The African Microfinance Week (called #SAM, based on the French acronym) is a conference held every two years. The fifth edition was held from October 18 to 22 at the Kigali Convention Center in Rwanda. Throughout the five days, important events were held with the participation of renowned speakers.
This conference is organized by ADA (Appui au Développement Autonome) and focuses on the development of financial inclusion in Africa.
In this edition, the importance of addressing the central cause of the Resilience Scale was highlighted, with the theme: “You are not born resilient, you become resilient: Fostering inclusive finance to better overcome hardship”. Based on this context, this was an ideal space to announce the launch of Scale for Resilience at the end of November this year.
Hannes Graef, Head of Brand and Communications at YAPU, moderated the panel on “Resilience of vulnerable populations to climate change: Challenges and opportunities for inclusive finance actors”, which included presentations by Johanna Nyman, Isabelle Van Grunderbeeck, Mamadou Lamine GUEYE and Raphaël Agbanrin. During this forum, current trends in adaptation were presented, as well as the many activities addressing adaptation in Africa on the ground, ex ante and ex post, from the perspective of regulators and development banks.
The YAPU team was pleased to attend this important conference in person and be part of the village of innovators. At our booth we were able to share our work and knowledge of sustainable finance. YAPU Solutions empowers financial institutions in the digitization of operational processes and making the green dimension of their portfolio visible.
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