Join the Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign in London this Friday to discuss Microfinance in Africa

Microcredit Summit Campaign Director Sam Daley-Harris will be in London this Friday to discuss the upcoming Africa-Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from April 7-10, 2010.  This will be a great opportunity to talk about microfinance in Africa with one of the leading advocates in the field.  Daley-Harris will speak and take questions between 11 a.m. and 12 noon on Friday, February 12 at Porchester Small Hall, Porchester Road, Bayswater W2 5HS. The event is co-hosted by RESULTS UK and the Microcredit Summit Campaign.

The Microcredit Summit Campaign is an ambitious worldwide nine-year project that aims – amongst other goals – at ensuring that 100 million families rise above the US$1 a day threshold by 2015, through bringing together microcredit practitioners, educational institutions, international financial institutions, non-governmental organisations and others involved with microcredit.

The Nairobi Summit is set to be the most groundbreaking regional Microcredit Summit programme ever. “There has never been a larger microfinance gathering in Africa and there won’t be another one of this size for some years to come,” said Daley-Harris.  “We’re raising the issues that matter most to Africa and the Middle East, issues that combine microfinance with peace, agriculture, environment, urban poverty, and public health and we will focus on the greatest innovations in those areas.” Confirmed speakers include Nobel Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus and soon-to-be Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of BRAC.

To attend the London briefing on Friday with Daley-Harris, r.s.v.p. by February 10th to Carole@results-uk.org

For more information on the Kenya Summit, please visit the registration site at: www.regionalmicrocreditsummit2010.org

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