The National Microfinance and Savings Group Conference, has been organized by the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development in collaboration with AMFIU and other stakeholders in the microfinance industry. The conference is scheduled to take place from 17th to 18th, July 2024 at Hotel Africana in Kampala. The conference will run under the theme “Leveraging Collaborations, Partnerships and Promoting a Savings Culture to Foster Social Economic Transformation.” Building upon the outcomes of the previous conference, this event aims to further explore how stakeholders can align their development objectives.

Over the course of the two-day conference, participants will engage in discussions on various high-level topics and industry developments related to Microfinance and Savings Groups Ecosystems. The agenda for each day will be tailored to address specific aspects of the industry, with the first day focusing on key stakeholders and the second day highlighting best practices, success stories, and case studies from institutions like MFIs, SACCOs, and Savings Groups. Notable attendees will include representatives from government programs such as PROFIRA, EMYOOGA, and PDM, as well as organizations like Care International in Uganda, Plan International, and Caritas Uganda. These stakeholders, who hold significant roles in the microfinance and savings group sectors, will share their experiences, document best practices, and showcase success stories.

The conference aims to facilitate dialogue among government entities, development partners, bankers, and microfinance practitioners to discuss advancements in the microfinance industry and explore avenues for sustainable financial inclusion. Topics of discussion will encompass digital financial inclusion, gender and social protection in finance, consumer protection and financial literacy, partnerships and collaborations, and the role of microfinance in climate finance.

Recognizing the organizers and sponsors