2011 Agenda and Presenters
Banking on the Future: Microfinance as Service
Pfeiffer University 2011 Colloquium on Microfinance
September 30, 2011
|09:00 â€“ 09:45 am||
â€œIslamic Microfinance: An Inclusive Approach with Special Reference to Pakistanâ€
Using Pakistan as an example, Mr. Khaleequzzsaman will present a framework for extending the scope of Islamic microfinance.
|10:00 â€“ 10:45 am||
â€œUnraveling the Delinquency Problem (2008-2009) in Punjab, Pakistanâ€
Ms. Burki will present an overview of research commissioned by the Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN) that examines the extent and nature of the delinquency problem in the Punjab region.
|11:00 â€“ 11:45 am||
â€œI See Firsthand How Microfinance is Transformingâ€
Jim has overseen growth in the region from less 4,000 to over 93,000 clients
|12:00 â€“ 01:00 pm||
LUNCH (compliments of The Charlotte Symphony Guild)
Mr. Mike Miller, President of Pfeiffer University
|01:00 â€“ 01:45 pm||
â€œMicrofinance Development Services of IDEASâ€
Dr. Garber will share his experiences in implementing micro-franchising in helping to address the issue of the high failure rate of microenterprises in growing into successful small businesses.
|02:00 â€“ 02:45 pm||
â€œProspects for Microfinance in the West Bankâ€
Using the West Bank as an example, Dr. Haase discusses the broader social political milieu in which microfinance institutions operate when attempting to alleviate poverty.