The Vital Role of Microfinance Institutions in Enhancing Financial Inclusion through Climate Resilience in the Region.
The Climate Panel comprises professionals and executives from Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) and will delve into the nuances of climate finance and its impact on financial inclusion. The panellists will draw from their experience in launching climate products with MFIs across the region and share practical insights with the participants on how MFIs and investors can play a pivotal role in supporting the climate resilience and energy transition of their clients. By highlighting the opportunities and challenges associated with climate finance, the session aims to equip the participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to drive sustainable development in the region.
Mobilizing Data to Advance Access to Finance for Women in Business.
In this session, SANAD TAF experts together with gender experts and MFI representatives will discuss advancing women's financial inclusion covering the topic of mainstreaming gender strategically and operationally and will provide an overview of the state of mainstreaming gender and gender KPIs within financial institutions in the Arab countries. During this panel discussion, SANAD TAF will present and share their newly developed Gender KPI Toolkit with its user-friendly guide to support MFIs in advancing their outreach to women clients, providing the audience with strategies to assist them in identifying key gaps in their data collection and analysis, leading to recommendations of how to improve data-driven strategy and product development through a gender lens. The discussion will also present success stories from regional MFIs who are succeeding in their gender strategies and advancing their outreach to women clients.