Microfinance in the Digital Era: Financial Inclusion for Job Creation and Women Empowerment

The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) will also launch the First Ethiopian Microfinance Week
and conduct its 12th Biennial Conference from November 14-17, 2023. The papers to be presented during the
Microfinance Week will focus on the following topics:

Inclusive Finance in Ethiopia: Policies, Strategies and Regulations
Recent developments in finance sector in Ethiopia: Challenges and prospects for the MF industry
Entrance of Foreign Banks
Commencement of Capital Market
Transformation of MFIs to conventional bank
Dilgitization of Financial Services
Credit Guarantee Schemes as a Collateral Options: Practices and Lessons in Ethiopia
MFIs Digital Transformation for Inclusive Finance: Opportunities, Challenges and Risks
Consumer Protection and Responsible Finance in the Era of Digital Financial Services
Insurance Services in Climate Change Mitigation, adaptation and cushion risks
Women and Financial Inclusion in Ethiopia
MFIs in Job Creation and economic empowerment of Youth: Prospects and Pitfalls
Sustainable Financing for Women Entrepreneurs in Ethiopia: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learned
Digital Finance for Women Economic Empowerment: Possibilities and Pitfalls
Digital Financial Services in Financial Inclusion
Remittances and Financial Inclusion
Alternative Financial Services: Promotion of Interest-Free Finance
Rural Finance Institutions (RFIS) in Promoting Renewable Energy
Linking SACCOS with Formal Financial Institutions: Opportunities and Challenges
WASH financing in Ethiopia: Its implications challenges and Opportunities
SACCOS in Job Creation, and Women Empowerment in rural areas
Promoting Green Finance
Innovative Financial Products
Micro insurance in rural finance
Saving Mobilization
Gender Sensitive Financial Products
Child and Youth Finance
Lease financing
Role of Apex Organization for Inclusive Finance in Ethiopia
Deposit Insurance Systems: Its Role in Enhancing Public Confidence in the financial sector
Land Certificate as a Collateral Option: Challenges and Lessons Learned in Ethiopia
Migration, Refugees and Internal displacement in Ethiopia
Peace, Instability & Microfinance: Post conflict restoration

The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institution (AEMFI) invites policy makers/regulators, finance practitioners, academicians, researchers and consultants to submit papers with abstracts on the above mentioned topics. Online  presenting options are available for those presenters who cannot attend the conference due to tight schedules or other inconveniences. We prefer final papers, but also accept short abstracts of papers for screening until September 20, 2023. Please submit your abstracts to the following address

Note: Modest honorarium will be paid for accepted papers.

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