The National Microfinance Conference 2015 was successfully held on 29th – 30th January 2015 at Hotel Africana, Kampala. In 2012, AMFIU and the Government of Uganda, through the Microfinance department of the Ministry of finance, Planning and Economic Development agreed to jointly host the annual conference every two years, in effect taking it beyond targeting AMFIU members to focusing on all the sector shareholders. This has given the conference a national character and provides an opportunity for all stakeholders to participate in deliberating the national focus. The themes and sub-themes over the last 4 years demonstrate a big commitment, share important topics and events that shape the microfinance industry in Uganda and beyond.
In effect the Ministry of finance, Planning and Economic Development, Financial Services department and AMFIU organised a National Microfinance Conference slated for 29th – 30th January 2015 at Hotel Africana, Kampala. The theme for this year is 'Financial Inclusion in a Regulated East African Community Environment '.
Deliberations revolved around the following objectives;
- Defining financial inclusion, and explaining what it really means from different perspectives in the East African context and how to harmonize the different policies and regulatory frameworks to enhance financial inclusion in the region
- Sharing experiences on how implementation of the policies/regulatory frameworks has enhanced or stifled financial inclusion in the region.
- How to coordinate the various financial inclusion initiatives in the region and keep track on the progress in this area
- Forging away forward on how to enhance financial inclusion at the East African regional level.