Welcome to the conference on Women and Enterprises Driving Financial Inclusion and Investment Returns
  • September 03, 2015

The National Bank of Cambodia and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) are pleased to invite you to attend the upcoming stakeholders’ conference on, "Women and Enterprises Driving Financial Inclusion and Investment Returns”.

This two-day conference is being held on 29th -30th April 2015 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Purpose of the Conference

To develop a framework for action to incentivise greater private and quasi-private sector investment and financing for MSMEs, contributing in particular to women’s economic empowerment in frontier markets in the ASEAN region.

Objectives of the Conference

  • How to introduce and up-scale alternative financing models;
  • How to enhance role of private sector in financing to MSMEs;
  • How to mobilise local capital, international financial flows, have risk financing arrangements for investing in MSMEs;
  • How to collaborate and engage with existing initiatives and stakeholders for addressing the MSME financing gap;

The conference specifically focuses on emerging ASEAN countries - Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV), and how they can collaborate with and leverage efforts of other ASEAN countries for MSME growth. The conference outcomes will provide a platform for sharing, gaining insights, networking and partnerships, as well as contribute to the development of a regional level programme in ASEAN.

The conference targets approximately 100 attendees from government agencies, corporates, microfinance institutions, banks, development finance institutions, funding agencies, social/impact Investors, venture capital firms, research and training institutions from ASEAN countries.

We thank you for your participation and we look forward to welcoming you in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.