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Global Mifos Summit

Mifos Initiative

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM - Friday, March 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EAT)

Global Mifos Summit

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The Mifos Summit is our annual gathering to unite our community across the world who are using, supporting, and building the Mifos X platform to advance technology-enabled financial inclusion. This is our third annual summit and the first time we'll be hosting it outside of India. Apart from the opportunity to network and connect with fellow community memebers, this year will have an even larger focus on hands-on training for partners and users, collaborative technical sessions for contributors, and educational sessions led by external experts from the fin-tech and financial inclusion sector. 

Who Should Attend

  • Executive leadership from MFIs and financial inclusion providers seeking to maximize value from technology. (both those already using Mifos or interested in using it)
  • IT and operational staff of MFIs who want to increase their effectiveness with Mifos. 
  • Mifos Partners seeking to grow their existing business or launch a new business supporting Mifos X.
  • Current developers and contributors who are already building or contributing to the Mifos X platform
  • ICT4D developers who are interested in building financial inclusion applications on top of the Mifos X platform. 
  • Industry influencers, funders, and strategic partners who want to help guide the initiative.
  • New community members looking to interact with others from our global community.  

What You'll Achieve at the Summit 

  • Discover the most flexible and affordable financial inclusion technology and what it can help you achieve.
  • Launch and grow your own business delivering solutions on the Mifos X platform.
  • Expand your knowledge building on, implementing or using Mifos X.
  • Become part of a vibrant global community with a growing presence throughout East Africa.
  • Continue to shape our vision and roadmap for technology-enabled financial inclusion. 
  • Share experiences, brainstorm new ideas, and discover innovative technologies.
  • Network both professionally and socially with fellow community members.

Summit Highlights

  • Technical and business case studies from members of the community 
  • Hands-on training targeted towards developers, implementers, and management. 
  • Thought leadership sessions from experts across the technology and financial inclusion sectors
  • Exploratory sessions to brainstorm how financial inclusion trends will shape the Mifos X roadmap
  • Exposition Hall showcasing our Partners, new technologies, and open source solutions.
  • Mifos Community Choice Awards Dinner recognizing our community rock stars
  • Day-long Site Visits to local financial institutions in Kampala
Registration for the conference is $150 for the entire summit (early bird prices). Regular regstration goes up to $200 for the entire summit. 
Venue & Accommodations
The summit will take place at MacKinnon Suites which provides spacious accommodations in a modern hotel located in the heart of Kampala. Rooms inclusive of your meals for the duration of the summit have already been pre-booked and should be reserved by registering for the full conference package:
  • Single Rooms as part of Full Conference package (inclusive of registration) for the duration of the summit are $400 (early)/$450 (regular) per person.
  • Double/Triple Rooms as part of Full Conference package (inclusive of registration) for the duration of the summit are $300 (early)/$350 (regular) per person.
We encourage attendees to share rooms as it is a great way to meet your fellow community members. We will circulate a list of attendees to help pair you up with a roommate.
Developer Sprint
It's rare for us to get so many Mifos developers together at one time. The fourth day of our summit will be for developers-only. We'll incorporate all the learnings from the past three days and begin designing and coding the solutions that will take shape throughout 2014. 

We want to make the summit as accessible for anybody in the community to attend. Thanks to our generous donors and sponsors we will have a limited number of scholarships available for registration, accommodations, and/or airfare to the summit. Scholarship applications are due on December 31, 2014 

Have questions about Global Mifos Summit? Contact Mifos Initiative
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM - Friday, March 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EAT)

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Mifos Initiative

The Mifos Initiative is a 501(c)3 non-profit incorporated in Washington state whose mission is to speed the elimination of poverty by enabling financial service providers to more effectively and efficiently deliver responsible financial services to the world’s 2.5 billion poor and unbanked. We guide the development of the Mifos X platform, an open platform for financial inclusion with a suite of simple configurable apps hosted in the cloud. We are a community of financial service providers, technology specialists, financial services experts and open source developers working together to grow this platform.

We use open source technology and the power of community to scale financial inclusion worldwide to achieve our shared vision of creating a world of 3 Billion Maries, a world where each individual has access to the financial services to create a better life for themself and their family. The Mifos project was launched by Grameen Foundation in 2006 and spun out as its own separate non-profit initiative in 2011. Currently more than 1.2 million clients are being served by the 50+ financial institutions using our software.

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