The Conference Will Focus on the Role of SRO, the Need for a Fresh Micro Finance Bill and Advocate the Need for a National Policy on Financial Inclusion.
Sa-Dhan, the association of community development finance institutions, will organize the 9th National Financial Inclusion Conference on March 14, 2014 in Yashwantrao Chavan Centre, Mumbai. The theme of the conference is “Partnership & Future Growth: Emerging Roles of Microfinance Sector”. It will bring together stakeholders from across the sector and deliberate on the need to formulate a National Policy on Financial Inclusion.
The conference will be attended by eminent dignitaries such as Dr. Deepali Pant Joshi, Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India, Smt. Ela Bhatt, Chair Emeritus, Sa-Dhan, Mr. Mukul Jaiswal, MD, Cashpor Micro Credit Ltd., Ms. Bindu Ananth, President, IFMR Trust etc and will focus on addressing the perceived challenges of the microfinance industry. Mr HR Khan, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India will deliver the inaugural session.
Mr. Mathew Titus, Executive Director, Sa-Dhan says, “It is encouraging to see that the sector witnessed growth in the last year. In order for the industry to prosper further, we need to bring in a regulatory framework that can be streamlined across states and eliminate the legal and regulatory uncertainties. The conference aims to understand the roles and challenges of SRO framework, recommendations from the Mor committee report, the impending MFI Bill and how a National Policy on Final Inclusion could strengthen the sector and help in achieving the larger goal of financial inclusion.”
The conference spread over the entire day will have 8 panel sessions to discuss different themes such as Bank-MFI linkage, credit information bureaus, fund flow to SHGs and role of technology in microfinance etc. The panelists will be eminent people from different institutions such as Reserve Bank of India, Microfinance Institutions Network, SKS Microfinance, Bandhan, Bank of Maharashtra, ICICI Bank, Cashpor Micro Credit Ltd, Equifax to name a few.