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Draft Program of the AMFIU Annual Microfinance Conference (AAMC)

6th – 7th May 2010

Theme: Building Sustainable Microfinance Institutions in a Competitive Environment


Thursday, 6th May

Session Moderator: ED, AMFIU

8:00-9:00

Arrival of participants, dissemination of materials

9:00-9:30

Key Note Address by Professor. Venansuis Nuwagaba

9: 30 – 9:40

Welcome remarks by AMFIU President

9:40-10:10

Official Opening by the Guest of Honour – Hon. Syda Bumba

10:10-10:40

Group photo and Coffee/tea Break

Sub-Theme 1: Sustainability of MFIs: Contemporary issues in the Microfinance Industry in Uganda

Session Moderator: Chris Musoke, Vice President, AMFIU

10:45-12:00

Topic 1: Microfinance Policy and Regulation in Uganda: Is it Enhancing or Hampering Growth? (Governor, BOU) Panel discussion by Andrew Obara, GTZ and Opportunity International

12:00-13:00

Topic 2: Increasing Visibility, Outreach and Sustainability through Social Performance Management. (BRAC)

13:00-14:00

Lunch break

Session Moderator: Veronica Namagembe, MD Pride

14:00-14:45

Topic 3: Promoting sustainability through technology: A case of Mobile banking. (MTN, Barclays)

14:45-15:00

Coffee break

15:00-16:00

Topic 4: Creating financing opportunities through linkages; Experiences of PostBank and Care Uganda

Friday, 7th May

Sub-Theme 2: Developing the MFI-Sector: The role of Government and development Partners.

Session Moderator: Stromme Foundation

9:15-10:45

Topic 1: Role of Government in Microfinance and its Implications for Industry Growth. World Bank (A Panel discussion by, Hon. Kazibwe, Mednet and ED, AMFIU)

10:45-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-13:00

Topic 2: Collaboration between MFIs and Networks in ensuring compliance with Performance standards: The role of members in sustainability of a professional network (Dr. Lalitha Iyer, OD expert, India )

13:00-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-14:10

Sub-Theme 3: AMFIU beyond 2010: Updates on AMFIU Programmes

Session Moderator: Mr. Mathius Katamba, AMFIU President/ MD UFT

14:10-14:55

Topic 1: New products and services to increase Outreach (Complaints handling system, SPM, HIV, Disability) (Solomon)

14:55-15:25

Topic 2: PMT 2009 deployment (Benedikt)

15:25-15:45

Coffee break

15:45-16:15

Topic 3: Quality standards in Microfinance capacity building

16:15-16:45

Topic 4: Sustainability Strategies (ED/Mary)

16:45-17:15

Closure of the conference

Program of the AMFIU Annual General Meeting (AGM)

8th May 2010

Saturday, 8th May

9:00-13:00

AGM: Agenda to be distributed.

Member Delegates only. Observers may be welcome

13:00-14:30

Lunch and Departure