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Microfinance Finance in Asia: Innovations in Microfinance: Tackling the Energy Needs of the Poor

Microfinance Finance in Asia: Innovations in Microfinance: Tackling the Energy Needs of the Poor

Approximately 1.7 billion people around the world have no access to electricity, fuel prices are unstable, and low income families are asking for new ways to meet their household energy needs. This untapped market for clean energy has an estimated value of U.S. $194 billion, giving microfinance organizations a new business opportunity. Learn how energy products are being tailored in new ways to the meet the needs of the poor and about the creative financing mechanisms that are now available to end-users; these financing arrangements are among the most cutting-edge innovations in the microfinance sector today. Pam P. Flaherty, President & Chief Executive Officer, Citi Foundation will be presenting the opening remarks at the event. Panelists: Asim Buksh, Founder, Buksh Foundation (Pakistan) Amit Chugh, Co-Founder & CEO, Cosmos Ignite Innovations Pvt. Ltd. (India) Harish Hande, Managing Director, SELCO-INDIA Phillip LaRocco, President & CEO, E+Co (USA) Harald Sch??tzeichel, Director, Solar Energy Foundation (Germany) Moderator: Ellen Morris, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Arc Finance

Event Details

24 March 2009
8:00am - 10:00am

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Members $50, Non Members $75, Students (no meal included) $35