April 21st Webinar: Is it too late for microfinance to be pro poor?

Participants in BRAC’s Targeting the Ultra-poor Program (TUP) in Bangladesh. Photo courtesy of Uplift.

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You’re invited to an exciting webinar co-organized by Uplift and the Microcredit Summit Campaign:

Is it too late for microfinance to be pro poor?
The case for linking microfinance with graduation.

When: April 21, 2016 Time: 7am PDT, 10am EDT

Date: April 21, 2016
Time: 7 AM (PDT) // 10 AM (EDT)
Where: online
Registration password: MCSEWORKSHOP

The Graduation Approach was first developed by BRAC to help address the needs of those who were too poor for microfinance services.

In recent years, shifts in the regulatory environment and disruptive digital inclusion technologies have put pressure on microfinance institutions to go up market and move away from their original pro-poor mission.

Can Graduation programming help microfinance re-connect to their original purpose?

Hear from these distinguished speakers:

  1. Shameran Abed, Director of the BRAC microfinance program
  2. Mark Daniels, Philippines Director, Opportunity International
  3. Allison Duncan, Founder, Uplift
  4. Anne Hastings (moderator), Global Advocate, Uplift

We look forward to a lively and fascinating conversation with you.

Please register by April 19th. The password to register is “MCSEWORKSHOP”.

For more information on Uplift, please click here.

This webinar is organized by Uplift

This webinar is organized by the Microcredit Summit Campaign and Uplift


  • 2015 State of the Campaign Report: Graduation Programs
  • A multifaceted program causes lasting progress for the very poor: Evidence from six countries (read)
  • Our blog posts about the graduation approach