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Banking With the Poor Network
Asia
Microfinance
Forum
Partnerships and Innovations:
Increasing the Impact of
Microfinance in Asia
21-24 March 2006
T I A N L U N DY N A S T Y H OT E L
Beijing, People’s Republic of China
LEAD SPONSOR
Organised with the assistance of
THE FOUNDATION FOR
DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
Tu e s d a y 2 1 M a r c h
2–5.30pm
Registration
7–10pm
Opening Dinner
7pm
Cocktails / VIP arrivals
7.30pm
Keynote Address
●
7.50pm
8.50–9.20pm
Madam Wu Xiaoling, Deputy Governor, People’s Bank of China (TBC)
Dinner
Special Address
●
Md Shafiqual Haque Choudhury, President & Founder, ASA, Bangladesh
The challenge of scale
We d n e s d a y 2 2 M a r c h
8–8.30am
8.30–8.40am
Registration (cont’d)
Conference Welcome
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●
8.40–10.30am
Chandula Abeywickrema, Chairman, BWTP Network
Robert Morse, CEO, Corporate & Investment Banking, Citigroup Asia Pacific
PLENARY PANEL 1
New Business Partnership Models for Microfinance Outreach
Moderator: Beris Gwynne, Executive Director, FDC
●
Renaud Meyer, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP
Partnerships for sustainable and large-scale microfinance: emerging trends
●
Robert Peck Christen, President, The Boulder Institute of Microfinance
Reaching the unserved masses: sharing experiences from South America
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Aloysius Fernandez, Executive Director, MYRADA
Up-scaling rural credit: formal and informal linkages in India
10–10.30am
Discussion time
10.30–11am
Networking Break
11am–12.45pm
PLENARY PANEL 2
New Business Partnership Models for Microfinance Outreach (cont’d)
Moderator: Liu Wenpu, Professor and Director, Citigroup Microfinance Training
Centre, Rural Development Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
●
Aftab Ahmed, Senior Manager of the Microfinance Group, IFC (World Bank)
Promoting microfinance in emerging markets and microfinance development in
China
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Maria Pagura, Rural Finance Officer, FAO
Expanding the frontier of rural finance through linkages: case study findings
●
Robert Annibale, Global Director of Microfinance, Citigroup
Commercial strategies for microfinance: the Citigroup experience
12.15–12.45pm
Discussion time
12.45–2.30pm
Lunch
We d n e s d a y 2 2 M a r c h
2.30–4pm
DAY 1 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
GROUP A:
Increasing outreach and sustainability of microfinance through ICT
Moderator:
Speakers:
Stuart Mathison, Program Manager, FDC
● Ali Ahmed, Chief Information Officer, First MicroFinanceBank, Pakistan
● Peter Bladin, Grameen Technolgy Centre
● Gabrielle Harris, Executive Director, PlaNetFinance, China
● John V. Owens, Chief of Party, Microenterprise Access to Banking Services, Philippines
GROUP B:
Deepening outreach of financial services to the poorest
Moderator:
Speakers:
Sanjay Sinha, Imp-Act Program Representative, UK
● Md Abdul Awal, Director, CDF, Bangladesh
● Rolando Victoria, Executive Director, ASKI, Philippines
● Murtaza Reza Chowdhury, Senior Regional Manager, BRAC, Bangladesh
● Edzel A. Ramos, Training Director, CARD-MRI Development Institute, Philippines
GROUP C:
Successful multi-stakeholder partnerships in microfinance
Moderator:
Speakers:
Paul Greener, Program Manager, FDC
● Chandula Abeywickrema, Deputy General Manager, Hatton National Bank, Sri Lanka
● Stephen Rasmussen, Lead Specialist, The World Bank, Pakistan
● Rosalind Copisarow, Senior Vice President, ACCION International
● Manish Kumar, Manager - Knowledge for Development (ICT), OneWorld, South Asia
● Sankar Datta, Co-founder, BASIX, India
GROUP D:
Innovative rural finance approaches to serve the poor
A session organised by IFAD
Speakers:
●
Henri Dommel, Technical Advisor for Rural Finance, IFAD
Strengthening rural finance institutions for poverty reduction: IFAD’s experience in Asia
●
Aloysius Fernandez, Rural Finance Consultant, IFAD
Strengthening grassroots-based rural finance systems in India
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Thomas Rath (speaker), Country Program Manager, and
Peter Situ, Rural Finance Consultant, IFAD
Towards sustainable rural finance services for the rural poor: IFAD’s partnership with
China
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4–4.30pm
Break
4.30–5.30pm
Summary of Day 1 Breakout Sessions and Discussion Time
5.30pm
Close of Session and Free Time
Thursday 23 March
8.15–10.30am
PLENARY PANEL 3
Partnerships for Access to Capital and Products
Moderator: Kate Druschel, Associate Director, IRIS, University of Maryland, USA
● Marc de Sousa-Shields, Director, Enterprising Solutions Global Consulting
Tapping new sources of financing for MFIs
●
Jean-Philippe de Schrevel, Co-Founder, BlueOrchard Finance
Commercial microfinance investments
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Dirk Brouwer, Director, Sequoia, Netherlands
Md Shafiqual Haque Choudhury, Founder & President, ASA, Bangladesh
CMI – Equity Fund by MFIs for MFIs
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10–10.30am
Discussion time
10.30–11am
Break
11am–12.45pm
PLENARY PANEL 4
Partnerships for Access to Capital and Products
(cont’d)
Moderator: John D. Conroy, Special Consultant, FDC
● Jim Roth, Vice President for Insurer Relations, The MicroInsurance Centre
Innovations in microinsurance distribution
●
Enjiang Cheng, Senior Research Fellow, Victoria University, Australia
Chinese domestic money transfers: experiences and future directions
●
Henrik Parl, Managing Director, Eurogiro Network
New partnerships for remittances in China
●
Monique Cohen, President, Microfinance Opportunities
Financial education: linking clients to financial institutions
12.15–12.45pm
Discussion time
12.45–2.30pm
Lunch
OPTIONAL AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
● The
Rating Fund session for investors and donors on rating/assessment
● The role of central banks in the promotion of microfinance: China’s experience. A workshop hosted by
the People’s Bank of China in association with GTZ and KfW
Friday 24 March
8.45–10.30am
PLENARY PANEL 5
Creating an Enabling Environment for Microfinance
Moderator: Bai Chengyu, Secretary-General, CICETE
● Gabriela Braun, Head of Financial System Development Section, GTZ
How can governments promote microfinance in Asia?
●
Joselito S. Almario, Deputy Executive Director, National Credit Council,
Department of Finance, Philippines
Improving supervision of microfinance through partnership models
●
Du Xiaoshan, Professor and Deputy Director, Rural Development Institute (RDI),
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
The development and policy of microfinance in China
10–10.30am
Discussion time
10.30–11am
Break
Friday 24 March
11–12.45pm
DAY 2 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
GROUP A:
Regulations regarding access to capital
Moderator:
Speakers:
Kate Druschel, Associate Director, IRIS, University of Maryland, USA
● Deborah Burand, Executive Vice President for Programs, Grameen Foundation USA
● Shankar Man Shrestha, CEO, Rural Microfinance Development Centre Ltd, Nepal
● Mark Wensley, UNITUS
● Doan Anh Tuan, Asia Area Economic Opportunities Advisor, Save the Children, USA
GROUP B:
Policies and regulations to expand electronic banking for the poor
Moderator:
Speakers:
John Conroy, Special Consultant, FDC
● Riza Primahendra, Director, CORES - Bina Swadaya, Indonesia
● Rogelio Encinas, Head, Microfinance Group of Examiners, Central Bank of the Philippines
● Ali Ahmed, Chief Information Officer, First MicroFinance Bank, Pakistan
● Phan Cu Nhan, Director, International Cooperation, Vietnam Bank for Social Policies
GROUP C:
Importance of transparency for microfinance development
Moderator:
Speakers:
Stephen Rasmussen, Lead Specialist, The World Bank, Pakistan
● Fabio Malanchini, Director, Microfinanza Rating
● Ruben de Lara, Executive Director, TSPI, Philippines
● Hussain Tejany, President/CEO, First MicroFinance Bank, Pakistan
● Perrine Pouget, Rating Fund Administrator, Microfinance Rating and Assessment Fund
● Bob Lyon, formerly Managing Director, ANZ Bank Pacific, and Governor, FDC
● Sanjay Sinha, Managing Director, Micro-Credit Ratings International Ltd, India
12.45–2pm
Lunch
2–3pm
Summary of Day 2 Breakout Sessions
3–3.15pm
Break
3.15–4.45pm
PLENARY PANEL 6
The Future of Microfinance in Asia
Moderator: Beris Gwynne, Executive Director, FDC
Speakers:
● Wang Jun, The World Bank, China
● H.I. Latifee, Managing Director, Grameen Trust
● Ventje Rahardjo, Director of Microbanking, Bank Rakyat Indonesia
● Jiao Jinpu, Deputy Director General, Financial Research Institute, People’s Bank of
China
4.15–4.45pm
4.45–5.30pm
Discussion time
CLOSING SESSION
●
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Chandula Abeywickrema, Chairman, BWTP Network
Robert Annibale, Global Director of Microfinance, Citigroup
EVENT ORGANISER
Banking With the Poor Network
The BWTP Network is grateful for, and
acknowledges with thanks, the assistance of its
lead sponsor, partners and supporters in the
conduct of the Forum.
With the assistance of:
THE FOUNDATION FOR
DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
Citigroup is committed to building a more inclusive
financial sector by helping to bring together government,
business and community stakeholders. This Forum will be
an excellent platform to promote the kind of constructive
discussion, information-sharing and new partnerships
that will lead to increased access to basic financial
services for poor communities in Asia.
LEAD SPONSOR
Robert Morse, CEO
Corporate & Investment Banking, Citigroup Asia Pacific
Local Partners
RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF BANKING
AND FINANCE OF THE
PEOPLE’S BANK OF CHINA
China Association of
Microfinance
Other Supporters
Deutsche Gesellschaft
fur Technische
Zusammenarbeit
International Fund
for Agricultural
Development
United Nations
Development
Programme
FORD FOUNDATION
Executing Agent: CICETE (China International Center for Economic & Technical Exchanges)
BWTP Network Secretariat
c/o The Foundation for Development Cooperation
PO Box 10445 Adelaide Street
Brisbane Queensland 4000 AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 7 3236 4633 Fax: +61 7 3236 4696 [email protected]
www.bwtp.org / www.fdc.org.au

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