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Aga Khan Foundation Canada's Seminars on Innovative Financing for Development
Category: Microcredit | By RAGM, 18-Mar-2013 | Viewed 2749  Comments 0
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All RAGM members are invited to attend Aga Khan Foundation Canada's Seminars on Innovative Financing for Development, hosted in partnership with Carleton University's School of Public Policy and Administration. This series of events will explore different strategies for financing development that complement traditional donor-based initiatives.

All events will be held at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, located at 199 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Canada, as well as webcast for those unable to attend in person.

Accelerating Impact: the Role of Impact Investing in Innovative Financing for Development


Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
The concept of innovative financing is a relatively recent addition to the development lexicon. Edward Jackson, a faculty member at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University, and Karim Harji, a co-founder and partner at Purpose Capital, will introduce the audience to innovative financing and impact investing through their report, Accelerating Impact: Achievements, Challenges and What's Next in Building the Impact Investing Industry.

To attend this event in person or watch the live webcast, click here to register

Full day workshop on "The New Microfinance Handbook"


Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
(exact time to be confirmed)

In partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, this full day workshop will bring together leading industry thinkers to discuss the evolving understanding of financial services, the need to understand consumer demand, how financial markets can work better for the poor, and the role of new technology in expanding access to financial services. Presentations will be given by contributors to The New Microfinance Handbook.

Innovative Financing for Early Human Development


Thursday, May 16th, 2013
(exact time to be confirmed)

Investing adequately in education is a challenge in the developed and developing worlds alike, and nowhere is this more prominent than in the early years of a child's life. This presentation will focus on the intersection of financing and early human development, reflecting on how - globally - young children can be accelerated towards healthy adulthood through new financing mechanisms.
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