroughs in Health and Well-Being for People in Africa and the Middle
East
Chair: Ms. Helene D. Gayle, President and CEO, CARE, USA
Panelist: Mr. Alex Counts, President, Grameen Foundation, USA
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15 Workshops Sessions
1. Effective Micro-Insurance and Micro Health Insurance Programs to Reduce Vulnerability

Chair: Mr. Richard Leftley, President and CEO, MicroEnsure, USA
2. Why Integrating Microfinance, Health Education, and Other Forms of Health Protection Is Good for Your Clients and
Good for Your MFI?

Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson
Chair: Mr. Christopher Dunford, President, Freedom from Hunger, USA
Panelist: Dr. Mahamadi Cissé, Regional MAHP Manager—West Africa, Freedom from Hunger, Burkina Faso
3. Successes in Inclusion of People Affected with HIV and AIDS: How to Make Sure that No One is Left Out

Panelist: Ms. Lufuno Muvhango, Project Manager, Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) Program, Small Enterprise
Foundation (SEF), South Africa
4. Using Microfinance and other Social Businesses to Speed Up the End of Poverty

5. Building on the Strength of Women in Africa and the Middle East: Innovations from the Region

Panelist: Ms. Aïda Mandiang, Regional Program Coordinator, Tostan, Senegal
12:15 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 15:15 Plenary Session
Institutional Action Plan Presented
15:15 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 17:00 Plenary Session
Using Microfinance as a Tool for Building Peace
17:00 – 17:15 Break
17:15 – 18:45 Workshops Sessions

1. Microfinance in Post Conflict and Post Disaster Situations

Sponsored by Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA)
2. Creating Sustainable Livelihoods for Youth to Prevent Destructive Behaviors

Panelist: Ms. Barbara Mirembe, Manager, Training & Material Development BRAC, Uganda
3. How Can Microfinance be Used to Break Down Ethnic and Religious Barriers

4. Best practices for National and Regional Microfinance Networks

Panelist: Mr. Davy Serge Azakpame, Executive Director, Africa Microfinance Network (AFMIN), Benin
Panelist: Ms. Soukeyna Ndiaye Ba, Director, International Network of Alternative Financial Institutions (INAFI), Senegal
Panelist: Mr. David Baguma, Executive Director, Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU), Uganda
5. Process of Designing and Implementing a National Strategy for Financial Inclusion: Challenges and Lessons Learned

18:45 – 19:00 Break
19:00 – 20:00 Associated Sessions
__________________________________________________________________________
DAY 4
900 – 17:00 Field Visits (including lunch) **
or
9:00 – 12:00 Day-Long Courses (including lunch) **
1. Learning to Cost-Effectively Assess and Manage Social Performance

2. Learning to Plan for Institutional Financial Self-Sufficiency While Reaching the Poorest Families

3. Learning to Reach the Urban and Rural Ultra-Poor with Microfinance
4. Obtaining Funds from New Financial Instruments and Hedging Currency Risk – Products and Tools for Practitioners

5. Establishing an Appropriate Legal and Regulatory Environment for Microfinance Institutions – A Session for Policy
Makers and Practitioners
6. Learning to Sustainably Integrate Microfinance with Health Education and to Provide Micro-Health Insurance

7. Cutting Edge Management Information Systems (MIS)

8. Entering the Field: Learning the Basics of Starting a Microfinance Program

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 16:00 Day-Long Courses
19:30 – 22:00 Closing Ceremony & Dinner

April 11, 2010 – Post Summit
9:00 – 17:00 Field Visits (including lunch) **

				
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