2012 MCPI Annual Conference

July 16th, 2012

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Clients take centerstage as the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI) holds its 2012 Annual Conference on July 26 -27 at the Hyatt Hotel Manila, Philippines.

This annual gathering of microfinance stakeholders representing practitioners (NGOs, banks and cooperatives), funders, government institutions, donors, investors, and other support organizations puts the spotlight on the clients as it carries the theme Focusing on Responsible and Client-Centered Microfinance.

The two-day conference gives an opportunity for all actors in microfinance to discuss how a client-centered approach will play a key role in the future of the sector in the Philippines. Initiatives for client welfare have been put in place as concerns on over-indebtedness, unfair treatment of clients and inappropriate collection mechanisms have surfaced in other countries and caused alarm among stakeholders in the sector.

The conference will delve into topics such as Avoiding Over-indebtedness; Truth and Transparency in Lending; global initiatives on Social Performance and Client Protection; and Financial Education among others, to map out a unified move to shift back the focus of microfinance as a social development-oriented activity while maintaining the microfinance institutions’ financial sustainability.

For registration, please call the MCPI Secretariat at (02)631-5920 or 631-6184; or send an email to secretariat@microfinancecouncil.org. You may also visit www.2012mcpiconference.tk.