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More microfinance advice from fi-compass for European microcredit providers

Advisory work provided by fi-compass EaSI TA continues with a workshop in Skopje, FYROM, on 22-23 September. This workshop is being arranged as part of the Alliance of Microfinance Organisations' first Regional Microfinance Forum, and fi-compass support will complement the forum's overall aims for microfinance and financial inclusion.
 
The fi-compass EaSI TA workshop will explain:
  • relevant financial instruments using the European Structural & Investment Funds;
  • capacity building opportunities offered by EaSI TA; and
  • criteria for accreditation under the European Code of Good Conduct for microcredit provision.
Such information is expected to be particularly useful for regional microcredit providers (MCPs), given that FYROM has recently been added to the eligible countries for the EaSI programme.
 
Current trends and developments in the financial industry will be discussed during the first day of the forum. Their aim will be to identify key challenges for the future and best instruments to address them efficiently. The agenda for the second day includes a visit to local MCPs and exchange of knowledge and best practice between the forum's participants.
 
The intended audience includes MCPs, donor institutions, policy makers, business associations and banks from FYROM and the greater region of Western Balkans. Registration to the event is free of charge and welcome, but not mandatory. The organisers expect around 80 participants to attend both days.
 
For more detailed information about the event’s agenda and speakers, or to confirm your attendance, please send an email to: info@mfo.mk
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