MICROFINANCE EVENT: “Inclusive Microfinance Conference” 2014, to Address Serving People with Disabilities in Kampala, Uganda, November 11-12, 2014

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Event Name: Inclusive Microfinance Conference 2014

Event Dates: November 11-12, 2014

Event Location: Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala, Uganda

Cost: The cost to attend the conference is UGX 100,000 (USD 38) for Ugandan participants. The cost for international participants is USD 100.

Summary of Event: The Inclusive Microfinance Conference is intended to bring together representatives of policy makers, organizations serving disabled persons, academia, development organizations, and financial service providers, among others, to present research and innovations in the field of disability and financial inclusion.

Background on Organizers: The Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU) is an umbrella organization for 124 microfinance organizations in Uganda. It was founded in 1996 with the goal of cohesively lobbying the government and creating a network of both local and international organizations in the field. The National Union

of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) is an NGO that was founded in 1987 with the mission of integrating persons with disabilities (PWDs) into mainstream society through influencing legislation and providing better access to information and infrastructure. The Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD) is a Norwary-based organization that promotes the inclusion of PWDs through networking, organizational development and community-based rehabilitation. NAD has projects in Lesotho, Malawi, Palestine, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia as well as in refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon.

For additional information regarding the Inclusive Microfinance Conference 2014, you may contact Jackie Nansubuga via email at events[at]qualitymngt.com or by telephone at +041 4349443 or +031 2 263046.

By Ananya Tiwari, Research Associate

[1] Inclusive Microfinance Conference 2014, http://microfin-disabilityconf.org/

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