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Global Microcredit Summit 2011

14 17 November 2011

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The 2011 Global Microcredit Summit in Valladolid, Spain was the 15th summit organized by the Microcredit Summit Campaign. In February of 1997, RESULTS Educational Fund convened the first Microcredit Summit, launching a nine-year Campaign to reach 100 million of the world’s poorest families, especially the women of those families, with credit for self-employment and other financial and business services by the end of 2005. This historic event, held in Washington, DC, brought together over 2,900 delegates from 137 countries.

The purpose of the 2011 Global Microcredit Summit is to encourage practitioners and other stakeholders to use microfinance as a means towards ending global poverty, as well as to spur progress towards fulfilling the Microcredit Summit’s two goals for 2015:

1. Working to ensure that 175 million of the world’s poorest families, especially the women of those families, are receiving credit for self-employment and other financial and business services. (With an average of five in a family, this would affect 875 million family members.)

2. Working to ensure that 100 million of the world’s poorest families move above the US$1.25 a day poverty threshold, adjusted for purchasing power parity (PPP). (With an average of five per family this would mean that 500 million people would have risen above $1.25 a day nearly completing the Millennium Development Goal on halving absolute poverty.)

312 speakers

  • Bappaditya Mukhopadhyay Research Fellow, India Development Foundation, India
  • Jean Claude Ferrera Founder & Director, Asociación de Comunidades Autofinanciadas (ACAF), Spain
  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian President & CEO, Women's World Banking, USA -
  • Leah Wardle Deputy Director, Social Performance Task Force, USA
  • Lara Storm Director, Youth-Inclusive Financial Services, Making Cents International, USA
  • Stefanie Lämmermann Programme Manager, European Microfinance Network (EMN), Belgium
  • Vincent Stulen Project Manager, Qredits, The Netherland
  • Marcia Metcalfe Director, Microfinance and Health, Freedom from Hunger, USA
  • Howard Brady President and CEO, MFI Resources, USA
  • Jeff Toohig @jtoohig Deputy Director, Grameen Foundation, USA
  • Maria Faddoul Adie International Manager, L'Association pour le droit à l'initiative économique (ADIE), France
  • Vidar Jorgensen @vidarjorg President, Grameen America, USA
  • Lara Storm Director, Youth-Inclusive Financial Services, Making Cents International, USA
  • Warner Woodworth @WarnerWoodworth Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Brigham Young University, USA
  • David Myhre Consultant, Canada
  • John de Wit Managing Director, The Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF), South Africa
  • Lisa Kuhn Fraioli Vice President for Latin America, Freedom from Hunger, USA
  • Katleen Felix @katleenfelix Project Director & Diaspora Coordinator, Fonkoze Financial Services, Canada
  • Sharon D'Onofrio Executive Director, The SEEP Network, USA
  • Harihar Dev Pant Executive Director, Nirdhan Utthan Bank Ltd. (MFI), Nepal
  • Dolores Torres President and CEO, CARD Bankt, Inc., Philippines
  • Essma Ben Hamida @bhessma Co-Founder & Executive Director, enda inter-arabe, Tunisia
  • Lauren Hendricks @LHendricksCARE Executive Director, Access Africa, CARE USA, Tanzania
  • Graham A. N. Wright @GrahamANWright Program Director, Microsave, India

Coverage of Global Microcredit Summit 2011

69 sessions

Day 1 Monday 14th November 2011

Day 2 Tuesday 15th November 2011

Day 3 Wednesday 16th November 2011

Day 4 Thursday 17th November 2011

Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes (CCMD)

Spain Spain / Valladolid

Avenida del Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Prado, 47015

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42 known attendees

  • Xochitl Sanchez
  • Jeff Toohig
  • Vidar Jorgensen
  • Warner Woodworth
  • Katleen Felix
  • essma ben hamida
  • Lauren Hendricks
  • Graham A. N. Wright
  • Vikram Akula
  • Davy Serge AZAKPAME
  • Larry Reed
  • Faisel Rahman
  • Marten Leijon
  • Shameran Abed
  • Rupert Scofield
  • Jennifer Riria
  • Peg Ross
  • Ranya Abdel-Baki
  • Reynold O. Walter P.
  • Giovanni Di Placido
  • María Jesús Pérez
  • Alex M. Dimaculangan
  • Bob Annibale
  • Chris Dunford
  • Joy Marini
  • Chuck Waterfield
  • Antonique Koning
  • Mahabub Hossain
  • Alex Counts
  • Susan Davis
  • rod dubitsky
  • jose moises martin
  • Muhammad Yunus
  • TilmanEhrbeck
  • D.S.K. Rao
  • Aziz Akgül
  • Fabiola Díaz
  • Connie Evans
  • David Simms
  • April Rinne

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