San Diegans interested in microfinance can get a day’s worth of knowledge at the fourth annual San Diego Microfinance Summit April 4 at the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. CDC Small Business Finance and other local organizations have partnered to stage the all-day summit to highlight innovative strategies and applications of technology that are contributing to positive microfinance efforts in the greater San Diego region as well as internationally. The keynote speaker will be Chris Dunford, past president of Freedom from Hunger who has over 35 years of rural development experience in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the U.S. In addition, other national industry leaders, participants will share new microfinance models and the impact of technology. The event will include a client marketplace and close with a networking mixer, providing opportunities for community members to interact with other mircrofinance professionals and existing microfinance borrowers.
If purchased after March 21, tickets are $20 for students, faculty and staff, and $35 for the general public. To register for the summit, visit sdmicrofinance.org