Regulation and impact investment figure prominently in LMFPA’s South Asia Microfinance Conference
Sri Lanka hosted its first ever South Asian Micro-Entrepreneurs Network (SAMN) conference recently, with the participation of over 280 micro-finance practitioners and industry stakeholders from across the region. Organised by the Lanka Microfinance Practitioners Association (LFMPA), Sri Lanka’s apex body for the industry, the conference saw key players discuss at length the importance of introducing regulation and impact investment opportunities, among others.
This year’s SAMN conference was held on 6 and 7 March at the Cinnamon Lakeside with the stated goal of exploring the possibilities for accelerating financial inclusion in the region, under the theme DeepeningFinancial Inclusion in South Asia.
The following are extracts from a brief interview with LFMPA Honourary President Imran Nafeer on what transpired at this event.