The Department of Commerce, School of Management of Pondicherry University had organized two International Conferences on Micro Finance during January 2008 and January 2009 with a different focus.
These conferences provided insights on the microfinance sector and the need for bringing researchers and practitioners under one roof to discuss ways for improvements and sustainability of micro finance for community development. These conferences were supported by NABARD, SIDBI, Indian Overseas Bank and other Micro Finance Institutions.
Department of Commerce, Pondicherry University has decided to hold this meet of researchers and practitioners every year in the month of January to deliberate on developments in the micro finance industry and help the researchers and policy makers to reorient the research and policy depending upon their needs.
The Third International conference on Micro Finance would be held for three days from 22-24 January 2010 as a step towards making Pondicherry University a World Forum for Micro Finance.
Everybody is invited to participate in this event and contribute to the development of the microfinance sector in India.
The Conference Topics are:-
Inclusive Growth and Micro Finance
Deepening Micro Finance
Social Performance Measurement/Social Empowerment and impact assessment on micro finance initiative
Poverty Measurement Tools
New Products and Market Segments in Micro Finance
Micro Finance Regulation
Capacity Building and Commitment Building of all players of micro finance industry
Integration of all players of Micro finance Industry
Media Campaign for Rural Development
Financial Risk on the Micro Finance Sector
The topics are not restricted to the above but you are welcome to submit research paper on any other areas of micro finance which may be of results from research or theoretical derivations.
To provide a forum of economists and socialists to address the issues relating to micro finance.
To evolve strategies to eradicate poverty in India and at Globe
To collaborate with National and International Research centers on Micro Finance.
To take education to the field and to promote people’s participation in eradicating the poverty through micro finance.
To involve the administrators, policy makers, NGO’s and the public concerned in the adoption of sound policies, this would create economically stable and financially healthy India.
To make Pondicherry University as a centre of World Forum for Micro Finance.
Homepage of Third International Conference on Microfinance,Pondicherry
Registration Form and Registration Fee Details