The African Microfinance Week (referred to as ‘the SAM’, based on the French acronym) is a major conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years.

A flourishing sector led by innovations…
Indeed, the African inclusive finance sector is flourishing. It has achieved substantial impacts, developed promising innovations and created important new inroads to cross-sectoral collaboration and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Financial inclusion across the continent climbed from 24% to 43% between 2011 and 2017, led in large part by digital innovations. Sub-Saharan Africa has become the world leader in mobile money with 21% of adult Africans owning a mobile money account.

BlueOrchard will be represented by Yann Groeger, Regional Manager Africa during the parallel session: Fostering Economic Resilience in the Face of Climate Change
on Wednesday October 23, 11.00 – 12.30.