Sa-Dhan to Host the National Financial Inclusion Conference 2014 on March 14 in Mumbai

 Sa-Dhan to Host the National Financial Inclusion Conference 2014 on March 14
                                  in Mumbai

  PR Newswire

  MUMBAI, March 11, 2014

MUMBAI, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

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

Sa-Dhan, the association of community development finance institutions, will
organize the 9 ^th 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.

About Sa-Dhan:

Sa-Dhan came into being on July 21, 1999 with a mission to build community
development finance in India. It helps its member and associate institutions
to better serve low-income households, particularly  women, in both rural
and urban India, in their quest for establishing stable livelihoods and
improving quality of life.


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