Press Conference Announcing 2017 Microfinance Summit

The 2017 Microfinance Summit was formally announced in a press conference held on February 22, 2017. Speeches were made by Mr. Ganesh Bahadur Thapa-Chairperson of the CMF board of directors, Mr. Pitamber Prasad Acharya-Chairperson of the Microfinance Summit 2017 steering committe, Mr. Upindra Kumar Paudel - Executive director of Nepal Rastra Bank, Ms. Rachel Hartgen - Director of financial inclusion and capability at Sakchyam Access to Finance Program, and Dr. Harihar Acharya - CEO of Centre for Microfinance, Nepal. 

The Summit will be held from March 15-17 at the Yak and Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu. There is expected to be 800 participants representing various stakeholders in the microfinance sector including: regulators, practitioners, clients, networks, and specialists.